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Javon Wims

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #6
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #6

Javon Wims News

Wasn't claimed on waivers

Wims went unclaimed off waivers Friday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Wims had been dealing with an oblique injury during training camp, but he was not designated with an injury as he was waived. The 2018 seventh-round pick is probably best known for throwing punches at Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the middle of a game, which led to a two-game suspension. His future in the NFL is uncertain.

Aug 28, 2021 10:13 AM EST

Waived by Bears

The Bears waived Wims (oblique) on Thursday.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round pick spent three-plus years with the team that drafted him, catching 28 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns in 33 regular-season games. At this point, Wims is probably best known for throwing punches at Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the middle of a game, which led to a two-game suspension.

Aug 26, 2021 8:37 AM EST

Dealing with oblique injury

Wims will not practice Monday due to an oblique strain, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Wims was facing tough competition for a roster spot even before Chicago's recent signing of Isaiah Coulter, and with roster cuts right around the corner, the timing of his oblique injury couldn't be much worse. Last season Wims appeared in 13 games for the Bears, and he hauled in six of 12 targets for 48 yards and one touchdown.

Aug 23, 2021 8:43 AM EST

No lock to make team

Wims is in a camp battle with Riley Ridley Rodney Adams and Chris Lacy for a roster spot, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wims played just 17 snaps in the season opener and was targeted once, resulting in an incomplete pass, and he also was flagged for a false start penalty on a third-down play. During his three years with the Bears, he's had opportunities to be in the starting lineup, but he hasn't posted more than 186 yards and one touchdown in a season. To make the team, he'll likely need to show well on special teams, and if he makes the squad, he's unlikely to be higher than fifth on the team's depth chart at wide receiver.

Aug 16, 2021 11:04 AM EST

Injured in practice Saturday

Wims left Saturday's practice early due to an undisclosed injury, Jeff Dickerson of reports.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Wims' injury remain unknown at this point, but Wims will want to heal up quickly since he's likely to be near the roster bubble. Further updates on the wide receiver's status should surface before to Chicago's Aug. 14 preseason opener.

Jul 31, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Targeted twice in defeat

Wims failed to record a reception in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims played in 12 games, but caught just six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown on the season. After the Bears complete their playoff run, he'll enter the last year of his rookie deal, and it's likely that he'll be competing for a roster spot in training camp.

Jan 3, 2021 6:31 PM EST

Posts 13 yards

Wims caught one pass for 13 yards in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims has now caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in nine games this season and won't likely see an increased workload during the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 6, 2020 2:46 PM EST

Back from extended absence

Wims is officially active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Wims has not seen the field since Week 8, as he was handed a two-game suspension for fighting and a one-game benching by coach Matt Nagy after his altercation with C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the game. Wims has recorded five receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown this season, as he's expected to be a depth option at receiver behind Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller for Sunday's contest.

Dec 6, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Moves to exempt list

Wims completed his two-game suspension and was moved to the reserve/commissioner's exempt list Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old is now cleared to rejoin the Bears' active roster, but the team received a roster exemption and has until Thursday to decide whether to clear roster space or cut him. Wims has five receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown in eight games this season.

Nov 17, 2020 3:23 PM EST

Two-game ban upheld

Wims will begin serving a two-game suspension Wednesday after NFL appeals officer James Thrash upheld the receiver's ban, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The wideout will sit out the Bears' Week 9 matchup with the Titans and Week 10 matchup with the Vikings after he was ejected in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints for punching New Orleans' C.J. Gardner-Johnson. With Wims serving his suspension and with Ted Ginn being released earlier Wednesday, Chicago currently has Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller and Riley Ridley as the available receivers on its 53-man roster.

Nov 4, 2020 9:22 AM EST

Receives two-game ban

Wims was suspended two games for violating the NFL's unsportsmanlike conduct policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old got ejected from Sunday's loss to the Saints after throwing a pair of blatant punches at C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and it will cost him the next two games. It's unclear if he plans to appeal. Wims has five catches for 35 yards and one touchdown through eight games this season.

Nov 2, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Ejected from game

Wims caught one pass for nine yards before being ejected for fighting in Chicago's 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims has caught just five passes for 35 yards on the season, and unless his role in the offense significantly changes, his fantasy value will remain minimal.

Nov 1, 2020 6:07 PM EST

Secures one catch

Wims caught one of two targets for eight yards during Monday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round pick played 29 percent of offensive snaps -- his highest snap share since Week 2 -- but he was minimally involved in the passing game. It was also Wims' first reception since Week 2, as he is clearly an afterthought in the aerial attack as the No. 4 wideout.

Oct 27, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Two receptions in victory

Wims caught two passes for 17 yards in Chicago's 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Although he caught a touchdown pass last week, Wims has been targeted three times over the first two games of the season, and unless his role in the offense increases, he's not a recommended option for fantasy lineups.

Sep 20, 2020 4:28 PM EST

Scores TD in opener

Wims caught a one-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 27-23 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims was targeted twice and found himself open in the back of the end zone for an easy touchdown to get the Bears back in the contest in the fourth quarter. He'll likely compete with Darnell Mooney and Cordarrelle Patterson for the few targets that aren't absorbed by the Chicago starters, and unless he sees his role increase, he's looking like a low-upside fantasy option.

Sep 13, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Cleared for Week 1

Wims (Achilles) is active for Sunday's game in Detroit.

Analysis: Though Wims practiced fully in the Bears' final two sessions of the week, Chicago still elected to list him as questionable for the season opener, likely as a precaution. With Wims making it through pregame warmups no worse for the wear, he'll be ready to fill the depth role at receiver he's handled since being drafted by Chicago in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played all 16 games in 2019, hauling in 18 of 39 targets for 186 yards and a touchdown.

Sep 13, 2020 8:55 AM EST

Questionable despite full practice

Wims (Achilles) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against Detroit.

Analysis: Wims has compiled two straight full practice sessions, but it appears as though he's still dealing with residual effects of his Achilles injury. If the third-year pro manages to suit up Week 1, he'll compete with Ted Ginn and Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) for snaps behind Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.

Sep 11, 2020 12:15 PM EST

Making big plays

Wims has repeatedly beaten defensive backs for long receptions during training camp, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Allen Robinson (ankle) missing practice time, both Wims and Riley Ridley have been competing for a regular role in the receiver rotation. Although Ridley has also made a number of impressive plays, Wims has done so more frequently this month. Even though Ted Ginn in currently penciled in as the No. 3 receiver, if Wims keeps showing signs of a third-year breakout, he could begin to push for that job. For fantasy managers, he's a player to monitor as a potential waiver wire add.

Aug 27, 2020 5:00 AM EST

Impressing in camp

According to coach Mike Furrey, Wims looks faster, quicker and stronger in and out of his transitions, the Bears official site reports.

Analysis: Although Wims caught just 18 of 39 targets for 186 yards and a touchdown last year, the third-year receiver is primarily competing with Tedd Ginn and Riley Ridley for a chance to play regularly in three-receiver sets. After being selected in the third round of the 2018 draft, it's entirely possible he needed a couple years to develop, and although he's not a player being selected in fantasy drafts, he's someone who could turn into a waiver wire add if he lands a starting role.

Aug 22, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Facing make-or-break camp

Wims could compete for the No. 3 receiver spot, but he may also be on the roster bubble, Kevin Fishbain and Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Bears figure to have open competition for snaps behind Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, with Wims, Ted Ginn, Cordarrelle Patterson, Riley Ridley and Darnell Mooney all in the mix. Wims made six starts last season, but he averaged only 26.8 yards in those games and finished the year with 18 catches for 186 yards and one touchdown on 39 targets. Ginn and Patterson have more experience, while Ridley and Mooney are backed by more draft capital. A poor showing at training camp could push Wims off the roster.

Aug 5, 2020 7:51 AM EST

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