Plenty of WR talent available

Plenty of WR talent available

Posted by Bob LeGere on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:34
Only two Bears are listed in the latest issue of Pro Football Weekly, which features a ranking of the top 100 free agents in advance of the March 13 opening of the market. PFW lists RB Matt Forte at No. 8, and DE Israel Idonije, at No. 76, is the only other Bear on the market. So it shouldn’t be too expensive for the Bears to hold on to their other 13 free agents, or at least the ones they want back. If the Bears want to spend the money to upgrade a wide receiver spot in need of improvement, they should have an abundance of options. Four of PFW’s top 10 free agents are wide receivers, the Steelers’ Mike Wallace (a restricted free agent) is No. 4, followed by the Chargers’ Vincent Jackson (No. 7), the Eagles’ DeSean Jackson (No. 9) and the Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe (No. 10). A bit farther down the list are the Patriots’ Wes Welker (13), the Bills’ Stevie Johnson (16) and the Saints’ Marques Colston (23). Some of the top wideouts are expected to be given the franchise tag and remain with their teams, but the Bears will have plenty of makes and models to choose from if they’re in a buying mode.
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