With one spot available, after placing Hunter Hillenmeyer on injured reserve yesterday, the Bears have yet to fill that roster spot.
Former Bears linebacker Rod Wilson, a seventh-round pick in 2005, arrived Tuesday night, and he took a physical this morning. But, Wilson is apparently in a holding pattern.
Indications are, the Bears are exploring trade options. Whether they can strike a deal, though, is a whole other story. The Oakland Raiders are shopping Thomas Howard, a 2006 second-round pick. He started his career strong but has fallen out of favor in Oakland, according to a league source. But, the Bears are not believed to be pursuing him.
One team that has plenty of linebackers is the Kansas City Chiefs. They presently have 10 on their roster.
Hillenmeyer was a valuable backup, as he showed last season, and one of the team's positions of strengths now has taken a serious hit.