Chicago Bears Preseason Week One What to Watch for: TEs


What is there to watch for from the Chicago Bears tight ends in their second preseason game?

The Hall of Fame game gave us a glimpse into what the Chicago Bears are going to be doing with their tight ends. However, they did not get too creative, and their key offseason addition wasn’t on the field. With that in mind, could we see more from this group in what is technically Week One of the preseason?

Trey Burton

One thing worth noting is that while the Chicago Bears benched Trey Burton with the starters, but Dion Sims and Adam Shaheen played the first series. Nagy talked about three tight ends and each being a key member in their own right. However, he knows that Burton is the straw that stirs the drink.

The question now becomes how much, if anything does the team show from this player? He should see the field with Trubisky in Week One as the team trots out to the field for the first time. Still, he will not play much, so the team may not show us anything to the extent of usage for Burton.

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Adam Shaheen and Dion Sims

As mentioned, the two are behind Burton for sure. However, they have a significant role in the offense. Again, how much do the Chicago Bears show in this game? Do they get all three out there together and start getting creative? Or, do they dip their toes in and mix and match the trio with a limited bit of Burton?

Daniel Brown, Ben Braunecker, and Colin Thompson

With the trio likely not extending their play into the second quarter, the backups will see the field plenty again. Brown is going to lead the group after 40 snaps in the Hall of Fame game. He is the Trey Burton replacement, although the team did not unleash anything to show that in the first game.

Thompson saw plenty of time with Ben Braunecker on the sidelines. He dropped a pass but is more known as a blocking tight end. Still, it would be nice to see Braunceker cut into his snaps.