NFL Trade Deadline Passes Without Deal By Bears

October 30, 2018 - 4:01 pm
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(670 The Score) On Monday, coach Matt Nagy conceded the Bears would be willing to listen on trade offers that could come their way, but the deadline for deals came and went at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday without a move to be made.

The Bears weren't positioned well to acquire an impact player for their roster after dealing considerable draft capital in two trades earlier in the calendar year. In the blockbuster deal, Chicago traded its 2019 and 2020 first-round picks to Oakland to acquire star pass rusher Khalil Mack on Sept. 1. The Bears also dealt a 2019 second-round pick to trade back into the second round and draft receiver Anthony Miller in April.

The possibility of a trade to reacquire draft assets was possible, but the Bears instead kept their roster intact.

Sitting a 4-3 and atop the NFC North by mere percentage points over the Vikings (4-3-1), the Bears didn't feel the need to aggressively pursue a deadline deal. Nagy didn't see a glaring need on the depth chart and added that the team is comfortable with what it has. So the Bears sat back and watched the rest of the league operate in what was one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory.

The Packers were among the active teams, trading running back Ty Montgomery to the Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round pick. Later came a more surprising move, as Green Bay dealt starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington for a 2019 fourth-round pick. The Lions dealt receiver Golden Tate -- he of 40 receptions, 506 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games against the Bears -- to the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles for a 2019 third-round pick. Detroit's deal was curious, considering it had just acquired veteran defensive lineman Damon "Snacks" Harrison from the Giants in exchange for a fifth-round pick last week.

The Broncos made the headlining move of the day by dealing longtime top receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Texans in exchange for a fourth-round pick. The two teams also swapped seventh-round slots in the deal. The deadline was capped off with the Jaguars trading edge rusher Dante Fowler, the third overall pick in 2015, to the Rams in exchange for a 2019 third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round pick.

In believing what they have is enough, the Bears spent deadline day watching the action from the sidelines.

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