Martellus “Unicorn” Bennett is hoping to keep his offensive play rolling this Sunday against the Washington Redskins as Chicago will be on the road looking for their fifth win of the season.
Right now Chicago is sitting on top of the division with the Detroit Lions with a record of 4-2. Chicago’s offense has been completely different this season and Bennett has been a big part of it’s different look.
Bennett has been a huge upgrade over former Bears tight end Kellen Davis who only displayed his catching abilities every once awhile and loved to lose blocking assignments. He’s currently listed as questionable for this Sunday’s game against Washington, but has had 10 days to rest up as Chicago played two Thursday’s ago.
On top of Bennett being questionable, nose tackle Stephen Paea is listed as probable. With Corey Wootton transitioning from defensive end to defensive tackle, Paea will be coming off the bench if he’s in fact healthy enough to play on Sunday.
With D.J. Williams being played on the injured reserve, linebacker Jerry Franklin has been promoted from the practice squad. The 25 year old promoted linebacker was also a member of the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys then finally the Chicago Bears practice squad through out the 2012 season.
He’s only recorded two tackles in his career as an undrafted rookie free agent. He debuted for the Bears in 2012 against the Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions where he recorded on two tackles.
Franklin will more than likely get most of his playing time on special teams as Jon Bostic will move from special teams and into the starting lineup.