Bears veteran defensive end Adewale Ogunleye understands what GM Jerry Angelo is saying, “players need to take care of their business in order to have business take care of itself.”
Ogunleye, who will be 32 years old at the start of the season had this to say about the contract discussions:
“I’m in agreement with Jerry, last year, we gave out a lot of extensions and a lot of contracts to guys, and we didn’t win. So you can’t expect that to happen two years in a row.
“I’m not going to stress it out. I know what I bring to the table. What I’m going to do is go out there and have the best year I can have. Maybe then hopefully before the season is over, we’ll get something done. Or maybe when the season’s over. But I would love to be in Chicago, finish my career here.’’
Ogunleye struggled to get to the quarterback last season, recording five sacks, his lowest total since coming to the Bears in 2004.
In eight seasons, Ogunleye has played 112 games, recording 352 tackles, 60.5 sacks and 14 forced fumbles.
I know if Ogunleye plays a like the leader that he is, than he’ll definitely get his contract extension.
all quotes from chicagotribune.com