On Thursday, a Chicago radio station reported a rumor that wide receiver David Terrell was going to be traded to the <!--Default NodeId For San Francisco 49ers is 121,2003--><A HREF=http://49ers.TheInsiders.com>San Francisco 49ers</A> for right offensive tackle <!--Default NodeId For Scott Gragg is 792942,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:792942]>Scott Gragg</A>.

Angelo couldn't help but laugh when approached by media Friday at Bears training camp.

"I don't even know where that came from," Angelo said. "There's nothing to it. I don't know how you could say that without talking to some Bears official."

The trade would make no sense anyway, considering a salary-cap hit of close to $4 million on Terrell. Or the fact that Dez White is a free agent after this season and that the Bears aren't necessarily stocked at the position. It's no secret the Bears are short-handed at right tackle with starter Marc Colombo still out and healing slowly after left knee surgery.

"It was a rumor. We don't know where it came from," Angelo said. "Beat writers -- you know what's going on because you're here every day. (Radio) guys don't.

"There's no stock in it."

Terrell refused comment after practice, and was even told by fellow receiver Marty Booker to stay quiet. Booker even refused to talk to the media.

Let the battle begin
Keep an eye on the battle at linebacker, where rookies Lance Briggs (third round) and Joe Odom (sixth round) are battling for a spot. Both have impressed during training camp thus far, but with Brian Urlacher, Warrick Holdman, Bryan Knight and Bobbie Howard virtual locks to make the team, it's going to be a battle between the two rookies and veteran Mike Caldwell, among others.

"I'm just glad we've got a game this week because camp is starting to ride on us a little bit," Briggs said. "It's a grind every day."

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