OK, OK, some readers have been critical of me throwing so many names out there as free-agent possibilities for the Bears.
But it's that time of year, people. And because the Bears are without first-or second-round draft picks, and because Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith are on short leashes, you can expect the unexpected this offseason. It has already proved true after watching the coaching searches play out and the front-office maneuverings begin.
So, here's another name I'm throwing out there: Dunta Robinson.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans won't use the franchise tag on their best cornerback.
Robinson is the best free-agent cornerback available and the Bears could sure use one. The acquisition of a player such as Robinson could create a nice tandem with Charles Tillman in Chicago or perhaps even allow Tillman to move to free safety, which could solve another problem.
Anyway, it's the free-agent season, which means names are going to be tossed about. If nothing else, it gives us all something to think/talk about as the wind howls and the snow flies.