5 Chicago Bears poised to improve after mini-bye

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2. N’Keal Harry will return for Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are going to get a first-round wide receiver added to the roster. Okay, it may not be as great as it sounds, and this may be an easy cop-out answer because N’Keal Harry did not play in any of the first six games.

So, as long as he steps on the field at some point this season it will look like a step forward from Harry. Still, there is a chance that the team really does give him a lot of duties, and that he does play a lot.

Right now the team struggles to play 11 personnel because they do not like their depth at wide receiver. With Harry in the mix and Equanimeous St. Brown across from him, they could have two of the best run-blocking wide receivers on the outside.

This allows them to move Darnell Mooney into the slot, somewhere he has been transitioning anyways. Mooney has been in the slot 62% this season, which is up from his career mark of 35%.

We will see what type of impact Harry has, but he is going to get on the field and that is at least a step from what the team had depth-wise, and what he brought to the table talent-wise.