Report: Bears shopping Willie Young before NFL trade deadline

( - There has been plenty of buzz surrounding the Chicago Bears as the NFL trade deadline nears. John Fox is in his first season as head coach, so the team is still in flux. There are a handful of holdovers from the previous regime who seem to clash with Chicago's current direction.

Willie Young is one of those players, and Aaron Leming of reports that the Bears are actively shopping him.



Young's natural position is 4-3 defensive end, but the Bears have tried to make him into an outside linebacker in Vic Fangio's new 3-4 scheme this season. After leading the team with 10 sacks last year, Young barely plays anymore and only has one sack in 2015.

The Bears traded Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers earlier in the year, when they realized he was not a good fit at outside linebacker. They could do the same with Young, but they'll have to do it before 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday.