Bears claim Ihmir Smith-Marsette

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The Vikings cut wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette after trading for Jalen Reagor on Wednesday and they may be seeing him in a new uniform during the regular season.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Smith-Marsette has been claimed off of waivers by the Bears. The Bears will be in Minnesota in Week 5 and they will host the Vikings in Week 18.

Smith-Marsette is the second Vikings cut to wind up with the Bears this week. They also claimed defensive lineman Armon Watts and have now claimed seven players overall since setting their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday.

Smith-Marsette was a fifth-round pick last year. He caught five passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns with four of the catches and both touchdowns coming against the Bears.

20 responses to “Bears claim Ihmir Smith-Marsette

  1. “claimed seven players overall since setting their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday”

    Lol da Bears doing some dumpster diving…

  2. Both of these cuts were a surprise. Both took big steps and played well in preseason. The Bears got the pick of the litter. While other Vikings cuts may have showed promise these two will turn out to be gems. And we may live to regret Watts when he starts and we face him twice a year.

  3. LOL guess the new Bear’s GM regrets not taking the GM job with the Vikings and is now trying to make up for it.

  4. Viking cuts are quickly signed by other teams while the packer cuts are picked up by the packers. 😂

  5. “7 claims in the past week.” That should really tell you something about the Bears roster

  6. Smith-Marsette was cut because he brought no special teams value. They tried to make punt returner worked and it didn’t. On the Bears roster, he can probably focus on just playing wide receiver so may be able to be a contributor.

  7. I was more bummed about the loss of Watts even though he stunk as a run defender. Smith-Marsette has a chance to be a 3rd or 4th rotational WR, but until he developed, he had to be effective on special teams because he was way behind the starting 3 WRs; however, he just wasn’t effective on special teams.

  8. Yeah, this guy couldn’t even catch on as a #5 WR when the Vikings don’t have much depth beyond the 3 starters. Should tell you something.

  9. isitfootballseasonyet says:
    September 1, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Viking cuts are quickly signed by other teams while the packer cuts are picked up by the packers. 😂
    _______

    Perhaps it’s because the Packers are just better talent evaluators when it comes to final cuts and constructing their roster.
    It certainly appears that way when you examine the wins and losses between the two. 😉

  10. If the Bears claim enough players off of waivers, they may end up with a competitive team.

  11. Da Bears have had to pick tallent from other teams because Pace and Nagy were terrible talent evaluators.

  12. isitfootballseasonyet says:

    Viking cuts are quickly signed by other teams while the packer cuts are picked up by the packers.
    ++++++
    Have you considered the possibility that your crazy GM is cutting the wrong players?

  13. Have you considered the possibility that your crazy GM is cutting the wrong players?
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    Weren’t you just laughing at how many of speilman’s draft class was cut? Now they are the wrong players being cut? Choose a lane huh?

  14. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 2, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Weren’t you just laughing at how many of speilman’s draft class was cut? Now they are the wrong players being cut? Choose a lane huh?
    ++++++
    Yes I laugh at how many players the Vikings cut whom they drafted 18 months ago (much like the TT 2015 draft was routinely mocked).

    And YES, there’s more laughter because Marsette-Smith is BETTER than the player being imported (at the cost of FUTURE draft picks). It’s the same lane. Moving freely.

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