Archive for May 2016

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 3

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 3
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen to the show in the attached link here, Unnecessary Roughness Episode 3 or head to archive.org. Episode 3 Summary: Jake Perper and Eli Hershkovich are joined by Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times to discuss the Bears’ first day of OTAs. – Welcoming Patrick Finley (0:00-1:15)... Read more »

5 storylines to monitor at Chicago Bears OTA's

5 storylines to monitor at Chicago Bears OTA's
The Chicago Bears are getting back to football this week. Well at least somewhat. Organized team activities, OTA’s start on Tuesday at Halas Hall. The Bears will have 10 total practices over the next three weeks. The dates: (May 23, 24, 26, June 1-3, June 6-9). Yes, we are far away from training camp and... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 2

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 2
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen to the show in the attached link here, Unnecessary Roughness Episode 2 or head to archive.org. Episode 2 Summary:  – Willie Young extension? (0:00-8:26)  – Bruce Gaston/cuts, signings (8:26-12:08)  – Rookies that could make the team/Fangio on Floyd (12:09-21:06)  – Curtis Johnson on Kevin White/Jordan Howard... Read more »
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Bears' LB John Timu battled every step of the way to get to where he is today

Bears' LB John Timu battled every step of the way to get to where he is today
John Timu overcame plenty of adversity in his first NFL season coming in as an undrafted free agent for the Bears. Signed following the draft, the Washington product was cut on Oct. 6. However, two days later the Bears brought him back to the practice squad. In week 14, he earned the promotion to the... Read more »

Exclusive Interview: Getting to know Bears' undrafted rookie CB Kevin Peterson

Exclusive Interview: Getting to know Bears' undrafted rookie CB Kevin Peterson
The first thing Kevin Peterson told Bears’ defensive backs coach Ed Donatell when they officially signed him Saturday night was that they are getting a whole new animal. The Oklahoma State cornerback went undrafted which was disappointing for him, but he’s ready to prove himself with the Bears. Sitting in his parent’s home in Wagoner,... Read more »

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 1

Unnecessary Roughness Episode 1
Welcome to the Unnecessary Roughness podcast page. You can listen to the show in the attached link here, Unnecessary Roughness Episode 1 or head to archive.org. Episode 1 Summary: On this episode, Jake Perper and Eli Hershkovich dive into all nine of the Bears’ draft picks, as well as some of the undrafted free-agent signings.... Read more »
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Exclusive Interview: Getting to know Bears' undrafted rookie OL Dan Buchholz

Exclusive Interview: Getting to know Bears' undrafted rookie OL Dan Buchholz
Just five minutes after the final round of the NFL Draft ended on Saturday night, Duquesne offensive lineman Dan Buchholz got the call he had been waiting for quite some time. College scouting director Bobby Macedo informed Buchholz that he was going to a member of the Chicago Bears. He recalled that the whole day... Read more »

Exclusive Interview: Getting to know Bears' undrafted rookie LB Roy Robertson-Harris

Exclusive Interview: Getting to know Bears' undrafted rookie LB Roy Robertson-Harris
Ever since Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs left the Bears, the defense in Chicago hasn’t acted like Monsters of the Midway, but things are looking up in 2016. Priority undrafted free agent UTEP’s Roy Robertson-Harris and No. 9 overall pick Georgia’s Leonard Floyd are two big outside backers standing at 6’6”. Playing with Floyd is... Read more »

After drafting a guard in the draft, the Bears officially release Matt Slauson

After drafting a guard in the draft, the Bears officially release Matt Slauson
Matt Slauson is officially a free agent. The veteran guard announced on Sunday via his Instagram page that the Bears have released him. The Bears confirmed it with a statement of their own thanking Slauson and veteran Antrel Rolle (released earlier Sunday) for their services. After three seasons with the Bears, the 30-year-old Nebraska product... Read more »
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The Bears cut ties with veteran safety Antrel Rolle

The Bears cut ties with veteran safety Antrel Rolle
In what seemed like a possibility after the Bears drafted two safeties in the draft on Saturday officially happened on Sunday. The Bears released 33-year-old veteran safety Antrel Rolle after just one season with the team, per ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. Rolle was due a base salary of $2.4 million this season and held a... Read more »