Chicago Bears: Potential Waiver Wire Additions

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WR Antwan Goodley – Short but powerfully built (5’11 | 225) and excels at catching screen and slant passes then making things happen after the catch. Goodley is strong enough to beat the jam at the line of scrimmage, has the acceleration to get off the line quickly and enough speed (4.44) to gain big yardage after the catch. Goodley went undrafted despite a productive career at Baylor and could be an ideal fit for OC Adam Gase’s offensive scheme.

WR Titus Davis – Didn’t get much of a chance with the Chargers (41 preseason snaps) but the local kid (Wheaton) has made a habit off exceeding expectations. Lightly recruited out of high school, Davis went on to catch 207 passes and score 37 TDs during his time at Central Michigan. Davis has the necessary size (6’2 | 190) and speed (4.51) to play in the NFL and is a precise route runner with reliable hands. I fully expected him to make the Chargers roster and was pleasantly surprised to see him available for the Bears on the waiver wire. I’d take Davis over the current group competing for the Bears last WR spot with no hesitation.

S Robert Lester – Started a handful of games for a good Panthers defense as a rookie in 2013 and held his own (2.8 grade). Lester then spent most of last season on the Panthers practice squad before being released a few days ago. The undrafted free agent from Alabama showed potential as a rookie and I’m not sure what got him cut this preseason but Lester looked like a quality safety in 2013 and he could potentially upgrade the Bears safety depth.

CB Justin Coleman – After a solid senior year covering #1 WRs in the SEC, Houston ran a 4.53 40-time, had a respectable 37″ vertical, and the best 3-cone time of all the combine participants at his position (6.61). Coleman isn’t flashy, but is a solid cover corner who can play inside or out and could provide valuable secondary depth for the Bears. He was solid in the only preseason action he got, but the Vikings may have the best secondary in the NFL this year and there just wasn’t room for an undrafted free agent.

G Miles Diffenbach – Tough, gritty interior lineman who started 29 games for Penn St but missed most of 2014 with an ACL tear. Dieffenbach has the strength, technique, and toughness to be one of those guards who end up in the league for 8-10 years. His injury ended up knocking Dieffenbach out of the draft, but he has NFL talent.

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