Ranking the remaining Chicago Bears free agent WR targets

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How the rest of the free agent WRs should rank for the Chicago Bears

We will go through a quick-hitting list of some of the other top names available for the Chicago Bears to consider at the wide receiver position in free agency. Remember, all of these names will be based upon not only talent but also, age, projected salary and injury history.

Cedrick Wilson, WR – Cowboys

Next on my list of receivers that the Chicago Bears should consider is Cedric Wilson. Wilson saw a career-high 61 targets last year. He helped the Cowboys’ offense with six touchdowns and just over 600 yards. He’s only 26 years old but should come at an affordable price. He wouldn’t be considered a player to take on a WR1 role but should do well as a WR3.

Russell Gage, WR – Falcons

When we look at Russell Gage, we have to be a little careful since Matt Ryan plays a big part in his statistics. He has a little issue with drops, but also has never had a catch rate under 60%. Last year was Gage’s best season in this category with a catch rate of 70%. He can play both in the slot and outside and should fit in fine with Darnell Mooney and whoever the Bears lockdown as the X-receiver.

Byron Pringle, WR – Chiefs

Obviously, there is a connection here between Byron Pringle and Ryan Poles. Pringle is coming off a very solid season in Kansas City, but that’s the problem. Is he truly someone who can make a difference or is he just benefitting from a prolific offense? He was an undrafted free agent who has only eight starts under his belt. Last year he started five games, saw 60 targets and scored five touchdowns. His hands are phenomenal although in a somewhat small sample size. He had four drops last year but has a 72.0% catch rate for his career. Sign me up!