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Bears Trade Booker for Ogunleye

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 23, 2004 5:48PM

In a trade destined to twist Chicago sportscasters' tongues all season, the Bears announced Saturday that they had traded WR Marty Booker to the Miami Dolphins for DE Adewale Ogunleye. As part of the transaction, the Bears signed Ogunleye to six-year, $33.4 million deal that included a $15 million signing bonus.

Ogunleye, the AFC's sack leader last season, had been holding out for a new deal and had been the subject of much trade speculation -- especially since the surprise retirement of RB Ricky Williams. In fact, rumors had the Bears trying to send Anthony Thomas to Miami for Ogunleye weeks ago. The loss of WR David Boston opened another opportunity for the Bears to land Ogunleye.

The trade seems to be a win-win situation as the Dolphins land a WR to replace Boston, and the Bears got the pass rush threat they've been coveting. While the Bears now look to have one of the league's best defenses, there certainly some questions on offense with David Terrell as their number one receiver.

Chicagoist wants our readers to sound informed, so here's a little pronunciation lesson. We tracked it down in a Miami Dolphins media guide (PDF file, pg. 47) so we hope it's right.

Now repeat out loud:
add-un-WALLAY oh-GOON-lay-eh
add-un-WALLAY oh-GOON-lay-eh
add-un-WALLAY oh-GOON-lay-eh

Yeah, we're still working on that, too...