Could the Bears acquire Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith?
Could the Bears acquire Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith?

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 17, 2011, including former Bear Cedric Benson’s latest arrest, the possibility of the Bears acquiring Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, and a court-appointed mediator joining labor talks on Monday.

Ex-Bears RB Cedric Benson arrested in Texas
Sun Jul 17 16:00:00 2011
AUSTIN, Texas — NFL free agent running back Cedric Benson has been arrested in downtown Austin on an assault charge.

Herrmann says Cutler has all the tools
Sun Jul 17 15:45:00 2011
Many prolific high school quarterbacks from Indiana have gone on to exceptional college careers. But few have parlayed that …

Singletary anchored dominant defense
Singletary anchored dominant defense

Sayers was dynamic electrifying runner
Sayers was dynamic electrifying runner

Former Bear Benson in Trouble Again
Sun Jul 17 15:03:53 2011
Former Chicago Bears and current Cincinnati Bengal Cedric Benson has been busted again. Benson, the fourth overall pick of the …

2001-2010 All-Bears Team: Cornerback #1
Sun Jul 17 15:00:38 2011
Gave ya a little plot twist there, didn’t I? Here I bet you were thinking “Oh, he’s gonna give us the second linebacker this …

Busted: Cedric Benson … again
Sun Jul 17 12:12:00 2011
Multiple sources are reporting that ex-Bears running back Cedric Benson has been arrested and jailed in Travis County, Texas, …

Around the league: Tip sheet
Sun Jul 17 11:38:34 2011
Should Bush expect to suit up in another uniform next season?

AP source: Judge expected in NY for NFL talks (The Canadian Press)
Sun Jul 17 11:30:13 2011
Talks to end the NFL lockout will resume with the court-appointed mediator in New York on Monday and could continue through …

Could past influence Bears ability to land Smith?
Sun Jul 17 11:19:11 2011
Expect to hear a lot about the receiver position when the offseason signing frenzy begins, even if it won’t be and shouldn’t be …

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould interviews Trent Dilfer
Sun Jul 17 11:00:42 2011
Bears kicker Robbie Gould interviews Trent Dilfer (via CelebrityGolfNetwork) Is it just me or does Dilfer come …

Team checklist: Chicago Bears
Sun Jul 17 10:14:13 2011
The Lovie Smith Bears haven’t always done well with high expectations. They have enjoyed some of their best seasons when …

FA Table Test
Sun Jul 17 07:44:17 2011
FA Table Test

Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em: Brian Iwuh
Sun Jul 17 07:31:53 2011

NFL owners, union close in on deal
Sun Jul 17 07:07:55 2011

Chicago Bears 2010 Season Highlights
Sun Jul 17 06:41:00 2011
Here’s a little video clip to help get you in the mood for some Chicago Bears football. It’s so close I can smell …

How will Bears handle mayhem to come once NFL lockout ends?
Sun Jul 17 02:26:53 2011
Now Jerry Angelo, Tim Ruskell and Cliff Stein know what it …