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.
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 20 National Football Post
Our Introduction to Scouting students break down the Wisconsin Running Back
OCT 18 Joel Corry
Seattle shipped the wide receiver to the Jets in a surprising move on Friday.
OCT 14 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ looks at the week's hot tickets