Drew Rosenhaus did not jump the gun: Chicago Bears
tight end Greg Olson is very much in play, according to NFL
The timing may seem curious, but trading was not permitted until the league opened the doors for business Tuesday morning. The Bears must have made the determination during the four-month lockout that they can improve their offense by moving in a different direction.
As the Tribune reported Thursday, Rosenhaus sent an email Wednesday night to all 32 teams, including the Bears, announcing that he had permission to seek a trade.
“The Bears have granted me permission to seek a trade for Greg Olsen
,” Rosenhaus wrote in the email the Tribune received from an NFL personnel source. “Please let me know if interested. Sounds like the Bears will be very reasonable on the compensation in return for Greg.”
Eleven minutes later, Rosenhaus sent another mass email to the same recipients, including Angelo and Stein, asking them to ignore his previous message.
“Please disregard my previous email regarding Greg Olsen,” the one-sentence email said.
However, a separate NFL source called this morning and said the word is the Bears are still working to trade Olsen whether they’re enlisting the help of Rosenhaus or not.