5 Bears who stepped up in preseason-opening win

5 Bears who stepped up in preseason-opening win

Published August 14, 2022
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“[I] just kind of gave him a signal out there and threw the ball up one-on-one,” Fields said. “Of course [in the] preseason you’re going to see a lot of man coverage, so [I] just gave him a shot and he came down with it. He’s a great receiver; has great ball skills, [runs] great routes, so I’m excited to see what he does for us this season, for sure.”

Another receiver who stepped up Saturday was Dazz Newsome. The 2021 sixth-round pick from North Carolina scored the Bears’ second touchdown of the game on a 13-yard pass from Siemian in the right corner of the end zone.

“It was a good feeling,” Newsome said of getting into the end zone. “I was trying to make up for the punt I lost, but it still didn’t feel like I made up for it with that touchdown because it was so open. But it felt good.”

Asked about his sense of urgency with final cuts approaching Aug. 30, Newsome said: “There’s always a sense of urgency. From OTAs, I’ve felt a sense of urgency. It’s going to feel like that until it’s all said and done.”