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Devin Aromashodu on his way out in Chicago

Devin Aromashodu

At the end of the 2009 season, Devin Aromashodu looked like Jay Cutler’s favorite receiver.   One very disappointing campaign later, he’s on his way out of Chicago.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune notes the Bears chose not to extend a qualifying tender to Aromashodu, making him an unrestricted free agent after a CBA is reached.

Aromashodu saw a lot of action in the team’s season opening win against Detroit, and then was barely seen after that.  He never seemed to possess the precise route running that offensive coordinator Mike Martz was looking for.

The Bears say they love Johnny Knox, Devin Hester, and Earl Bennett as their receiver group.  It’s a solid gang of role players that could still use a lead dog.

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20 Responses to “Devin Aromashodu on his way out in Chicago”
  1. sleeper692 says: Mar 6, 2011 5:20 PM

    Like so many other players the Bears let go prematurely, I’ll wager Aromashodu finds a home on another team and turns out to be an excellent go-to receiver.

    If the Bears were smart, they’d be all over Nanee right now.

  2. boneyardbuc says: Mar 6, 2011 5:35 PM

    Yeah, that’s exactly what the Bears need, Rosenthal, another WR to keep their franchise QB upright…

    Does your father run NBC, Rosenthal? How did you ever get chosen to write about the NFL??

    /palm to forehead

  3. jimmysee says: Mar 6, 2011 5:36 PM

    He’s a talented receiver — exactly the kind of guy who could have a future in Green Bay if the price is right and save a draft pick for other needs in April.

  4. mataug says: Mar 6, 2011 5:47 PM

    “Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune notes the Bears chose not to extend a qualifying tender to Aromashodu, making him an unrestricted free agent after a CBA is reach.”

    “He never seemed o have the precise route running that offensive coordinator Mike Martz was looking for.”

    Gregg, I’m now convinced that you commit these mistakes deliberately.

  5. goawayeverybody says: Mar 6, 2011 5:51 PM

    Devin is going to rock the house on a different team. You will see.

  6. gmsingh says: Mar 6, 2011 5:51 PM

    What, they didn’t want to give him a try out on the offensive line?

  7. ilpackerbacker says: Mar 6, 2011 6:31 PM

    But remember … Lovie Smith is here to beat Green Bay, LOL.

    Packers 21, Bears 14

  8. red513 says: Mar 6, 2011 6:56 PM

    Damn, Aromashodu must be pretty bad. Anbody remember when Martz drafted Eric Crouch (3rd round pick IIRC) to play wide receiver for the Rams?

  9. dkeyser says: Mar 6, 2011 8:37 PM

    Im not a fan of this team but i’d be willing to bet a steak dinner they go after Sidney Rice like they went after Peppers last year

  10. fumblenuts says: Mar 6, 2011 9:00 PM

    Pete Carroll could use a guy like Devin to compliment WR Big Mike Williams up in Seattle.

  11. chobes68 says: Mar 6, 2011 9:36 PM

    “Like so many other players the Bears let go prematurely, I’ll wager Aromashodu finds a home on another team and turns out to be an excellent go-to receiver.

    If the Bears were smart, they’d be all over Nanee right now.”

    =====

    Like who? Cedric Benson? All those many players the Bears dumped have become stars: Bobby Wade, Justin Gage, Jauron Gilbert, Jamar Williams, Cedric Benson… dude quit in the SB. Benson is nothing special. As desperate as the Bears were for a big receiver, Devin did nothing to distinguish himself. The fault is on him, not on the Bears. The Bears haven’t dumped anyone good, because Angelo hasn’t drafted all that well, especially in the first round. If you’re alluding to Orton, there is not a GM out there that wouldn’t rather have Cutler than Orton.

    “But remember … Lovie Smith is here to beat Green Bay, LOL.”

    Packers 21, Bears 14

    =========

    Two things. First, that part of his initial speech was written for him, intended for the meathead fans.

    Second, Lovie actually has a winning record vs GB. As far as that one game, the Bears weren’t even supposed to make the playoffs, while GB was predicted by many to at least make the SB, if not win it. While I’m still not a fan of Lovie, he certainly was able to get his team to overachieve last season, and their d certainly made GB’s O look average. While GB did have injuries, none of their major guys, Rogers, Woodson, Matthews, Jennings, etc, were out. While the TE has potential, he’s not there yet. Grant is nothing more than average at best. With the Packers passing game, he should be able to run the ball.

  12. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 6, 2011 9:49 PM

    I think Sidney Rice is in Chicago next year, as well. Or Pittsburgh.

  13. philtration says: Mar 6, 2011 9:51 PM

    sleeper692 says: Mar 6, 2011 5:20 PM

    Like so many other players the Bears let go prematurely, I’ll wager Aromashodu finds a home on another team and turns out to be an excellent go-to receiver.
    ====================================

    The Bears were the 5th team that Aromashodu has played for.
    If he was that great then why can’t he stick with anyone?

  14. fsfwannabe says: Mar 6, 2011 10:08 PM

    His next NFL stop will be his seventh. Between not being productive with Peyton Manning as his quarterback and not being able to seize a clear opportunity to play in Chicago if he had the ability, I’m not seeing this as such a loss for the Bears.

  15. phinfan says: Mar 6, 2011 10:54 PM

    Good send them marshall i guarantee he’ll mess it up

  16. ilpackerbacker says: Mar 6, 2011 11:23 PM

    “Two things. First, that part of his initial speech was written for him, intended for the meathead fans”.

    I don’t really care – it was a stupid thing to say. How about, “I’m here to win Super Bowls”? His winning record against Green Bay is rendered useless. The Packers won the biggest Packer-Bear game in the 90-year rivalry, hands-down. Packer fans win bragging rights forever and that’s it – nothing more to it.

    As for Grant, etc. – who cares? The point is, Thompson is a better GM than Angelo, for a lot of reasons. Thompson listens to his scouts and considers all of their input. Angelo blows his scouts off – that’s not good. Thompson has built the best, deepest, and most talented overall team in football.

  17. greenbaysucks says: Mar 6, 2011 11:58 PM

    I hope DA catches on somewhere – he’s got it in him.

    Probably a more simplified offense will help, but he has a lot of talent.

    Hopefully the Bears actually get a receiver who is taller than 5’10”.

  18. polegojim says: Mar 7, 2011 12:27 AM

    Cmon over to Detroit. We’ll make room.

  19. ilpackerbacker says: Mar 7, 2011 8:14 AM

    greenbaysucks – Say, how’s that name working out for you, LOL? Hope you enjoyed the NFC title game and the Super Bowl. Go find your 1985 Spiderman Underoos and see if they still fit.

    The Bears STILL suck.

  20. lrt79 says: Mar 7, 2011 9:34 AM

    I’m glad that no matter what the article may be about, as long as it features or even mentions the Chicago Bears we’ll have classless Green Bay fans coming out of the sewers to reinforce the widespread idea that they’re freaking morons.

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