Since the Chicago Bears hired Mike Martz to run the offense, there have been concerns regarding TE Greg Olsen's role in the offense. Historically, Martz doesn't utilize a tight end so it would seem pointless to hang onto Olsen, a talented and young tight end.
Apparently, we're not the only ones suggesting the Bears move Olsen. The player reportedly is not happy with the Martz hire, according to Peggy Kusinski of NBCChicago.com.
Friends of the Bears TE say he was not happy about the hiring of offensive coordinator Mike Martz and quietly sent his agent Drew Rosenhaus into "trade request" mode.
It's been rumored for some time that the Patriots, who have multiple second round picks, could be interested. The Patriots are expected to let current tight end Ben Watson hit free agency, according to Rosenhaus.
Olsen, 24, had career highs in catches (60), yards (612) and touchdowns (8) in his third year in the NFL. He was the Bears first round pick in the 2007 draft.