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The Bears are a team that have been known to pick up top free agents, especially in the last two years. They picked up Jay Cutler in 2009 and Julius Peppers in 2010, both of which were considered among the most valuable players available in free agency.
While the Bears have a stout defense, their offense frequently struggles, particularly the passing game, and this could be largely due to the lack of a star receiver.
While Johnny Knox has shown potential, he is certainly not elite yet, and while Devin Hester is an excellent return man, his receiving skills can be lacking.
Plaxico Burress could be a temporary solution for the Bears at wide receiver, while Knox and some of their other younger receivers are developing.