Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ex-Bears WR Monk claimed by Giants

August 26th, 2008 - 5:47 pm

For Bears fans hoping to see rookie wide receiver Marcus Monk return to the team’s practice squad, those chances were squashed Tuesday as the 7th round pick was claimed off waivers by the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

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Bears release CB Ricky Manning Jr.

August 26th, 2008 - 4:32 pm

The long anticipated release of cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. has finally come when the Bears terminated his contract on Tuesday. Manning began to lose playing time last season and lost his starting job to Danieal Manning this off-season. Things have …

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Grossman stays upbeat, though disappointed

August 25th, 2008 - 4:50 pm

Rex Grossman spent a week in silence not talking to the media since Kyle Orton was named the starting quarterback.  On Monday, he broke his silence and kept an optimistic outlook despite being understandably disappointed. “My mindset hasn’t changed, just …

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Is Angelo cracking under the pressure?

August 25th, 2008 - 4:33 pm

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo spoke to the media via a conference call with trainer Tim Bream, who is rarely made available to the media, so you can tell Angelo meant business. On the docket?  Rookie offensive lineman Chris Williams’ …

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Defense vows to play better

August 25th, 2008 - 1:42 pm

The Bears defense is ranked 31st in the NFL through three preseason games, giving up 397.7 yards per game, but Lovie Smith and the defense promise that things will change. “When you talk about our defense, we would like for …

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Bears make four expected releases

August 24th, 2008 - 8:09 pm

The Bears released four players on Sunday, none of which were unexpected. Rookie wide receiver Marcus Monk was the most notable player released, along with fellow receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen, cornerback Leslie Majors, and safety Josh Gattis. It’s possible that Monk …

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Wilson’s injury frees up roster spot for another LB

August 24th, 2008 - 8:59 am

You never like to see a guy get injured, but if you had to find the upside to Rod Wilson’s season-ending injury, it’s that a position as deep as linebacker won’t suffer as much.  It also leaves an open roster …

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Success in return game could mean less Hester

August 23rd, 2008 - 10:27 am

On the Bears first kickoff return against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night, Devin Hester lined up deep with fellow 2006 second round pick Danieal Manning lined up as the upback in front of him.  Hester took the kickoff in …

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Rex Grossman vs. Kyle Orton: Fan Support

August 23rd, 2008 - 12:07 am

It wasn’t that long ago that Rex Grossman was revered by Bears fans.  As they say, times have changed. Anybody remember that Atlanta Falcons game from 2005?  Here’s a video to jog your memory.

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Props to Boers & Bernstein

August 22nd, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Just like I did this morning with a text message to Laurence Holmes, I sent an email with the same context to Boers and Bernstein and they took it and ran with it. To recap, the drunken meatheads at Soldier …

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