Josh Bellamy (11) Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener


We at Bear Goggles On have decided to count down the days until the Chicago Bears’ regular season opener on September 13th against their arch-rivals, the Green Bay Packers. As of today, there are 11 days until the big day, giving us a reason to give you a profile on #11, WR Josh Bellamy.

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Josh Bellamy entered the NFL in 2012 as an un-drafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.  He spent most of the 2012 season on the practice squad and was released the following Summer.  Bellamy then spent time during the 2013 with the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins before being waived and subsequently claimed by the Chicago Bears in April of 2014.  He has never recorded a regular season catch.

In college, Josh Bellamy played 2 years at Louisville after transferring from Junior college.  After snagging 29 passes for 401 yards and a team leading 5 touchdowns in his first year on campus, expectations were high for Bellamy heading into his senior season.  Those expectations would not be met, however, as Bellamy saw his numbers drop to 24 receptions for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns

2015 Outlook

With his practice squad eligibility spent and a new regime in place, Josh Bellamy really needs to make the most of this preseason.  Kevin White’s injury will definitely help his cause, as the Bears are going to start the season thin at the position and will be more likely to keep 6 receivers on the final roster.

Once he secures the 5th or 6th spot on the depth chart, it will just be a matter of proving himself as a quality special teams contributor so that he is not the player released when White returns to the active roster.  Bellamy is currently tied for third on the team with 5 reception for 33 yards through the preseason.

There will be opportunity at the wide receiver position early in the regular season. If Bellamy can make the roster, he will get a chance to prove himself on the field. It will then all be up to him to make the most of that opportunity.

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