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Marquess Wilson breaks clavicle

Marquess Wilson AP

The Bears’ receiving depth has taken a hit.

Second-year wideout Marquess Wilson, who was in line for more playing time this season, sustained a broken clavicle in Monday’s training camp practice, the club’s official Twitter feed said this afternoon.

Just 21 years old, Wilson (6-4, 194) was a seventh-round pick of Chicago in 2013.

With Wilson potentially out for an extended stretch, Eric Weems and Josh Morgan are among the options to become the Bears’ third wideout beyond starters Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

Including Wilson, the Bears have 10 wide receivers on their roster. Earl Bennett, whom the Bears released earlier in the offseason, is among the notable receivers available in free agency.

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28 Responses to “Marquess Wilson breaks clavicle”
  1. jazsrt says: Aug 4, 2014 2:51 PM

    Looks like it’s a fracture, which should help to decrease time out.

  2. atthemurph says: Aug 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    Do the bears have a receiver who can get open without committing offensive pass interference?

  3. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Aug 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    No More Injuries!!!!

    Enough already!

    Get Well Soon Kid!

  4. intelligent cement says: Aug 4, 2014 2:54 PM

    D@mmit.

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 4, 2014 2:54 PM

    Holy crap. He was doing so well and was on the way to the #3 spot. That’s crazy.

  6. bassplucker says: Aug 4, 2014 2:55 PM

    DAMMIT! He was gonna be a huge part of the offense this year… literally and figuratively.

    No clear #4 has established himself in training camp and no matter who it winds up being, he is considerably smaller and less talented than this guy.

    Heal fast, kid. Bear Nation is behind you.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 4, 2014 2:59 PM

    A clean break for the Marquess of Queensberry. Best case scenario with that injury.

  8. daaabears says: Aug 4, 2014 3:02 PM

    Bummer, he was at the Brandon Marshall school of improvement. I was really looking forward to seeing how good he was this year.
    I know Earl Bennett is not the sexiest guy, but there was one year that he did not drop a pass (over 50 catches). Plus Jay likes him.

  9. moeman79 says: Aug 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    Weems has been having a better camp, but Wilson has more upside

  10. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 4, 2014 3:09 PM

    atthemurph says:
    Aug 4, 2014 2:53 PM
    Do the bears have a receiver who can get open without committing offensive pass interference?
    _________________________

    You mad, bro?

  11. larryboodry says: Aug 4, 2014 3:09 PM

    Well, that sucks…Weems has not impressed me, and I am not familiar with Morgan…Williams has potential, but he’s small and figures to see most of his action as a KR.

    Here’s wishing Wilson a speedy recovery.

  12. pete2112 says: Aug 4, 2014 3:11 PM

    Well that sucks.

  13. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 4, 2014 3:12 PM

    Go Lions!

  14. larryboodry says: Aug 4, 2014 3:13 PM

    You know you’re good when fans of opposing teams can only bash you by accusing you of cheating in some way.

    #atthemurph is scared of our receivers.

  15. imjusthereforthecomments says: Aug 4, 2014 3:15 PM

    Get well soon Marquess Wilson!

    This is why you should never get to exited about a player before the season starts, you never know what is going to happen.

    Please call Earl ASAP!

    Go Bears!

  16. Waffle 2.0 says: Aug 4, 2014 3:15 PM

    atthemurph says: Aug 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    Do the bears have a receiver who can get open without committing offensive pass interference?
    _____________________

    Did your dad raise you to whine like this or is it something that you developed on your own? Embarassing.

  17. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 4, 2014 3:16 PM

    Ouch, that sucks.

    Good luck.

    Curious, who on that gawd awful defense hit him hard enough to cause this?

  18. bassplucker says: Aug 4, 2014 3:19 PM

    Morgan would appear to be next in line. He is the one that the beat reporters have indentified to coming closest to pushing Wilson at the #3.

    Weems is NOT a valid option as a #3 (or even 4), and may not even make the 53 this year.

  19. deltaoracle says: Aug 4, 2014 3:24 PM

    Sorry for his bad luck & hope he can return soon.

  20. initialsgbm says: Aug 4, 2014 3:32 PM

    That’s bad news for the kid. It’ll be a while for that to heal. He was making strides.

    Next man up I guess….

  21. icebowler says: Aug 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    Did he collide with Shea McClellin?

    -Aaron Rodgers-

    ?

  22. GBwomenrhot says: Aug 4, 2014 4:03 PM

    Take a chill pill folks, none of us knows whether Wilson was the real deal or a good workout guy that spent time with Marshall this Winter….if he’s that good now he’ll be that when he returns.

  23. dobe420 says: Aug 4, 2014 4:38 PM

    Hope he’s not out for too long, but it’s up to the other recievers to take advantage of some number 1 reps one three WR sets

  24. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 4, 2014 5:07 PM

    If it going to happen, now is the best time.

    The next 5 weeks have zero games that count.

    He could miss only 4 or 5 games.

    If it happened in October or later he would be put on Injured Reserve.

  25. lionswinsuperbowl says: Aug 4, 2014 5:12 PM

    Too bad. Hoping for a quick recovery for him.

  26. themagicfanguy says: Aug 4, 2014 6:26 PM

    Scares of your WRs? LOL why would anyone be scared of a non-playoff team with no QB and no defense?

  27. hierosouls says: Aug 4, 2014 10:31 PM

    That sucks. Earl Bennett grab your pads. Bear down!!!

  28. dino2997 says: Aug 5, 2014 12:23 PM

    Please stop with the Earl Bennett talk. He was released by two different teams for a reason this offseason.

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