When Devin Aromashodu was last a Chicago Bear (2010) he was the only Bears wide receiver taller than Earl Bennett’s 6 feet. He comes back to the Bears this week as part of one projected opening-day roster scenario that could include four wideouts 6-2 or bigger.
Brandon Marshall, 6-4. Alshon Jeffery, 6-3. Aromashodu, 6-4. Rookie speed receiver Marquess Wilson, 6-4. Throw in tight end Martellus Bennett, 6-6, and the Bears have the potential for creating the kinds of mismatches in the secondary that they are used to dealing with from the Green Bay Packers.
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Aromashodu hasn’t made the roster. Neither has Wilson. But the Bears are on track to have the biggest receiving group in their history.
If there is a downside it is that the Bears do not have a lot of special-teams impact in the wideout corps. Bennett has been a contributor both as a returner and cover man, and Eric Weems has fielded punts and kickoffs in his career.
A game-day problem could be having Weems and Devin Hester both active without the prospect of much if any contribution to the passing offense. Hester is not working at all as a receiver and Weems caught just two passes all last season.