Bears bargain paying off

Bears bargain paying off

Posted by Bob LeGere on Sat, 09/27/2008 - 23:50
Sometimes shopping the bargain racks really pays off. After three weeks it seems the Bears made the right decision by declining to get into a bidding war for Bernard Berrian, who cost the Vikings $42 million over six years. Instead the Bears signed Redskins castoff Brandon Lloyd for $645,000, the league minimum plus a $40,000 bonus. So far, Lloyd has far outperformed Berrian. While neither offense has been very productive this season, Lloyd has still managed to catch 13 passes for 216 yards and 1 touchdown, while Berrian has 6 catches for 117 yards and no touchdowns. If he maintains the same pace for 16 games, Lloyd will finish with 70 receptions for 1,152 yards, which would be the fifth-highest yardage in franchise history.
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