Chicago Bears: Rodney Adams should lock up roster spot after today

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The Chicago Bears have looked awful today versus the Buffalo Bills. The defense allowed scoring drives more than the Bears saw first downs in the first quarter. The defense has been bad, the offense has been bad and even the special teams has been bad. All of that said, Rodney Adams might have proved to be the lone bright spot on the offense today.

As Andy Dalton struggled to consistently do anything with the offense (Matt Nagy should look in the mirror too), at least the Chicago Bears saw another great performance from one of their wide receivers. Rodney Adams has been a name thrown around during training camp often this offseason. He has been making plays in camp, he was a stand-out in the first preseason game versus the Dolphins and now he’s been the only positive for the Bears thus far today.

With Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney the locks as the first two receivers on the depth chart, Damiere Byrd, Marquise Goodwin and rookie Dazz Newsome are also players I expect to make the team. That leaves one, maybe two (if Newsome is put on the practice squad to start) receiver spots available on this depth chart. In my opinion, Rodney Adams should be a lock to take one of those final roster spots.

Rodney Adams should be a lock to make the Chicago Bears final roster

Last week, Adams led the team with 57 receiving yards on four catches. Today, Adams was the only bright spot with a 73-yard touchdown grab that was a very contested catch. This was not his only contested catch on the day either. Adams has two catches for 82 yards and the touchdown.

Behind Rodney Adams remains Javon Wims, Riley Ridley and Chris Lacy. If Javon Wims remains on this team, both Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace once again will prove they deserve to be fired. Riley Ridley has looked good at times, but not nearly as good as Rodney Adams. There should not be any way that either Wims or Ridley make the final roster over Adams.

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Adams was a fifth-round draft pick in 2017 by the Minnesota Vikings. He bounced around on the practice squad but never made an impact on the active roster. He did the same thing with the Colts but then retired. He left the NFL to pursue an acting career. Rodney Adams returned last season. The Colts waived him and he was actually a part of the Bears last season too. This year though, he deserves to make the active roster and is proving he should see action on the backend of the Chicago Bears 2021 depth chart.

Time to see how the second half goes.