Top 5 Candidates to Replace Marquess Wilson as Bears #3 Wide Receiver

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The Chicago Bears suffered the first notable setback of the preseason with top #3 wide receiver candidate Marquess Wilson being carted off with a broken clavicle.  It’s certainly a setback and disappointing for the second year wide receiver, but it’s certainly not time to panic.  While Q spent his offseaon training with Brandon Marshall and the rest of the “South Bears” he’s still a former 7th round draft pick who had two catches last season.  If the Bears can’t make up for that loss of productions, this team isn’t ready for prime time.

The timetable for Wilson’s return is still unclear, but it could be in the 8-12 week range, so he’s not lost for the season.  He could start the season on the PUP list or could go on IR designated for return.  In the meantime, there are plenty of candidates with an opportunity to take hold of that #3 wide receiver position.

#5 Dale Moss

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Moss has experience on the Bears practice squad the last couple of seasons.  Knowing the playbook should help get him up to speed quickly.  He’s got good size at 6-3 and 215 pounds and ran a very respectable 4.45 40 at the Comine in 2012.  He’s my dark horse candidate.