Bears release receiver, re-sign DB


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Wims spent the last three seasons with the Bears (Jon Durr - USA Today Sports)
Wims spent the last three seasons with the Bears (Jon Durr - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Bears announced two roster moves on Thursday as they placed young receiver Javon Wims on waivers and re-signed cornerback Dionte Ruffin.

Wims had six catches for 48 yards and a touchdown in 2020.

For his young NFL career in three seasons, he has 28 catches on 56 targets for 266 yards and two touchdowns.

Wims will probably best be remembered by Bears fans as punching New Orleans Saints defensive back C.J. Garder-Johnson in the final game last season.

He also dropped an easy 40-yard touchdown on a double reverse pass in the playoff game.

Look for Wims to catch on with another team as he is still young and could eventually make an impact if he can finally figure things out. It was going to be tough for him to crack the Bears' depth chart with the addition of Damiere Byrd, Marquise Goodwin, Rodney Adams, and Isaiah Coulter in the receiver room.

He was a former 7th round draft pick in the 2018 draft out of Georgia.

Ruffin will give the Bears more depth in the secondary this season. He was previously signed by the Bears in the spring after going undrafted.

More moves will be made as the Bears need to get down to the 53-man roster by Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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