The Bears have several talented receivers that will battle for a roster spot in training camp, but two wideouts are stating their cases for making the team now.
Edell Shepherd has been among the league leaders since the opening week of the NFL Europe schedule. He added two more receptions for 39 yards including a 29-yard touchdown catch, which was his second of the year. On the season he has 355 yards receiving.
Elijah Thurmon, born in Heidelberg, Germany, has emerged as Berlin's deep threat. He caught three balls for 89 yards including an 80-yard score and leads team with 24 receptions for 241 yards and 4 touchdowns
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Maurice put up good numbers in limited action for the Scottish Claymores. The running back carried nine times for 56 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards versus Rhein.
Curry Dawson, had one tackle for the Thunder. Josh Warner started at center, while Bryan Fletcher opened the game at tight end for Berlin. Fletcher has 8 catches for 51 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season but has not caught a pass in the last two weeks.
FB Tyree Forman of F.C. Barcelona saw action against Berlin. Shane Grice started at guard for Barcelona.
Teddy Gaines started at cornerback for the Rhein Fire and recorded one tackle and one pass defensed against Scotland.
Jeff Grzeskowiak started at tackle for the Amsterdam Admirals.