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Marquess Wilson | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/14/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 184
College: Washington State
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Bears WR Marquess Wilson (broken right collarbone) is expected to be sidelined until "at least" midseason.
Wilson broke his collarbone in three separate places. The specific timeline is 12-14 weeks. It means he'll almost certainly begin the year on injured reserve/designated to return, and leaves the door open for Santonio Holmes to run away with No. 3 duties. I.R./return would make Wilson ineligible to return before Week 10, as the Bears are on bye in Week 9. Week 10 would be a best-case scenario, and isn't terribly likely. Wilson no longer has re-draft upside for the 2014 season, but remains a hold in Dynasty leagues. Aug 18 - 2:30 PM
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Marquess Wilson (broken right collarbone) underwent surgery Tuesday morning.

The Bears haven't announced a timetable or whether he's a candidate for I.R./designated for return. Aaron Rodgers sustained a similar injury last year and missed eight weeks, but Marques Colston returned in two weeks from his break. Wilson remains on our stash radar was an ascending player. He was one Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery injury away from a monster opportunity.
Source: NBC Chicago
Aug 5 - 2:34 PM

Bears WR Marquess Wilson suffered a fractured clavicle during Monday's training camp practice.

The clavicle is also known as the collarbone, and typically we see players return from this sort of injury within 6-8 weeks. Wilson isn't going to be ready for the Bears' season opener, but he does figure to maintain a 53-man roster spot barring placement on the I.R./designated for return list, something we wouldn't anticipate at this stage. 21-year-old Wilson lit up Saturday's live intrasquad scrimmage and has run away with Chicago's No. 3 wideout job. Expect Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, and Martellus Bennett to add a few early-season targets. Josh Morgan may open the year as the Bears' third receiver now.
Aug 4 - 2:34 PM

Marquess Wilson is listed as the direct backup to "X" receiver Brandon Marshall on the Bears' first unofficial depth chart.

It's an indication Wilson is the No. 2 X, with Alshon Jeffery at Z. In three-wide packages, Wilson will enter games this season as Chicago's No. 2 outside receiver, with Marshall or Jeffery playing in the slot. Wilson reportedly beat Charles Tillman for a 20-yard sideline catch in Saturday's scrimmage. We also saw video of him catching a downfield bomb in tight double coverage.
Aug 3 - 3:54 PM

ESPN Chicago believes the Bears' No. 3 receiver job will be Marquess Wilson's unless he "falters significantly."

The only real competitor for Wilson is veteran Josh Morgan. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery have taken Wilson under their wings this spring, and he's been in the weight room adding over 20 pounds to his 6-foot-3 frame. Wilson's re-draft value isn't very high, but he'll make things easier for Marshall and Jeffery in real life. If either gets injured, then Wilson would skyrocket up the ranks.
Jun 25 - 9:27 AM

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Bears second-year WR Marquess Wilson "had a strong offseason" and is "noticeably becoming a better receiver."

21-year-old Wilson has been taken under the wing of Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, and was one of the stars of Chicago's spring practices. The Sun Times noted Wilson beating first-round CB Kyle Fuller "badly" in man coverage during minicamp. Wilson should be a big upgrade on Earl Bennett for the Bears. His re-draft value is tied to Jeffery and Marshall's availability.
Jun 23 - 1:43 PM

ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright believes the Bears are "pretty confident" second-year WR Marquess Wilson will win the No. 3 receiver job.

The criticisms of Wilson coming out of school were his maturity and lean frame. He has mitigated them by keeping his nose clean and adding more than 20 pounds. He is a high-upside Dynasty stash and could even make waves in re-draft leagues if Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery goes down to injury.
Jun 7 - 9:30 AM

Bears WR Marquess Wilson is up to 207 pounds after being listed at 184 as a rookie.

In the driver's seat for No. 3 duties behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, 6-foot-4 Wilson is bulking up his previously-spindly frame. Not yet 22 years old, Wilson could take a big step forward this season even though he'll have trouble making a re-draft impact behind his two star teammates.
Jun 3 - 4:20 PM

Bears second-year WR Marquess Wilson is working as Chicago's primary third receiver at OTAs.

He's with the first-team offense in three-receiver sets, which coach Marc Trestman figures to utilize more often this season. We suspect Wilson and Alshon Jeffery will mostly wind up outside, with Brandon Marshall lining up in the slot. Jeffery's Combine weigh-in was 6-foot-3, 213. Marshall's was 6-foot-4 1/2, 229. Wilson's was 6-foot-3, 194. These guys are gonna score a lot of TDs.
May 28 - 9:20 PM

Coach Marc Trestman stopped short of "anointing" Marquess Wilson the Bears' new No. 3 receiver, but indicated he is expecting a second-year leap.

"He showed that we can work with him and develop him," Trestman said of Wilson. "He’s got the football intelligence that we’re looking for and the ability to be flexible within the offense." The Bears cut Earl Bennett because they believe Wilson offers more upside. He's an ideal Dynasty hold, and could make a 2014 re-draft impact if Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery goes down.
Mar 23 - 2:13 PM

ESPN Chicago thinks Bears second-year WR Marquess Wilson will need to "light it up" this summer in order to pass Earl Bennett on the depth chart.

Bennett was asked to take a pay cut last offseason and may need to do so again in order to return -- the Bears can save $2.45 million against the cap by cutting him. There's no questioning Wilson is the more talented player, but he needs to get in the weight room. The belief is that Wilson will definitely get an opportunity to earn an increased role on offense in 2014. He needs to be owned in all dynasty formats.
Feb 8 - 10:18 AM

Filling in for No. 3 receiver Earl Bennett, seventh-round rookie Marquess Wilson caught one pass for 10 yards in Chicago's Week 17 loss to the Packers.

Wilson finishes his rookie year with two catches. Still a promising player who doesn't turn 22 until September of 2014, Wilson is a highly recommended "hold" and even trade target in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:30:00 PM

Bears declared WR Marquess Wilson, CB C.J. Wilson, RB Michael Ford, G/T James Brown, TE Dante Rosario, DE David Bass, and DT Zach Minter inactive for Week 1 against the Bengals.

Wilson is inactive because the Bears don't value him enough on special teams yet. He may need an injury to crack the game-day 46.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Rookie Marquess Wilson caught four balls for 82 yards in the Bears' preseason opener Friday night.

Wilson's biggest play was a 58-yard catch and run, at the end of which he was tackled at the four-yard line. Rookie RB Michael Ford squirted in for the score. Wilson was a seventh-round pick in April's draft due to character concerns, but has early-round talent. The Bears will probably have no chance to stash him on the practice squad after this effort. He should make the 53.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:10:00 PM

Former NFL scout John Middlekauff says Bears seventh-round WR Marquess Wilson has third- or fourth-round talent.

Wilson earned a character red flag when he was suspended indefinitely from Washington State and then subsequently quit. But in 2011, he caught 82 balls for 1,388 yards (16.9 YPR) and scored 12 touchdowns. The 20-year-old Wilson could be an intriguing practice squad stash for the Bears while he puts some weight on his 6-foot-3 frame.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
3David Fales
RB1Matt Forte
2Shaun Draughn
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Senorise Perry
5Jordan Lynch
GLB1Matt Forte
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Matt Forte
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Tony Fiammetta
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Santonio Holmes
3Marquess Wilson
4Chris Williams
5Josh Bellamy
WR21Alshon Jeffery
2Josh Morgan
3Micheal Spurlock
4Dale Moss
WR31Josh Morgan
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matthew Mulligan
3Dante Rosario
4Jeron Mastrud
K1Robbie Gould