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Chicago Bears add wide receiver Greg Herd

With the untested Marquess Wilson out for a while after clavicle surgery, news comes in that the Bears add another untested guy to the roster.

The one in the middle.
The one in the middle.

The Bears took steps to add something to the wide receiver mix tonight, signing undrafted WR Greg Herd.  Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune:

Herd was undrafted a year ago and has spent time with the Cowboys and Seahawks but has not appeared in an NFL game. The 6-3, 202-pounder received an injury settlement from the Seahawks last August. In his final three seasons at Eastern Washington, he caught 165 passes for 2,348 yards and 17 touchdowns

After reports that the Bears had tried out players such as Santonio Holmes, it's not surprising that they'd go unproven to fill in the camp gap.  Out of school, the wide receiver from Eastern Washington was known as a quick, agile receiver with soft hands, with an ability to get vertical and go over receivers.  However, he wasn't known as a blocker or a guy with a second gear after jogging the initial block.

Realistically, he's getting a chance to try and make something happen, but if the Bears are going to replace Wilson, at least in the interim, they're going to want to wait until next weekend to see what happens with other teams.  A lot of teams have wide receivers, and someone might have to get ready to go.

We tried to reach out to our Seahawks sister site, Field Gulls, as Herd made a stop there.  This is all we could get on it, though.

To make space, the Bears released rookie LB Conor O'Neill. Former Bears receiver Earl Bennett remains on the couch after being cut by the Browns earlier this summer.