Wesco didn't handle an offensive touch in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with two receptions for 26 yards over 14 games played.
Analysis: Wesco averaged about 15 snaps per game, but he was targeted four times all year. Primarily a blocker, he has eight receptions over his four-year career, and he hasn't had more than three catches in any season. He's now an unrestricted free agent.
Jan 8, 2023 5:25 PM EST
Wesco (calf) is active Sunday against the Lions.
Analysis: Wesco will return to the field after missing the team's previous two games. He should operate as the team's No. 2 tight end and mostly as an extra blocker, behind Cole Kmet.
Jan 1, 2023 8:44 AM EST
Wesco (calf) is considered questionable to play Sunday versus the Lions.
Analysis: Wesco has missed the last two games while nursing a calf injury, but he was able to return to log limited practices all week, giving him a shot to return in Week 17 against Detroit. The tight end greatly operates as a blocker in the run game, reeling in just two catches for 26 yards on four targets over 12 games this year. Wesco's status is worth monitoring as the game approaches and if he can't go, Ryan Griffin would likely continue to operate in Wesco's role.
Dec 30, 2022 11:27 AM EST
Wesco (calf) is listed as out for Saturday's game versus Buffalo.
Analysis: Wesco will miss his second consecutive game as he works to recover from a calf injury he sustained in Week 13 versus Green Bay. In his absence, Ryan Griffin should see more snaps as a blocker.
Dec 22, 2022 1:14 PM EST
Wesco (calf) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate.
Analysis: Wesco has been unable to partake in any action since he injured his calf against the Packers back in Week 13, and his estimation as a non-participant during Tuesday's walk-through session doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up this weekend against the Bills. If the fourth-year pro is unable to gain medical clearance before Saturday's matchup, then Ryan Griffin should once again serve as Chicago's No. 2 tight behind Cole Kmet.
Dec 20, 2022 2:28 PM EST
Wesco (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Wesco left the Bears' Week 13 loss to Green Bay early with a calf injury and doesn't appear to have made much progress during the team's Week 14 bye. The fourth-year tight end was sidelined for each practice of Week 15 prep and has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup, marking his first absence of the season. In his stead, Ryan Griffin figures to step up as the No. 2 tight end behind Cole Kmet.
Dec 16, 2022 12:46 PM EST
Wesco (calf) was listed as a non-participant on the Bears' injury report Thursday.
Analysis: Wesco was forced out early with a calf injury and did not return during Week 13's loss to Green Bay. The tight end has now remained sidelined following Chicago's Week 14 bye, so he could be in jeopardy of missing his first game since the season opener against San Francisco. Wesco has caught two of four targets for 26 yards over 12 games while serving as Chicago's No. 2 tight end behind Cole Kmet, so his potential absence would leave Ryan Griffin to step up into a slightly bigger role Sunday against Philadelphia.
Dec 15, 2022 1:15 PM EST
Wesco (leg) has been downgraded to doubtful to return versus the Packers on Sunday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Wesco was initially deemed questionable to return after being forced out with a leg injury early in the first quarter, and it appears he'll likely remain out for the remainder of the game. The 27-year-old has caught just two of his four passes for 26 yards so far this season, so his absence likely shouldn't make much of an impact in Chicago's passing game.
Dec 4, 2022 11:32 AM EST
Wesco is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers with a leg injury.
Analysis: Wesco went down on the opening drive of the game and had to be helped off the field by members of Chicago's training staff, according to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic. In his absence, expect Ryan Griffin to step in as the No. 2 tight end behind Cole Kmet.
Dec 4, 2022 10:25 AM EST
Wesco caught a three-yard pass in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis: Wesco has two catches on four targets this season, and he isn't a significant part of the Chicago passing attack, making him a player to avoid when setting weekly fantasy lineups.
Nov 27, 2022 5:34 PM EST
Wesco was targeted once but didn't tally a reception in the Bears' 31-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Analysis: Wesco has been targeted three times this season, catching one pass for 23 yards. He's mostly used as a blocker, so unless his role changes, he won't likely be a viable fantasy option in most leagues.
Nov 13, 2022 5:59 PM EST
Wesco caught a 23-yard pass in the Bears' 20-12 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: With Ryan Griffin (Achilles) missing the game, Wesco shared tight end targets with Cole Kmet. Including this performance, Wesco has seven receptions during his four years in the league. He'll likely continue to see occasional targets until Griffin returns to action.
Oct 2, 2022 5:59 PM EST
Wesco was claimed off waivers by the Bears on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Wesco will join the Bears after he was waived by Jets on Tuesday as a part of the team's final roster cuts. The tight end played in 12 games for the Jets last season, catching three passes 35 yards. Wesco will provide the Bears with another depth option behind starter Cole Kmet in 2022.
Aug 31, 2022 10:01 AM EST
Wesco was waived by the Jets on Tuesday, Randy Lange and Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Wesco was one of two tight ends -- along with Kenny Yeboah -- let go as part of the Jets' final roster cuts ahead of Tuesday's deadline. The 2019 fourth-round pick, who caught three passes for 35 yards over 12 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in December, will now look to get picked up by a new team heading into the 2022 campaign.
Aug 30, 2022 6:05 PM EST
Wesco (knee) is healthy and playing well in offseason practices after suffering a season-ending knee injury last year, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Cimini lists Wesco -- along with three other offensive players -- as under-the-radar standouts during practices this offseason. The 2019 fourth-round pick made 12 appearances but caught just three passes for 35 yards before suffering the knee injury. The Jets bolstered their tight end corps by signing C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin in free agency and drafting Jeremy Ruckert (foot) in the third round, so despite playing well, Wesco will still have an uphill battle for offensive snaps.
Jun 28, 2022 10:58 AM EST
Wesco (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Analysis: Wesco suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, and his season is now over as a result. He recorded only three receptions for 35 yards across 12 games but was more involved on special teams.
Dec 27, 2021 6:32 PM EST
Coach Robert Saleh said Wesco (knee) will be sidelined for "awhile" by an MCL injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Wesco suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Jets, and it's safe to rule him out for the final two games of the season. The 2019 fourth-round pick finishes the campaign with three receptions for 25 yards in 12 games.
Dec 27, 2021 12:47 PM EST
Wesco caught his only target for 19 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Wresco rumbled down to Miami's seven-yard line to set up the Jets' opening-drive touchdown, but that was the extent of his contributions on offense. The catch was Wesco's third of the season.
Dec 19, 2021 5:44 PM EST
Wesco (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Wesco missed each of the last two games due to an ankle injury, but it appears as though he'll be back in action Sunday against the Dolphins. He's appeared in 10 games to begin the season but has hauled in just two of four targets for 16 yards.
Dec 15, 2021 2:08 PM EST
Wesco (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Wesco will miss a second straight game while working his way back from an ankle injury. In his stead, and especially with Ryan Griffin (ankle) also managing an injury and Tyler Kroft (chest) still on IR, Kenny Yeboah could handle increased reps versus New Orleans.
Dec 10, 2021 8:16 AM EST
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