Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 position battles heating up

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Josh Bellamy being pushed by Javon Wims

Folks, we may finally be at the point where Josh Bellamy fails to make the final 53-man roster. If nothing else, for this reason we can all agree to love rookie seventh-round pick Javon Wims. Coming into the NFL, Wims was the best receiver on a potent Georgia Bulldogs offense.

The fact that Wims was there in the seventh round was somewhat of a surprise to many fans and especially to general manager Ryan Pace.

So far, Wims has been making solid impressions in camp. One thing I can tell you for sure from my time down in Bourbonnais is that Wims looks like a man among boys next to all of the other wideouts.

If he continues to make strides, Wims should find himself being the one to finally push Bellamy off the roster — that is, of course, unless the Bears keep six or seven receivers. It is very likely the Bears will keep at least six, but will Bennie Fowler push Bellamy as well? So far, Fowler has made some nice catches and has looked strong.

As for Wims, he sits right behind Kevin White on the depth chart right now. His camp has been consistent and he’s even made a couple of pretty grabs deep down the field — this is no surprise, he did that all the time at Georgia. The receiving core will be one of the more fun groups to watch as camp rolls on, and Wims’ production thus far has people talking.