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Bears working out Boise State WR Austin Pettis today

Could be a good fit for Mike Martz's scheme Brad Biggs

Print This March 15, 2011, 02:33 PM EST

The Chicago Bears have maintained over and over again that they are happy with their wide receivers, but from the outside looking in, there is a need for a big target.

Maybe the Bears are going to do something to fill that void for quarterback Jay Cutler. The team is putting Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis through a private workout today. Boise State’s all-time leader in receptions (229) and touchdowns (39) had 71 catches for 951 yards and 10 scores last season for the Broncos.

Pettis is almost 6-2 ½ and at 209 pounds, he has a good frame to go with good hands. He runs inside routes well and might be a nice addition. Most project him to be a mid-round selection and the Bears figure to address needs on the offensive and defensive lines before looking for a skill-positioned player.
 

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