Wilson (foot) is set to become an unrestricted free agent, chicagobears.com reports.
A 2013 seventh-round selection, Wilson had multiple chances to serve as the Bears' No. 2/3 receiver, but he never proved worthy of a key role, catching only 56 passes for 777 yards and three touchdowns in 31 games. Coming off an injury-marred season, he'll presumably have to settle for a modest contract, be it with the Bears or another franchise. With Alshon Jeffery also set to hit free agency and Eddie Royal (toe) shaping up as a likely cap casualty, the Chicago receiving corps may be left in the hands of Cameron Meredith and Kevin White (fibula).
Wilson caught 16 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown in three 2016 games before suffering a broken foot and landing on injured reserve on December 17.
Wilson had caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Titans on November 27, and unfortunately, he was injured in the next game. He also showed signs of promise when posting three games with at least 80 yards over the last eight games of 2015, and he's now set to become a free agent this off-season. He clearly has plenty of talent, but after playing in just 31 of 64 possible games in his career, he'll need to shake the injury bug to become a consistent fantasy option.
Wilson was recently diagnosed with a broken foot and will not recover in time to play again this season, so the
Wilson's latest setback marks the third time he's broken the same foot since last December. While that'll obviously frustrate him after recently returning from his second break, it also raises questions regarding Wilson's long-term outlook. In the immediate future, it wouldn't be surprising if Wilson is placed on IR over the weekend to open a roster spot for fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery to return from suspension and face the Packers on Sunday.
Wilson (groin) has suffered a setback with his left foot, resulting in no practice reps Thursday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Speaking of the ailment, head coach John Fox noted that Wilson is tending to "kind of a little bit the same issue [as earlier in the year] and the doctors are evaluating that."
The injury marks Wilson's third in a little more than a year with his left foot, which may conspire to end his season for the second consecutive season. After undergoing surgery on a left foot fracture last December, he broke the same foot during mandatory minicamp in the offseason, delaying his first appearance of this campaign until Week 11. He shined with eight catches for 125 yards and one touchdown against the Titans in his second game back in the fold, but a groin injury in the interim has resulted in one target before last Sunday's DNP in Detroit. While his immediate status is currently up in the air, Fox's comment doesn't provide the brightest outlook for Wilson.
|P2||8/19/17||@ ARI||10:00 pm|
|P3||8/27/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|4||9/28/17||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|