This just reeks of a Jerry Angelo move. Defensive End Simeon Rice wants to make a comeback at the age of 35. Rice played in Tampa Bay, so he has ties to defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, with whom he had the most success.
Rice suffered shoulder problems after playing in six games for Denver and two games for Indianapolis in 2007. The former Illinois star has 122 career sacks with 67 1/2 coming in a five-year run under Marinelli starting in 2001. Rice topped out with 15 1/2 sacks in 2002, the year the Bucs won Super Bowl XXXVII.
I think the Bears believe they are set on the defensive line. We could have Mark Anderson, Marcus Harrison and Dusty Dvoracek as backups this year. If we take care of Israel Idonije we have some decent depth. That said, Rice might be hooked on one of those Jerry special one-year deals to see what he has left as a situational pass rusher.
What is your take on Rice?