Monthly Archives: April 2009

All about the numbers

April 30th, 2009 - 2:21 pm

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 accompanied by which number they [...]

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Earl Bennett on why he switched to jersey No. 80

April 30th, 2009 - 2:20 pm

“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 wide receiver Earl Bennett on [...]

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NFC North will lay claim to toughest division in 2009

April 29th, 2009 - 6:02 am

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 manager, and a potential franchise [...]

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Monday news and tidbits

April 27th, 2009 - 6:26 pm

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 because I feel Kellen Davis [...]

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Bears hit nail on head in 2009 Draft

April 26th, 2009 - 7:48 pm

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 stop them from having a [...]

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Bears have 9 picks on Day 2 to fill needs

April 26th, 2009 - 8:08 am

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 mix. They wound up waiting [...]

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2009 NFL Draft Results: Round 2

April 26th, 2009 - 7:05 am

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 – James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State [...]

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2009 NFL Draft Results: Round 1

April 25th, 2009 - 2:06 pm

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 Jackson, DE, Louisiana State (profile) [...]

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Raji could cause headaches for Bears

April 25th, 2009 - 2:00 pm

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 and can take up space [...]

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The Detroit Lions select… Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

April 25th, 2009 - 6:04 am

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 Stafford becomes one of the [...]

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