Posts in category "Chicago Bears"

2014 NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears Additions

<strong>Lamarr Houston, DE</strong><br>
<small>6-3, 302</small><br>
<small>Drafted: 2nd round (44th overall) - 2010 (Texas)</small><br>
<small><strong>The Deal:</strong>5 years, $35 million contract  ($15M guaranteed; $21M in the first 3 yrs)</small><br><br>

Houston ranked 11th among all 4-3 defensive ends, according to ProFootballFocus.com (Julius Peppers was 36th). Registered 56 solo tackles; Peppers led Chicago defensive linemen with 31 last season. PFF graded Houston a <strong>+14.9</strong> against the run in 2013.

Played with Henry Melton at Texas.
We’re two days into NFL free agency, and the Bears have already suffered a few significant losses from their 2013 roster. Julius Peppers, Devin Hester and Peanut Tillman are free agents, and the Tampa Bay Bucs have signed quarterback Josh McCown (and named him their starter). But a few new faces have been added to... Read more »

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears Agree to 7-Year Deal

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears Agree to 7-Year Deal
On Thursday morning, Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery announced that the team had agreed on a seven-year contract with quarterback Jay Cutler. Emery also noted announced that the Bears had also has signed cornerback Tim Jennings and guard Matt Slauson to four-year deals. Cutler is, statistically, the best quarterback in Bears history. But that isn’t... Read more »

Chicago Bears: The Josh McCown Myth

Chicago Bears: The Josh McCown Myth
Now that the NFL season has ended, everyone in Chicago has started the annual rite of passage – praising the back-up quarterback and throwing away the starter. This year, Jay Cutler missed significant time with a couple injuries, opening the door for Josh McCown to look good enough that many fans have gone as far... Read more »
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5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago’s 2008 Drafts III

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago’s 2008 Drafts III
Continuing our series looking back five years, today we’ll move on to the Chicago Bears. We’ve already looked at how the Cubs and Blackhawks did in their respective drafts in 2008, so today we’ll tackle the gridiron. The Bears held the 14th overall pick in 2008, which had a fairly deep class. In fact, you... Read more »

Brian Urlacher Retires: My Top Ten Linebackers of All-Time

Brian Urlacher Retires: My Top Ten Linebackers of All-Time
Two of the best linebackers to ever play in the NFL have both left the league this offseason. Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis retired after the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory. On May 22, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement after 13 years. Only 2 players in NFL history have 40+ sacks and 20+ interceptions... Read more »

2013 NFL Draft: Grading the Chicago Bears

2013 NFL Draft: Grading the Chicago Bears
The 2013 NFL Draft is now in the books, and the Chicago Bears have made their selections. So how did they do? Let’s look at their picks. Round One: Kyle Long, OG, Oregon Mike Mayock reaction: “He’s one of my favorite players in the draft. He’s immediately a starting guard that down the road is... Read more »
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Chicago Bears 2013 Schedule Released

<strong><strong>WEEK 1:</strong> Cincinnati Bengals @ Chicago Bears</strong><br>
Sunday, Sept. 8 - 12:00 CT
On Thursday night, the 2013 regular season schedule for the NFL was released. Here is the schedule for your Chicago Bears. Their bye is Week 8.

NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears Score Big On Day One

NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears Score Big On Day One
On the first day of NFL free agency, the Chicago Bears made a couple moves to make their offense better. The first move of the day developed through the mid-afternoon and was consummated early in the evening as the Bears signed the big tight end they lacked last season: Martellus Bennett. ESPN is reporting that... Read more »

Report: Chicago Bears to Sign TE Martellus Bennett

Report: Chicago Bears to Sign TE Martellus Bennett
The Chicago Bears will sign veteran tight end Martellus Bennett this evening, according to multiple sources. Bennett, 26, had 55 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns with the New York Giants last year. At 6-6 and 265 pounds, he gives Jay Cutler another big weapon in the passing game. He was targeting 90 times... Read more »
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Chicago Bears: Is Jermon Bushrod The Answer At Tackle?

Chicago Bears: Is Jermon Bushrod The Answer At Tackle?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints do not plan to use their franchise tag on starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod. He will be an unrestricted free agent. Bushrod, 28, was a fourth round draft choice by the Saints in 2007 and has started all 16 games for New Orleans in each of... Read more »