Month: April 2009

All about the numbers

Posted in News and Rumors on April 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm by

ChicagoBears.com reported yesterday what numbers this year’s crop of rookies will wear as well as a number change for second-year wide receiver Earl Bennett. The following is a list of this year’s Bears draft picks […] Read the full article »

Earl Bennett on why he switched to jersey No. 80

Posted in News and Rumors on April 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm by

“Number 80 has so much tradition behind it with Jerry Rice and Cris Carter and those guys, and hopefully I can become one of those guys and be a legend like they were.” -Chicago Bears […] Read the full article »

NFC North will lay claim to toughest division in 2009

Posted in News and Rumors on April 29, 2009 at 6:02 am by

Jay Cutler to the Bears to complement a win-now defense. Percy Harvin to an already-explosive Vikings offense. A new defensive scheme in Green Bay to support a dynamic offense. And a new coaching staff, general […] Read the full article »

Monday news and tidbits

Posted in News and Rumors on April 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm by

Here’s a head-scratcher: it turns out that the Bears did draft San Diego State’s Lance Louis in the seventh round with the intention of him playing tight end, and not guard. That’s a bit confounding […] Read the full article »

Bears hit nail on head in 2009 Draft

Posted in News and Rumors on April 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

The Bears did not select a player in either of the first two rounds, the first time they’ve failed to do that since 1978 and only the third time in team history. But that didn’t […] Read the full article »

Bears have 9 picks on Day 2 to fill needs

Posted in News and Rumors on April 26, 2009 at 8:08 am by

Many Bears fans waited an awfully long time on Day 1 of the 2009 NFL Draft to see what wide receiver — presumably, although they were considering other positions — would be added to the […] Read the full article »

2009 NFL Draft Results: Round 2

Posted in News and Rumors on April 26, 2009 at 7:05 am by

Results from the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. 1. (33) Lions – Louis Delmas, CB, Western Michigan (profile) 2. (34) Patriots (From Chiefs) – Patrick Chung, SS, Oregon (profile) 3. (35) Rams – […] Read the full article »

2009 NFL Draft Results: Round 1

Posted in News and Rumors on April 25, 2009 at 2:06 pm by

Results from the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. 1. Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia (profile) 2. St. Louis Rams – Jason Smith, OT, Baylor (profile) 3. Kansas City Chiefs – Tyson […] Read the full article »

Raji could cause headaches for Bears

Posted in News and Rumors on April 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm by

With the Packers switching to a 3-4 defense, the addition of first round pick B.J. Raji could cause headaches for the Bears and other division rivals for years to come. Raji has a big body […] Read the full article »

The Detroit Lions select… Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

Posted in News and Rumors on April 25, 2009 at 6:04 am by

The Detroit Lions agreed to a 6-year deal with Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford on Friday night. The deal is said to be worth up to $78 million and contain an eye-popping $41.7 million guaranteed. Unless […] Read the full article »