The Chicago Bears truly can’t catch a break right now.
Tuesday got off to a bad start for the Bears when linebacker Roquan Smith publicly requested a trade due to a contract dispute with the front office.
Things got worse from there as wide receiver David Moore was carted off during practice after suffering an injury.
The cart is coming for wide receiver David Moore. Not putting any weight on right leg as he is helped by trainers. https://t.co/jr0sh4zayo— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 9, 2022
The Bears were already down several wide receivers, including N’Keal Harry, Byron Pringle, and Velus Jones. Losing Moore is obviously not ideal.
Chicago’s wide receiver depth was lacking coming into training camp. At this point, it’s beyond concerning. The Bears need to add some wide receivers to the roster as soon as possible. And not just camp bodies that will be cut before the season — Chicago needs to add a wide receiver or two that can contribute in 2022.
The Bears would be extremely wise to sign free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley.
One thing I’ve noticed over the last couple of weeks is that Chicago doesn’t really have a veteran wide receiver on the field that can help quarterback Justin Fields’ development. A player who has been a key part of an offense for a number of seasons.
Beasley has been in the league since 2012 and he’s played in multiple offenses. His experience would be invaluable to Fields. Beasley could also be a safety valve for Fields, as I imagine he’ll have to get rid of the ball quickly at times this season.
Signing Beasley is a no-brainer. The Bears have a huge need and he needs a team. There’s also a connection between Chicago head coach Matt Eberflus and Beasley — the two were together with the Dallas Cowboys for five seasons.
If the Bears don’t manage to get Fields some help, they’re going to be doing the second-year quarterback a major disservice.
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