Steve Spurrier has admitted he wanted to acquire the services of Shane Matthews, who played under the former Gator coach while at the University of Florida. Well the much speculated trade between the Redskins and Bears could soon become a reality.

Bears GM Jerry Angelo said he will address trading Matthews to the Redskins with the coaching staff in the near future, but hasn?t been actively shopping the quarterback.

?Do I see that as a possibility? Yes I do, but I have not talked with Washington as of late so I can?t say anything for sure,? Angelo said.

With Chris Chandler coming to Chicago to be Jim Miller?s backup, which leaves Matthews as trade bait. The Bears will be asking for a late round draft choice for the 31-year-old quarterback.

The Redskins are a likely suitor because they do not have a starting quarterback at this point and even if they select Joey Harrington with the 18th selection it?s doubtful he would be able to come and make an immediate impact.

John Shoop, who was one of Matthews? biggest supporters, reflected on his time with the quarterback.

?I don?t know exactly what the future holds, but I?m grateful that I spent with Shane,? Shoop said. ?Nobody?s going to forget that San Francisco game or that Cleveland game. He?s a guy who prepared every week like his life depended on it and still does. I hope whatever Shane wants to happen does happen.

The Bears also signed Henry Burris, who spent time in the Canadian Football League before signing with the Packers last season, earlier this off-season. Still, the team will likely acquire another quarterback via the draft somewhere between rounds one through four.

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