The Chicago Bears added some wide receiver depth on Wednesday by signing two veteran pass catchers.

According to multiple reports, the Bears signed Tajae Sharpe and Dante Pettis to deals.

The Bears badly needed to add some wide receiver depth, though these two additions likely won’t excite the fan base too much.

However, they were still necessary moves. Adding Sharpe and Pettis will give quarterback Justin Fields a couple of experienced wide receivers in a “lean” year where Chicago is trying to build future financial flexibility. These two signings will allow the Bears to preserve that financial flexibility while giving Fields some help.

Sharpe’s best season came as a rookie in 2016 with the Tennessee Titans when he caught 41 passes for 522 yards and two touchdowns. This past season, Sharpe caught 25 passes for 230 yards and zero touchdowns while playing for the Atlanta Falcons.

Pettis has been in the league since 2018. And his best season also came as a rookie, when he caught 27 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns for the San Francisco 49ers. This past season, Pettis caught 10 passes for 87 yards and one touchdown in three games with the New York Giants.

I wouldn’t expect the Bears to make any more “big” signings at the wide receiver position unless there’s an injury at some point this summer.

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