Moeaki was the most well-known name at tight end that the Bears worked out this week, but they did bring in a few other players who I will break down below.
BYU WR/TE Terenn Houk was brought in for a workout this week as well. Houk was listed at 6’5, 225 at BYU but has already put on 20 pounds, to bring him to a respectable 245 pounds for a move-TE. Houk was a productive receiving option for the Cougars last season with 37 catches for 490 yards and 2 TDs.
Houk has spent time with the Niners and the Bears this year in mini-camps and he’d fill a significant need for the Bears as a move-TE/H-back in Chicago. BYU coaches knew that Houk’s best chance at making the NFL was at TE so they worked with him on his blocking and adding weight.
He’s a developmental prospect, but with a year on the practice squad and some added muscle, Houk could have a solid NFL career as a Move-TE and be an asset as a top-3 TE for the Bears. It may take a year two for Houk to gain the necessary weight needed to be a tight end in the NFL, but he has legit potential.
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