Chicago Bears vs Dolphins features familiar faces in new places

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With the NFL trade deadline officially over, many teams added pieces to go “all-in”, while others sold players for draft capital and future assets. While this year’s trade deadline was the most active in NFL history, the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins were certainly two of the more involved teams in terms of making deals and acquiring new players.

As the Bears and Dolphins prepare to go toe-to-toe in Week 9, both of these teams look significantly different than they did just a week or two ago.

Chicago Bears and Dolphins active at trade deadline ahead of Week 9 matchup

With significant trades being made in the middle of the season, it is important to remember that it is unlikely that traded players see the field for a significant number of snaps. As seen earlier this season, when the San Francisco 49ers acquired former Carolina Panther Christian McCaffrey, the star running-back only got 10 total touches in Week 7. After having a full week to practice with his new team, McCaffrey received 26 total touches in Week 8.

This usage increase shows that the snaps will likely be limited for all players traded at the deadline, as they will not even have a full week of practice with their new squads. Nonetheless, it is likely that not only will these players suit up and see the field for their new teams, but they will also have specific packages or situations in which recently traded players will get on the field.