There were some interesting rumors floating about the Bears taking a look at Bills WR Terrell Owens, but the Sun-Times today reports that it won’t happen:
There isn’t a chance the Bears will engage in trade talks if the Buffalo Bills decide to shop Terrell Owens, the future Hall of Famer receiver, before Tuesday’s trade deadline. The Bears considered Owens in the offseason after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys and decided to take a pass. So far, that strategy has paid off. Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett have emerged as equal threats, all on pace to have more than 750 receiving yards. That’s something no trio has done in franchise history. Offensive coordinator Ron Turner doesn’t see a need to add the controversial Owens. ”We’re happy with the guys we have,” Turner said. ”They’re not playing like young receivers. They’re playing well, and they’re going to continue to get better. We’re just going to keep trying to develop them and get the consistency we’re looking for.”
With the Bills already heading for a top five draft choice in April’s draft, there’s plenty of talk about them trying to move Owens, who is only signed through this season and has done really next to nothing for the money he’s getting paid. It will be interesting to see if the Bills actually do move him, and where to.