We’ve been dutifully working the phone lines to see what is going on out there related to the Bears and the answer is, as best we can tell, not much.
Several teams around the league are making some salary dumps, or clearing out players that don’t fit new systems, as much to give the players let go a fair shot at the start of free agency as anything else.
The most high-profile news came out of Tampa where the Buccaneers and new coach Raheem Norris have made linebacker Derrick Brooks walk the plank along with wide receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard, linebacker Cato June and running back Warrick Dunn.
The Bucs are ditching the Tampa Two so Brooks wasn’t needed any longer.
In St. Louis, the Rams trimmed wide receiver Drew Bennett and quarterback Trent Green and it will be interesting to see if wide receiver Torry Holt gets cut before Thursday night.
There have been happenings in the division … Minnesota looks ready to swing a deal for quarterback Sage Rosenfels from the Houston Texans.
Stay tuned. We’ll check back soon with some Rex Grossman news, and a little later on Four Down Territory. Free agency opens in a little more than 31 hours.