Bears RB Michael Ford must pass protect well and flash on special teams in order to keep his roster spot. He's a candidate to return kickoffs, and he had five special teams tackles last season as an undrafted rookie. On offense, he averaged 3.8 yards on 39 carries last preseason.
"He has shown his speed," HC Marc Trestman said. "He has shown his ability to catch the ball. He has shown his ability to run in practices. I think we'll see a lot more as we move on, how he has adapted to our protections."