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Source: Bears Deal Olsen To Carolina; Team Targeting Roy Williams?

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Replacing Olsen with a tall wideout?

It looks to be the plan offensive coordinator Mike Martz wants to incorporate.

2007 first round draft pick Greg Olsen has been traded to the Carolina Panthers for an unspecified player and an unknown draft pick to be named later, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

With Olsen’s contract extension nearing and Martz’s lack of use for tight ends, the former Miami Hurricane was deemed expendable.

The Bears top tight end caught 41 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Now the attention has shifted towards a former receiver who played under Martz’s pass-happy system in Detroit, Roy Williams.  The recently released Cowboy is being sought after by the team, according to a league source with insight of the club’s plans.

If the Bears bring in Roy Williams, I would be absolutely shocked.  I don’t consider him a worthwhile receiver to add, despite his above-average athleticism and size.  Distraction city.  Why would we bring him in?  No thanks.

Offensive line prospects dwindling: The Bears were eyeing Steelers left tackle Willie Colon – now he has signed back with Pittsburgh.  According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colon said he accepted $3 million less over the life of the contract from the Steelers than what the Bears had offered him to join them.

One Steeler (tight end Matt Spaeth) big body was all the team could get, as the focus now could be directed around Falcons’ right tackle Tyson Clabo, that is, after they re-sign Olin.

Lions steal potential linebacker: Justin Durant is no longer on the list of strong side possibilities for the Bears.  This signing not only diminishes the free agent group of outside ‘backers, but hurts because he signed with the division rival Detroit Lions.  Time to bring back Nick Roach.



  1. cgaspard

    July 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    They have to pick up Max Starks of Pitt. and a big receiver like Floyd.

  2. Russ Loede

    July 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I would still love to pry away Steve Smith from Carolina. If not Smith, then either James Jones or Floyd.

    Starks is an intriguing option. I rather look for a guard, like Blalock or Dahl from Atlanta.

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