Three key takeaways from the Bears’ final preseason game

Amazingly, converted Princeton receiver Jesper Horsted had the Bears’ only two receiving touchdowns of the preseason.

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Bears tight end Jesper Horsted reaches for a pass Thursday night.

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Some takeaways from the Bears’ last preseason game:


Tight end Jesper Horsted caught his second touchdown in as many games — in fact, he has the Bears’ only two TD catches this preseason. His eight receptions this month were tied for third-most on the team, and his 121 yards ranked second. Coach Matt Nagy said the converted Princeton wide receiver needs to block better, though.

Bray day

Quarterback Tyler Bray has struggled this preseason but was sharp against the Titans, going 28-for-40 for 334 yards and a 103.5 passer rating. Running back Josh Caldwell — who has been on the team 10 days and won’t make the 53-man roster — was almost as good, running 16 times for 68 yards.

A new play-caller

After letting offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich call plays Saturday, Nagy gave the duties to quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone. In the fourth quarter, offensive position coaches were given series, too. Nagy, who called it “a great opportunity for us as coaches to learn,” will resume calling his own plays in the opener.

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