Manti Te’o Could Solve Bears’ LB Issues

The Bears have all sorts of needs and not enough picks. With just five selections (and no third-rounder), general manager Phil Emery isn’t going to get everything done. Not to worry, though, as the Bears did exactly what they needed to do in free agency, getting a left tackle (Jermon Bushrod) and a tight end (Martellus Bennett), while franchising the guy they had to keep (Henry Melton).

Most Bears fans probably don’t want Manti Te’o, considering the bad press he’s received from the catfishing saga and his lackluster performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, but from a pure football standpoint, it’s obvious the Notre Dame standout can make plays in the middle. Don’t you wish everyone paid more attention to that than they did to his dating habits or to how fast he can run a sprint he’ll hardly ever replicate in an NFL stadium? Given the Brian Urlacher situation, the Bears’ need for someone in the middle is obvious, unless you’re in love — in like — with D.J. Williams. This club really is counting on both Williams and former Carolina Panther James Anderson to bring it in the 4-3. Good luck.

Source: Elliot Harrison,