Published: April 27th, 2010 | Tags: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Chris Cooley, Devin Aromashodu, Devin Hester, Ed Wang, Gary Kubiak, Jay Cutler, Johnny Knox, Klint Kubiak, Terrell Owens, Torry Holt, Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
The NFL offseason has hit a post-draft lull, similar to the moments after you open your presents on Christmas Day. With news at a trickle, sports writers are left with only one recourse: Ask a team’s quarterback about the possibility of bringing in Terrell Owens.
It’s akin to being at a cocktail party where you don’t know anybody and strike up a conversation by asking a fellow guest what he/she does for work. Kind of an obvious ice breaker, but one that gets the ball rolling.
Bears QB Jay Cutler was asked about Owens possibly coming to Chicago during this past weekend’s Fan Expo, and the he didn’t really take to the idea (via the Chicago Tribune).
“T.O. is a pretty good player, but for this system … I don’t know how he would fit in,” Cutler said. “Our receiver position, I think, is one of the strengths of the team. I think there are other needs that we could have addressed if we didn’t go that direction.”
Not much of a surprise, given Owens’ history with his quarterbacks. Still, Owens figures to land somewhere this offseason, but don’t expect Cutler to lobby for the enigmatic receiver to join him in Chicago. The Bears already passed on veteran Torry Holt, and they seem set with youngsters Devin Aromashodu, Johnny Knox and Devin Hester.
Other news making its way Around the Web on Tuesday:
- We’ve heard of athletes getting pulled over by the police, and we’ve heard of athletes giving radio interviews. But we had never heard of an athlete getting pulled over while giving an interview until today. So what did Redskins TE Chris Cooley say to get out of the ticket Tuesday morning? The Washington Post has the audio right here.
- Ed Wang, who was featured in a story and video by NFL.com’s Steve Wyche earlier this month, became the first full-blooded Chinese descendant drafted in the NFL when the Bills selected him in the fifth round. The Bills believe Wang has starter qualities and could be manning the left side of their offensive line in the near future, according to the Buffalo News.
- New Redskins OT Trent Williams has long been viewed as a guy long on talent, short on work ethic. Oklahoma’s director of sports enhancement, Jerry Schmidt, did nothing to dispel that notion in a talk with the Washington Post. Said Schmidt: “He’s one of those guys, he’s definitely not a gym rat. If he was, there wouldn’t be anybody even close to him. If he really committed himself, it wouldn’t even be close. He’d be the best ever. That’s how much talent he’s got. There’s a lot of talent there that he just hasn’t tapped.”
- The Redskins will bring in rookie free-agent safety Klint Kubiak, oldest son of Texans coach Gary Kubiak, according to the Coloradoan. Kubiak will try out with the Redskins over a three-day minicamp this weekend.