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#pounditMonday, March 8, 2021

Bears reportedly open to trading RB Jordan Howard

Jordan Howard was a big part of the Chicago Bears’ offense last season, but the team is apparently open to the idea of trading the running back.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that teams approached the Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine last week to discuss the possibility of acquiring Howard, and those talks are still ongoing.

Howard, the Bears’ fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons and fell just short with 935 last year. He rushed for nine touchdowns in back-to-back seasons in 2017 and 2018.

The Bears may be thinking about expanding Tarik Cohen’s role in 2019, but he has been a far bigger contributor in the passing game. If they do part ways with Howard, they will likely be looking for a high draft pick.

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