The Chicago Bears are set with Martellus Bennett as their starting tight end, but they hope to see one of their backups step up.
The Chicago Bears have given quarterback Jay Cutler a variety of weapons, and it does not end at running back and wide receiver. Martellus Bennett is entering his second year with the Bears, and he built on his 2012 breakout season with the New York Giants.
Bennett set career highs with 65 catches and 759 receiving yards, and he found the end zone five times. The seventh-year tight end has the ability to gain yards after the catch and has great size to go with his athleticism.
Playing behind Bennett will be Dante Rosario, who can be useful in blocking situations. However, he offers little to nothing as a pass catcher. He only caught one pass last season. Matthew Mulligan also has great blocking ability, and he will compete with Rosario for the No. 2 job.
Eben Britton, who is naturally a right tackle, is sometimes used in tight end formations for blocking purposes. It remains to be seen how many tight ends the Bears will carry, but it’s looking like they will only carry three unless the other reserves can perform well enough in training camp to earn roster spots.
Otherwise, they will have to hope for practice squad spots. The Bears are set with Bennett as their starting tight end, and he rounds out an embarrassment of riches for Cutler to throw to.