Chicago Bears: 5 veterans unlikely to make the roster

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Veterans unlikely to make the Chicago Bears roster: Javon Wims

This offseason, the Bears have really overhauled the receiver position. Ryan Pace has created a room of guys who will compete for jobs and time on the field, and receiver coach Mike Furrey knows he’s got a lot of talent.

The Bears have so much talent at receiver that it’s going to be difficult for a guy like Javon Wims to make the roster.

Of course, Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney are the two outside starters. For now, Anthony Miller remains with the team and will man the slot. But, the Bears drafted Dazz Newsome out of North Carolina, who could ultimately take that job from Miller.

Then, the Bears have newly-signed free agents Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd — two guys with a lot of speed. Matt Nagy now has a lot of speed and intriguing skill sets to work with.

Wims is a former seventh rounder back in 2018 and only really offers the Bears an outside presence. Wims’ size is one of his biggest strengths, allowing him to overpower corners and make the tougher, jump-ball type of catches. However, this type of offense under Nagy may be more built around speed and creativity than anything. When it’s all said and done, there likely won’t be room for Wims on the roster.

The aforementioned receivers also in the Bears’ receiving room make up six total, leaving Wims as a potential seventh. It’s unlikely the Bears carry seven receivers, so Wims could be an odd man out.