Chicago Bears Training Camp Rumblings: Tight End

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: Adam Shaheen Chicago Bears
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: Adam Shaheen Chicago Bears /

How have the Chicago Bears tight ends looked at this point in training camp?

After the first week of Chicago Bears training camp, it is a good chance to look back at what has happened. While it is only the first week, and there is no reason to be concerned, this is a good chance to see which direction every play is trending towards as preseason games start.

Trey Burton

We have been anticipating the different looks that Chicago can give with Trey Burton being the key to his value with the Bears. So far in camp, that has been the noticeable element to his game. They have used three tight end sets, which appears to be a staple of the offense moving forward.

They also used Burton in motion and on play action.

Burton even impressed in pass protection drills. His blocking was certainly going to be a question with minimal experience, but so far he is living up to expectations.

Adam Shaheen

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Shaheen showed up to camp in shape and ready for a key role in 2018. It has not been a noisy camp for Shaheen yet, but he has been active in both the passing and running game.

As expected, Shaheen has lined up in the slot and in-line which. He has also lined up out wide, though.

Dion Sims

Sims has had some of the more positive buzz attached to his name in camp. Matt Nagy has doubled down on a need for his role in the offense, and that his blocking and receiving combination is going to be extremely valuable.

You can see some of his value in the play below. With Sims, Trey Burton and a running back, the team has an arsenal to run the football. Especially with a back and a motion man in the backfield. However, this is all a distraction to set Sims up wide open over the middle.

Ben Braunecker and Daniel Brown

Both have missed some time over the first week and have been getting eased back in. Colin Thompson has not done much as well.