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Bears bring back Aromashodu

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As expected, the Bears on Monday offically have added Tony Fiammetta, and they’ve offically released 2012 fourth-round pick Evan Rodriguez.

As not expected, the Bears also brought back receiver Devin Aromashodu.

Aromashodu spent two seasons with the Vikings after two seasons with the Bears, which came after two seasons with the Colts.  His contract with Minnesota expired in March, and he previously had received little or not interest on the open market.

By waiting until June, the Bears were able to add the free agent without the move counting toward Chicago’s or Minnesota’s net free-agent gains and losses for compensatory draft purposes.

Aromashodu has spent his career as a secondary player, with a career-best 26 catches for 468 yards coming in 2011 with Minnesota.  He caught only 11 passes for 182 yards last season.

The Bears also added receiver Jerrell Jackson and released receivers Demetrius Fields and Dale Moss.

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35 Responses to “Bears bring back Aromashodu”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 10, 2013 1:44 PM

    I’m sure he’s a great guy but I’m very happy to not have this guy as one of our wide receivers.

  2. howiehandles says: Jun 10, 2013 1:44 PM

    Jay’s a big fan of this kid…no seriously. Take that for what it’s worth. No harm in bringing in the guy though.

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 10, 2013 1:49 PM

    Good luck beating the bears this year Vikes, he’ll be able to tell them all your game plans. Down 1, handoff to AD, down 2, hand off to AD, down three, ponder throw into dirt, down 4, john Locke punt.

  4. thescribe56 says: Jun 10, 2013 1:53 PM

    He showed a lot of promise as a bear & this should be a good offense for him. The Bears are making smart moves finally, now lets get Greg Olsen back.

  5. jojopuppyfish says: Jun 10, 2013 1:54 PM

    Jay cutler worked well with Aromashodu.

  6. chi01town says: Jun 10, 2013 1:57 PM

    Emery & Trestmen is putting a championship team together, and they will get rid of anybody that causes a problem.

  7. packfaninchitown says: Jun 10, 2013 1:59 PM

    Bears won’t make the playoffs anyway…

  8. vicnocal says: Jun 10, 2013 2:04 PM

    I always remember that bomb Cutler threw to him from about 50 yards to beat the Vikings in overtime in Week 16 three years ago. That was awesome.

  9. voiceofsweetness says: Jun 10, 2013 2:13 PM

    Don’t see DA making the team again this year. He should get with Tim Jennings and find out how he suddenly learned to catch the ball. Wish Devin luck but I think his days in the league are numbered.

  10. doug1grohlin says: Jun 10, 2013 2:14 PM

    Great move! I never wanted him to go. Jay likes him, they work well together, and as Metallica would say, “Nothing Else Matters.”

  11. voiceofsweetness says: Jun 10, 2013 2:17 PM

    Doesn’t hurt to have another vet in camp to help accelerate the learning curve in any way for the younger WR’s.

  12. bahoto34 says: Jun 10, 2013 2:18 PM

    Great pickup…this guy had so much potential, dropped one deep ball the first week of the season, and was in mike martz’ doghouse from there on out. lets see what trestman can get out of him

  13. deltszp says: Jun 10, 2013 2:19 PM

    His most significant contribution to this team will be on Special Teams

  14. albertmn says: Jun 10, 2013 2:37 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jun 10, 2013 1:49 PM
    Good luck beating the bears this year Vikes, he’ll be able to tell them all your game plans. Down 1, handoff to AD, down 2, hand off to AD, down three, ponder throw into dirt, down 4, john Locke punt.
    ———————-
    Why would they need Aromashodu, when they have you to lay it out so clearly? Honestly, Packer fans don’t think before they post.

  15. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 10, 2013 2:42 PM

    vicnocal says:Jun 10, 2013 2:04 PM

    I always remember that bomb Cutler threw to him from about 50 yards to beat the Vikings in overtime in Week 16 three years ago. That was awesome.
    _____

    Antoine Winfield fell down. The thing I remember is Ryan Longwell missing an extra point that allowed the game to go into overtime! Still fuming about how we lost home-field advantage in the NFL championship because of that game.

  16. moeman79 says: Jun 10, 2013 3:22 PM

    I remember He and a coach or Jerry Angelo had serious problems with each other, but he was developing well but was never brought back, and other than the Colts, who were loaded with WR at the time, he was on a run based offence. I am sure no wide out looks good with Ponder anyhow.

  17. schmitty2 says: Jun 10, 2013 3:25 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jun 10, 2013 1:49 PM

    Good luck beating the bears this year Vikes, he’ll be able to tell them all your game plans. Down 1, handoff to AD, down 2, hand off to AD, down three, ponder throw into dirt, down 4, john Locke punt.

    Hey Carl, how did the Pack defense do against Ad in that simple game plan you just mentioned? Oh wait……

  18. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    schitty2 says:Jun 10, 2013 3:25 PM

    Hey Carl, how did the Pack defense do against Ad in that simple game plan you just mentioned? Oh wait……

    Yeah, ah crushed them in the first round of the playoffs and ended their season. So, it worked out pretty well, actually. Thanks for asking.

  19. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jun 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    schitty2 says:Jun 10, 2013 3:25 PM

    Hey Carl, how did the Pack defense do against Ad in that simple game plan you just mentioned? Oh wait……

    Yeah, ah crushed them in the first round of the playoffs and ended their season. So, it worked out pretty well, actually. Thanks for asking.
    ________

    Yeah, that was a brilliant gameplan the Packers had. Take a cheapshot on Ponder the week before so he can’t play, then win a game against a quarterback who is currently struggling to make the team as a wide receiver. If you can just do that every week, the Packers will be Super Bowl champions!

  20. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 10, 2013 4:17 PM

    Smells like fear.

  21. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 10, 2013 4:19 PM

    Rick,

    Seems like you have a lot of excuses.

    I suppose saying the packers had no Randall Cobb and were missing their leading tackler during the Vikings win would be an excuse as to why the Vikings won. Right?

    It must suck so bad being a Vikings fan.

  22. schmitty2 says: Jun 10, 2013 4:55 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jun 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    schitty2 says:Jun 10, 2013 3:25 PM

    Hey Carl, how did the Pack defense do against Ad in that simple game plan you just mentioned? Oh wait……

    Yeah, ah crushed them in the first round of the playoffs and ended their season. So, it worked out pretty well, actually. Thanks for asking.

    Indeed they did against JOE WEBB..and what did that get them- 1 extra week to play and get single handily demolished by Colin Kaepernick. But like usual Carl, keep caring more about the Vikings like the little obsessed troll that you are then actually care about how the Pack do against anyone else.

  23. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    ponderthedumpoffking says:Jun 10, 2013 4:19 PM

    Rick,

    Seems like you have a lot of excuses.

    I suppose saying the packers had no Randall Cobb and were missing their leading tackler during the Vikings win would be an excuse as to why the Vikings won. Right?
    _____

    Every team deals with injuries. I’d think it would be obvious, however, that losing your starting quarterback and having to start a guy who hadn’t played all year and now doesn’t play quarterback anymore would be a significant disadvantage. Why don’t you sit Rodgers next year and we’ll see how the game goes.

  24. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 10, 2013 4:59 PM

    @rs

    Your QB had a boo boo and couldn’t go. we all saw the pics, it was no Favre’s ankle that’s for sure.

    Are we supposed to spot you a QB? I’m pretty sure your team is responsible for finding it’s onw players.

  25. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 10, 2013 5:06 PM

    Ah. Now we are clear. The Packers can have 14 people on IR, be sitting one of their best playmakers, and that would be an excuse.

    Missing a guy that can’t throw ten yards is the only reason the Packers won (despite winning once before).

    At least you make no sense.

  26. mialto says: Jun 10, 2013 5:34 PM

    Two things I know Cutler liked him and so did I. Only one those will matter come game time.

    DA can play and could have a similar year to what Brandon Lloyd had on Patriots (when chemistry works).

  27. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 10, 2013 5:42 PM

    The Vikings beat them the week before with the guy who can’t throw 10 yards. He was the only difference. If a Packer fan thinks the identity of the starting quarterback makes no difference, he’s more delusional than we all thought.

  28. larryboodry says: Jun 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    Hated to see Aromashodu leave two years ago, glad they are giving him another chance…Not sad to see Rodriguez go, too many off-field issues with alcohol doomed his tenure with the Bears.

  29. hsatpft says: Jun 10, 2013 6:01 PM

    The game announcers are going to shoot themselves when the Bears play the ‘9ers, Aromashodu enters the game as a receiver, and Nnamdi Asomugha lines up to cover him…

  30. larryboodry says: Jun 10, 2013 6:15 PM

    If you take Rodgers, Cutler, Megatron, and AP out of the NFC North, nobody finishes above .500.

    (Of course, Detroit has that covered even with CJ.)

  31. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 10, 2013 6:46 PM

    Good God.

    Pay attention.

    The Packers beat the Vikings by 9 with Ponder at Lambeau.

    The Packers beat the Vikings by 14 without ponder at Lambeau.

    Ponder is worth 5 points.

  32. iowahbr says: Jun 10, 2013 9:28 PM

    And Tebow goes to the PATS instead of the Bears.. There is no justice in the NFL

  33. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 11, 2013 1:05 AM

    If you want to compare the games, compare the games at Lambeau, not when you’re playing for your playoff lives, at home, when the opposition is resting players, and you still need a last second field goal to win.

    Wait, you don’t want to do that, because it makes too much sense, and THAT hurts your argument.

  34. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 11, 2013 11:53 AM

    Talk about making excuses.

  35. dkarras84 says: Jun 11, 2013 1:32 PM

    I remember when he came to Chicago and give us a real option out wide then Martz put him on the bench I like this move we have depth at the position now good move

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