Chicago Bears: 4 Offensive players on the bubble heading into camp

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The Chicago Bears must have Javon Wims on the roster bubble

Time has to be up for Javon Wims at this point, right? Wims was drafted in the seventh round in 2018. He is not likely worth keeping on the practice squad this season and should not be worth a spot on the active roster unless he shows a complete shift in his efficiency during training camp. Even then, he might be a long shot to make the final roster.

In three years with the team, Wims saw his best opportunity to make an impact in 2019 when he played on 46% of the offensive snaps. Even seeing that many snaps, Wims only caught 46.2% of his targets. Yuck. He gained 186 yards on 18 catches and scored one touchdown.

Wims saw his snap percentage cut nearly in half as he only saw 28% of the offensive snaps in 2020. Wims saw 12 targets and caught six of them for 48 yards. He scored another touchdown, but his inability to make plays despite seeing opportunity after opportunity is why Wims should not be given another chance. I’m sure everyone remembers his dropped touchdown versus the Saints in the playoffs last year.

In the end, I’d rather see Dazz Newsome or even Riley Ridley get a shot as Wims moves onto another team and hopefully finds better success.