NFL News and Rumors

Trade Rumors Link Bears to Wide Receiver Hours Before Deadline

Adam Taylor McKillop
Trade rumors link the Chicago Bears to a wide receiver hours before Tuesday's deadline.
Trade rumors link the Chicago Bears to a wide receiver hours before Tuesday's deadline. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Despite a relatively quiet trade season across the NFL, the Chicago Bears have been one of the busiest sellers ahead of Tuesday's deadline. Chicago unloaded two veteran defenders in Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith, but that doesn't mean the team is done making tweaks to the roster.

In fact, recent trade rumors link the Bears to an intriguing addition on the offensive side of the ball.

NFL insider Doug Kyed reports the Bears are "among teams" who called the New England Patriots regarding wide receiver Kendrick Bourne.

It's unclear how "available" Bourne is, but general manager Ryan Poles is at least inquiring. Bourne is in the second season of a three-year contract with New England. The six-year veteran has never found a footing with the Patriots, making just six starts across two seasons and less than 100 combined targets in that span.

It's more of the same for Chicago, unfortunately. Acquiring Bourne is adding another average talent to the wide receiver room, a room dominated by Darnell Mooney. Equanimeous St. Brown and Dante Pettis are not impressive options for Chicago's depth, but Bourne does little to move the needle.

The Bears sit at 3-5 on the year and hold just +1260 odds to make the playoffs on FanDuel Sportsbook.

SIGN UP NOW. No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000. dark

Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.