4 Chicago Bears players needing extended time in preseason game vs. Colts

  • Could an undrafted free agent defensive back make the squad?
  • A rookie on offense needs to bounce back
  • Defensive end is getting competitive

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2. Tyler Scott, WR

Rookie wide receiver Tyler Scott won't have an issue making the roster, obviously. But, he definitely needs a bounce-back performance against the Colts; not just for the experience and comfortability, but for his own confidence going forward, too.

Against the Titans, Scott played 10 offensive snaps, returned one punt and returned a kickoff. He caught one of two targets for nine yards, offensively. His punt return went for nine yards as well, while his kickoff return went for just 13.

Scott also lost a fumble, which was disappointing to see in his first action. Sure, it's only a preseason game. But, as we've seen with a guy like Velus Jones Jr., things can become a trend quickly if a player isn't quite ready for the NFL. I don't see that issue with Scott, but he should get extended time versus Indianapolis to try and keep that confidence level high.

That extended time shouldn't be just on offense, either. With Jones' struggles, it would be great if Scott emerged as a threat in the return game. Scott came out of Cincinnati having only fielded six kickoff returns and zero punts, so it's a new spot for him. Hopefully, the Bears will give him about twice the snaps on offense and a couple of opportunities on special teams.