Chicago Bears: 3 Players whose stock went up versus Titans

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Now that the preseason is over for the Chicago Bears, the roster needs to be cut to 53 players. Training camp and the preseason gave players a shot to demonstrate what they can do and why they should be kept on the roster.

We have seen some great stories coming out of camp and preseason, such as Rodney Adams and Alec Ogletree. Others have not been so fortunate, like Javon Wims. With one last chance for many players on the fringe of the depth chart to make their case, we saw some standout performances from a few players who might have raised their stock enough to save a roster spot for them.

Chicago Bears Player Whose Stock Went Up: Jesper Horsted

Most Bears fans are aware of what Jesper Horsted did against the Titans. He finished with five receptions for 104 yards with three touchdowns. He showed off his ability to catch the football as well as his utilization in the red zone. It was a feel-good performance and gave fans something to root for throughout the game.

The thing is that he might have secured the TE4 spot on the depth chart. Last year the Bears carried four tight ends on the 53-man roster. Jimmy Graham, Cole Kmet, Demetrius Harris, and J.P. Holtz served as the main unit. This year it seems Kmet, Graham, Jesse James, and either Holtz or Horsted will fill out the tight end room, and right now the arrow points to Horsted.

He might not see a lot of reps during the regular season, but Horsted has shown how great his hands are and his value as a vertical threat tight end. If injuries happen or the Bears need to go down in the depth chart at tight end, Horsted could prove to be a reliable target as a pass-catcher.

Horsted’s blocking is a negative, but Cole Kmet and Jesse James can also be serviceable in that role. Also, they can keep Holtz as a fullback if they chose to carry one.  After his performance in the preseason finale, Jesper Horsted has a good shot to make the final roster.