By Lorin Cox
Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace is going to explore every avenue to add wide receiver talent to his team, from the draft to free agency and even potential trades.
The Bears have already been linked to trade talks for Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins, and on Wednesday, ESPN’s Mike Sando revealed another potential target.
Sando spoke with NFL executives who suggested the Bears should trade for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has some baggage from a locker room perspective.
Bryant will turn 30 in November, and he has declined markedly from a production standpoint, which is why the trade price would be relatively low. He still would provide a talent infusion for teams seeking options at the position. Chicago’s receiving needs are acute. One question would be whether adding a potentially high-maintenance veteran wideout would make sense for a Bears team with a young quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky and a first-year head coach in Matt Nagy.
Sando’s sources aren’t saying that trade talks have actually happened, they’re just suggesting a potential deal that could make sense for both sides.
Bryant is a proven No. 1 receiver with three Pro Bowls to his name, and he put together a full 16-game season in 2017 after missing time in 2015 and...