.. now the waiting begins to see if the Bears match the offer. Bates will see more playing time in Minnesota than he will in Chicago as there he would be 5th on the depth chart. Question is whether the Bears are desperate to bring him back, if they don't then we'll pick up a reasonably good receiver at a fair price. Bates seems keen to play for the Vikes, especially given that Moss and Culpepper are there which can only help his game.

www.startribune.com/stories/510/2130747.html

Anyone got any thoughts on this potential pickup ?