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>>Cutler Says WR Holmes Could Be Good Fit

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler thinks wide receiver Santonio Holmes can be a possible solution for the team's problems at the third wide receiver spot.

 width=Cutler has worked closely with Holmes since his signing Saturday as a possible third receiver to replace the injured Marquess Wilson. Although Holmes had a reputation for not getting along with teammates while with the Jets, Cutler thinks Holmes can be a fit in Chicago because of the team's leadership.

Coach Marc Trestman said veteran Josh Morgan will get the first chance at playing the position Friday when the Bears are at Seattle in the third preseason game.

>>Ditka Calls Redskins Dispute "Stupid"

(Undated) -- Count former Bears head coach Mike Ditka as one who thinks the dispute around the Washington Redskins nickname is foolish. In an interview with RedskinsHistorian.com, Ditka says all the "stink" is "so stupid it's appalling." He adds that he hopes Dan Snyder never changes the name.

 width=>>Report: NFL Asked Katy Perry, Rihanna To Pay For SB Halftime Show

(Undated) -- The NFL is reportedly trying to capitalize on the most sought-after gig in music -- the Super Bowl halftime show. "The Wall Street Journal" says the league has set its sights on Katy Perry, Rihanna or Coldplay as possible headliners for next year's game -- and has reached out to each artist to see if they'd be willing to pay to perform. Sources say the NFL approached the artists' representatives asking if they would split the profits of a post-Super Bowl tour in exchange for the coveted headliner title. In recent years, fans snapped up tour tickets for artists like Beyonce and Bruno Mars in the days following their halftime performances. NFL reps reportedly also gave their top 2015 halftime picks the option of choosing another type of financial contribution to the league.

It doesn't look like the NFL managed to land a deal, however. Sources say the suggestion was met with "a chilly reception" by Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay's people.

>>Ex-Giants Running Back Eyes Olympics

(Undated) -- After having to give up his NFL dream, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is now chasing his Olympic dream. The 23-year-old was forced to retire from football due to a neck injury, and has decided to begin a career as a track athlete. He will start training as a triple jumper and attempt to make the 2016 Olympic team. Wilson competed in the event in high school and at Virginia Tech, and says he will train with his former track coach on campus at Virginia Tech.

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