Throwin64 Posted March 11, 2006 Share Posted March 11, 2006 "NFL free agency finally began late Friday, and the Bears zeroed in on their No. 1 target when they contacted the agent for Antwaan Randle El and discussed at length a long-term deal for the wide receiver/returner from Thornton High School." "The extension of the collective bargaining agreement brought additional teams and dollars into the market. But Angelo and the Bears, in contact with agent Fletcher Smith as soon as the market opened, were seeking to avoid a protracted bidding war with teams that included the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. The two sides are discussing a deal of five or six years, believed to be valued in excess of $20 million. The Bears will have to wait until Randle El visits the Redskins, but they made a strong start to upgrade their offense. "We still have a ways to go, but I'm optimistic," Smith said. "We'll have to wait and see, but I think we all know where the range is." http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-060310bears,1,4669370.story?coll=cs-bears-headlines Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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