Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster Projection: Post-training camp edition

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Wide Receivers

This is where it gets dicey, folks. The talk of training camp has been whether or not Kevin White will ultimately provide anything substantial for the Bears come September. He gave fans a few big plays over the course of camp, but he also had some bad drops and was called out several times for lining up incorrectly.

Even though White did not play in the first preseason game, he did see some action against the Bengals. We’ll see how the rest of his preseason goes, but for now, I don’t see him making the final 53. There are simply other players who have stepped up.

Starters: Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller

These three are the most obvious of the group. Robinson and Gabriel should be the guys whom are rolled out right away as each game begins, but Miller will be out there plenty and could end up earning the second starting spot. Miller’s camp has arguably been the most impressive out of any player on the team, and he’s catching the attention of national media now, not just Bears fans.

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Others: Javon Wims, Josh Bellamy, Tanner Gentry

Over the course of camp and obviously in the very first preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, Wims was a standout. He proved exactly what he proved throughout his career at Georgia, and that is to make the big catches. The way I see it now, he’s more valuable offensively than Bellamy or Gentry, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see either of the other two out there.

You’re all probably wondering about Gentry, and quite honestly, I don’t know if it will be him or White. I am hoping for Gentry, though, because all he has done is make plays. In camp and in games, he has been phenomenal. Gentry deserves a spot on this roster, period.