Bears Trade Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers, Eye Roy Williams

| July 28th, 2011

I’m a white guy from New Jersey and the Bears had a white guy from New Jersey playing tight end for them.  But as per a report from Brad Biggs in the Chicago Tribune, the Bears shipped Greg Olsen to Carolina tonight.  Thus ends a tenure for the first-round draft pick that never reached its perhaps unfair expectations.

The trading of Olsen solidifies the importance of Mike Martz currently at Halas Hall and means only one of Jerry Angelo’s first-round picks remains on the roster.  (This might be considered unfair as Angelo gave two of those picks away for the starting quarterback.)

How do we  see Olsen’s time with the Bears?

Side notes:

Olin Kreutz is said to be targeting Friday to make his decision between staying in Chicago or leaving for San Francisco.

The Bears are targeting cut wide receiver Roy Williams.  This would be a very sound move.