During his weekly chat with the Bears website, general manager Jerry Angelo explained why former receiver Bernard Berrian isn’t a fit at Halas Hall anymore.
Berrian, who signed a lucrative six-year, $42 million free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings less than four years ago, was released Tuesday and replaced by a seventh-round draft pick.
His best season with the Vikings was his first, when he had 48 catches for 964 yards and scored seven touchdowns. In the three seasons since, though, Berrian has scored just four touchdowns.
Asked about the interest in Berrian, Angelo said, “Right now we’re doing everything we can to get our receivers in a groove.
“We just talked about Roy [Williams]. Then there’s Johnny Knox, Devin Hester and Earl Bennett will be back now. It’s not about the quantity of receivers; it’s about the quality.
“What Bernard can do well, we have receivers who can do those same things. We certainly have respect for Bernard and like Bernard. We just don’t want to run up and down the starting line because when you bring players in they take reps, and then whose reps does he take?”
The Bears also have undrafted rookie Dane Sanzenbacher, who leads his team with three receiving touchdowns.