After releasing one veteran wide receiver on Thursday, the Bears will reportedly meet with another next week.
According to NFL Network's Kimberly Jones, former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is scheduled to meet with the Bears.
After missing the entire 2015 season with a calf injury, Cruz bounced back to play in 15 games with the Giants in 2016. He had 39 receptions for 586 yards and a touchdown.
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Cruz, 30, has appeared in 67 career NFL games and has accumulated 303 receptions for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Cruz helped the Giants capture the Lombardi Trophy in a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. During the 2011 playoffs, Cruz had 21 receptions for 269 yards and a touchdown.
If the Bears sign Cruz, he'll join an already crowded wide receiver group which includes Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Markus Wheaton, Kendall Wright, Josh Bellamy, Deonte Thompson, Daniel Braverman and Rueben Randle
At this week's Super Bowl Radio Row, The Ringer's Robert Mays, one of the most high-profile Bears fans in sports media, went on the Under Center Podcast to talk all things Chicago football.
With all eyes on the Bears' quarterback situation this offseason, Mays provided some insight into what Bears' fans should expect from the upcoming weeks and months:
"I don't think you have to make a determination now, but I think you go into free agency wanting to get another option. I think you should try to find someone and try to go in with the motivation to find someone. How much they're willing to pay? I think that's the bar you have to set right now. I think that number will ultimately determine their thinking. It will display their thinking. If they go in and offer Phillip Rivers $20 million, you know they don't think Mitchell Trubisky is the guy. If they go offer Marcus Mariota $5 million, then it's much more of a nebulous spot."
Mays also hits on the Andy Reid/Kyle Shanahan matchup, and how that pertains to Matt Nagy and his abilities as a playcaller. You can check the whole thing right here, or in the embedded player below:
After not being selected for the Pro Bowl this off-season, Bears running back Tarik Cohen has some free time on his hands this winter. Last night he appeared on Nick Cannon’s MTV improv comedy series Wild ‘n Out. While Cohen underperformed on Soldier Field in 2019, he certainly brought his A-game to Wild ‘n Out, cracking jokes and dropping bars with the rest of the crew as “Big Reek.”
Someone put the quote “I’m a running back, it’s my job to go hard” in the Bears’ locker room so Cohen remembers next season.
Cohen also took to Twitter to shout out his friends from high school for preparing him for the show, as well as fellow RB Benny Cunningham.
You can watch the full episode on MTV’s website with a cable subscription.
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