Posts in category "Lockout"

Brian Urlacher: "I just want it to be over."

Brian Urlacher: "I just want it to be over."
Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher joined 104.3 K-HITS on Friday and voiced his always colorful opinion on the owner’s approved settlement, his future in Chicago and even his relationship status. “I think there’s some shady stuff going on right now from ONE of the sides,” Urlacher said regarding the Thursday night deal. “I think... Read more »

Just How Much Money Could the Lockout Cost?

The NFL Network’s Albert Breer wrote an article last week, focusing on the ever-looming 2011 pre-season, and just how much money was on the line should the players and owners not have a deal done before then. League sources calculated that should the lockout remain in effect past August 1, it will cost the NFL... Read more »

NFL Lockout: Players, Coaches and Owners Among the Least Impacted

With the ongoing NFL lockout nearing its third month and teams less than two months away from the typical start of training camp, the focus, currently on players and owners, could all too quickly begin a rather disheartening shift to our very friends and neighbors. On Friday, June 3, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals... Read more »

Jay Cutler Organizing Offensive Workouts

According to, Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler organized team workouts with a select group of skilled offensive players on Tuesday. According to reports, the group was comprised of eight or so of those position-type guys. Narrow things down, and that’s the about the exact number of skilled offensive starters/veterans (including Caleb Hanie) on the Bears... Read more »

NFL Lockout Update: Oh, How the Tides have Turned...

The United States Court of Appeals: “We have serious doubts that the district court had jurisdiction to enjoin the League’s lockout, and accordingly conclude that the League has made a strong showing that it is likely to succeed on the merits.” That statement, taken from Appellate Case: 11-1898; filed Monday, May 16, 2011. The Eighth... Read more »

Bears Players Report to Facilities

Larry Mayer of reported Tuesday that kicker Robbie Gould and defensive end Israel Idonije both reported to Halas Hall, just one day following the ruling by Judge Susan Nelson which lifted the lockout. While Nelson’s ruling technically took effect immediately, the NFL began the process of filing for a legal stay on the ruling... Read more »

Judge Nelson Issues 89-Page Ruling

You can read the full 89-page ruling on the player’s injunction request, issued by Judge Susan Nelson Monday afternoon here: NelsonRuling.pdf. Nelson reportedly believes her lengthy decision, which will go before the appellate Judges on appeal, is airtight…

Judge Nelson Rules: Lockout is Lifted

NFL Spokesperson Greg Aiello Judge Susan Nelson ruled in favor of the players request for injunction late Monday afternoon, meaning the lockout has effectively been lifted. Nelson did not offer a preemptive legal stay on the ruling, pending appeal, so technically the decision takes effect immediately. More on that in a second… What exactly this... Read more »

NFL Players Could Return to Work This Week

The Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall has been closed to Bears players since March 11. It will be two weeks ago, Wednesday of this week, that Unites States District Judge Susan Nelson concluded the injunction hearing brought fourth by the NFL Players. Nelson said on April 6 that it would take her a couple... Read more »

Lovie Smith: "Nothing has changed."

  Despite the current lockout situation, Bears head coach Lovie Smith says nothing has changed. “Nothing has changed for us. [The work load] definitely hasn’t decreased at all,” Smith told the media on Tuesday, while appearing at the Ed Block Courage Award ceremony. “We have work to do. We’re on a schedule of getting ready... Read more »