Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears are not expected to tender on offer to restricted free agent Deonte Thompson. The 27 year old gave the Bears' kick return game a boost last season, but apparently not enough of a boost that the Bears wanted to pay him the $1.671 million that comes with a low level tender.
This doesn't necessarily mean that the Bears don't want him back, but he will be able to test the open market. Depending on interest, the Bears may want to bring him back on a veteran minimum deal to compete fro receiver depth and kick returner.
Last year he averaged a career high 29.2 average on 14 returns. He also added 2 catches for 81 yards.
Last week it was reported that the Bears tendered an offer to wide out/special teamer Josh Bellamy and that Alshon Jeffery was getting the non-exclusive franchise tag, so that means that the Bears' receiving corps is currently seven deep. Cameron Meredith, Nathan Palmer, Eddie Royal, Kevin White and Marquess Wilson are all also in the mix.
Do you guys think the Bears will still bring Thompson back?