Source: Te'o visited Bears

April, 10, 2013
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o visited with the Chicago Bears at Halas Hall in the past few weeks, according to a league source.


Should the Bears draft Manti Te'o at No. 20?


Discuss (Total votes: 5,382)

Te'o visited the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The All-American traveled to Detroit earlier in the week to meet with the Lions, and is also scheduled to visit the San Diego Chargers, ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Tuesday.

ESPN Insider Mel Kiper Jr. has the Bears selecting Te'o with the No. 20 overall pick in his latest mock draft.

Former Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown visited the Bears on Monday and Tuesday, one of several linebackers the club plans to host in advance of the NFL draft.

Te'o, a four-year starter for the Fighting Irish, led all linebackers in the nation last year with seven interceptions and finished his Notre Dame career as the school's third all-time leading tackler.

But Te'o's draft stock slipped after a poor performance versus Alabama in the BCS Championship Game, followed by a highly-publicized off-the-field hoax that Te'o was forced to address in front of reporters at the NFL Combine in February.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?