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Report: Wilson to miss 12-to-14 weeks

| August 18th, 2014

When the Chicago Bears signed Santonio Holmes it was a sign that the news on receiver Marquess Wilson wasn’t good, but USA Today’s Tom Pelissero gave us a bit more of an idea, reporting Wilson would miss 12-to-14 weeks.

If Wilson were to miss the full 14 weeks (since his surgery) he wouldn’t return to the Bears until November 18, which could give him six games. How much of an impact such an inexperienced player could have in that short amount of time late in the season is iffy.

Eric Weems was getting reps in Wilson’s place with the first team as a slot receiver, but his release has left that job open for competition. As the Chicago Tribune’s Rich Campbell reported, it looks like Josh Morgan will get the reps with the Bears first-team offense as the third receiver.

The injury was a big setback for Wilson, who many expected to breakout after essentially red-shirting last year and working out with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. With both Wilson and tight end Zach Miller both expected to miss a lot of time (the entire season in Miller’s case) the Bears will be looking for more receiving options.

We saw the first move when the Bears signed Holmes, but what they do with Wilson for this season remains to be seen. The Bears could put him on Injured Reserve, ending his season or put him on Injured Reserve-Designated to return, which would allow him to return late in the season. What they decide to do could depend on how Holmes looks, something I’ll get into more tomorrow.

  • GPLDAN

    Well Andy, check you out… getting all prolific….

    • MB30SD

      …and shit.

  • Big Mike

    Didn’t get mentioned on last thread, I don’t think. Holmes will wear number 14. That didn’t take long…

  • For your consideration….

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4693721/holmes-plans-to-embrace-opportunity
    A humbled and healthy Holmes looking to catch on with the Bears and contribute would be….boner inducing.

    • “One of Holmes’ first orders of business is to build a rapport with quarterback Jay Cutler.

      “It’s gonna be big,” Holmes said. “He knows who I am, and I know who
      he is. I know what he has to offer, and I have to prove to him what I
      have to offer to the team, which is showing up, being on time, being
      accountable, catching every pass from him and showing him how hard I
      want to work in this offense. I’m excited to be here with him. He’s
      taken me under his wing, talked to me and kept me close.”

      Yes, please!

      • For your consideration….

        Alshon was asked what Holmes can do to build rapport and trust with Cutler….
        “Make every single catch in practice”

  • For your consideration….

    Daaaannehy, 2 posts in one day, you think you’re better than me?

  • For your consideration….

    I find it slightly amusing and kind of sad at the same time that we are trying to decide between Josh Morgan and Santonio Holmes for our 5th receiving option. 5th.
    A couple of years ago Dane Sanzenbacher was our 3rd option. 3rd….maybe 4th.

    #fuckingAngelo

    • Sactowns#1

      I remember when people were calling him Dane Sanzenwaddle. That lasted all of 2 months.

    • Shady

      Thank you for the perspective check. With the way the rules are changing in the NFL, I don’t understand why teams don’t draft a WR every year.

      #ucantstopwhatucanttouch

      • For your consideration….

        Also, I think it’s amusing that every fanboy in America says “attitude, cancer, nothing in the tank”….blah blah blah. I’ll take the fucking word of our QB coach….who was coaching the Jets when Holmes was on the fucking team! He obviously knew the ins and outs of what was going down and had no problem bringing him in. Slauson said as much on Twitter today. An indictment of the Jets and The Sanchize and Tebow.

        • GPLDAN

          Say, Rexy and Mikey, have you seen them yet
          But they’re so spaced out, Tebow and the Jets
          Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
          Oh Timmy he’s really keen
          he’s got electric bootleg, a mohair suit
          You know I read it in a magazine
          Tebow and the Jets

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    I don’t trust this report. They’ll likely put him of IR designated to return. He’ll return at mid season…after the bye. That’s were the 12-14 weeks come from. The bye week comes after those 12 weeks.

    • Shady

      Another conspiracy. I’m shocked.

      :-0

      • Barb UMihai Mar

        Boringgg.

        “Like most injuries, everyone is individual,” Emery said, via Chris Emma of CBS Chicago. “Let’s see how he heals, and we’ll make decisions moving forward based on that and how he progresses.”
        August 5.

      • MB30SD

        is that your shocked face?

        • MikeBrownhadaPosse

          It’s the same one he made at portillos when he realized I wasn’t chunky.

          • Shady

            haha welcome back you fat voiced sonofabotch!

          • MB30SD

            Hahahahaha… that had to be one of the funniest conversations I’ve heard in a while.

            I wasn’t able to fully enjoy it because I was stiffed out of a beer, but anywho.

          • SC Dave

            Was that chunky. or Chucky?

  • GPLDAN

    Speaking of #14s, I don’t think Watkins will miss the Bears game.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/16/sammy-watkins-goes-to-locker-room-with-rib-injury/

    • If our Dline sux, they won’t need to pass much. They can just run Spiller/FredJax all day.

      Luckily for us, they have a sophmore QB who I see struggling early in the season.

  • I.R. him. Wilson is an extra, like a chick making you a nice sandwich after a nooner.

    Mark my words: Briggs, Peanut or D.J. will somehow miss 4-6 weeks somewhere along the line.
    We NEED them (or others on D) for SB. We don’t need Wilson.
    See ya next year Wilson. Gives you another season to fill into your body (naturally) so you won’t break clavicles.

  • I was thinking about my FF team Fiametta World Peace. And the previous year 85ClobberingClutts

    Hmmmm…not sure who the dog is this year.
    I like Fiametta, but does he play specials like Clutts? Just a thought.

    Also, NBIT, are you out there? I had a question about your punter league.

  • MB30SD

    hey andy, you gonna join in down here? Don’t be a dick.

    • We’re beneath him.

      • MB30SD

        possibly.

        You get a new fucking phone yet? yuuuslike!

        • you may commence sending me pics of the Astronaut -surgeons you bang.

          • MB30SD

            excuse me sir! They are physicist -scientists!

          • ErikGrogan

            Dude, does he send them to everyone? Lmao

          • MB30SD

            Just you two lucky guys. You’re welcome

          • He better keep sending them to me. My subscription doesn’t run out till the end of the year.

      • Shady

        One of us! One of us!

      • Trac

        These creative expressive types write only for themselves. Kinda like women that spend all thier time primping. It’s not for us but for them. Then when they ask you how they look, you have to lie or be treated like pond scum when you tell them the truth. Hee hee.

        • MB30SD

          Does this blog make my ass look fat Trac?

          • SC Dave

            I was thinking a little higher ….

            I keed

          • MB30SD

            My back?

            …..OHHHHH, my dick! I get it!!! Thank dave!

          • SC Dave

            Um… no, the other head. But shit, you’re welcome!

          • MB30SD

            Oh, yeah. That too. : )

          • Trac

            Yup! Haha.

            Great story for you guys. Pay attention all you young bucks.

            My wife rearranged the furniture in the LR the other day and I hated it because I had to watch the tv from a bad angle in my Archie Bunker chair but her angle was worse. I bitched but she threatened a Cold War so I let it be.

            Today when I came home I found her watching tv in my chair so I busted her out and told her she just confirmed the new look was impractical and that I was moving the furniture back. She murmured and protested halfheartedly but she didn’t try to stop me because she knew I was right. But there’s more, I went and got my Son and brought him into the LR and pointed to the furniture and proclaimed, “this is how you have dominion over the women “.

            The proud look he gave me was priceless.

          • MB30SD

            was it worth the look your wife gave you? Hahahaha

            Fuuuuuuck that! My god I am SO not ready to put myself back into that situation again. jesus christo.

          • SC Dave

            Wow… was that worth no sex for six weeks?

          • MB30SD

            Hahaha… that was my thought, just didn’t come out and say it.

          • Trac

            When you conquer the opponent, the goal is unconditional surrender. Not that this can ever actually happen when contending with a wife but this was as close as Ive ever gotten to it.

  • MB30SD

    hmmmmm

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/18/us/missouri-teen-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    seems like if it did indeed happen that way, you’re just asking to be shot. I don’t know, what do you do in that situation if you’re the cop (and again, assuming it went down exactly as given by that chick)? Do you try pepper spray first? The baton thingy?

    • Cormonster

      A couple of questions. Why did it take almost a week for the police to show the surveillance video of the robbery, or even mention it? Why did it take just as long to reveal the name of the officer? Why did the Ferguson police chief originally say the officer knew nothing about the robbery at the time of the confrontation? Why should a friend of the officers wife (third hand account) be believed over actual eye witnesses? Why did the police feel it was necessary to respond with 60 heavily armed police with military equipment and dressed in military clothing as soon as peaceful protesters started gathering and having a vigil before any violence or looting started? Just a few of many questions I have on this subject.

      • MB30SD

        you really have to ask why? Take a look at the footage of the town last night corm. That should give you answers to all your questions.

        I get the police state thing and agree they’re given carte blanche to do whatever they fuck they want, but I get why they did what they did in the aftermath… no matter who’s right.

        • Cormonster

          WRONG! Violence breeds violence, and the “peace keepers” (police) started this shit. If you are exercising your 1st Amendment rights to protest the government, and the police shoot tear gas, piercing sounds, and rubber bullets at you, you are going to get pissed off and retaliate. Its a natural reaction. This situation looks like something I could never envision in America 20 years ago. It looks like we live in a third world country like Columbia or Mexico. (Both of which we fucked up thanks to the war on drugs). Police should not be approaching peaceful protesters with automatic weapons pointed at them.

          • MB30SD

            ok, I’ll back out of this convo. your first sentence lost me maings. 2 wrongs.

          • Trac

            You’re either very smart, a pussy or both. (He ducks).

          • MB30SD

            I’m smart. … also as my brother says… I am what I eat.

          • Trac

            More people get throat cancer from that than you realize. Gross.

          • For your consideration….

            you gotta die of somethin’

          • Trac

            I love u guys.

          • MB30SD

            I know. That and gum.

            I chew both prodigiously. I’m getting my stuff checked out this friday. Pray for me trac.

            Oh, and gross??!?!?!?! It’s the best thing eeeeeveeeeeeeer!

          • For your consideration….

            dude, you have no idea what happened. Think about the worst fucking environment possible with people that don’t give a fuck…then realize it’s even worse than that. A buddy laughed when i tried to compare Ferguson to Englewood here in Chicago. He laughed because it’s not even close.

      • For your consideration….

        dude , you know know why. Death threats on the cop, his daughter, leaders allowing riots, lynch mob’s demanding a conviction knowing nothing of the case, etc.

    • For your consideration….

      the plot thickens. St. Louis and Chicago and others are going to explode if there is no swift conviction. Truth or no truth.

      • Cormonster

        There will be no conviction, even if the officer is guilty of excessive use of force. The police have their own, separate Bill of Rights in most states. His friends, colleagues, and DA will investigate the case and say he did everything right. That is how it works. The officers are deemed to be 100% justified to use lethal force about 99.75% of the time.

        • For your consideration….

          it’s not adding up Cor, most violent neighborhood in the country, Brown just committed strong on arm robbery on fucking camera, more info coming out about what may have happened. Witnesses lying already about what happened? This is going to end terribly no matter what.
          The lynch mob wants justice no matter what the facts are. St. Louis and cities like it will burn no matter what.

          • Cormonster

            Why did it take the police almost a week to come out with their version of the story? Why wasn’t the officer interrogated that day about what happened and the details released? Transparency in government. Almost every news story we read immediately after an officer involved shooting in the press is straight out of the police report. The media and police have like a symbiotic relationship. If the media wants the dirt, they have to go along with whatever the police department gives them.

          • For your consideration….

            cor, the fucking president and his attack dog Holder are making this a federal case. A fucking baby was put in a microwave down by me but i don’t see the outrage. A girl was killed making smores at a sleepover. A 3yr old had her head blown apart sitting in her gangbanger dad’s lap.

            This shit is political and the power players are making their hay on this one aren’t they. i’m not getting into this subject because mobs are calling for the death of the officer. The death of his family. They are behaving like fucking animals and having been calling for this guy to be given up to the mob for days. You think this is some normal situation?? give me a break. Justice will be done no matter if the mob likes it or not.

          • SC Dave

            Holder… what a piece of shit. Janet Reno, V2.0

          • Cormonster

            Dude, you interrupted my response to Waffle.

          • SC Dave

            Sorry

          • Cormonster

            I forgive you. I am done arguing this subject for tonight. Gonna listen to some good music.

          • SC Dave

            A good plan, compadre.

          • Cormonster

            Question for you. Do you sing in an A Capella Choir or regular church choir?

          • Cormonster

            Obama and Holder are terrible(along with Clinton and Reno). They are worse than Bush and Ashcroft for the most part. But that has nothing to do with this situation and the police abuse involved. What happens on a daily basis in Chicago is absolutely terrible, along with many other big cities.

            The question is why do they “act like animals”?

          • SC Dave

            The typical reaction of the black community is to burn down their neighborhoods when the perception (true or not) is that justice has miscarried.

            So long as they burn *their* neighborhoods, no one else really cares. But when they go to burn *someono elses* neighborhood, call out the National Guard.

            And rightfully so.

  • MB30SD
  • Trac

    Wilson’s going on IR.

  • MB30SD

    ok, so it’s not MMA, but it looks interesting enough that I’d watch once to check it out: http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2014/08/18/big-knockout-boxing-new-rules-more-kos

  • MB30SD
  • MB30SD
    • Trac

      You shouldn’t read such tripe. It will turn your brain to mush and before you know it, all you’ll be able to think about will be boobies.

      • MB30SD

        Hahaha… I didn’t even read anything, just looked at the pretty moving pictures. That dude turns my stomach. Fucking tool.

  • Per Florio:

    Back in April, the Chicago Bears took a flier on veteran return specialist Darius Reynaud. Now that veteran return specialist Eric Weems has been dumped, the Bears have given Reynaud a job.

    The team announced on Monday night that Reynaud, a former West
    Virginia standout, has joined the team. At the NFL level, Reynaud has
    played for the Vikings, Giants, Titans, and Jets.

    Reynaud has appeared in 48 regular-season games, and he has returned
    102 punts for 985 yards (9.7 ypr) and two touchdowns. He also has
    returned 104 kickoff returns for 2,347 yards (22.6 ypr) and a touchdown

    The Bears also added cornerback Peyton Thompson and dumped a couple of special-teamers: long-snapper Chad Rempel and punter Tress Way.

    • So I guess the facade of punter competition is over. I can’t even recall the last time a drafted P got dumped before even playing a game.

      Maybe what’s his name’s hammy isn’t progressing as quickly as they’d like. When do hammies ever?

      • SC Dave

        What? The post was about returners, not punters.

        The Bears dump their two best returners (Hester and Bennett) and Plan B (Weems) gets cut.

        Guess the facade of having a punt *returner* is over.

        • MB30SD

          I hear Tampa Bay has a bunch of our throw aways… and our old coach too.

          Onward and upward my maings.

        • The Bears also …dumped…punter Tress Way.

          • SC Dave

            Oh, that…

  • For your consideration….

    upon further review of the first half of the Jags game…..

    lol, Shea did not play bad. He stuffed the run, set the edge a couple of times, didn’t get blown back a ton and made some plays. He fucking sucks at falling for playaction and bootlegs but he’s got 2 weeks to train himself to stay home. Stay tuned.

    Paea played like a boss. So that’s what he looks like with 2 good wheels. Sick pressure, nice rip moves, great combo in there with Ratliff. Please keep your feet healthy.

    Briggs and DJ did not impress.

    Allen played the run well and got good pressure for his first game.

    Houston is a fucking handful on every play and stunts well to the inside. His best move seems to be powering to the outside shoulder of the tackle then collapsing into the pocket.

    McCray gone. Hayden meh.

    Bears gave up the biggest plays on a screen where briggs old ass doesn’t get to Maecedes Lewis in time, Briggs turned his back earlier in the game and lost track of the RB out of the backfield for a 9yd gain.

    Much better than my initial reaction. There was lots of pressure on Henne early.

    • For your consideration….

      D line is our strength. Teams will attack our linebackers with screens, lots of RB out of the backfield passes , etc.

    • MB30SD

      Shit I need to look at the tape still… not what i saw in the first half, but I’ll get to it.

    • I was specifically looking at D.J. and he underwhelmed.
      Then again, maybe he was out there playing not to get injured.
      I’m on record for keeping both Frey and McManis. If that means releasing Hayden, so be it.

      • MB30SD

        bigtime on the last sentence.

  • For your consideration….

    rewatching the offense in first half:

    Garza a liability in anything other than straight up pass blocking. His run blocking is putrid. His pass blocking was excellent.

    Watching the single back set with Marshall, Jeffery and Bennett out there to run pass patterns was awesome….the only drawback? Weems out there. Imagine when it’s Holmes or Morgan.

    This offense is going to score insane points and move the ball. Cutler has no problem checking down for a 9 yd Forte gain at a moments notice. Just need to speed up the clock against Seattle.

    • We need to run the ball better on 1st/2nd.
      It seems like we’re actually better on 3rd and long for some odd reason.
      Garza and Slauson both are superior in pass blocking, sub par run blocking.
      Only true mauler we have is Long and maybe Mills if he returns to form and progresses.

      I think we’re in for another years of misdirections, alshon reverses, tosses, which drives me crazy cuz we won’t be able to just pound the ball.

      • MB30SD

        we need a mauler at center, and to find another at L guard… maybe we should look at an option that’s currently going……….. incognito… right now?

        Hmmmmmm? Yes?

        Quite.

        • Can Trestman bring in a guy like Incognito?
          He preaches “man next to you” cumbaya.
          Incognito is more in the Ryan/Billichick mode.

      • Cormonster

        The fucking Packing are strong running up the middle with guards Josh Sitton and TJ Lang. The Bears need an answer to stop Lacy running up the gut, especially if we get behind in the game. McCarthy is willing to slow down the game and run it with Lacy and Starks if they get the lead. Run defense needs to be much improved this year.

  • MB30SD

    wow, colt mccoy suuuuuucks.

  • MB30SD

    god the browns…

    aaaaand…. STILL the factory of sadness. : (

  • Cormonster

    Gp, any thoughts on this video? My Mule friend Sue recorded it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnb99lcZpNI

    • GPLDAN

      Did he break up with Mule and go solo?

      • Cormonster

        No. He’s been doing solo acoustic shows for 20 years. Also has a side band called the Warren Haynes band that does mostly R&B. Also occasionally plays with the Dead and Phil Lesh and Friends. Quit the Allman Brothers this year.

  • SC Dave

    Go look at this shit, Andy, and realize how little control you have over we crazies.

    But write on! Your post frequency is cool and has us amped a little.

  • MB30SD
    • bearsfantillend

      if Cutler had done something like that, there would be media shit storm for a week.

    • MikeBrownhadaPosse

      I hope someone breaks it off and checks his prostate with it.

    • $$$

  • FF “stay away” list…

    40. Ka’Deem Carey

    I thought Carey had a bright future when I watched him play in Rich
    Rodriguez’s offense. I saw him as a quick-footed slasher with plus
    versatility. I presume GM Phil Emery
    thought similarly when Chicago selected Carey in the fourth round. My
    guess is Emery & Co. are disappointed with Carey. He’s been
    physically and athletically overwhelmed in preseason games and is losing
    the Bears’ No. 2 tailback job to journeyman Shaun Draughn. If you draft Matt Forte,
    you’re going to have a tough time handcuffing him. At this point,
    Draughn would be your best bet. Carey isn’t worth a re-draft pick.

  • GPLDAN

    Unless Sutton and Ferguson find some sort of switch, right now this draft is looking like Fuller and Fuller alone.

    • SC Dave

      My belief is that people are too impatient with draft picks. The DTs are 2nd and 3rd round picks and are coming in behind established veterans. They have exactly two glorified scrimmages behind them at the NFL level.
      At least give them to mid-season or so.

      • I never expect much from rookie DTs.
        Off the top of my head, only Suh made an impression his rook season.
        In many ways, they’re a lot like WRs. It takes them time to master technique, to learn tendencies, to digest the playbook, and often, to grow into their bodies or gain NFL strength/quickness.
        Once in a while freaks like Randy Moss or Suh come along, but for the rest of DTs and WRs, it just takes until season 2-3 for them to really bloom.

        Hopefully Paea doesn’t completely bust (he’s been looking good, but can he hold up?) and Ratliff reverts to his PB form for at least one more season.

        I’m really not expecting much from the DT rooks.

        I actually think more pressure is on Sutton since he’s the penetrator. All Ego has to do is not go backwards, take on two linemen, and from time to time stick out his arm and slow down a RB.

        • Footnote. Also, if Trevor Scott keeps balling, he, Young can man the DE spot while Houston slides inside ala Izzy.

  • Barb UMihai Mar

    “Marquess is going to be out for a while… we know that… how long we don’t know, but it’s going to be a while” – Marc Trestman (8 august).

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