Chicago Bears: 5 players who need a big showing vs. Bills

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Chicago Bears who need to step up vs. Bills: WR Rodney Adams

Through the course of training camp, veteran wide receiver Rodney Adams has been a pleasant surprise. The Bears knew they liked Adams after last year’s camp, as they made him a member of their practice squad for the 2020 season. But this year, he has impressed even more.

One of the differences between this year and last year is the quarterback situation for Adams. Because he’s practiced with the second and third string guys, Adams has spent a lot of time with rookie quarterback Justin Fields.

It is clear the two have developed a strong relationship. Whether it be via camp reports of Fields connecting with Adams on impressive play after impressive play, or the receiver’s showing last week against the Dolphins, it’s clear he is pushing for a roster spot.

After Anthony Miller was traded, it made things a bit more interesting for the back end of the depth chart. Right now, Adams has to be jumping ahead of former seventh-round pick Javon Wims. Many believe the Bears will cut Wims, so it could be between Adams and Ridley for a final spot on the roster.

With a good showing against the Bills, Adams can make his strongest case yet that he belongs. And, oh by the way, Fields is supposed to get a lot of work, yet again.