Still Shopping?

The Bears have said their roster is set, but they will continue to look for available talent. With both Adewale Ogunleye and Kurt Warner unhappy with current situations will GM Jerry Angelo come calling?

As expected, Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye skipped the team's first mini-camp. Ogunleye is refusing to sign the team's one-year, $1.84 million tender offer and is threatening a hold out unless he receives a lucrative contract extension.

"These things are a wait-and-see situation," Dolphins defensive tackle Dario Romero said. "You've got to separate personal from business. Right now, he's kind of handling the business aspect of it and we can understand that. He's a good guy. We all want to see him around. If he weren't here and this was training camp, there would be an urgency at that point in time. But for right now, we've got to let Wale do what Wale does."

Ogunleye is Miami's only restricted free agent not to have signed his one-year tender offer.

The AFC's sack leader last season with 15, Ogunleye has said publicly that he would be interested in coming to Chicago, but when trying to negotiate a long-term deal he could easily be posturing.

At this point the Bears have moved on since the Dolphins have not dropped their asking price of a first and third-round draft picks.

Ogunleye, though, doesn't have much leverage after not getting traded on draft day.

Rick Spielman, director of player personnel, said the Dolphins didn't receive a single call asking about Ogunleye's availability during the draft.

ON THE WAY OUT
With the signing of Marc Bulger to a four-year deal the Rams have officially given quarterback Kurt Warner permission to talk with other teams in advance of his possible release after June 1.

Despite coach Mike Martz's recent comments that it's possible Warner could be back with the Rams, the situation appears on track for Warner's departure.

GridIronGateway.com reports that Warner's agent Mark Bartelstein said permission was given by the Rams after the draft. Asked whether he could envision a situation where Warner could return to the Rams as a backup if no starting job were available, Bartelstein said, "I would never say never, but I prefer to think positively. Kurt is healthy, and I am confident we will find a good situation for him."

Bartelstein has talked about Warner with several teams in very preliminary fashion. At halftime of an Arena Football game Sunday, Warner said there has been interest expressed by San Francisco and Chicago.


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