At NFL Trade Deadline Chicago Bears Should Be Sellers, Not Buyers

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Oct 20, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) runs with the ball past Washington Redskins defenders to make a touchdown in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Hester

Talk about an opportunity to sell high.  Hester just earned a share of the all-time record for returns with his mentor Deion Sanders.

Why trade him?

With the kickoffs being moved back, it cuts his opportunities in half.  Most teams will punt away from him at critical situations, so what’s he really bringing you for the money he’s being paid.  He’s also set to become a free agent in 2014, so you likely lose him next season anyway.

What could Hester fetch you?

Dave Toub hearts Devin.  The Chiefs send some classic KC barbecue and backup quarterback Chase Daniel for Devin.

Earl Bennett

Bennett has gone from Jay Cutler’s favorite target to fourth of fifth banana behind Marshall, Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and even Matt Forte.

Why trade him?

Bennett was supposedly dangled on the trade market at the end of the preseason but coming off a concussion, he didn’t draw enough interest.  He’s shown to be healthy and relatively productive when called upon.  With injuries decimating some teams and a lack of proven performers for others (I’m talking to you Patriots), Bennett could be a good fit.

What could Bennett fetch you?

The Patriots would send you an autographed Tom Brady jersey and some lightly used surveillance equipment. 

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