Javon Wims will compete for playing time in the Bears offense this summer. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound second-year player flashed talent last preseason but will likely need injuries to receivers in front of him to become a regular contributor in Chicago's offense. No one should acquire him.
Wims looked good during offseason workouts and appears primed to compete for a role on offense, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports. The 2018 seventh-round pick led the NFL with 227 receiving yards last preseason, earning a spot on Chicago's 53-man roster throughout the year. He was active for four contests, including a four-catch, 35-yard outing Week 17 against Minnesota. The path to a meaningful role in 2019 appears difficult after the Bears bolstered their wideout depth with the signing of Cordarrelle Patterson and drafting of Riley Ridley, but there is some chance for Wims to make a push toward the No. 4 spot. Other candidates for depth roles include Marvin Hall, Emanuel Hall (sports hernia) and Tanner Gentry.
Wims caught four passes for 32 yards in Chicago's Week 17 win over the Vikings, and his output represented his first receptions in his NFL career. Wims had a strong preseason, but he ultimately alternated between the fifth and sixth receiver roles on the team Consequently, he rarely logged any snaps. With Joshua Bellamy and Kevin White set to become unrestricted free agents, Wims could open 2019 as the No. 4 wide receiver, potentially moving him closer to seeing regular playing time.
Wims (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wims will remain sidelined for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Vikings despite managing to fully participate in Friday's practice. The rookie seventh-round pick has yet to record a reception this season, and his absence is unlikely to have a notable impact on Chicago's offense.
Wims (knee) carries the questionable tag for Sunday's matchup against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wims was added to the injury report in the middle of the week after logging a limited practice Thursday. The Georgia product was able to practice in full Friday, however. If Wims is able to play Sunday, his role will likely be limited -- Wims logged just eight offensive snaps in his last three games.
Wims (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's contest against the Lions, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wims will be a healthy scratch after earning just six offensive snaps during the Bears' Week 9 blowout win over the Bills. Chicago will deploy four active receivers against the Lions with Kevin White (coach's decision) also sidelined.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/06||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|7||10/20||New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|8||10/27||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|15||12/15||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|16||12/23||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
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|3 Year Avg||5||4||32||0||2||8.00||3|