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With Olsen Available, Attention Shifts To Chargers WR Floyd

Bears Have Contacted Malcom

Maybe Brad Smith isn’t the only receiver the Bears are after.

According to a league source, the Bears have made contact involving San Diego Chargers free agent wide receiver Malcom Floyd.  However, that doesn’t mean they’ve talked dollar signs.

The 6-foot-5 pass catcher would provide much-needed size in the red zone.  If Olsen does get dealt, Jay Cutler would deserve a replacement to target during jump ball situations.

On Olsen, it’s not just his agent Drew Rosenhaus making bogus claims about the Bears throwing him out on the trade block, as NFL personnel sources have confirmed the issue, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.  I’m not stunned or in disbelief like some are about the Olsen news.

If we receive a third or fourth round pick for Olsen, I’m all for trading him.  With that said, I don’t think Floyd will be the guy to come in and take his catches.  Both Minnesota and St. Louis are fighting for the Chargers wideout.  As for the Vikings, they’re also after James Jones of the Packers.

In the end, Olsen is expendable with Kellen Davis and Brandon Manumaleuna viable options to take his spot.  Long-time (since ’03) Bear Desmond Clark is unlikely to return.  More importantly, Mike Martz like to use receivers and backs to run routes and be the primary candidates for his quarterback.  So why keep the former Miami Hurricane, especially if he’s due for an extension?

Davis stays in division: With Devin Aromashodu signing with the Vikings, special teams standout/slot receiver Rashied Davis has inked a deal with the Detroit Lions.  Davis had been with the Bears since ’05.  He wanted to stay, but felt the club didn’t want him enough.

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