Reports: Bears shopping TE Olsen

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bears are looking to trade TE Greg Olsen, reports indicate.

Olsen, Chicago's first-round pick 2007, was involved in trade rumors last offseason after offensive coordinator Mike Martz was hired, as Olsen was considered a bad fit for Martz's system. The Bears decided to keep Olsen, but his production dipped to its lowest level since his rookie season.

The Chicago Tribune received an email from Olsen's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, that was sent to all 32 teams on Wednesday night.

"The Bears have granted me permission to seek a trade for Greg Olsen," Rosenhaus wrote, according to the Tribune. "Please let me know if interested. Sounds like the Bears will be very reasonable on the compensation in return for Greg."

Rosenhaus later wrote an email to the same recipients, but this time he also sent it to Bears GM Jerry Angelo and senior director of football administration and general counsel Cliff Stein. Rosenhaus wrote "Please disregard my previous email regarding Greg Olsen."

Sources have since confirmed that Olsen is indeed being shopped by the Bears.