Bears hold workout for veteran wide receiver Dante Pettis

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The Chicago Bears aren’t finished adding to their roster despite the first two (or three) waves of free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft concluding. They signed quarterback Nathan Peterman to a one-year deal Wednesday and worked out a pair of wide receivers who could eventually find their way onto the training camp roster.

Former New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers pass-catcher Keith Kirkland visited Chicago Wednesday, as did Dante Pettis. The latter had some exciting moments as a rookie with the San Francisco 49ers in 2018.

Pettis is the name worth monitoring. The former second-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft looked like a star after his rookie season with the 49ers, totaling 27 catches for 465 yards and five touchdowns. He scored four touchdowns over his final six games that year but fell into coach Kyle Shanahan’s doghouse and never made his way out.

Pettis spent the last two seasons with the New York Giants but could not regain the momentum he established in 2018. A fresh start on a team like the Bears could be what he needs. At only 26 years old, he has plenty of football ahead of him, assuming he puts in the work off the field.

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