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By PFW staff

After throwing for 372 yards in the season opener against the Lions, Bears QB Jay Cutler might get some more weapons at wide receiver. The Chicago Tribune reported that former Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton is scheduled for a workout with the Bears.

The Bucs released Clayton, the 15th overall pick in 2004, when rosters were cut to 53. The 27-year-old had just 16 catches for 230 yards and one touchdown in 2009. He has never come close in stats to his rookie season — 80 catches for 1,193 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Bears also will bring in WR Keenan Burton who was cut by the Rams. Burton has a history of knee issues.

The way we see it

Despite high hopes for WRs Johnny Knox and Devin Aromashodu, the Bears' wide receivers are not their strength. RB Matt Forte had a team-best 151 receiving yards in the season opener. Clayton has never shown a return to his rookie form, but maybe Mike Martz's offense with Cutler at QB would be the right recipe for Clayton.

 

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