Nothing would make Chicago Bears fans more happy once the new league year begins than the addition of a big-name wide receiver.
It’s been an overlooked position and the team has consistently competed with a cast of No. 3 receivers. Some big names are set to be on the open market and Devin Hester has his eyes set on one of them. He’d like to see the club go out and sign Santana Moss, who has already stated his preference is to return to the Washington Redskins.
Moss would likely be a good fit for Mike Martz’s offensive scheme. Martz likes quick receivers who can get in and out of their breaks with precision.
"Anybody that can come in and help out the team, I’m down for it, and a guy like (Moss) can come in and really help out a lot," Hester said, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. "I’m hoping we can get him.
"If we don’t add anybody, I’m very comfortable with the guys we have now, to be honest with you. Everybody showed glimpses last season. We have the athletes to do it. Now, it’s just about going out there and getting it done."
Moss is 32, about the same age Muhsin Muhammad was when they signed him to be a No. 1 receiver. Muhammad was adequate. Moss is 5-10 and as the report indicates the Bears already have a collection of smaller receivers.
“That small stuff is overrated," coach Lovie Smith said earlier this offseason. "You look for receivers who can catch the ball and move the chains."
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
JAN 20 Tony Villiotti
Following Monday's announcement of those declaring for the Draft, a look at the numbers.
JAN 19 Jeff Fedotin
Chiefs' special teams coordinator has unique football mind.
JAN 16 Tony Villiotti
Are certain positions more reliant on early round picks?