Brandon Marshall was damaged when he caught three touchdowns in the win at San Francisco. He was still damaged when he struggled catching one of six balls thrown to him in New York.
What was once an anomaly has now become a norm. A curious one, but perhaps one that is a telling sign of where Marc Trestman has taken the Bears offense in less than two seasons.
It might pass almost unnoticed on the transaction wire, the Bears terminating the contract of fullback Tony Fiammetta on Thursday.
Martellus Bennett is a proven every down tight end, Matthew Mulligan is a sledgehammer and Dante Rosario is a core special-teams player. The Bears need all three.