Bears To Listen On Trade Offers Ahead Of Tuesday's Deadline

October 29, 2018 - 4:03 pm
Categories: 

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- With a roster positioned for playoff contention, the Bears made major investments in their 2018 chances by dealing away future draft picks last spring and again ahead of the regular season.

Could they now move before the trade deadline to get some capital back?

Coach Matt Nagy indicated Monday afternoon, a day before the NFL's trade deadline passes at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, that the general manager Ryan Pace and the team will answer phone calls and hear out potential offers.

"If there’s something that teams are calling about, then you’re crazy (not to listen) — you have to listen," Nagy said. "But for the most part, we just keep rolling. We’ve done a lot over the past eight months, and so we feel really good where we’re at."

The Bears traded their 2019 second-round pick to select receiver Anthony Miller with the 50th overall pick this past April, adding a player they believed could help their offense immediately. Miller has 14 receptions for 161 yards and three touchdowns in six games this season.

The on Sept. 1, the Bears pulled a blockbuster deal to acquire superstar outside linebacker Khalil Mack from the Raiders in exchange for their 2019 and 2020 first-round picks. Oakland did trade its 2020 second-round pick back to Chicago as part of the deal.

After acquiring Mack, Pace had indicated the Bears could ultimately find ways to regain draft capital. Tuesday's trade deadline presents an opportunity to do so. Teams have inquired about linebacker Leonard Floyd, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday. A 2016 first-round pick, Floyd has zero sacks in seven games this season.

Perhaps running back Jordan Howard could be a player discussed in trades before the deadline passes. Howard finally had a bigger role in the Bears' offense Sunday, rushing 22 times for 81 yards and a touchdown in the team's 24-10 win over the Jets. However, it marked only the second time that Howard had more than 20 carries this season.

Howard has been speculated as a potential trade piece for the Bears given that Tarik Cohen may be considered a better fit for Nagy's offense. Howard is on pace for his first season of fewer than 1,000 yards after rushing for a combined 2,435 yards his first two seasons. 

Adding a player at the trade deadline seems unlikely for the Bears, who already are shorthanded in draft assets moving forward. Nagy was asked if the Bears have a need on their roster.

"Nah," he replied. "Nope."

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.​