Bradley was barely a blip

Bradley was barely a blip

Posted by Bob LeGere on Mon, 10/06/2008 - 22:44
The release of 2005 second-round pick Mark Bradley two weeks ago barely registered on the radar because the wide receiver's contributions were barely noticeable after a promising rookie season. Bradley caught 18 passes for 203 yards back in '05 and started four games before the season was halfway over. But in what proved to be his career game, the seventh of that season, he caught 5 passes for 88 yards but shortly before halftime suffered a torn ACL. Bradley never started another game. He caught 14 passes in 2006, just 6 the next year and none before he was cut this season. He was picked up on waivers by the Chiefs, who are desperate for help in all areas. “It just didn't happen,” said Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo, who drafted Bradley 39th overall. “Players have windows that they have to show (something). He showed early, then didn't for different reasons. We had other players come in, (Muhsin) Muhammad was here, and that probably capped him a little bit, and injuries. “At some point, if it doesn't happen, then you have to move on. Do we not think that Mark can play? Mark can play in the league. Obviously Kansas City thinks so, but at this time we've got to focus on the guys that we have that we feel can give us the best chance of winning.”
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