Monthly Archives: March 2009

Nothing easy about Bears preseason schedule

March 30th, 2009 - 2:10 pm

The 2009 preseason schedule was unveiled and the Bears will certainly have some good competition to get them ready for the regular season. The Bears will open the preseason on the road against Dick Jauron’s Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson [...]

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Michael Vick has no place in Chicago

March 27th, 2009 - 2:29 am

Years ago, when it became apparent that Michael Vick was a better athlete than a quarterback, the idea of switching him from the guy who threw passes to the one who caught them was brought up regularly. And others suggested [...]

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Bears swap tackles, sign Browns’ Shaffer

March 25th, 2009 - 4:07 pm

The Bears signed veteran offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer on Wednesday to help bolster a depleted offensive line. Shaffer was replaced in Cleveland by former Bear John St. Clair, so the Bears and Browns essentially traded tackles. Shaffer, 29, started all [...]

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New rule changes addressing safety

March 25th, 2009 - 7:04 am

When NFL owners get together around this time each year, new ideas are passed around with ways to possibly make the game more enjoyable for fans or to make the competition more fair according to the evolution of the sport. [...]

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Bears add more depth at safety with Earl

March 24th, 2009 - 9:16 pm

The Bears on Tuesday officially signed safety Glenn Earl to a one-year contract, a move that was expected to occur over the weekend. Earl spent a few seasons with former Texans and current Bears secondary coach Jon Hoke in Houston. [...]

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Season-opener could set tone for 2009 campaign

March 23rd, 2009 - 5:06 pm

It comes as no surprise that the Bears will begin the 2009 season on the road considering the report that U2 is to hold a concert at Soldier Field the day before the first Sunday of the NFL season. What [...]

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Are Bears eyeing an OT in the first round?

March 20th, 2009 - 5:59 pm

At the outset of free agency, the Bears offered free agent offensive tackle John St. Clair a modest contract which he eventually turned down in favor of a deal with the Cleveland Browns, leaving the team with three unproven tackles [...]

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St. Clair chooses Browns; Bears need to respond

March 17th, 2009 - 5:55 pm

The Bears’ hope of re-signing John St. Clair to maintain continuity on the offensive line was quashed Tuesday when St. Clair signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. The contract, according to the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs, is believed to [...]

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Bowman to free safety a fantastic move

March 16th, 2009 - 4:49 pm

I couldn’t have been more pleased to read today on ChicagoBears.com that second-year cornerback Zackary Bowman will be moved to free safety, where Lovie Smith feels he has a better chance at competing for playing time. “We just feel like [...]

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Will Angelo take a first round wide receiver?

March 14th, 2009 - 9:13 am

According to ChicagoBears.com, ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. and colleague Todd McShay both have predicted the Bears will select Maryland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey with the 18th pick in the first round of the 2009 draft. Heyward-Bey wowed scouts [...]

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