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Bears among teams interested in Vincent Jackson

We’re only surprised that every NFL team isn’t considering making a run at Vincent Jackson.

The Chargers sound oddly open to dealing the big play threat, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter has identified at least three teams discussing going after Jackson.  We knew about the Redskins and Seahawks.  Schefter adds the Bears to the mix.

The Bears talked all offseason about how much they love their receiver group, but Jay Cutler could use a physical, alpha dog to throw to.  That’s where the union stops making sense. 

Jackson doesn’t fit the profile of a typical Mike Martz receiver and Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo said previously he’s out of the business of trading away future draft picks.

Jackson will inevitably cost a high pick or two in addition to another monster contract.  Angelo and Lovie Smith are going for broke in what could be their last year together, but doesn’t ownership draw the line financially somewhere?

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  1. Midway Monster says: Jun 30, 2010 12:26 PM

    Whoa, that would be crazy. I guess thinking long term (essentailly after 2010) this is a great idea. If it works this year then wonderful. If it doesnt then we have a good group of players to move forward with on offense. Got one more surprise Angelo?

  2. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 30, 2010 12:27 PM

    The Bears were also interested in me, which is odd because I am not a big guy and don’t have much body hair.

  3. DonTerrelli says: Jun 30, 2010 12:27 PM

    Jay Cutler is not good enough to throw to Jackson.

  4. pilot08 says: Jun 30, 2010 12:28 PM

    If the Bears can pick up Jackson, this would make this a legit team. It could make this one of the best offseason’s in free agency I’ve seen in a long, long time.
    Saying this, I still think the Panthers should get him… Jackson, Steve Smith, Armanti Edwards. (throw in Dwayne Jarrett and Brandon Lafell in there) and Im liking Carolina’s attack to go with williams/stewart.

  5. Kaz says: Jun 30, 2010 12:28 PM

    The Bears need to get their line secure. That should be the top priority. If not, it will be another year of rushed passes and interceptions from the Cutler…

  6. crodseth says: Jun 30, 2010 12:40 PM

    The Bears need to do what the Bears have always done….run the damn football. Teach that douche Cutler how to hand off and let Forte do his thing. Cutler is NOT a franchise QB, what a waste of money and draft picks.

  7. HC says: Jun 30, 2010 12:41 PM

    “We’re only surprised that every NFL team isn’t considering making a run at Vincent Jackson.”
    Why are you surprised? First, he’s one happy hour away from a suspension. Second, there is the risk that whatever a team gives up in a trade for him could end up being in exchange for a one year rental. Third, most teams are not eager to sign players to big signing bonuses knowing there may be no football next year, or to big longterm contracts until they know what the next salary cap will be.
    So why the “surprise”?

  8. Ballinmore says: Jun 30, 2010 12:41 PM

    # Kaz says: June 30, 2010 12:28 PM
    The Bears need to get their line secure. That should be the top priority. If not, it will be another year of rushed passes and interceptions from the Cutler…
    The only way you’ll see Jay Cutler not throw interceptions this year is if he becomes a hot dog vendor.

  9. Brat Favre says: Jun 30, 2010 12:42 PM

    The Bears should just have linebackers play wide receiver. They have better form for tacking the DBs after Cutler throws 230 interceptions.

  10. TrueSole says: Jun 30, 2010 12:42 PM

    V Jack would help the Bears but I don’t think the Bears have enough to get him. The Bears can’t mortgage the future anymore! I wonder what Gayle Sayers thinks of V Jack coming to the Bears? I know Butkus says that V Jack is no Tom Waddle…

  11. Ray says: Jun 30, 2010 12:49 PM

    I wonder if my RAMS are interested? We need a veteran receiver (among other things) in the worst way!!!

  12. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Jun 30, 2010 12:50 PM

    Haven’t heard the Bears pursuing O-lineman much in this off-season. Not the greatest pool to select from, but still very quiet considering Angelo said it is the teams biggest question mark.
    Have fun in your last year Angy and Lovie, at least the Ownership is smart enough to stop you from trading away next years draft and leaving the new regime with an empty cupboard.

  13. Jabberwocky says: Jun 30, 2010 12:54 PM

    There’s no way Angelo gives up anything more than a 2nd for this guy. He’s another prima-donna WR who like some else said here, is one happy hour away from a big suspension.
    @Ballinmore- your comment makes zero sense.

  14. Zox says: Jun 30, 2010 12:54 PM

    The Real Shuxion says:
    June 30, 2010 12:27 PM
    The Bears were also interested in me, which is odd because I am not a big guy and don’t have much body hair.
    _______________________________
    Interesting….what’s your asking price?

  15. Zox says: Jun 30, 2010 12:59 PM

    The Jaguars got Kassim Osgood, so we’re all set.

  16. Mean and Nasty says: Jun 30, 2010 1:00 PM

    Too bad they overpaid the biggest joke in the league (Peppers) and cant afford much else!

  17. Sow Crates says: Jun 30, 2010 1:00 PM

    pilot08 says: June 30, 2010 12:28 PM
    “If the Bears can pick up Jackson, this would make this a legit team. It could make this one of the best offseason’s in free agency I’ve seen in a long, long time.”
    It’s still June. I’m a Bears fan, I think I have reason to still be excited about Jay Cutler in a Bears uniform even after a bad (but honestly, I don’t think terrible) season, but it’s still June for one more day. After that it’s July. Then August. Then games start. Peppers, Taylor and Chris Harris are players ready to contribute now and I do believe they’ll make some good impact, but it’s impossible to judge an off-season until October or November role around.
    Receivers like Jackson aren’t available for trade very often (although you wouldn’t know it looking at the amount of high-profile WR trades in the past 2 years), it’s worth going through the motions of making an offer. Chicago should save its 1st and 2nd round picks in the coming years to add talent to their O-line and secondary, so it’s hard to imagine Jackson in Chicago

  18. etronsman says: Jun 30, 2010 1:02 PM

    The Packers don’t need him, so there’s one team of your list Greggers

  19. rusH1023 says: Jun 30, 2010 1:07 PM

    Kaz says:
    The Bears need to get their line secure. That should be the top priority. If not, it will be another year of rushed passes and interceptions from the Cutler…
    ____________________________________
    He had a great line in front of him in Denver, lest we forget..

  20. kvh59 says: Jun 30, 2010 1:18 PM

    I wish the Giants would pony up and go after this guy. They typically dont give up draft picks, however a starting Wr lineup of Jackson, Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith in the slot would be dynamic. That would give Eli one of the best young receiver core for years to come. I would love to see this, but probably wont happen. Go Gmen!

  21. Codebeard says: Jun 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    crodseth says:
    June 30, 2010 12:40 PM
    The Bears need to do what the Bears have always done….run the damn football. Teach that douche Cutler how to hand off and let Forte do his thing. Cutler is NOT a franchise QB, what a waste of money and draft picks.

    Did you WATCH the games last year? There was no running game because the offensive line couldn’t open up any holes. Only in the last two games (when Orlando Pace was taken out of the lineup) did the running game start to open up. If they can keep that up, then this will be a potent two-dimensional offense, but they have to continue to open holes. There is no running game if Forte keeps running into defenders in the backfield.

  22. SmackDaPack says: Jun 30, 2010 1:21 PM

    @piloto8 a legit team with that O-line, I think not. The players currently set to start on the Bears offensive line are enough to keep them from being legit even if there were no other sub par areas of the team, which there are. I love the Bears but come on, get real.

  23. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 30, 2010 1:33 PM

    # Zox says: June 30, 2010 12:54 PM
    The Real Shuxion says:
    June 30, 2010 12:27 PM
    The Bears were also interested in me, which is odd because I am not a big guy and don’t have much body hair.
    ____________________ ___________
    Interesting….wh at’s your asking price?
    —————————————————————
    Bring me out to a fast food restaurant and buy me a milkshake and I am yours. LOL

  24. Kevin C says: Jun 30, 2010 1:34 PM

    There is no need for new receivers in Chicago. Just put the opposing teams jerseys on the Bears receivers and Jay Cutler will throw to them all day. Problem solved.

  25. Filbertkiwi71 says: Jun 30, 2010 1:38 PM

    I don’t believe for a minute any team would openly express interest in VJ. If they did, wouldn’t that be considered tampering?
    Secondly, what value are other teams willing to give up in order to pick up VJ? I seriously doubt that draft picks will be enough to get him. It seems to me that it is going to take draft picks and at least a starter in an area of need for the Chargers.
    What team in their right mind is going to want to bring in VJ and sign him to a long term deal considering his off the field issues. Isn’t he already facing a suspension?
    BTW, he has had his share of dropped balls.
    This column, IMO sounds like another one of those throw something against the wall columns and hope it sticks.
    VJ isn’t going anywhere unless the Chargers want to trade him. It doesn’t matter what VJ or any other team wants.

  26. chhutson27 says: Jun 30, 2010 1:45 PM

    @ Rush1023
    Yeah, and did you see Denver’s offense that year? He had a good line in front of him, and he threw for 4500 yards – how many Bears’ quarterbacks can say that? He had a great offensive line in front of him, and QB’d the #2 offense in the NFL that year. Did he throw some INT’s – yeah he did. But he carried Denver that year. Denver had 7 RB’s on IR. I can name them all if you want me to. Every defense knew Cutler was going to throw the ball every play. Cutler even said during that 2008 year, that he might have to become the primary ball carrier. Sure the guy makes mistakes, but he’s a competitor. His offense did it’s part in Denver. The defense sucked.

  27. chhutson27 says: Jun 30, 2010 1:49 PM

    Selvin Young, Micheal Pittman, Andre Hall, Ryan Torain, Peyton Hillis, Tatum Bell, and Anthony Alridge. And you wonder why Cutler threw some INT’s. He takes a bunch of risks, and the D knows they aren’t going to run the ball. And this year, they tried handing it to Forte. He couldn’t gain more than 3 yards a carry.

  28. The Bee's Knees says: Jun 30, 2010 1:51 PM

    He wants to be paid more than Brandon Marshall and his contact… Sorry VJ but you haven’t proven your worth that much.

  29. Franchise says: Jun 30, 2010 1:56 PM

    rusH1023 says:
    “He had a great line in front of him in Denver, lest we forget.”
    With Denver, his numbers across the board were better other than throwing 2 more TDs last season.
    He threw 32 INTS in 2 complete seasons in Denver to his 26 just last season, and add the fact he threw about 60 more times his last season with Denver compared to last season as well.

  30. Bearing Down says: Jun 30, 2010 2:02 PM

    Someone said hand the ball off to Forte and let him do his thing…I could not disagree more. Forte was a joke last season…
    We gave away too much for Cutler to hand the ball off. Id rather watch Cutler throw the Bears into last place then watch another boring Bears offensive year.

  31. Dewey Axewoond says: Jun 30, 2010 2:13 PM

    chhutson27 says:
    June 30, 2010 1:49 PM
    Selvin Young, Micheal Pittman, Andre Hall, Ryan Torain, Peyton Hillis, Tatum Bell, and Anthony Alridge. And you wonder why Cutler threw some INT’s. He takes a bunch of risks, and the D knows they aren’t going to run the ball. And this year, they tried handing it to Forte. He couldn’t gain more than 3 yards a carry.
    _________________________________
    You make good points here–but just to defend Forte a little bit, he was contending with nagging injuries throughout the season, and had surgery within weeks of the season ending.
    A lot of people want to write him as a one-year-and-done player (or contend that he’ll have little opportunity in Martz’s pass-happy scheme), but I fully expect him to bounce back in a HUGE way this year, as both a running AND receiving threat.
    Think: second coming of Marshall Faulk. Yup.

  32. Dewey Axewoond says: Jun 30, 2010 2:21 PM

    With or without Jackson, the Bears will be surprisingly stout contenders for the division this year.
    Mark my goddamm words.
    And the biggest factors won’t be the return of a healthy Urlacher and Forte, the addition of Peppers and Taylor, the new scheme of Martz, the motivation of Marinelli as DC, improved o-line play under Tice’s tutelage, the additional years experience and development of young, hungry, speedy WRs, continued dominance on ST and in the return game, the addition by subtraction of Ron Turner, the return of turnover-forcing machine Chris Harris, or any ONE of the above improvements.
    It will be because of ALL of them.
    (But I LIKE that everyone’s counting the Bears out this year–that’s when we tend to have our best seasons).

  33. ChicagoJo says: Jun 30, 2010 2:29 PM

    I’m gonna call BS on this one. The Bears have openly stated
    -they are content with WRs(they actually have 6 right not in tight competition),
    -they will not trade future draft picks(Angelo probably isn’t allowed anymore)
    -they have overspent this season(which is why they didn’t try for Smiley, or another safety)
    But everytime a receiver is a free agent, or considered for a trade, you guys put up a post about him going to Chicago. Last year, maybe. Even though no one gives our receiving corp its due credit, it’s about 4th on the list of positions to fortify (after O line, secondary, and O line again)
    True, this one came from Schefter but I bet he’s just speculating himself. In a day or two, someone will report a comment from Jerry or Lovie about them not being interested, and “excited about the guys we have”.

  34. Heywood Jablowme says: Jun 30, 2010 2:31 PM

    The Real Shuxion says:
    June 30, 2010 1:33 PM
    # Zox says: June 30, 2010 12:54 PM
    The Real Shuxion says:
    June 30, 2010 12:27 PM
    The Bears were also interested in me, which is odd because I am not a big guy and don’t have much body hair.
    ____________________ ___________
    Interesting….wh at’s your asking price?
    ——————– ——————– ——————– —
    Bring me out to a fast food restaurant and buy me a milkshake and I am yours. LOL
    ___________________________________
    My computer screen just came out of the closet now. Thanks guys. Haha.

  35. Canned Heat says: Jun 30, 2010 2:43 PM

    Dewey Axewoond says:
    June 30, 2010 2:21 PM
    With or without Jackson, the Bears will be surprisingly stout contenders for the division this year.
    Mark my goddamm words.
    ___________________________________
    I will. They’ll be better, but not contenders.
    They’d have a chance at the division if the Packers and Vikes weren’t in it. The Packers will be better, the Vikes have a much tougher schedule than the pansy one they had last year…along with two miracle finishes they needed to get to the NFCC before old Man 4 wet the bed again.
    The only way the addition of VJ would work for the Bears would be if he would wear the opponent’s jersey each week….

  36. RossyRoss says: Jun 30, 2010 2:48 PM

    after further review da bears still suck.

  37. chhutson27 says: Jun 30, 2010 3:14 PM

    I’m not a Bears fan, I’m a huge Broncos fan. I want Cutler to succeed, though. I also hate the Packers, just because of Farve tossing that ball over Dre Bly in overtime 3 years ago, and I’ve never been a Vikings fan. I do have a lot of respect for Farve though. He’s tough as nails. I’m hoping Forte bounces back, and I’m rooting for the Bears in that division.

  38. cadillacjosh says: Jun 30, 2010 3:33 PM

    # Mean and Nasty says: June 30, 2010 1:00 PM
    Too bad they overpaid the biggest joke in the league (Peppers) and cant afford much else!
    ———————-
    Biggest joke in the league? Really? 3rd overall in total sacks since he came in the NFL and he’s the biggest joke in the league? Is there literally no one else in the NFL that is worse than Peppers?
    Other teams are freakin’ stacked.

  39. Vikadontis Rex says: Jun 30, 2010 3:44 PM

    That could be a very scary combo for the rest of the NFC North. Don’t give Cutler the tools to succeed.

  40. MidMonster1 says: Jun 30, 2010 4:57 PM

    “Jackson doesn’t fit the profile of a typical Mike Martz receiver”
    Florio, you’re an idiot. So who the hell DOES fit the profile of a Martz receiver?

  41. vikesfan4 says: Jun 30, 2010 5:45 PM

    not gonna happen. Bears have nothing to deal. They lost it all in the Cutler trade. Maybe they can deal away……nah, nevermind. All the Bears suck and nobody wants them.

  42. chhutson27 says: Jun 30, 2010 6:06 PM

    @ Vikesfan4
    The picks sent for the Cutler trade were used by Denver 2 years ago, and last year. The Bears have a full draft upcoming at the end of next year. They can trade what they want to. Please make worthwhile comments if you’re going to post.

  43. Midway Monster says: Jun 30, 2010 6:15 PM

    @vikesfan4
    Hey dumbass, since the draft is over all the teams are essentially even on picks for next year since we dealt picks from the LAST two years for Cutler. Any other insight you wish to share with us moron?

  44. comment_submission_error says: Jun 30, 2010 6:36 PM

    # MidMonster1 says:
    Florio, you’re an idiot. So who the hell DOES fit the profile of a Martz receiver?
    Calling Florio an idiot is a common occurrence, but calling Florio an idiot for something he didn’t write makes you look like an idiot. Moron.

  45. Mean and Nasty says: Jun 30, 2010 7:43 PM

    @ cadillacjosh
    Just wait and see big guy, they’ll be regretting that contract by week 4. Hes in the Ladainian phase of his career…I wouldnt buy his jersey if i were you!

  46. mnmaverick says: Jul 1, 2010 4:43 AM

    The Vikes could use a number one receiver like that but the character issues/legal probs wouldn’t sell them.
    Berrian is a number two on most teams, so is Rice (Last year was his first productive year.), and Harvin is a complimentary player. Jackson is a legitimate number one receiver but he has the old Ocho Stinko, T.O. , Moss, etc. Primadonna Disease.
    As for the Bears, they have to be careful, they are acquiring headcases. Taking on Cutler, Peppers, and Jackson is a bit much. Cutler is a Jeff George Clone. Peppers is a slacker, and Jackson is an immature primadonna. You’re building an explosive locker room there.

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