Bears 'counting on' Marquess Wilson as WR3

Chicago Sun-Times - [Full Article]

In his first full year as a professional, Marquess Wilson gained weight, experience and knowledge.

The 6-3 receiver reported to the Bears’ organized team activities — which resume Wednesday at Halas Hall — last month at 207 pounds, having added bulk and explosiveness after participating in fellow receiver Brandon Marshall’s offseason workouts in Florida.

‘‘It’s better [than] last year because last year I was thinking a lot on the field,’’ Wilson said. ‘‘This year I can just play. I feel freer on the field. It just feels good.’’

The Bears are counting on him. Despite catching only two passes last season, Wilson is penciled in as their No. 3 receiver behind Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

‘‘If I know my role and if I know the plays, I shouldn’t feel pressure on myself,’’ said Wilson, a seventh-round draft pick in 2013. ‘‘I can’t play with pressure. I’ve got to play with confidence.’’

Fantasy Impact: 

Wilson is the rare WR handcuff because he's likely to post fantasy starter numbers if either Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery miss time with injury.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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