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Chicago Bears activate receiver Marquess Wilson

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The Chicago Bears will get another tall, playmaking receiver on the field Sunday.

The team announced it placed wideout Marquess Wilson on their 53-man roster on Friday, and he is expected to play this week versus the Minnesota Vikings.

Wilson fractured his clavicle during offseason practice.

The 6-foot-4 Wilson was drawing rave reviews at the Bears' offseason workouts, with Chicago teammates expecting him to make a huge leap in his second season.

"Sky's the limit for him," Alshon Jeffery said of Wilson at the time.

Wilson will join Jeffery and Brandon Marshall on a Bears offense that has struggled to find a third weapon at the wideout position. The Bears cut Santonio Holmes earlier this week after he was largely ineffective -- and Chicago needed to open a roster spot for Wilson.

With Marshall (ankle), Josh Morgan (shoulder) and tight end Martellus Bennett (ribs) all nursing injuries, Wilson could play a role as the Bears (3-6) try to get their first home win of the season.

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