Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan (19) makes a catch during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Morgan Impresses As No. 3 Wide Receiver

While the Chicago Bears were impressed with veteran wide receiver Santonio Holmes in practice this past week, veteran Josh Morgan continues to impress during pre-season games.

For the second straight pre-season game, Morgan led the Bears in receiving yards on Friday night in their loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Morgan was targeted five times during the Bears’ game on Friday while making three catches for a total of 48 receiving yards.

Morgan is vying to be the Bears’ No. 3 wide receiver to start the season.

Marquess Wilson started training camp as the obvious choice to be the Bears’ slot receiver, but after fracturing his clavicle three weeks ago, Wilson is expected to miss at least the first eight games of the regular season.

In Wilson’s absence, Morgan is attempting to step up.

Prior to signing with the Bears this off-season, Morgan spent the past two seasons with the Washington Redskins. In those two seasons, Morgan recorded a total of 68 receptions for a total of 724 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.

Morgan and Holmes are the leading candidates that are competing to be the Bears’ slot receiver to open the season. Holmes did play on Friday for the Bears and made a reception for 7 yards.

Holmes likely will see more playing time in the Bears’ final pre-season game on Thursday against the Cleveland Browns.

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