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

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The Chicago Bears could trade for Nelson Agholor, who is rumored to be on the block

Nelson Agholor never panned out as a first-round talent, but once you get past those lofty expectations and evaluate him as a football player, he is actually an effective wide receiver. He may not be that dominant, first-round guy the Philadelphia Eagles had hoped for, but now he’s become a dependable target for the teams he’s played for.

For the majority of his career, Agholor has been a possession guy. But, two years ago, the Las Vegas Raiders used him on the outside frequently and liked to send him deep. That year, he ended up with 48 receptions for 896 yards and eight scores — for an average of 18.7 yards per reception.

Agholor has proven he can be a legitimate receiver on the outside and in the slot. But, New England looks as though they could trade him because he hasn’t lived up to his 2-year contract that’s set to count over $14 million against the cap this year.

Out of every guy on this list, Agholor is actually the one the Bears should avoid. He would give them a solid no. 3 option, but paying him that much money to take on that type of role is just too much.