The 2018 NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Chicago Bears have not made a move.
The deadline, which took place at 3:00 p.m. CT on October 30, brought about several impactful trades, with the likes of Amari Cooper, Damon Harrison and Eli Apple all changing teams. None of those trades involved the Bears, though. The fact that they did not acquire any players is not surprising, given their cap situation and lack of draft capital. Acquiring a player like Patrick Peterson would be nearly impossible, and at the very least, irresponsible.
Running back Jordan Howard is still a member of the team. The third-year back, who has been the subject of trade rumors since the week of this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, was considered as a potential acquisition for several running back-needy teams. Chicago opted to not trade Howard, however, and he will finish the rest of the season on the roster.
Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd was also the subject of trade rumors leading up to the deadline, but those rumors appear to have proven false. The Bears have opted to keep their 2016 first-round pick on the roster in hopes that he will show some signs of life as a pass rusher alongside Khalil Mack in the starting lineup.
Chicago’s divisional rivals stayed active, though. The Detroit Lions traded wide receiver Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 third-round pick. The Green Bay Packers stayed active as well, shipping safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins for a 2019 fourth-round pick. Green Bay also sent running back Ty Montgomery off to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round pick.
The Bears made a move before last year’s trade deadline, acquiring wide receiver Dontrelle Inman from the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick.