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ESPN Insider wrote:Chicago Bears: No. 2 WR
The only absolute in the Bears' passing game is that UFA acquisition Muhsin Muhammad is the go-to guy in the passing game. He is a nightmare matchup for smaller and less physical corners. However, the starting spot on the other side is totally up for grabs.
The favorite to nail down the job going into training camp is young Bobby Wade, who had 42 receptions in 2004. Wade is more quick than fast, and tends to get his routes jumped when he's on the perimeter. When he's in the slot, he can use his quickness to find open spots in the defense. In a perfect world, he would be the No. 3 slot receiver.
Young Justin Gage could be a nice fit as the No. 2 WR because he has great size, good vertical speed and solid hands. He's also a nice red-zone target. Second-year player Bernard Berrian is also in the mix, but he seems to be one of those "builds speed as he goes" receivers -- not an ideal attribute to play on the perimeter.
The guy to watch is second-round draft pick Mark Bradley of Oklahoma. He has size and outstanding deep speed and is exactly what the Bears are looking for as a No. 2 WR. Bradley might be a developmental project who needs at least one year to be ready.
Look for a good training camp battle between Wade and Gage, with Bradley and Berrian brought along slowly, and expect Wade to emerge as the starter.
ESPN Insider wrote:Bobby Wade (Chicago): In two seasons, Wade has yet to score his first touchdown, but that should (and had better) change in 2005. Wade will work opposite Muhammad, who figures to draw the bulk of the attention from opposition secondaries, and should find more room in which to operate. What will help even more, though, is if quarterback Rex Grossman returns from the 2004 knee injury that limited him to three starts and provides much-needed stability to what has been a revolving-door position in Chicago the last several years.