It appears that Bears receiver Marquess Wilson will make his 2014 debut Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after the second-year pro was added to the 53-man roster Friday.
Wilson resumed practicing last week for the first time since breaking his collarbone Aug. 4 in training camp. He was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return.
Wilson performed well during offseason workouts and training camp before he got hurt and was expected to serve as the Bears’ third receiver behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
“We saw it [in training camp] and we saw it in the spring,” said coach Marc Trestman. “He was ascending, was learning the offense, was involved in making plays out there for us, and we were excited about it. Him being up now, we’re optimistic that he’ll be in position to help us.”
The Bears cut Santonio Holmes earlier in the week and Josh Morgan is questionable, so WIlson may see significant playing time right away. The WR3 doesn't typically make a lot of plays in Marc Trestman's offense, but the team has been excited about Wilson since the preseason.
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Bears receivers outside of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery have a combined 13-100-1 on the season. There are simply too many other mouths to feed in the Bears' offense.