Bears Feeling No Payne


Well that was quick.  If Chris Harris and Kevin Payne see each other, it will probably only be in passing at O’Hare.  The Bears traded Payne to the St Louis Rams for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.

Payne was part of a bevy of safeties and have been piling out of Jerry Angelo’s clown car in recent years.  He had a strong 2008 season, but took a step backwards last season.  He should have a better chance of playing meaningful snaps for the Rams.  Meanwhile, see what Michael Wright has to say about the current state of the Bears safety position:

"The Bears’ jettisoning of Payne doesn’t exactly alleviate what appears to be a logjam at safety. The club has six players — Wright, Harris, Danieal Manning, Al Afalava, Josh Bullocks and Craig Steltz — fighting for two starting spots."

I think Wright, Harris, Afalava and Steltz make the roster.  Where’s Danieal Manning you ask?  Last I checked, he hadn’t signed his tender offer.  At best, he could be moving again; this time, back to the nickel spot.