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Chicago Bears suddenly thin at WR after Earl Bennett's concussion

The Chicago Bears were down to Brandon Marshall, Eric Weems and Dane Sanzenbacher on Sunday after Earl Bennett went down with an injury.

David Banks

The Chicago Bears are now thin at the wide receiver position, after adding some big names in the offseason. The team drafted Alshon Jeffery early on in the 2012 NFL Draft, and they brought in Brandon Marshall to be the top threat. That pulled some snaps away from guys like Devin Hester and Earl Bennett but now both of them are down with injuries.

As noted by ESPN Chicago, Bennett suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. With Jeffery (knee) and Hester (concussion) both inactive, the Bears were down to Marshall, Eric Weems and Dane Sanzenbacher.

Weems and Sanzenbacher have combined to catch three passes for 34 yards all season. Weems has been a return man his whole career, with limited time actually playing receiver. That being said, Weems believes that the two can contribute if need be, saying "We're confident enough, it just has to be the next man up."

Hester's concussion could sideline him for another week, but he was with the team on Sunday so that is good news. There is no update on Bennett's concussion as of Monday afternoon.