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

Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /
5 of 5
Chicago Bears, J.P. Holtz
Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Bears could look to move on from J.P. Holtz this year

The final player on this list who could be on the roster bubble is J.P. Holtz. The Chicago Bears claimed Holtz off waivers from the Washington Football Team back in 2019. Holtz contributed a decent amount that season as the tight end position dealt with injuries and went through a transition due to lack of talent.

That year, Holtz played 31% of the Chicago Bears’ offensive snaps. He did not account for much statistically though as he caught seven of eight targets for 91 yards. However, with the additions of Jimmy Graham, Cole Kmet and Demetrius Harris in 2020, Holtz saw his snap count on offense drop drastically to only 8%. His snap counts on special teams went up though from 35% in 2019 to 47% last year. His only target actually ended up being an interception.

Next. Four potential surprised at Bears camp. dark

Demetrius Harris is gone, but with the addition of Jake Butt, Holtz could struggle to remain on the team. It will come down to if the team decides to keep five tight ends as they did last season or only four this year. Holtz could remain on the team only because of his special teams play. Jesper Horsted would be the other tight end who could push Holtz off the roster, but the Chicago Bears may elect to keep him on the practice squad instead. Either way, Holtz could be on the bubble.