Jets also checking him out...
Bears take a liking to UConn receiver Easley
March 25, 2010
By Brad Biggs
The Bears are showing considerable interest in Connecticut wide receiver Marcus Easley, with East Coast scout Rex Hogan attending the Huskies' pro day Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The Bears were one of 22 teams represented at the pro day and the New York Jets (Henry Ellard) and Baltimore Ravens (Jim Hostler) sent their wide receivers coaches to the workout. The Bears got familiar with Easley at the scouting combine last month in Indianapolis when he met with wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
Easley has an intriguing story and NFL teams want to hear it. He was a walk-on at UConn until last April when he finally got a scholarship. He repaid the program and then some as he led the team with 48 receptions for 893 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Now, everyone wants to know where he's been.