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Starters: Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery
In 2012, Brandon Marshall had one of the best seasons for a wide receiver in Bears team history. He set new records for catches (118) and receiving yards (1,508) and set a personal career high with 11 touchdowns.
The connection between Marshall and Jay Cutler (former teammates in Denver) was evident from Week 1 as the two became, at times, the only highlight of the Bears' often bleak offense. His combination of size and speed makes him one of the NFL's elite wide receivers and despite constant double-teams, he was extremely productive in 2012.
Alshon Jeffery's injuries limited him to 10 games last season, and he hauled in 24 catches for 367 yards and three touchdowns.
He has above-average speed, but will need to work on the use of his hands to keep from getting offensive pass interference calls against him. He presents another tall wide receiver that can stretch the field for Jay Cutler opposite of Marshall.
Backups: Earl Bennett, Joe Anderson, Eric Weems, Marquess Wilson
Earl Bennett was once viewed as Jay Cutler's go-to guy, but inconsistent play and injuries has caused him to regress in recent years. He is the front-runner for the slot receiver position and has shown the ability to make the tough catches in the past. A healthy Jeffery paired up with Marshall on the outside should help Bennett have a more productive season in 2013.
Undrafted in 2012, Anderson spent the majority of the 2012 season on the Bears' practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the final three games of the season, where he saw the majority of his playing time on special teams. Given that the team has done little to add to the wide receiver core this offseason, they likely think highly of what Anderson can bring in 2013.
Eric Weems played the majority of the 2012 season as a special teamer and will likely resume that role again in 2013. He has shown that he can fill-in in a bind, but is not much more than a special teams contributor.
Marquess Wilson was selected in the seventh round back in April and although he had his share of issues while at Washington State (that eventually led to him quitting the team), he has a lot of untapped potential. His reps at first are likely going to be limited, but he possesses the size and ability to eventually become a deep vertical threat.