3 difficult roster decisions Bears must make before Week 1

How will the Bears navigate a few specific roster question marks throughout training camp?

Chicago Bears, Dante Pettis
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Figuring out the end of the wide receiver depth

The wide receiver room is going to be quite interesting to watch during training camp. On one hand, you have locks like D.J. Moore, Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool and rookie Tyler Scott. But, beyond those four, it's anyone's game, really.

One would like to assume that Equanimeous St. Brown has a spot locked down as well, as he's by far and away the Bears' best blocking receiver and can be used in specific ways in that realm. If that truly makes five, then who gets the sixths pot, should the Bears carry six? Do they even entertain keeping seven?

There are guys like veteran Dante Pettis, who flashed at times last year and looked to resurrect his career. There is also last year's third-round pick Velus Jones Jr., who is hoping for a bounce-back in his second season. Maybe the Bears keep him mostly on special teams and create special packages for him on offense.

There are a handful of other veterans and undrafted free agents still behind those two, but the big question might come down to whether the Bears want to keep a 2022 third-round pick whom some fans are already labeling a bust, or a veteran like Pettis who has been wildly inconsistent over his career.