Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Depth Needs to be Addressed

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Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson (10) warms up prior to a game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Marquess Wilson

6’4″ 184 lbs

2nd year

2013 Stats: 2 catches,  13 yards

Marquess Wilson seems to be penciled into the #3 wide receiver spot, but you’ll forgive me if I reserve judgment on a 7th round pick who had some character questions in college and had all of  two catches for 13 yards last season in very limited duty.  He’s been down in South Florida training with Marshall and Jeffery, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready for prime time.  He had the size and speed,  but needs to add some strength and prove he had what it takes to succeed at the next level.

Domenik Hixon

6′ 2″, 205 lbs.

9th year

2013 stats (Carolina Panthers): 7 catches for 55 yards and 1 TD

The Bears added Hixon to the mix this offseason mostly to be a special teams contributor but unlike many of the candidates to be a backup on the Bears,  Hixon has some more experience actually paying wide receiver. Could he step in in a pinch and make a few catches? Sure.  But could be full one of those top roles? I don’t think so either. 

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  • metalhead65

    wilson better be ready since they got rid bennent who when healthy was dependable guy and one who Cutler always looked for on 3rd down. if they don’t have a guy step up then martellus better have a monster season.

    • Tom Ward

      I liked Bennett but he was injured a lot and for the price it was time to let him go. And Martellus had 65 receptions last year which seems pretty dam good to me. That was behind Marshall 100, Jeffery 89 and Forte 75. Seems pretty spread around too. E. Bennett only had 32 receptions last year. 5th on the team. Wilson only caught 2 passes last year but one was in last game on a big third down.

  • ManGod

    C Williams is going to be special in this offense, Due to his size it is easy for him to get lost and suddenly burst past defenders. Give this kid a chance and he will bring the house down much the same way as Wes Welker does, except this kid is also very elusive on kick off and punt returns. I can see him bringing a new dimension to this offense and some excitement back into the return game. He may never break Hester’s record, but this kid will be better than the average returner in the NFL and he will also bring some added scoring potential to the Bear’s already dangerous offense. Working out of the slot like Welker only with the quickness and the speed to go deep, Trestman will utilize this Williams skill set. Marquess Wilson may the 3rd receiver on paper, but this guy might just be the real threat for opposing defenses due to his speed and open field running.