83 days till Bears season opener: Every player to wear No. 83 for Chicago

The Chicago Bears will kick off their 2023 regular season against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 10, which is now 83 days away.

From now until the start of the season, we’ll be counting down each day by revisiting the players who have worn that specific jersey number.

No. 83 is currently worn by wide receiver Daurice Fountain, who could be competing for a spot on the practice squad. But there have been some memorable players to don the number, including Willie Gault and Martellus Bennett.

With 83 days until kickoff, here’s a look at every player to ever wear No. 83 for the Bears (via Pro Football Reference):

WR Daurice Fountain: 2022-present

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Michael Reaves/Getty Images

WR Dazz Newsome: 2021-22

WR Javon Wims: 2018-20

WR Daniel Braverman: 2016

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Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

TE Martellus Bennett: 2013-15

WR Max Komar: 2011

WR Mike Hass: 2007

WR David Terrell: 2001-04

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

WR Macey Brooks: 1999-2000

WR Eric Smith: 1997

WR Michael Timpson: 1995-96

WR Terry Obee: 1993

WR Eric Wright: 1991-92

WR Glen Kozlowski: 1987

WR Lawrence Wright: 1987

WR Willie Gault: 1983-87

TE Brooks Williams: 1981

WR Kris Haines: 1979-81

WR Golden Richards: 1978-79

WR Steve Rivera: 1977

WR Randy Burks: 1976

WR Charlie Wade: 1974

K Mac Percival: 1967-73

K Roger LeClerc: 1962-66

END Bill McColl: 1952-59

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