We’re still waiting for information to trickle out of Baton Rouge, La., concerning LSU’s pro day, but there’s more to report.
Bears Southeast scout Mark Sadowski was at the South Carolina State pro day on Tuesday. The Bears were one of three teams there along with Kansas City and New Orleans. Former Bears wide receiver Airese Currie, who has been hampered since his senior year at Clemson with foot problems, also showed up in hopes of generating interest. Currie was released last May 7 and the Bears are not expected to give him another shot.
On display at Dawson Stadium were quarterback turned wide receiver Cleve McCoy and offensive lineman James Lee. McCoy, 6-1, 225 pounds, ran a 4.55-second, 40-yard dash, a good number for his size. He did some work as a slot receiver.
Lee, projected by most as a guard, started out at Georgia before transferring. He attended the Bulldogs’ pro day last week and did well for himself. Lee is 6-4, 305 pounds, and ran a 5.07-second 40-yard dash. He did 25 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds and is a potential late-round selection. The Orangeburg (S.C.) Times and Democrat reported Lee, the MEAC offensive lineman of the year as a senior, could have a visit in the works with the Chiefs.
Currie ran consecutive 40’s in 4.38 seconds but the fifth-round pick from 2005 didn’t sound optimistic. He worked out for Buffalo and Denver after being released last spring but has not caught on. He’s hopeful to be in camp with someone this summer.
*** Tulane running back Matt Forte is scheduled to have dinner with Southwest area scout Chris Ballard tonight. Ballard is at the LSU pro day. Forte will meet with Lovie Smith and running backs coach Tim Spencer next week. He also has a visit with the San Diego Chargers set up.