5 players who need to be on the Chicago Bears 53-man roster

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5. Daurice Fountain, WR

Finally, we come to the wide receiver position, where it seems as though the Bears have their minds made up after the Bears placed Dante Pettis on injured reserve. At wideout, the Bears will likely be keeping D.J. Moore, Darnell Mooney, Chase Claypool, Tyler Scott and Equanimeous St. Brown as their top five.

Assuming they keep six, that would probably mean the team hangs onto last year's third-round pick, Velus Jones Jr.

Jones struggled as a rookie and had problems hanging onto the football, but presents them with an intriguing option as a returner. Still, this preseason we saw Jones fumble once again, making many fans question whether or not he has grown in Year 2.

Instead of Jones, the Bears should keep Daurice Fountain, a 27-year-old veteran who has had an impressive camp. He entered the league back in 2018 as a fifth-round pick with the Colts, but to this day only has two career receptions.

As a receiver, Fountain has really had a great month of practices. He has caught seven of 10 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown during the preseason, as well. Right now, Fountain just looks like the better overall player. Admitting failure on a recent third-round pick, though, would not be easy. We'll see what Poles and his staff decide to do.