TE not much of a need for Bears

Updated 4/29/2014 7:52 PM

In his first season in Chicago, Martellus Bennett provided the Bears with the pass-catching threat they expected when they signed him as a free agent for $20.4 million over four years.

Bennett posted career highs of 65 catches and 759 yards, including 5 touchdowns. His blocking was inconsistent but, when healthy, the 6-foot-6, 265-pounder has the size, strength and desire to be above average in that department.


Behind Bennett, though, the depth chart is murky.

Dante Rosario is back from last season, when his contributions came almost exclusively on special teams. And perpetual project Fendi Onobun is back after another season on the practice squad. The former college basketball player has great athleticism but is trying to overcome a lack of football experience. Veteran free agent Zach Miller has been added in the off-season.

Tight end isn't a draft priority for the Bears, since the 27-year-old Bennett is entrenched, although depth might be a consideration. Miller is 30, Rosario will turn 30 midway through the season, and Onobun may never pan out.

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