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Release of Moose not related to Marty

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Don’t link the release of wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad with the arrival of Marty Booker.

Just because Muhammad is gone does not mean the Bears are going to re-sign Booker, who was let go by the Miami Dolphins last week.

In fact, sources say despite Booker’s overtures to the team about making a return, it’s not expected to happen.

The Bears did not respond, at least initially, to Booker’s camp and it looks like Minnesota, New England and Tennessee will be his leading suitors.

The Patriots have made it known they will not be paying Donte Stallworth the $8 million his contract calls for in the next few weeks. Randy Moss and Jabar Gaffney are also free agents, leaving only another ex-Dolphin in Wes Welker under contract as a target for New England quarterback Tom Brady.

Minnesota and Tennessee both have pressing needs to fill at receiver. Both used ex-Bears as starters this past season with Bobby Wade in Minnesota and Justin Gage in Tennessee. Dallas is also a possible destination for Booker, who has a residence in Houston.

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Would be nice to see Booker in Bears uniform again but that's just for sentimentality's sake. Hopefully we'll see Bradley given more of a shot and also acquire some young talent in the draft.

I hope they sign Booker, he would be an excellent veteran wide receiver to have in the locker room and to pair with Hester, Olson, and hopefully Berrian.

Say no to Booker...It is time the Bears start taking a serious look at offense. We need a solid QB, an explosive RB, and a superstar receiver to go with BB. Booker doesn't cut it. Its time we get our selves consistent on both sides of the ball. We have seen the last two years what happens when we take key injuries to our defense. Yeah we made the Bowl two years ago but played without two pro bowlers. And we all know what happened.

IM SO CONCERNRD ABOUT THE OFF SEASON HOPEFULY BERRIAN WILL SIGN A NEW DEAL MARTY BOOKER WOULD BE A NICE ADDITION TO OUER FOOTBALL TEAM HOPEFULLY JERRY ANGELO AND THE BRASS WILL GET THIS OFFSEASON IN SOME KIND OF PERSPECTIVE AND BRING GROSSMAN IM GLAD THAT THE BRASS GOT RID OF MOOSE.

The Bears do not need old man Booker. They just got one old man out so why replace him with another one. I hope they pack Rexs and Bensons bags and get both of them out of town along with Ron Turner. Ray Charles can call a better game then ron can being blind and dead.

The addition of Marty Booker to this team would only be a set back. This team doesn't need an elder receiver who is toward the end of his career. The Bears aren't in the rebuilding process in which a crafty veteran like Booker would be needed to mentor the younger players. They have a small window for winning a championship in the next couple of years and he simply makes the window smaller.

I have to agree with Mike T. This window will only last so long. Once our defensive stars starting getting older our window will close. We need to start putting together a high powered offense now.

I saw Lovie & Deanglo on the news today at the combine. I could not belive what I heard that they want to keep Rex Grossman. We need a leader in that postion that can provide an explosive offense. The Bears window is closing fast and every second counts.

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