Marquess Wilson to take on larger role with Brandon Marshall sidelined

The Bears will move Marquess Wilson into the role normally occupied by injured wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall is done for the season with cracked ribs and a collapsed lung.

This is a big opportunity for the second-year Wilson who was drafted by the Bears in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Wilson has always had the size and ability to be a big go to receiver after putting up 82 catches for 1,388 yards and 12 touchdowns during his sophomore season at Washington State.

Wilson was slowed by a broken collarbone earlier this year but now gets a chance at an expanded role.

In four games this year he has five catches for 40 yards.