Bears defensive end Vernon Gholston complained Monday night that he never got a “fair chance” from Rex Ryan in New York.
We’d argue that Gholston got more chances than most NFL players because of his draft pedigree. The Bears didn’t select Gholston, which is why we suspect he may not even make the team’s roster.
Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo called the No. 3 defensive end spot a “concern” with Corey Wooten injured. Undrafted rookie Mario Addison has received more buzz than Gholston in camp. Nick Reed played ahead of Addison and Gholston on Monday night.
The team may also move defensive tackle Henry Melton outside to end. Basically, the Bears look like they are trying to do whatever possible to avoid playing Gholston.
“The former Jets’ first-round pick showed off little more than a chiseled physique during three weeks at Olivet Nazarene University,” Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes.
That probably sounds familiar to Jets fans and coach Rex Ryan.
“My concern was to make the NY Jets a better defense . . . not just one player,” Ryan said via the New York Daily News when asked about Gholston’s remarks. “I’m confused because I think I’m fair.”