Chicago Bears: 4 players who saw their stock rise after two weeks of camp

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The Chicago Bears saw Jesse James’ stock rise in the first two weeks of camp

Despite not being on the team until right before training camp got underway, Jesse James has already impressed at camp. The connection between James and Justin Fields was the connection I hinted at earlier. These two have been hitting on passes, especially across the middle, often over the last two weeks. In fact, seeing what James can do with Fields makes me feel comfortable with the team deciding to move on from Jimmy Graham before the season starts.

If the Chicago Bears have Cole Kmet as the top tight end, they can easily slot Jesse James in as the TE2 should Graham see the door. The extra salary cap space could even help solve the offensive line woes. The emergence of James has even made keeping Graham look worse, especially when Charles Leno could still be in camp instead.

These are the types of reports we have seen all of training camp it seems. Justin Fields throwing passes to Jesse James and actually completing them. When he was brought in, James was viewed as the next Demetrius Harris, but it appears he could and should have a bigger impact than Harris did last season. Although still likely the TE3 on this team, with two tight end sets being used as often as they are in Matt Nagy’s offense, there will be plenty of opportunities for James.