Wide Receiver, 5, Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright, Victor Cruz
As long as Kevin White can stay healthy, he is making the team. Markus Wheaton is signed on the longest for the most money on the team, so he is making it. Cameron Meredith was the team’s’ best wide receiver last season, and could very easily enter the season with the same title. He is making the team. Kendall Wright and Victor Cruz are both on one-year deals. For both of them, the
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lack of long-term security likely has to do with their health. Both are experienced veterans with pedigree and talent, and if both can stay healthy this summer, both should be able to find themselves on the team.
With five wide receivers cemented on the roster, there is going to be a vicious battle for the Bears to keep six receivers. Daniel Braverman, Josh Bellamy, Deonte Thompson, Reuben Randle and Tanner Gentry are all going to be taking snaps with a chance to make the team. With five spots secured, the sixth player is going to have to make an impact on special teams. Randle has never played special teams. Braverman and Thompson could be return men, but additions of Eddie Jackson, Tarik Cohen and Benny Cunningham hurt their chances. Lastly is Bellamy, who has played special teams, but does not bring the same value as an extra linebacker or safety that can play special teams. Barring injury, the Bears do not need any extra wide receivers.