The Bears clearly have their #1 and #2 receivers in Devin Hester and Earl Bennett, but the question is who will be the odd man out with all of those receivers in the mix.
Brandon Rideau has had a good camp, Johnny Knox and Juaquin Iglesias have looked real solid and Rashied Davis is on the roster.
Then you have seventh round pick Derek Kinder and journeyman Devin Aromashodu.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said this about the receivers after practice at Soldier Field last night:
“I think D.A. is coming along really well, he’s making some flashes out there. We’re working him in with the ones a little bit. We’ve got to find some depth there. We’ve got to find some guys we can trust other than Earl [Bennett] and Devin [Hester] and the tight ends. We’re getting there. I’m real happy with the receiving group right now.”
Jay Cutler brings in D.A., who of course is Devin Aromashodu. Aromashodu worked with the first team offense last night at Soldier Field.
The Bears will most likely keep five receivers, maybe six. Devin Hester and Earl Bennett are locks. Johnny Knox, Brandon Rideau, and Juaquin Iglesias should be in the mix. Rashied Davis has been titled the slot receiver, but Devin Aromashodu could take Davis’s spot.
I know Bears fans would like to see new faces in the mix. Rashied Davis was in the doghouse last season and I think he is still there this training camp. Rashied Davis was a very solid receiver in the slot position the year of the super bowl run. I don’t know, who will be the odd man out, but I hope they don’t let Rashied Davis go it would be a big mistake. Rashied Davis should stay with team because of his experience in the slot. Devin Aromashodu is a long shot to make the team and should be put on the practice squad.
Hester, Bennett, Rideau, Davis, and Iglesias should be the five receivers the Bears keep on there active roster or if they keep six add Knox in there.
Aromashodu and Kinder are guys on the outside looking in.
all quotes from chicagobears.com