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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 »

Chicago Blackhawks: How Much is Corey Crawford Worth?

Chicago Blackhawks: How Much is Corey Crawford Worth?
With news on Wednesday that Boston had given Tuukka Rask an eight-year, $56M contract, the bar has once again been raised for contracts given to goaltenders in the NHL. In 12 months, Corey Crawford – who just defeated Rask in the Stanley Cup Final – will need a new contract. The money given to Rask... Read more »

NHL Free Agency: A Look Around The Blackhawks New Division

NHL Free Agency: A Look Around The Blackhawks New Division
Here’s a breakdown of the player movement in the Blackhawks’ new division for the 2013-14 season so far in free agency: Staying In Out Michal Handzus Nikolai Khabibulin David Bolland Michal Rozsival Viktor Stalberg Nick Leddy Michael Frolik Ray Emery Rostislav Olesz   Staying In Out Patrick Bordeleau Cory Sarich David Jones Alex Tanguay Shane... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

2013 NFL Quarterback Market: Trades, Free Agency Impacted By Weak Draft Class

2013 NFL Quarterback Market: Trades, Free Agency Impacted By Weak Draft Class
As the NFL season winds to a close, there are two pathetic realities playing out in front of millions of fans on a weekly basis. 1) Roughly one-third of the NFL is lacking a legitimate starting quarterback. 2) Roughly one-half of the NFL is in desperate need of a new offensive line. While the second... Read more »
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NHL Free Agency: Chicago Blackhawks On To Plan...?

NHL Free Agency: Chicago Blackhawks On To Plan...?
In a stunning turn of events, the Minnesota Wild pulled of a major upset on the Fourth of July when they signed the two biggest superstars on the market, defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise, to blockbuster deals. Suter and Parise received matching 13-year, $98M deals. Parise reportedly has a full no move clause.... Read more »

NHL Free Agency: The Central Division Cap Situations

NHL Free Agency: The Central Division Cap Situations
With the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom in Detroit becoming official, there should be two immediate responses from Blackhawks fans: Respect. He was the best of his era. Fear. The Wings now have an enormous amount of cap space. Looking around the Central Division, this will be an interesting summer. And teams will have some money... Read more »

NHL Free Agency: 10 Unrestricted Targets For The Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Free Agency: 10 Unrestricted Targets For The Chicago Blackhawks
On Sunday, the third team from the Central Division was bounced out of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs when the LA Kings swept the division-winning St. Louis Blues. What we’ve seen is the Kings, who were the eight seed, hammer the top two teams in the Western Conference with ease; they have needed only nine... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks: Could Arbitration Give Hawks More Salary Cap Flexibility?

Chicago Blackhawks: Could Arbitration Give Hawks More Salary Cap Flexibility?
When Chris Campoli and Viktor Stalberg filed for arbitration on Tuesday, most Hawks fans assumed it was a one-way ticket out of Chicago. It might be the opposite, especially in the case of Stalberg. Because two players on the Blackhawks filed for arbitration, the team can take advantage of a rarely used part of the... Read more »