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There are a ton of players vying for the final wide receiver spot. Of the players, the spotlight is on rookie seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson.
Wilson led the team in receptions during its first preseason game. He had four catches for 82 yards on five targets. His ability to be a big-play threat is a very intriguing option for the team going forward.
What doesn't help Wilson is his inability to play special teams. More cases than not, the final receiver on an NFL team is a large contributor to special teams.
Devin Hester is not a wide receiver anymore, but he will likely take away a roster spot from a guy trying to make the team. The Bears are unlikely to keep six receivers plus Hester.
Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Earl Bennett and Joe Anderson are all early locks. Can Wilson overcome Eric Weems, Marcus Rucker, Devin Aromashadu and Terrence Toliver?
It will be a tough decision to cut special-teams ace Weems in favor of Wilson, but if Joe Anderson continues to make strong contributions on the third unit then that can do nothing but help Wilson.