Terrell has now missed the first week of camp and is in the 8th day of a holdout. However this is hope a deal could be done in the next couple of days.
"I feel strongly that something is going to be done shortly," Angelo said.
Terrell would have challenged for a starting role with Bobby Engram, but now he might fall too far behind to make an impact in his rookie season.
"David (Terrell) has his playbook with him and he's talking to our coaches and he was at the mini-camps, so we don't think he'll be too far behind," said GM Jerry Angelo.
However, having a playbook is not the same as going out and sweating with teammates in drills and then sitting through meetings and film sessions.
"David has to get in here and he's got to get in here know." At this point the Bears are still in negotiations with Terrell's agent, Eugene Parker.
Recent signings might speed up the process. At this point the hang up seems to be on the number of years. Wide receiver Koren Robinson, who went one pick after the Bears chose Terrell at number 8, signed a six year contract worth $10.1 million, including a $4 million signing bonus and a $2.5 million option bonus next spring, according to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli.
The sixth year of Robinson's deal is voidable based on playing time in any of the first five seasons, and incentives could make the deal worth as much as another $1.6 million to $2.6 million.
"It makes sense that would be the key deal," said Ted Phillips, team president and CEO, "so we'll focus on that."Angelo added, "We're not going to sit back and going to be dictated through training camp."