The Bears might wait until after June 1, when players such as Washington left end Marco Coleman are expected to be released for cap purposes. The Redskins expect free agent acquisition Renaldo Wynn, who has been working with the first unit at left end for the Redskins, to replace Coleman. There was much speculation the 10-year veteran would be asked to accept a salary reduction, but he might not even be afforded that option. Coming off a 13-3 year, and the team's first division title since 1990, the Bears want to assure there's no slippage in 2002. Adding a quality No. 3 end behind Robinson and Daniels would definitely help bolster the front four.
Robinson and Phillip Daniels are solid players but there is little depth behind them. Second-year pro Karon Riley appeared in only five games in 2001 and, at 261 pounds, is viewed as just a situational pass rusher. Chicago invested a fourth-round pick last month on former University of Florida pass rush specialist Alex Brown but he also is regarded as a part-time player. So don't be surprised if the Bears take a look at players like former Baltimore starter Rob Burnett, who is also being courted by Miami, Washington and New England.
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