Drew Rosenhaus has gotten around to talking up some of his Bears' clients on is Twitter account.
He's made it clear that defensive ends Adewale Ogunleye and Israel Idonije would be open to contract extensions with the Bears.
"This is the last year of Adewale Ogunleye's contract. At some point he would like to ink an extension and finish his career with the Bears."
"Defensive Lineman Israel Idonije is also in a contract year and we have reached out to the Bears to extend his deal."
Rosenhaus let the Bears know early in the offseason that Idonije would like a contract extension. He will turn 29 in November and has been a versatile performer for the team but does not have a starting role. Ogunleye turns 32 before the season and they are just two of the ends coming out of contract after this season.
Mark Anderson will also be out of contract at the end of the year. It doesn't mean they are all headed elsewhere but the Bears will probably take a wait-and-see approach. They don't want to spend big on a player that is Ogunleye's age and Idonije is a role player at this point.
Ogunleye was the most active defensive lineman for the Bears last season, participating in 79 percent of the defensive snaps. Idonije was on the field for 42.8 percent of the defensive snaps, but his playing time dipped over the final third of the season when Lovie Smith took control of the defense and Anthony Adams was given more playing time. With a move back outside to end, Idonije will likely be more involved on special teams.
They're just the latest players Rosenhaus is stumping for with his social networking account. Stay tuned.
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