3 free agent receivers the Chicago Bears could sign from Championship weekend

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The Chicago Bears could Auden Tate in free agency

The Cincinnati Bengals are so deep at wide receiver that even their fourth man up, Auden Tate, is always an option when he’s on the field. Everybody wants to talk about the incredibly talented Ja’Marr Chase, and rightfully so. Chase also has Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd next to him. Joe Burrow’s arsenal is absolutely loaded.

Tate, though, is a respectable wide receiver. He has been with CIncinnati his entire career after being drafted in the seventh round out of Florida State back in 2018. Back in his second season with the Bengals, Tate stepped in when A.J. Green was injured and became one of Andy Dalton’s top targets in that offense, along with Boyd.

That season, Tate caught 40 passes for 575 yards and a score. This season, Tate only appeared in seven games, though, and his time in Cincinnati appears to be coming to a close. The Bengals would be fine moving on, but the Bears would get a proven veteran in their receiver room if they chose to sign him.

Tate is 6-foot-5 and has tremendous size. The sheer size alone would be advantageous for a young quarterback like Fields. If the Bears brought him in on a cheap deal, Tate would be a solid signing.