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3 Point Stance: Where's the depth on D-line?

Lathan Goumas - lgoumas@shawmedia.com Defensive tackle Henry Melton signs autographs for fans following the second day of practice at Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill. on Saturday, July 27, 2013. (Lathan Goumas)

1. Is it time for defensive coordinator Mel Tucker to start to worry? Henry Melton still has much to prove, which is why he has a franchise tag rather than a long-term deal. But at least Tucker knows he's a disruptor and a playmaker. But what has Stephen Paea shown to suggest he will do more than occupy space? Nate Collins appears to be fine as the third tackle but after that who's next man up? Both Corvey Irvin and Zach Minter have created buzz but neither showed up vs. the Chargers and Irvin dinged an ankle. With Melton battling a concussion, the Bears are dangerously thin at tackle.

2. Ditto the secondary. With a chance to make a statement in their second preseason game, neither Demontre Hurst or C.J. Wilson showed up and Hurst was burned by Robert Meachem after slipping and falling on an up route.

3. Is depth a concern everywhere? After managing just 144 yards of offense in the first half, the Bears had nine yards in the third quarter and just 33 more in the fourth. Marc Trestman cannot be pleased with a 185-yard night of offense.