3 big name wide receivers the Chicago Bears can still land

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The Chicago Bears could opt to trade for wide receiver Robert Woods

*Update: Woods was traded to the Tennessee Titans

On Thursday, the world champion Los Angeles Rams made a splash move by adding former Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson on a 3-year deal worth $45 million. Come Friday morning, reports already surfaced that Robert Woods would be a prime trade candidate.

Adding Robinson gives Matthew Stafford another weapon alongside one of the other top wide receivers in the NFL, current Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp. Also in Los Angeles is young speedster Van Jefferson, who has proven to be a valuable commodity in that offense.

Where exactly does Woods fit in? That’s the question. Even if the Rams don’t bring back Odell Beckham Jr., they have plenty in Stafford’s arsenal. So now, they may move on from Woods.

Let’s look at the facts. So far, the Bears have not signed a single player over the age of 28. They shouldn’t be looking at anyone over the age of 30 right now, and Woods is currently 29. He is still in the middle of his prime and offers Fields an excellent possession receiver. He’s great in space and gains yards after the catch. Simply put, he moves the sticks.

If the Bears were to try and trade for Woods, who is coming off a torn ACL and is already likely going to be traded, the cost wouldn’t be too great. At the most, the Rams would ask for a second or third-round pick, one would assume.