Chicago Bears 2014 Preseason: 5 Players Who Stood Out In Week 3

Chicago Bears 2014 Preseason: 5 Players Who Stood Out In Week 3

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler
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After surrendering 31 points before halftime to the Seattle Seahawks, it is not easy to find a silver lining for the Chicago Bears, though there were a few standouts among the crowd.

5. Josh Morgan, WR

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5. Josh Morgan, WR

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Josh Morgan was given the first shot at the No. 3 wide receiver position this week and he did not disappoint. Grabbing three catches for a team high 48 yards, Morgan not only showed an ability to get open, but also a great rapport with QB Jay Cutler. It is not easy to quickly build chemistry between a QB and WR, though it seems that Morgan and Cutler have done just that. Still, Morgan will need to hold off Santonio Holmes for playing time.

4. Ka'Deem Carey, RB

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4. Ka'Deem Carey, RB

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The Bears' rushing game was once again absent during the first half of their Week 3 matchup, though Ka'Deem Carey was able to show bits of bright spots occasionally. Finishing the game with 15 yards on four carries, a big question surrounding Carey was his ability to help on blitz pick-up, something he did fairly well on Friday night. He still has a lot to learn, but it appears Carey is at least putting in the effort.

3. Jay Cutler, QB

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3. Jay Cutler, QB

Jay Cutler Chicago Bears
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Jay Cutler looked sharp again for the Bears, until he tossed a costly interception at the close of the first half. Finishing 12-for-20 for 157 yards, Cutler should have also added two TD passes, though one was dropped and another called back on a penalty. As always with Cutler, if he can stay healthy and avoid costly errors, the Bears' QB looks poised for a big season in 2014.

2. Chris Conte, S

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2. Chris Conte, S

Chicago Bears Chris Conte
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While he was forced to leave the game with a concussion late in the 3rd quarter, Chris Conte was able to get significant playing time in his first game action this preseason. Entering the game in the 2nd quarter, Conte made his presence known by delivering a few big hits, one of which dislodged the football from Seahawks TE Luke Willson in the end zone. If he can recover from this concussion, Conte looks fit to compete for a starting safety spot.

1. Jimmy Clausen, QB

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1. Jimmy Clausen, QB

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In the battle for backup QB, Jimmy Clausen wasn't able to separate himself from Jordan Palmer with stats or great throws. He was, however, able to look the part much better than Palmer. Clausen had a presence about him on the field and showed a great command of the offense, placing out of position players in their correct spot, and calling players back to the huddle at times. This one is far from over, but Clausen definitely passed the eye test.

Mike Cuddy is a Chicago Bears writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeCuddy, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.

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