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Frey getting valuable early-season reps

Isaiah Frey (Grant Halverson/Getty)

Bears nickelback Isaiah Frey is slowly working his way into the secondary rotation and should see his snap count increase in preparation for pass-happy opponents later in the campaign.

In the season opener, the Cincinnati Bengals used a lot of two-tight-end sets against the Chicago Bears defense. This kept the Bears in their base set for all but 18 snaps, during which Isaiah Frey was inserted as the nickelback. It was a smaller workload than Frey and the coaching staff anticipated coming into the contest. "We weren't really expecting them to come out and play two-tight-end... Recommended Stories