The Chicago Bears won’t have rookie wideout Alshon Jeffery for at least a couple of weeks, thanks to a broken bone in his hand. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be adding any receivers to replace him.
G.M. Phil Emery says that no free-agent wideouts will be getting a chance to join a passing offense that has Jay Cutler throwing the ball and guys like Brandon Marshall and Devin Hester catching them. ‘We feel very good about our wide receiver depth,’‘ Emery said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘We added a player to our practice squad [Kamar Aiken] to make sure that we were in a good, competitive situation for practice to continue to improve and that’s where we’re at right now with that.’’
Other options on the depth chart are Earl Bennett, Dane Sanzenbacher, and Eric Weems. Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens, and Chad Johnson may need an explanation.