Reggie Roberson

Bears add an intriguing wide receiver to practice squad

The Chicago Bears added former SMU wide receiver Reggie Roberson to the practice squad, according to his agent, Murphy McGuire, who shared this tweet on Wednesday:

The Tennessee Titans signed Roberson as an undrafted free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft, but he was released from their practice squad on Sept. 2.

Roberson was a once-promising NFL draft prospect. Here’s what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein wrote about him prior to April’s draft:

“To get a complete picture on Roberson, it is necessary to study his tape prior to the ACL tear he suffered in 2020. The typical recovery timetable should have Roberson back to pre-injury form by next season, so his grade is based primarily off tape from 2019 and 2020. He’s a high-cut receiver with tight hips who is more speedy than athletic. When healthy, he takes the top off of defenses with high-power acceleration that can lead to long touchdowns. However, he lacks the short-area agility to beat tight man coverage with route success. Medicals will play a big role in determining his draft day value, but when healthy Roberson, will still need a more limited route tree for optimal results.”

The Chicago Bears lost wide receiver Byron Pringle to injured reserve for at least the next four weeks. Rookie Velus Jones Jr. has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and has yet to make his NFL debut. The opportunity for Reggie Roberson to crack the gameday lineup is very real, assuming he can stay healthy and provide the Bears with the field-flipping speed the offense is currently lacking.

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