First, The Examiner:
According to sources in Chicago, the Bears aren't wild about trading into the top 10, where they'd have to pay a draft pick a much larger signing bonus. Also, one league source, who doubted the trade would happen, said general managers often fear a move like this would set a bad precedent by having an agent publicly orchestrate a trade.
And then the Examiner goes off on why this is such an odd proposal, given that we blew two 2nd round picks to select Rocky McIntosh in last year's draft (didn't one of those picks go to Chicago?), that we have Lemar Marshall in reserves as an OLB, and that we need help on the Defensive Line. You know, the standard "What the fudge is going on, this trade is bonkers."
The Washington Times calls the deal unlikely. First, though, they remind us:
"Right now, it's just a bunch of stuff that got thrown around" Monday, said Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs, interviewed yesterday at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. "Just a bunch of rumors."
Said Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato, "We don't comment on rumors."
"That's what I've been told," Rosenhaus said. "The two teams have talked and it's in their hands now."