Monthly Archives: February 2009

Bears interested in safety Sharper?

February 28th, 2009 - 6:40 pm

Make of it what you will, but TwinCities.com — the online version of the St. Paul Pioneer Press — is reporting that the Bears are interested in free agent safety Darren Sharper. Sharper, 33, is a 12-year veteran who has [...]

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Cassel traded to Chiefs

February 28th, 2009 - 12:10 pm

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired quarterback Matt Cassel from the New England Patriots, the NFL Network reported Saturday. Adam Schefter, writer and analyst for the Network, said he believes the Chiefs will not be giving up the third overall pick [...]

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Bears address offensive line quickly

February 27th, 2009 - 9:03 am

It’s unusual for Bears general manager Jerry Angelo to strike quickly in free agency unless there’s an urgency at a particular position. With John Tait considering retirement and John St. Clair possibly departing as a free agent, the Bears were [...]

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Expect Bears to be slow out of free agency gates

February 26th, 2009 - 9:29 am

The 2009 NFL free agency period kicks off at 11:01 p.m. Thursday night — which is Friday morning Eastern time — and it’s highly unlikely the Bears will be making immediate headlines like they did in 2005 when they signed [...]

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Harrison a good fit, but carries a big price

February 24th, 2009 - 8:01 pm

The Colts parted ways with veteran wide receiver Marvin Harrison after 13 seasons together, a move not many would have thought they’d ever see. Then again, nobody ever thought the 49ers would part ways with Jerry Rice, the only player [...]

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Let the Crabtree debate begin… and end

February 21st, 2009 - 11:20 am

The NFL Network reported on Saturday that Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the top wide receiver prospect entering the 2009 NFL Draft, will require surgery to repair a “slight stress fracture” in his left foot. Crabtree, for those who [...]

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NFL prospect Kenny Britt on Devin Hester

February 21st, 2009 - 10:00 am

“I feel like I could go in there and see Devin Hester as my mentor.” -NFL prospect Kenny Britt of Rutgers when asked about the possibility of playing for the Bears. If he thinks Hester is going to be a [...]

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Game of tag: 2009 Franchise players

February 19th, 2009 - 7:06 pm

There were quite a few teams who slapped the franchise tag on players prior to Thursday’s deadline. Some of those players would have looked nice in a Bears uniform but probably would not have found their way to Chicago courtesy [...]

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Keeping Tillman at cornerback the correct decision

February 17th, 2009 - 2:28 pm

For the past few years, the popular topic of discussion around town was moving cornerback Charles Tillman to safety because he’s a big, physical defensive back who can strip the ball with the best of them and also upgrade the [...]

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(Official) end of an era for Brown, Bears

February 14th, 2009 - 10:23 am

According to the Sun-Times, the Bears have informed safety Mike Brown that he will not receive a contract offer and the team will part ways with the 9-year pro. There was a time in Chicago when Brown was revered by [...]

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