Chicago Bears: 5 under-the-radar free agent wide receivers

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As we approach the 2019 NFL free agency period, let’s look at some wide receivers who could take a final roster spot on the Chicago Bears.

Fans of the Chicago Bears likely have mixed emotions regarding the above photo. The 2018 season was an overall success, but one might wonder how it would have turned out if the Bears found themselves in Super Bowl LIII matched up against the now-champion New England Patriots.

After all, they came a mere Hail Mary from potentially defeating those same Patriots at Soldier Field during the regular season.

Speaking of said play, that was the one big moment this season for wide receiver Kevin White. Had he somehow gotten into the end zone, would that have done anything regarding his future with the Bears?

The answer is, well, probably not. But, it sure would have been one heck of a moment.

White is a free agent and, barring an unforeseen series of events, he’s likely done in Chicago. The Bears also have to make a decision on Josh Bellamy, who has been more of a special teams standout over his tenure with the team.

Depending on whether they bring Bellamy back, or allow second-year pro Javon Wims to take over a permanent spot on the active roster each week, the Bears could be in line for some receiver help.

They won’t be looking for a top-tier player by any means, but a dependable guy who can fill a role left by either White, Bellamy or both. This year’s free agent crop of wide receivers features a ton of that type. Let’s take a gander at five of the names Ryan Pace could choose to bring in.