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Bears position analysis: Wide receiver

Bears position analysis: Wide receiver

General manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver. The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the Dolphins, who essentially gave away the Pro Bowl performer, outfitted the Bears a game-changing receiver, something quarterback Jay Cutler had been without for three seasons. It was a calculated gamble. The Dolphins didn’t peddle Marshall for a pair of third-round picks because they didn’t believe in his talent. They didn’t believe he was worth the trouble, given his history, for an incoming coaching staff. But Marshall, in his...

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