Yesterday turned out to be a quiet day for the Bears. As I have said before, I believe Emery is done signing anyone of significance. Currently there are only a handful of players of quality and age that would meet the Bears requirements. Not saying he won't sign someone for depth and am sure he is talking to Eben Britton and Zack Bowman.
Yesterday it was reported the Bowman was close to a deal with the Giants and then everything got quiet. As I mentioned it does surprise me for Bowman was looking for a starting opportunity. With the signings by the Giants to shore up their secondary, I just don't see him getting that chance there. He would better off re-signing with the Bears and backing up Tillman. I am sure he would get snaps to rest Tillman and if he played well he would get a shot in 2015.
On the draft front, the Bears have met with Kevin Norwood WR from Alabama. I have provided his scouting report. He had a strong showing on his Pro Day so not sure if he will be around late in the draft, but would be an excellent choice. (click on his name to go to his scouting report).
I will provide updates through the weekend as they occur. Thanks for reading and don't forget to vote.
Update: Here is one from out of left field, in fact, I ignored it earlier today but it seems to be gaining traction. Rumor has it that the Bears and Rams are interested in Mark Sanchez.
Starting off the day with an interesting rumor. It is being reported Safety, James Ihedigbo is deciding between the Lions and Bears. It had been widely reported he visited the Lions last week, but nothing was said about him being at Halas Hall. The 30 year old played last season with the Ravens were he had over 100 tackles and 3 interceptions as a strong safety. He has close ties to the DC of the Lions and the new HC.
Update: The Tribune reports today that per Trestman, Wilson will not be anointed the 3rd WR slot. He was quoted saying, "He showed that we can work with him and develop him," Trestman said of Wilson. "He’s got the football intelligence that we’re looking for and the ability to be flexible within the offense." It is believed he will get every opportunity to win the position, but expect Hixson to see snaps. It is also believed the Bears will draft a WR late. Also, there is Chris Williams who can play WR but will be used mostly for PR/KR.