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Legal issues aside, Garrett Wolfe likely done with Bears

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Running back Garrett Wolfe, who was arrested last month in Miami, is not expected to return to the Bears when the lockout ends. And that was the case even before he got arrested.

Wolfe, who is scheduled to be arraigned on June 21 on charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting an officer with violence, will be a free agent whenever free agency starts, and indications are that he wasn’t in the Bears’ plans anyway.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes that the real sign that Wolfe would be gone came when the Bears did not tender him an offer as a potential restricted free agent in February. Wolfe is a solid special teams contributor, but he only had four carries for eight yards last season, and the Bears would rather have a backup running back who can bring something to the table on offense in addition to helping on special teams.

Getting arrested won’t be a good thing for Wolfe’s career, as it’s likely to make other teams more hesitant to sign him in free agency. But the arrest isn’t the primary reason he’s on the way out of Chicago.

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5 Responses to “Legal issues aside, Garrett Wolfe likely done with Bears”
  1. jpiro says: Jun 14, 2011 10:33 AM

    Failed project from the get go. Bye, bye little guy.

  2. thephantomstranger says: Jun 14, 2011 11:02 AM

    Has anyone heard when Walter called Henry Lake on KFAN the year Wolfe and Adrian Peterson were drafted and made the argument that Wolfe would be better because he led the NCAA in rushing? Classic.

  3. ditkadontbutkus says: Jun 14, 2011 1:02 PM

    Garrett Wolfe, we hardly knew ye!

  4. freedomispopular says: Jun 14, 2011 1:34 PM

    Sounds like a perfect fit as Cedric Benson’s backup.

  5. pkrlvr says: Jun 14, 2011 2:57 PM

    So what you’re saying is he’s a scumbag AND a crappy player……

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