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Upstart WR Chris Lacy earns offseason roster spot after strong tryout: source

The Bears had Lacy, an undrafted player in the 2018 class, participate in rookie minicamp and will sign him before OTAs.

Annie Costabile

In addition to their rookies, the Bears had 25-year-old wide receiver Chris Lacy at minicamp on a tryout basis. He did well enough to earn a spot, and the Bears will sign him in advance of Organized Team Activities, a source said.

That means he will get a continued opportunity in OTAs, which are scheduled to start May 25, to prove he deserves a shot in training camp.

Lacy (6-foot-3, 206 pounds) went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2018 and has bounced among the Patriots, Lions and Cowboys.

In eight career games with the Lions over the 2018 and ’19 seasons, he caught three passes for 60 yards. He played 163 offensive snaps and 86 on special teams in that span.

Over his junior and senior seasons at Oklahoma State, Lacy caught 51 passes for 753 yards and three touchdowns in 23 games.

The Bears are heading into the season with Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney as their top receivers. After that, it’ll be a competition among a dozen others — including Anthony Miller, Marquise Goodwin and rookie Dazz Newsome — for roles in the offense.