Archive for May 2014

Bears Corner: Brandon Marshall Deserves Every Penny of His New Contract Extension

Bears Corner: Brandon Marshall Deserves Every Penny of His New Contract Extension
The Bears reward their own players — especially when they epitomize what a true Chicago Bear is. On Monday, wide receiver Brandon Marshall announced his three-year, $30 million contract extension on his appearance on The View, while rocking a blue suit jacket with a plain white shirt underneath. The five-time Pro Bowler was set to play... Read more »

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Fill Roster With Nine Undrafted Free Agents

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Fill Roster With Nine Undrafted Free Agents
The Bears officially announced the signing of nine undrafted rookies on Sunday, filling their final spots on the 90-man roster after selecting eight prospects over the past three days. Jordan Lynch (Northen Illinois) leads the group. The 6-foot, 217-pounder rushed for 1,815 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2012 and 1,920 yards and 23 TDs in... Read more »

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Add Tackle Charles Leno Jr. With Their Final Selection

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Add Tackle Charles Leno Jr. With Their Final Selection
The Bears found gems in guard Kyle Long early in the draft last year and tackle Jordan Mills later on now they added some more depth to the offensive line. With their final selection (No. 246), the Bears selected Boise State tackle Charles Leno Jr. in the seventh and final round on Saturday at Radio... Read more »
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2014 NFL Draft: Bears Add a quarterback in Fales and punter O'Donnell in the Sixth Round

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Add a quarterback in Fales and punter O'Donnell in the Sixth Round
The Bears lost Josh McCown this off-season and let Adam Podlesh go, but they may have found their replacements. With two sixth-round picks under their belt, the Bears selected San Jose State quarterback David Fales at No. 183 and Miami punter Pat O’Donell at No. 191. The Bears still have one more selection left in... Read more »

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Trade Up To Take Safety Brock Vereen Late in the Fourth Round

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Trade Up To Take Safety Brock Vereen Late in the Fourth Round
It wasn’t a matter of if they would take a safety, but when the Bears would select one in the 2014 NFL Draft. On Saturday afternoon, the Bears decided to trade up in the fourth round to get their man in safety Brock Vereen from the University of Minnesota at No. 131. They traded their... Read more »

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Find Forte's Backup in RB Ka'Deem Carey in the Fourth Round

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Find Forte's Backup in RB Ka'Deem Carey in the Fourth Round
Michael Bush got the ax this off-season, so the Bears needed a backup behind Pro Bowl starter Matt Forte. Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey became the first running back selected by the Bears in the NFL Draft on Saturday since Forte (2008) with the No. 117 selection in the fourth round. Carey will come into a pretty... Read more »
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2014 NFL Draft: Rounds Two and Three Grades For Entire NFC North

2014 NFL Draft: Rounds Two and Three Grades For Entire NFC North
The NFC North as a whole had a total of nine picks on day number two of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Packers had three picks, adding a receiver, tight end and defensive end in the process. The Vikings selected a defensive end and a speed back both in the third round. The Lions snagged a... Read more »

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Make Strides on Defense With the Selection of DT Will Sutton In Round Three

2014 NFL Draft: Bears Make Strides on Defense With the Selection of DT Will Sutton In Round Three
The Bears ended day two of the 2014 NFL Draft the same way the started it — taking a defensive tackle. Arizona State’s Will Sutton was the Bears pick in the third round at No. 82. The 6-0, 303 pound lineman started his very first game of his freshman season (2009) against Idaho State. Sutton... Read more »

2014 NFL Draft: The Bears Snag DT Ego Ferguson In the Second Round

2014 NFL Draft: The Bears Snag DT Ego Ferguson In the Second Round
A night after the Bears added their corner of the near future, general manager Phil Emery and Co. took a defensive tackle from the best conference in college football. LSU’s Ego Ferguson was the pick by the Bears with the No. 51 selection on Friday night. The junior from the SEC chose to come out after only... Read more »
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2014 NFL Draft: Round One Grades For Entire NFC North

2014 NFL Draft: Round One Grades For Entire NFC North
The NFC North as a whole had a total of five first-round picks after the Minnesota Vikings snuck back in to snag Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 32 selection in Thursday night’s opening round of the NFL Draft The Vikings also added a linebacker in Anthony Barr early at No. 9, which made sense for... Read more »