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Bears Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart After Releasing Five WRs on Cut Day

Devon Platana
The Chicago Bears' updated wide receiver depth chart after releasing five WRs on Cut Day.
The Chicago Bears' updated wide receiver depth chart after releasing five WRs on Cut Day. / AP Photo/Fred Vuich

The NFL's 53-man roster deadline came and went on Tuesday, leaving the Chicago Bears with a new-look wide receiver room. The Bears kicked a total of five wideouts to the side to reach the roster limit, including Kevin Shaa, Isaiah Coulter and Chris Finke.

It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's remaining WRs can help quarterback Justin Fields take his game to a new level. After all, the Bears didn't necessarily have the best wideout depth to start the offseason in the first place, so it's understandable if fans have some concerns.

Nonetheless, here's a look at the Bear's updated WR depth chart after Cut Day.

Bears Wide Receiver Depth Chart

1. Darnell Mooney

With Allen Robinson gone, Darnell Mooney has emerged as the Bears' clear-cut No. 1 WR. The former 2020 fifth-rounder emerged as one of Fields' top targets last year, racking up 1,055 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 81 catches. With the sophomore QB not having that sort of chemistry with his other weapons, expect a similar performance from Mooney.

2. Byron Pringle

Byron Pringle arrives after a career year with the Kansas City Chiefs that saw him turn 42 receptions into 568 yards with five TDs. Joining the Bears means that Pringle will see plenty of targets as the No. 2 passing option, however, he must show more consistency than he did with the Chiefs.

3. Velus Jones Jr.

Fans are interested to see how the Bears use Velus Jones Jr. this fall. The 2022 third-round pick was somewhat of a dual-threat with the Tennessee Volunteers last year. While Jones racked up 807 receiving yards and seven TDs on 62 catches, he was also involved in special teams, making 23 kick returns and 18 punt returns.

4. Equanimeous St. Brown

Equanimeous St. Brown is another wideout looking to prove himself with a change of scenery. The former Green Bay Packers WR has started 10 of his 37 career games played, catching 37 balls for 543 yards and a touchdown.

5. N'Keal Harry

A former New England Patriots first-round selection, N'Keal Harry hasn't lived up to the hype. The 24-year-old is coming off a down year that saw him record only 12 receptions for 184 yards in 12 games (four starts) with the Patriots in 2021.

6. Dante Pettis

After looking solid as a 2018 rookie, Dante Pettis hasn't been able to replicate his first-year success. The former Washington product spent most of the 2021 campaign on the New York Giants practice squad and injured reserve, recording 87 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches over three games.

7. Tajae Sharpe

While Tajae Sharpe has shown flashes of promise over his NFL career, Bears fans likely won't get a chance to see him this year. It was announced on Wednesday that he has an injury that'll probably keep him out of the entire 2022 campaign.

8. David Moore

David Moore is currently sidelined on the injured reserve with a leg injury after joining the Bears in the offseason. The veteran WR played just three games with the Packers and Denver Broncos last year, returning three punts for 33 total yards.

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