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NFL Draft: Five wide receivers to watch for in 2015

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NFL Draft: Five wide receivers to watch for in 2015

Leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft  in Chicago, Rotoworld and NBC Sports' Josh Norris will provide five names from each position for fans to keep an eye on during this week's draft and a scouting report of each prospect. 

1. Amari Cooper (WR), Alabama

6’1” | 211 lbs.

2014 stats: 124 rec., 1727 yds., 16 TD

2. Kevin White (WR), West Virginia

6’3” | 215 lbs.

2014 stats: 109 REC, 1,447 YDS, 10 TD

3. DeVante Parker (WR), Louisville

6’3” | 209 lbs.

2014 stats: 43 REC, 855 YDS, 5 TD

4. Breshad Perriman (WR), UCF

6’2” | 212 lbs.

2014 stats: 50 REC, 1,044 YDS, 9 TD

5. Dorial Green-Beckham (WR), Oklahoma

6’5” | 237 lbs.

2013 stats (ineligible for 2014 season due to transfer rules): 87 REC, 1,278 YDS, 17 TD

The Way We Hear It: Khalil Mack will probably play after all

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The Way We Hear It: Khalil Mack will probably play after all

The Bears are back in Chicago and Tom Brady and the Patriots are in town! With a week of practice wrapping up today, here's what's been happening in the lead up to Sunday's Bears-Pats matchup: 

Adam Schefter: Bears plan on Khalil Mack playing vs. Patriots

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Adam Schefter: Bears plan on Khalil Mack playing vs. Patriots

Khalil Mack has yet to miss a game in his NFL career. He doesn’t plan on breaking that streak on Sunday.

ESPN insider Adam Schefter told the “Kirk and Callahan show” on WEEI in Boston that the Bears expect their star pass rusher to play this week against the New England Patriots.

Mack missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with the ankle injury he suffered last week against the Miami Dolphins.

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio indicated this week that the outside linebacker could potentially play even if he doesn’t practice due to the injury.

Assuming Mack does take the field on Sunday, he won’t be 100 percent, and it’s unclear how much of an impact he’ll be able to have.

Last week was his least productive game of the season, and he earned a career-low grade from Pro Football Focus, with two missed tackles and only one pressure generated on 33 pass-rushing snaps.

The Bears are going to need more from Mack to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots offense that’s averaging nearly 40 points per game over the last three weeks.