Jesper Horsted is likely to be the preferred participant on the Bears not carrying a No. 1 jersey.
Contemplating Horsted has 10 receptions and has performed in 13 NFL video games in three seasons, his assist on social media is exceptional and it was obvious once more on Monday when he went by means of the formality of signing off on his unique rights free agent tender.
Horsted wasn’t going wherever as an ERFA except the Bears determined to not tender him, however that they had on March 16. Unique rights free brokers are retained merely by providing a minimal tender provide and for Horsted it was $895,000.
Horsted was a large receiver at Princeton who placed on weight and muscle and tried to transform to tight finish with the Bears in 2019. He did not make the staff, wound up on the observe squad, and ultimately needed to play in a season when the Bears went by means of one tight finish after one other on account of accidents.
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He made eight catches for 87 yards and caught a touhdown move towards Detroit. Then in 2020 they drafted Cole Kmet, signed Jimmy Graham and it led to Horsted being despatched again to the observe squad all season.
Final 12 months he obtained again to the 53-man roster for seven video games, added two extra catches for 21 yards and two TDs.
All he does is catch landing passes. He has been focused 13 occasions in his profession and has three landing catches. His profession greatest was 4 receptions for 36 yards towards Dallas in a 31-24 win at Soldier Area in 2019.
Horsted is certainly one of solely two tight ends the Bears at present have on the roster, the opposite being 2020 second-round choose Kmet.
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