Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Depth Needs to be Addressed

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Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (center) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (left) and wide receiver Marquess Wilson (right) during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

We haven’t even gotten through the NFL Draft yet and already some interesting positional battles are taking shape for the Chicago Bears. One of the most interesting is the battle for backup wide receivers.  Remember a couple of years ago when our top wide receivers were Earl Bennett and Devin Hester? And throw in a Roy Williams for comic relief.  Those days are long gone,  but as they say,  mo’ money,  mo’ problems. 

The Bears are loaded at the top with arguably the best wide receiver tandem in the league, but the dropoff after Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery is quite steep.  With Marshall getting up there in years and Jeffery with a little bit of an injury history his rookie season before his breakout season in 2013, the Bears need to be sure they’ve shored up the position to continue to operate the offense at a high level. Let’s look at the candidates to fill out the rest of the wide receiver spots on the 2014 Chicago Bears. 

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