5 observations of Bears first depth chart
The first four names are not a surprise at all. However, the talk all offseason has been about who may fill the last two spots. Currently, the team has Javon Wims, and Josh Bellamy pegged as number five and six.
Being a top receiver is enormous for Wims considering his seventh-round pick status. He knew he had to earn everything. Still, he enters camp ahead of Bennie Fowler, a free agent signing.
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Bellamy also enters ahead of Fowler, in what is a camp competition we should have our eyes on in the coming weeks. It seems as though Wims has earned his right, and will have to cost himself in the preseason to lose hold of a roster spot.
While it is likely a small statement, it is worth recognizing that Tanner Gentry is behind Marlon Brown on the depth chart. It is no surprise that Gentry and Brown are on the same side as Wims, and Fowler and Garrett Johnson are on the same side as Bellamy. They are similar receivers stylistically. So, it would make sense that the team put stock into the order of those names as well. That does not bode well for a practice squad invite for Tanner Gentry.