Willie Colon Would Be An Upgrade
It’s clear the team would like to improve Jay Cutler’s protection, mainly his blind side.
According to an NFL source, the Bears have reached out to Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon, who would start at left tackle if he were to be signed.
However, it’s rumored that Colon is more of a secondary option, if the Bears are unable to pick up Saints free agent starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod.
A move for either Colon or Bushrod could be put on the back burner, as the club waits to see who the Falcons keep out of their trio of offensive line free agents. Tyson Clabo, who the Bears showed attention towards around draft time, would be the ideal choice out of the three Dirty Birds. The other two linemen are guards Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl.
Apparently, the Bears would like to give Mike Tice more established options to work with compared to last season. Smart move, seeing that both starting tackles are inexperienced and it would be better to ease them into the mix. I don’t have a problem with first round pick Gabe Carimi starting, but J’Marcus Webb?
Kreutz hunt: Transitioning from potential Bear offensive linemen to one of their own offensive linemen, Olin Kreutz. The latest news on the most important free agent this off-season for the Bears, has the 49ers interested in the center, according to Matt Maiocco CSN Bay Area:
Word is that veteran Olin Kreutz (Bears) is on 49ers’ radar after they lost center David Baas.