Role change likely
Mooney (ankle) should now be the Bears' No. 2 receiver after the Bears acquired DJ Moore on Friday.
Mooney proved to be an excellent receiver when he posted 1,055 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2021. But last year, the Bears' passing offense struggled to start the year. Then in Week 12, Mooney fractured his ankle, and he ended the year with 493 yards. Expected to be back on the field in some capacity this spring while he recovers from the injury, he should be a much better fit as a No. 2 receiver, with Moore now expected to slot in as the top option. Mooney has shown the ability to get open at all levels of the field. Even though it's unlikely he reaches the 140 targets he saw in 2021, the quality of targets could increase with defenses focusing on Moore. After 40 wide receivers are off the board, Mooney is a player to consider in fantasy drafts for those who believe Chicago will try to open up its passing attack.
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Claypool is being held out of practice with a soft tissue injury, WCSR's Mark Grogte reports.
Still rehabbing ankle injury
Mooney (ankle) isn't participating in the Bears' OTAs this week, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Showing progress in Getsy's offense
Bears OC Luke Getsy recently said Fields is "light years ahead of where he was" at the same point last offseason, Colleen Kane of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Recovery going well
Mooney was recently spotted running during spring workouts and appears to be recovering well from his season-ending ankle injury, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Gets competition via draft
Herbert is expected to compete with D'Onta Foreman and 2023 fourth-round draft choice Roschon Johnson for backfield duties, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
Competition added to roster
Foreman will face added competition in training camp after the Bears drafted Roschon Johnson in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports..
Another pass catcher to Chicago
The Bears selected Scott in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 133rd overall.
Headed north to Chicago
The Bears selected Johnson in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 115th overall.
Back with Bears on one-year deal
Chicago re-signed Pettis to a one-year contract Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
Gets new backup
Kmet could lose some snaps after the Bears added Robert Tonyan in free agency Thursday, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.