The Bears haven't expressed an interest in free-agent receiver Terrell Owens, but another Chicago football franchise has.
The Rush announced that they have extended a contract offer to the six-time Pro Bowl receiver for the 2012 season.
"We feel that this is an ideal time to approach the future NFL Hall of Famer," Rush general manager and team resident Gene Nudo said. "It would be a fantastic honor to add Terrell to our current roster for the 2012 season."
One of the concerns about Owens is some of the on- and off-field drama he generates. But the Rush would welcome that.
"Terrell would absolutely complement our current wide receiving corps," Rush coach Bob McMillen said. "His animation and over-the-top energy would be an excellent addition in the locker room, and the Chicago fans would undoubtedly welcome him here in Chicago."
The Rush went so far as to offer a special $81 Flex Plan, in honor of Owens' jersey number. It includes four tickets to a Rush home game, as well as four Rush hats and four Rush Nike Dri-Fit training shirts.
Owens held an open workout on Tuesday but not a single NFL team showed up. Here's an account of it from Pro Football Talk.