Roundup: Don’t expect WR Holt in Chicago

The Bears are living large, fresh off the trade for QB Jay Cutler and the signing of OT Orlando Pace.

How about adding a big-play wide receiver like Torry Holt? Not going to happen, according to his agent, Kennard McGuire, who told the Chicago Sun-Times that his client is focusing on two AFC South rivals. But the Florida Times-Union is reporting that Holt might be out of the Jaguars’ price range.

    “We have several other teams that are interested,” McGuire said. “Torry has a process and he is going through that process. We will [have another visit] it is just a matter of time. He has to give his approval.”

How long will it be before the Bears are linked to recently released WR Plaxico Burress?

  • QBs Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch are free agents, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers would like to sign one or both. The paper says Leftwich is talking to another team other than the Steelers.
  • The Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line might have the heaviest band in the world (via the Dallas Morning News), making Danzig look light in style and stature. The band, Free Reign, is fronted by RT Marc Colombo, who also plays guitar, RG Leonard Davis on bass and G Cory Procter on drums. You can hear the band on its MySpace site. The name of the band, however, could use some work. Free Reign sounds more like a flavor of Gatorade. Some of the NFL.com news desk’s suggestions for band names include Counter Trey, Shoot the Gap or (in the vein of Pearl Jam originally being named Mookie Blaylock) Tony Mandarich. Mandarich, of course, could have been a part of Cowboys lore had the team drafted him instead of QB Troy Aikman with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 draft.
  • Does Brian Dawkins regret signing with the Broncos after the team traded away Cutler? Nah, he told a group of high school students and their parents at a luncheon (via the Philadelphia Daily News) that he’s familiar with dealing with drama from his team’s quarterback position. And remember that Eagles game-day employee, Dan Leone, who was fired after he voiced his displeasure over the team letting Dawkins go on his Facebook page? Dawkins will let Leone use his two free tickets when the Broncos visit Lincoln Financial Field next season.
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