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Chicago Bears Rumors 2012: Team Could Pursue A Tight End In Free Agency

The Chicago Bears traded tight end Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers before the 2012 season because he supposedly didn't fit Mike Martz's offense. Now that Martz is gone, it stands to reason that the Bears would like to add another playmaker in the passing game at the tight end position.

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports today that the Bears could target a tight end in free agency. As Biggs notes, it's a relatively weak draft class at the position.

The Seattle Sehawks' John Carlson, who played at Notre Dame is expected to reach free agency.

[....]Like the draft class, the overall free-agent class is weak. Martellus Bennett also will be available, but he’s been an underachiever in Dallas. Chris Cooley and Dallas Clark could be released but they are high-mileage veterans with long injury histories.

Incumbent Chicago tight end Kellen Davis is set to become an unrestricted free agent if he isn’t re-signed before the March 13 deadline.

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