Chicago Bears: Matt Fleming standing out amongst try out players
The Chicago Bears signed five try out players to the 90-man roster. Matt Fleming is one who stuck out in Matt Nagy’s mind
Are you looking for the under dog to follow this summer? Matt Fleming, the Division III track star who is playing wide receiver for the Chicago Bears now. Fleming stands about 6′ 180 pounds, but can obviously fly.
He flew well under the radar and signed a try out deal with the Chicago Bears for their rookie mini camp. However, he made an impression when given the chance. Fleming earned a contract and a chance to head to OTA’s with the team. He also stood out in the back of Matt Nagy’s mind after practice.
Coach Nagy was asked which practice player stood out the most after three days. Nagy was quick to throw praise at Matt Fleming.
"I think the one kid that stood out was Matt Fleming. He’s not a real big kid, but he made his assignments, did his job and made some catches."
He went onto to say that that was no slight to the other four, and that he was just picking one name when put on the spot. Still, he was on the spot and went straight for Fleming. That means something.
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Wide receiver is a position the team has thrown resources at, but it is not nearly complete yet. As a speedster, and a back up of sorts to Taylor Gabriel, Matt Fleming could find some trust in the organization if he can build on this momentum.
The fact of the matter is that as of right now, Matt Fleming is the one tryout player that I will have my eyes on moving forward.