Randy Moss went through what Mike Florio over at ProFootballTalk.com and others report was a stellar workout Tuesday for the New Orleans Saints. This news should be a spot of good news for the Bears.
Not that the Bears are expected to be players in the impending return from retirement of one of the NFLs truly elite receivers over the past decade. Moss was available to the Bears in 1998 (the Bears drafted Curtis Enis, leaving Moss for the Vikings) and could have been had when he bounced among three teams in 2010 after a brief stretch with the New England Patriots.
The Bears didnt move then and the first major moves under GM Phil Emery and Chairman George McCaskey are not expected to include a flirtation with another former No. 1 pick after the Roy Williams disappointment of last season.
But the Saints interest in Moss points to New Orleans fully anticipating losing one of a receiver corps topped by Marques Colston and Robert Meacham, both unrestricted free agents. It also suggests that the Saints could well remove themselves from serious bidding to even retain one of those.
In a supply-and-demand business like NFL talent procurement, value is set by market forces as much as or more than simply on-field performance.
Positive press about the Chicago Bears' offseason is having a strong impact on the jersey sales for the team's highest-profile player, Mitch Trubisky.
According to Dick's Sporting Goods, Trubisky's No. 10 is the fifth-most popular jersey among offensive players over the last 30 days. He's No. 6 among all players, regardless of position.
The Bears' offseason has been full of superlatives since their aggressive approach to free agency. The signings of Allen Robinson, Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel put the spotlight on Trubisky and the potentially surging passing game. The second-round selection of Anthony Miller and word of Kevin White's offseason emergence has turned positive momentum into higher-than-anticipated expectations for Trubisky this season.
For Chicago to have any chance at meeting those expectations, Trubisky, who's entering his first full season as a starter with a new head coach and offensive system, has to thrive. Fans must be confident that he will, considering the investment they're making in his jersey.
Trubisky ended his rookie season with four wins in 12 starts, throwing for 2,193 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He completed 59.4 percent of his passes. He should have a much more productive season in 2018 with his new arsenal of skill players and an innovative coaching staff, led by coach Matt Nagy and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.
The Chicago Bears will kick off the fourth season of "Meet the Rookies" on June 25, a series that profiles four of the team's 2018 draft picks for a behind-the-scenes look at their journey to the NFL.
The four-episode series will air on ChicagoBears.com at 7:00 p.m from June 25 - 28 and will feature one rookie per night.
Monday's episode will cover the Bears' first-round pick, Roquan Smith. Selected with the eighth-overall pick, Smith is expected to become an instant-impact player on defense. He's expected to make an impact off the field, too, as a high-character leader. Smith's linebacker-mate Joel Iyiegbuniwe is the focus of Tuesday's episode, with Anthony Miller (Wednesday) and James Daniels (Thursday) rounding out Season 4.
For a deeper dive into what's in store in "Meet the Rookies," check out this description.