Chicago Bears: 4 players whose stock dropped after two weeks of camp

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Chicago Bears, Javon Wims
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The Chicago Bears must be losing faith in Javon Wims by now, right?

With the emergence of wide receivers like Rodney Adams and Jon’Vea Johnson, Javon Wims has seen his stock drop over the last two weeks. Even Riley Ridley has seen his stock go up in training camp. Wims has made some nice plays, but it sounds as though he has not been as consistent. The thing is, that should not surprise anyone. Wims has a career catch rate of only 50 percent. He has had his fair share of drops during his career too — one awful one versus the Saints last year.

He brings some value as a special teams player, but I don’t think that saves his job this season. The Chicago Bears brought in players at other positions that can fill that role. And those thinking his contribution on special teams is that great need to realize, Wims has never seen more than 13 percent of the team’s special teams snaps. Rodney Adams and/or Jon’Vea Johnson could prove worthy enough to take on that role too. They just need the opportunity.

It also sounds as though Wims is making some mental mistakes. We saw what happens to players who make mental mistakes — they get traded to the Houston Texans.

Anthony Miller had these same brain lapses. Wims does not have any trade value, unfortunately. Therefore, all that will happen to Wims is he will be released. He’s due a little over $1 million against the salary cap this year too. Moving on from him seems like the most logical move. If he does not find a way to improve his stock before the end of camp and preseason, that is probably what we see happens.