The Bears brought in a quarterback to Halas Hall on Monday.
But they might have other plans for Julian Edelman. Some clubs believe the Kent State quarterback projects as a wide receiver in the NFL or perhaps a contributor on special teams. He could run the wildcat also after becoming the second quarterback in school history to pass for 1,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. The first? Cleveland Browns electric return man Josh Cribbs.
The interest seems genuine. Edelman worked out for the Bears at his school last Thursday and then the club flew him in for a visit to Halas Hall, a trip that likely included a medical evaluation. He is making the rounds this week. According to the Record-Courier, Edelman will visit Miami on Wednesday and San Francisco on Friday, the last day draft prospects can make official visits to clubs. The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly shown interest in Edelman also.
He's a shade under 6-foot, 195 pounds and was clocked in the 40-yard dash at his pro day in 4.52 seconds. He's a good athlete with a 10-3 broad jump and a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump. He was a punt returner for the Golden Flashes and also was a safety on the punt team. Teams could be lining up to woo him as a priority free agent based on the late interest.
We have added Edelman to the list of official visits and private workouts right here. More on another MAC player the Bears are keeping close tabs on soon. Check back.