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Los Angeles Chargers: Potential trades that could help fix issue at wide receiver

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos has a second quarter catch as cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers defends during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos has a second quarter catch as cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers defends during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 30: Javon Wims #83 of the Chicago Bears warms up prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field on September 30, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 30: Javon Wims #83 of the Chicago Bears warms up prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Soldier Field on September 30, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Javon Wims

The Chicago Bears are not a team with a wealth of options at the wide receiver spot, but with Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Riley Ridley and the versatile Cordarelle Patterson, they have some wiggle room. In addition, the Bears aren’t really a team that spreads the field and needs a bunch of wide receivers.

They win with a solid running game and a stout defense.

Although relatively unknown, Wims is a nice option on the Bears roster. A seventh-round pick last year, Wims has turned two solid preseasons into a spot on the team’s roster and while Gabriel was out with a concussion, he caught four passes in the team’s most recent game. Still, Wims has just nine catches for his entire career.

Once Gabriel returns to full health, Wims really becomes an expendable part of the Bears’ roster. The Chargers could bring him over for a low-round draft pick and develop him further, perhaps even making him the team’s slot receiver of the future.

The Bears likely would not be inclined to trade Wims unless there was something enticing in the deal for them, so they may ask the Chargers to expand upon this trade request.

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