Month: August 2008

Ex-Bears WR Monk claimed by Giants

Posted in News and Rumors on August 26, 2008 at 5:47 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears release CB Ricky Manning Jr.

Posted in News and Rumors on August 26, 2008 at 4:32 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Grossman stays upbeat, though disappointed

Posted in News and Rumors on August 25, 2008 at 4:50 pm by

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. […] Read the full article »

Is Angelo cracking under the pressure?

Posted in News and Rumors on August 25, 2008 at 4:33 pm by

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? […] Read the full article »

Defense vows to play better

Posted in News and Rumors on August 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears make four expected releases

Posted in News and Rumors on August 24, 2008 at 8:09 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Wilson’s injury frees up roster spot for another LB

Posted in News and Rumors on August 24, 2008 at 8:59 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Success in return game could mean less Hester

Posted in News and Rumors on August 23, 2008 at 10:27 am by

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. […] Read the full article »

Rex Grossman vs. Kyle Orton: Fan Support

Posted in News and Rumors on August 23, 2008 at 12:07 am by

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.

Props to Boers & Bernstein

Posted in News and Rumors on August 22, 2008 at 4:30 pm by

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, […] Read the full article »