Monthly Archives: July 2008

Hester agrees to 4-year extension

July 27th, 2008 - 6:22 pm

Devin Hester said Friday he chose to report to camp because he liked the direction in which his contract talks were heading, and apparently he and management were on the same page. The Bears and Hester agreed to a 4-year [...]

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Graham overtaking McBride?

July 27th, 2008 - 11:32 am

Last season, when Nathan Vasher missed 12 games with a groin injury, rookie cornerback Trumaine McBride started in his place and actually played admirably. So much so, in fact, that sports talk shows were flooded with calls from eager Bears [...]

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Hester: “I don’t want to fall too far behind”

July 25th, 2008 - 7:28 pm

When it seemed obvious to the average fan that Devin Hester would be doing more harm to himself than good by not reporting to training camp, Hester’s common sense was called into question. On Friday, in his Q&A with the [...]

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Bears, Hester need to ‘compromise’

July 25th, 2008 - 9:34 am

Devin Hester surprised a few teammates by reporting to training camp this morning and will participate in activities today, but that doesn’t mean they resolved his contract status. Perhaps somebody told him, “Hey, Devin, if you hold out for a [...]

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ESPN’s Clayton suggests Orton has edge

July 24th, 2008 - 9:25 pm

When the Chicago Bears first announced that there would be an open competition for the starting quarterback job, it was met with some skepticism among Bears fans and football analysts alike. After all, Grossman was the chosen one, a first [...]

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Williams suffers back injury

July 24th, 2008 - 4:49 pm

It’s still early in training camp — the second day, after all — but already there is cause for concern on the injury front. In addition to injuries to Olin Kreutz, Dusty Dvoracek, and Kevin Jones, rookie offensive tackle Chris [...]

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Would the Bears really trade Hester?

July 24th, 2008 - 2:56 pm

It’s an idea that has been floated around since Hester first expressed dissatisfaction with his contract at the end of last season. The first football analyst floated the idea of trading Hester while at his peak, and then the idea [...]

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Grossman vs. Orton: Who gets the nod?

July 24th, 2008 - 1:14 pm

On Wednesday, Rex Grossman won a coin toss to earn the right to start that day’s practice with the first team. Kyle Orton will get the start today and then the two players will alternate every other day. The idea [...]

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Camp notes: Kreutz, Dvoracek sidelined

July 24th, 2008 - 9:26 am

With all the fuss over Devin Hester’s holdout and the Chris Williams signing, one of the bits of news flying under the radar is the injury to center Olin Kreutz. There’s probably good reason for that, though, as the Sun-Times [...]

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Hester holding out

July 23rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm

The biggest news of the day ended up not being rookie offensive tackle Chris Williams agreeing to a contract to prevent him from holding out, but instead the holdout of electrifying return man Devin Hester. Viewing a recent poll on [...]

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