5 receivers rumored to be available via trade for the Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears, Robby Anderson
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The Chicago Bears could trade for Robby Anderson, who is rumored to be on the block

The first guy, mentioned by Spotrac, that we will look at is Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson. Over the years, Anderson has always been one of the fastest players on the field and can be one of the very best slot receivers in the game.

At 6-foot-3, Anderson presents a big mismatch if lined up in the slot. He’s a tall body who has the speed to get behind the defense in a hurry, and that’s definitely an enticing aspect of his game to bring to Chicago.

The Bears already have a speedy outside receiver in Darnell Mooney, of course, and pairing him with another deep threat could do wonders for Justin Fields, who loves throwing the long ball.

Anderson is just about to turn 29 years old here in May, and is in the midst of a contract which will count $16.8 million against the cap this year and $15.8 million next year. If the Panthers are truly looking to move on, the timing is weird. Last season, the Panthers’ quarterback situation was a mess, thus resulting in a down year for Anderson.

Let’s say Anderson could come to Chicago for either a fifth-round pick this year or a future fourth rounder — that makes sense for the Bears. It’s a chunk of a contract to take on for two years, but he’s definitely someone who could help Fields.