We decided to do a countdown to the Chicago Bears season opener on September 8th versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Thanks to one of our Twitter followers, we decided to combine the countdown with a roster preview of sorts.
We’re Josh Lenz days away from the start of the Bears season. Don’t know who that is? Would it help if I said we’re Roy Williams days away? Neither #11 is a big impact to the Bears, past or present. Let’s look at both.
The Bears brought in Josh Lenz as an undrafted wide receiver out of Iowa State. He made the first round of cuts, but his chances of making the final roster are really slim. It would take a surprise cut like Earl Bennett or Devin Hester for Lenz to even have a shot. I incorrectly predicted that Lenz would become the camp hero as the try-hard little white receiver, but it hasn’t panned out. He still has a shot in the final preseason game, but I think it will be too late.
The other recent #11 is Roy Williams. The Bears brought Williams in to be their #1 wide receiver in 2011. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz said Williams was capable of 70-80 catches. He finished that season with 37 catches for 507 yards and two touchdowns and has been out of football ever since. Maybe Moose Muhammed was right? Maybe Chicago is where wide receivers come to die?
We’re 11 days from kickoff. Are you ready???