2013 was a breakout year for Alshon Jeffery as he finished the season sixth in the league with 1,421 yards receiving en route to his first career Pro Bowl. Not to be forgotten, Brandon Marshall finished with 1,295 yards receiving and made his fifth career Pro Bowl.
For possibly the first time ever, the Bears had two legitimate star receiving targets lined up to the right or left of the quarterback. Those two wide receivers, combined with Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett, led to the third wide receiver (Earl Bennett) to not have much of an impact.
Bennett finished with 32 catches for 243 yards in 2013 but, according to Sportrac.com, he is due to have a cap hit of $2.45 million in 2014 and could be one of the players cut to free up cap space.
If the team decides to move on from Bennett, second-year man Marquess Wilson likely would get first crack at the position. But the team could instead look to the free agency market to add to the position.
Having two towering wide receivers on the outside with Marshall and Jeffery is a great luxury for Jay Cutler, but he could use a speedy wide receiver that can help stretch the field.
Kansas City's Dexter McCluster has the speed and vision that can be vital for a slot wide receiver, has the versatility to play running back and he provides the added benefit of being an above average return man, something the team will need if they decide not to re-sign Devin Hester.
If the team wants to go a more tradition route, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Kenny Britt or Robert Meachem could all be interesting possibilities and can perhaps be signed to one-year "prove it" deals.