If the Bears lose wide out Bernard Berrain to free agency, the team may have a wide out in waiting, as former Dolphin Marty Booker has expressed interest in coming back to the team. Today’s Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Booker, who will be 32 in July, is looking at a comeback with the Bears, who traded him to Miami before the 2004 season.
“If what they’re talking about and what I’m talking about is on the same page, I’m all for it,” said Booker in today’s paper. “I get a chance to sit down and see what other teams are saying, too. If the offer presents itself and is right, I’ll be back there.” Booker led the Fins with 50 catches for 556 yards last season, but was let go anyway on Monday as the team looks to revamp its roster.
The free agent crop of wide outs is thin, as Booker is likely the third best option out there right now after Randy Moss of the Pats and Bryant Johnson of the Cardinals. Booker had signed a seven-year, $28 million dollar deal with the Bears two years before they shipped him to the Dolphins. He still has a home in the north suburbs and a condo in downtown Chicago, leading to more speculation that a return to the Bears is in the works.