One of the questions that has been asked since before the start camp was how the Bears would be able to keep four tight ends on the roster.
They started with four last year but cut Michael Gaines two months into the season. Now, they could do it and it might be possible with a new position.
The Bears released their first "unofficial" depth chart in advance of Saturday's preseason opener at San Diego and veteran tight end Desmond Clark is listed as an H-back. There is no fullback listed.
Clark has worked with the second team in practice as a tight end, but he could be used in an H-back role, a tight end/fullback hybrid, because he is versatile as a blocker and a receiver. The depth chart at tight end has Greg Olsen on top followed by free-agent pickup Brandon Manumaleuna, Kellen Davis and Richard Angulo.