Non-tendered Aromashodu likely done with Bear
Non-tendered Aromashodu likely done with Bears
By Dan Pompeiand Brad Biggs
Barring something unforeseen, the Bears career of wide receiver Devin Aromashodu is over.
Aromashodu did not receive a tender offer from the team, which effectively means the Bears have no interest in retaining him. When free agency begins after a collective bargaining agreement is reached, Aromashodu will be free to sign with any team.
Aromashodu finished the 2009 season strong and became a favorite of Jay Cutler's. Against the Vikings that year, he had 150 receiving yards and caught the game winning touchdown in overtime.
At 6-2, 201 pounds, Aromashodu is a big target, and was a different type of receiver from the others on the Bears' roster.
The team had high hopes for him coming into the 2010 season, but Aromashodu never took to Mike Martz' offense. He was an opening-day starter, but quickly lost his job and playing time to Earl Bennett.
Aromashoudu failed to catch a pass in 12 games last season, blocked poorly and appeared to land a spot in the coaching staff's doghouse.
Aromashodu was with the Bears for three seasons. He also spent time with the Dolphins, Redskins, Colts and Texans.
The Bears already have signed former Canadian Football League receiver Andy Fantuz, another big target. They are likely to add another big receiver either in the draft or free agency.