Month: July 2008

Hester agrees to 4-year extension

Posted in News and Rumors on July 27, 2008 at 6:22 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Graham overtaking McBride?

Posted in News and Rumors on July 27, 2008 at 11:32 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 25, 2008 at 7:28 pm by

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, […] Read the full article »

Bears, Hester need to ‘compromise’

Posted in News and Rumors on July 25, 2008 at 9:34 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

ESPN’s Clayton suggests Orton has edge

Posted in News and Rumors on July 24, 2008 at 9:25 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Williams suffers back injury

Posted in News and Rumors on July 24, 2008 at 4:49 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Would the Bears really trade Hester?

Posted in News and Rumors on July 24, 2008 at 2:56 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Grossman vs. Orton: Who gets the nod?

Posted in News and Rumors on July 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Camp notes: Kreutz, Dvoracek sidelined

Posted in News and Rumors on July 24, 2008 at 9:26 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Hester holding out

Posted in News and Rumors on July 23, 2008 at 6:45 pm by

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. […] Read the full article »