Mooney was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a back issue.

It's the first report of a back injury this summer, with Mooney's limited participation suggesting it isn't serious. Assuming he checks out fine later this week, Mooney is locked in as Chicago's No. 2 receiver, though it may be a distant second to Allen Robinson. The 2020 fifth-round pick showed impressive speed and route running as a rookie, but he and Mitchell Trubisky struggled to complete plays. The Bears hope it'll be a different story this year with Andy Dalton, who starts the season with a road game against the Rams. It's a tough matchup for the Chicago passing game overall, but it might prove favorable for Mooney's target volume if the Rams put star cover man Jalen Ramsey on Robinson.

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