Bears general manager Jerry Angelo tried to trade his second-round draft pick to the Cardinals for Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin on Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The Cardinals initially were looking for a first- and a third-round pick for Boldin, but they were believed to have softened their stance. But it appears the 49th overall selection wasn’t enough to entice Arizona to deal Boldin. The Bears didn’t have a 2010 first-round pick to dangle, either, because of the Jay Cutler trade.
Angelo indicated there was no deal forthcoming for Boldin, according to the Sun-Times:
- “I would assume [trade talks are dead],” Angelo said. “If it was going to happen, it would happen [Saturday]. How motivated they were or weren’t — they came out [asking for] a one and a three and there were things that I read, so I really don’t know what their thinking was.
- “We’re always going to do our due diligence.”
The Sun-Times reports the Bears were looking for Brian Robiskie at No. 49, then traded out of the round after the Browns took the Ohio State wide receiver at No. 36.