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Leinart, Urlacher among first-timers on CFB Hall of Fame ballot

Southern California Heisman Trophy Winner Matt Leinart and former New Mexico star Brian Urlacher are among the players making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation released on Tuesday the players and coaches being considered for selection to the Hall of Fame this year. The new Hall of Fame class will be announced Jan...
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Bears land at No. 23 on offseason power rankings

The Chicago Bears cleaned up their front office and coaching staff firing former general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman, while bringing in new personnel boss Ryan Pace and John Fox to run the team. However, the recent Ray McDonald incident left a black mark on a promising offseason, while questions continue to dog quarterback Jay Cutler, who has been referred to as...
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Adrian Amos could be an option for Chicago Bears at free safety

The Chicago Bears have a couple solid veteran options at safety in Antrel Rolle and Ryan Mundy, but ESPN's Jeff Dickerson notes that the team may be one injury away from relying on a rookie in that role. If either Rolle or Mundy is injured, Dickerson believes 2015 fifth-round pick Adrian Amos could be the likely replacement. Amos, a 6-foot, 218-pound converted cornerback, is described...
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Tuesday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond ► When you factor out his huge day that season (25 attempts/131 yards) against the putrid Chicago Bears defense, he only averaged 2.8 yards per carry in his ... Are the Chicago Bears the worst run team in Chicago? ► The Chicago sports franchises, and their fans, are a proud bunch. Each has had its shares of ups and downs...
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Bears Announce Training Camp Schedule

On a beautiful but cool first day of June, the Chicago Bears officially announced their training camp schedule. The Bears announced that they will be holding their summer training camp from July 29 through August 16 this year, and it will be held at none other than Olivet Nazerene University in Bourbonnais. This will be the fourteenth straight year that the team has held their training...
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Dickerson: Cutler can still sling it

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has looked good during the first week of the team's offseason training activities. Despite taking a beating in 2014, taking 38 sacks which tied for the second-highest total of his career, Cutler still has a powerful arm. Now what the team needs to find out is if he can learn the offense and not become...
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Meet The Possible Jay Cutler Replacements Of 2016

Before delving any further, it must be indicated that Jay Cutler is not a guaranteed flop in 2015.  For the first time really in his six years as Chicago Bears quarterback that he has the coaching staff and offensive talent around him to help mask his deficiencies and accent his positives.  They don’t need him to play excellent, just effective.  However, it must be remembered...
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NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Panthers, & Vikings

Bears Jeff Dickerson considers defensive backs Kyle Fuller, Tim Jennings, Antrel Rolle, Ryan Mundy and rookie Adrian Amos to be locks to make the team. Dickerson admits it’s possible defensive backs Alan Ball, Demontre Hurst, Brock Vereen, Sherrick McManis and Al Louis-Jean could make the team as well. According to Dickerson, the Bears transition to ... The post NFC Notes: Bears...
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Don’t Look Now, Bears Coaches Fawning Over Shea McClellin

Most Bears fans left him for dead after 2014.  Former 1st round draft pick Shea McClellin was coming off his third season of under producing at a second position.  He sat mired for two years at defensive end (6.5 sacks in 28 games) and then spent the last one failing to fit in at outside linebacker (38 tackles in 12 games).  There was no doubt he was destined for the cut either...
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Bears Unlikely To Give TE Martellus Bennett A New Deal, Will Allow Him To Holdout

Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report spoke to a Bears’ insider about TE Martellus Bennett and his holdout. Cole’s source mentioned that while Bennett is coming off of a career year for the Bears, they were 5-11 with him playing his best football, so it’s not like they’re going to be significantly worse off without him. ... The post Bears Unlikely To Give TE Martellus Bennett...
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Chicago Bears: What have we learned from OTAs?

The Chicago Bears finish their first round of OTAs Friday, and while it’s difficult to come away with a full impression, there are some worthwhile tidbits from this week’s action.  Bennett continues to sit out, awaits new deal Coming off a career year, tight end Martellus Bennett wants new paper. The seven-year veteran hauled in 90 receptions for 916 yards and six touchdowns...
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Why the Chicago Bears won’t make the playoffs in 2015

The Chicago Bears hired head coach John Fox for a number of reasons. He is a proven winner, knows how to manage his players and coaching staff and has an uncanny ability to turn around bad football teams at a rapid rate. Bears fans, and players alike, are hoping that last sentiment rings true once more and the Bears can get back to being one of the premier franchises (performance...
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Photo: This metal sign is a must-have for Chicago Bears fans

If you’re a major Chicago Bears fan, desperately trying to find a new piece of memorabilia for your man cave, take a look at this sweet item: Chicago Bears Metal Sign #EtsySocial #Football — Metal Art Designz (@MetalArtDesignz) May 29, 2015 Want. You may also be interested in: Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier tight ends...
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Martellus Bennett Missing from Bears OTA's

Wednesday marked the Chicago Bears first organized team activities under new head coach John Fox. A lot of familiar faces have attended, but one that has not is tight end Martellus Bennett. It does not come as a surprise considering Bennett is looking for a new deal.Bennett is halfway through his four-year contract that he signed back in 2013. The reason he is looking for a new deal...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Ray McDonald’s Mom Claims There is a Witness to Prove His Innocence

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released by the team following an arrest for an alleged domestic violence episode that occurred Monday. Since then, McDonald was arrested again for violating a restraining order by going to his old residence. McDonald’s mom and dad stand firm that their son did not attack the mother of his child and that their son’s career...
Via Sportsnaut
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TE Martellus Bennett skips out on Chicago Bears OTAs

The Chicago Bears held their first organized team activities on Wednesday, and a major target in the passing game was nowhere to be found. Tight end Martellus Bennett hasn't attended any workouts this offseason, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports, and the Bears are not thrilled with his absence. "I prefer guys be here, but if they’re not, they’re not," Bears head coach...
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Report: Ray McDonald arrested for violating restraining order

Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested for the second time in two days on Wednesday. Two days after McDonald was arrested on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in San Jose, he was once again detained by police. Wednesday’s arrest stems from McDonald violating a court-ordered restraining order to stay away from his...
Via Sportsnaut
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Matt Forte Sounds Jaded Regarding Bears and Contract Situation

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been among the most consistently good players in the NFL over the past several seasons. The 29-year-old veteran is also coming off a 2014 campaign that saw him post 1,846 total yards and 10 scores. Despite this previous success, Forte enters the 2015 season in a contract year. There doesn’t seem to be much happening on the contract extension...
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Details emerge from McDonald's domestic violence arrest

Details have started to emerge from the latest domestic violence arrest for NFL defensive end Ray McDonald, and they paint a disturbing picture of what happened before the 30-year-old was taken into custody early Monday morning. In a phone call to 911, the mother of McDonald’s ex-fiancee told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had barricaded...Read More
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Kyle Long has great reaction to Bears releasing Ray McDonald

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long didn’t hide his feelings when his employer fired a man Monday. Of course, this situation was a little different than a run-of-the-mill termination. The Bears announced Monday afternoon they were releasing defensive end Ray McDonald, just two months after signing the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was cut loose after he was arrested early...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears UDFA's to Watch

Every year there are undrafted free agents that still have the talent to make the 53 man roster on NFL teams. These players usually contribute on special teams, but once in a while there is a “hidden gem” amongst them. Last year the Chicago Bears took a chance on linebacker Christian Jones and it has paid off. Jones started 5 games last season and finished with sixty nine tackles...
Via Pro Football Spot
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Biggest concern for the upcoming season

The Chicago Bears have a lot of question marks entering the upcoming season. How will the new 3-4 defense look? Will Jay Cutler bounce back from his abysmal year? Is John Fox finally the right head coach to lead this team back to being a consistent NFC contender? Those are all intriguing questions and potentially major concerns. However, the biggest concern for this season is if...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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