Chicago Bears: 3 players who deserve more playing time down the stretch

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Chicago Bears, Rodney Adams
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The Chicago Bears had a nice find with Rodney Adams

Player No. 1: Rodney Adams

Let’s go back to a simpler time in late August-early September, the excitement of seeing Justin Fields in action for the first time was through the roof. Someone who seem to hit it off with Fields right away was one Rodney Adams.

Adams was drafted in the fifth round all the way back in 2017 by a divisional rival in the Minnesota Vikings. 2021 is Adams’ fifth season and the WR finds himself as a 27-year-old practice squad guy.

Over the course of his five years in the league, Adams has only played in one regular-season game which I find to be astounding. Day three selections are guaranteed nothing in the NFL but to only have appeared in one game seems odd to me.

After appearing in his lone game, which was his rookie year, Adams bounced around the practice squad and back end of the roster in Minnesota. Eventually signing with the Colts where he would briefly retire in 2018, before being reinstated in January of 2020.

After getting cut by the Colts, Adams found himself on the Bears for the training camp and preseason. During the preseason, Adams actually played pretty well and seemed to form some solid chemistry with Fields as I alluded to earlier.

Adams also became somewhat of a fan favorite and many were rooting for him to make the squad but that unfortunately never happened. Despite being 27, Adams doesn’t have many miles on his body and should be given an opportunity down the stretch.