Jerry Angelo took to the podium for the Bears' Web site again Wednesday and addressed the club's reported interest in soon-to-be ex-Denver quarterback Jay Cutler, as well as free agents Orlando Pace and Ken Lucas, who both visited Halas Hall on Monday.
If he shed any light on the situations, it's that he'd like all situations in the dark. Think pitch-dark cave. At night.
"We always are looking for ways to improve our team and we spend a great deal of time exploring the options available to us whether it be unrestricted free agency, restricted free agents, trades, the draft, etc.,'' Angelo announced on the Web site. "We have brought in players that have helped us win through all those vehicles in my years here in Chicago. We have already signed a few free agents this offseason and we continue to work the pro player acquisition channels as we prepare for the draft. What we have not made a habit of is talking about these moves prematurely and we will continue to operate in a similar fashion.
"Some moves we explore become public and many others do not. Our preference would be for none of our discussions to be known until after they are complete. That said, we understand the rumors that are out there and we know it is great fodder for the media and our fans to talk about. People are interested because they care about the Bears and that is a great thing we take to heart. But we feel the best way to conduct business is to only address these situations publicly if and when something is consummated."
Angelo is working to shape public perception by taking questions in a regular Q&A on the organization's Web site. Sounds like he wants everyone to mind their own business when it comes to these particular players.