The Chicago Bears received more bad news on the injury front today. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.
As it stands, the Bears have three healthy wide receivers on the roster (Brandon Marshall, Dane Sanzenbacher and Eric Weems). While Marshall is a beast, Weems is known more for his special teams prowess and Sanzenbacher is Sanzenbacher. However, the Bears are hopeful that Alshon Jeffrey and Devin Hester will be available this week. Jeffrey is recovering from a knee procedure and Hester a concussion. If both are unable to go, there’s no indication of what direction the Bears will go in for Sunday.
The Bears recently added Dale Moss to the practice squad. Moss is a talented but raw talent out of South Dakota State. There are plenty of veteran options floating around like Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, but even those two would be a stretch on such short notice. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bears brought in a wide receiver today like former Bear Rashied Davis (he spent the preseason with the team), but any of the usual suspects just don’t seem to be a fit on the Bears.
Currently, the Bears are 8-4 and tied with the Green Bay Packers for the top spot in the NFC North. However, the Bears have been devastated with injuries up-and-down the roster and Bennett is the latest blow to an already hurting group.
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