New England Patriots Coach Raymond Berry admitted the team is considering trading wide receiver Irving Fryar, the Boston Herald reported.

"{A trade} is something we might do. You can only exercise so much patience," Berry said. "Nobody in this business is indispensable and trades are part of this business. I'm sure Irving understands the principle and I'm sure he understands that I have to do what's best for the team."

Fryar, 25, the first player selected in the 1984 draft, said Thursday his "feelings wouldn't be hurt" if he was traded. Fryar's agent, Steve Endicott, said he had not discussed the possibility of a trade with Fryar.

Meanwhile, Boston police denied Fryar's claims that they intend to charge him with making a false report of a recent mugging incident. Fryar reported he had been robbed and shot at after leaving a downtown Boston jewelry store Nov. 6. . .

Judd Malkin and Neil Bluhm, owners of a Chicago real estate investment firm, have offered $17.5 million for the Chicago Bears stock owned by the two children of former Bears president George Halas Jr.

The trustee of Halas' estate has decided to accept the offer and is seeking court approval for the sale of the stock, which represents 19.6 percent of the team, WLS-TV reported. The stock was left to Halas' children, Christine and Stephen, after Halas' death in 1979, but they have been unable to sell it because of restrictions the club put on the sale of stock.