Redskins Trade Adam Archuleta to Bears
Just this morning, the Washington Times reported that Archuleta "isn't going anywhere barring the unlikely event of a trade with Chicago." Although contract information is not currently available, it's likely that the trade included some kind of renegotiation, as Archuleta is due a $5 million roster bonus tomorrow.
For the Bears, Archuleta is a solid addition at safety, the position where Chicago's otherwise stellar defense was weakest. Archuleta is a good athlete who fits much better in Lovie Smith's defense than he did in Gregg Williams' defense: He excelled for the Rams when Smith was their defensive coordinator.
For the Redskins, the trade has to be a major disappointment: When they signed Archuleta to a major free-agent contract last season, the Redskins saw him as a major addition who would make an already strong defense even stronger. Instead, he was benched in November and spent the second half of the season as mostly a special teams player, and the Redskins' defense tanked. And now he's gone.