4 Ryan Poles offseason additions already paying off for Chicago Bears

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3. Dante Pettis

Ryan Poles did not do enough for the wide receiver room, they said. Okay, it is also fair to say that Dante Pettis had just one catch in the game. Yes, it was basically a busted play as well. Still, talk about a catch. He went 51 yards to the house and made the play that flipped the game.

Maybe Pettis is not the long-term answer at receiver, but Ryan Poles is giving him a shot and he has done nothing but prove that he deserves to keep playing. He got on the field a decent amount and was also the starting punt returner.

He is only the role for now because of Velus Jones and his injury, but still, the team needed someone to step into the spot and he has been reliable for that. This is not some blow away addition, but it is easy to say that the Chicago Bears do not win on Sunday without Dante Pettis.