The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.25.11)

July 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm
Jaguars free agent receiver Mike Sims-Walker said the Bears "are close, one or two pieces away" and "hopefully I can put them over the top."

Jaguars free agent receiver Mike Sims-Walker said the Bears "are close, one or two pieces away" and "hopefully I can put them over the top."

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 25, 2011, including an agreement between the owners and players on a new CBA — effectively ending the lockout — free agent wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker’s view on joining the Bears, and the NFL’s plans for the Bears’ regular season game in London.

NFL player reps approve new CBA
Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!

League year could start Wednesday
WASHINGTON — The NFL players and owners have had their face-to-face negotiations closely chronicled over the past eight weeks.

Free-agent receiver Sims-Walker: Bears would be ‘ideal’
Mon Jul 25 16:45:00 2011
With the free-agency frenzy set to get going in full force, speculation is sure to abound regarding the Bears’ top …

Rank free agents
Mon Jul 25 16:43:30 2011
Bears free agents Teams can begin negotiating with their own free agents Tuesday but can’t sign them until Friday. Here’s a …

Walter Payton remembered at Jackson State
Mon Jul 25 16:20:00 2011
JACKSON, Miss. — Former Jackson State and Chicago …

What happens in the next few days
Mon Jul 25 16:02:08 2011
What happens in the next few days

A C.H.I.C.A.G.O. post-lockout primer
Mon Jul 25 15:56:22 2011
It’s been so long since we talked football, not labor negotiations, but actual football, I find myself muddled in a fog, rather …

Hectic NFL schedule set in wake of labor accord
Mon Jul 25 15:36:00 2011
With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It’s a …

Unbreak My Heart: A Retrospective Of Jay Cutler And Kristin Cavallari
Mon Jul 25 15:30:09 2011
Less than a week after we learned that we could buy a $2,800 knife set to show our appreciation of their love, the engagement …

So what’s left until the CBA is signed, sealed and delivered?
Mon Jul 25 15:13:25 2011
Here’s a primer on what’s happened and what’s left before we have a fully completed collective bargaining agreement between NFL …

NFL: London game ‘moves forward as planned’
Mon Jul 25 15:12:24 2011
NFL: London game ‘moves forward as planned’

Jay Cutler Dumps Fiance Kristin Cavallari
Mon Jul 25 14:33:21 2011
I was actually happy to see little Jay finally getting some good play in his life with his recent engagement to Hollywood hotty …

PFT Live: Free agency set to be a hectic time for players, teams
Mon Jul 25 14:06:45 2011
In the final segment of Monday’s PFT Live, Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris understands why the Hall of Fame game had to …

NFL LOCKOUT OVER! Are you ready for some football!?! (Open Thread)
Mon Jul 25 13:13:18 2011
Is it officially over?  It is according to Yahoo.  But, Really?  SBNation says it is.  Football is back!!!  Hell yeah …

The NFL Lockout is Over: What it Means to This Bears Fan
Mon Jul 25 13:03:22 2011
Ding dong, the witch is dead!  The NFL Lockout is OVER!!!  In what has been the most painful and challenging offseason as a fan …

Gould: Bears’ camp starts on Friday
Mon Jul 25 13:01:10 2011
CHICAGO — Chicago Bears player representative Robbie Gould confirmed on Monday that the Bears are heading to training camp on …

Bears Will Open Training Camp on Friday Plus Upated NFL Timeline
Mon Jul 25 12:54:54 2011
According to The Score’s Zach Zaidman (and numerous other sources), the Chicago Bears will open training camp in …

Bears can start training camp Friday
Mon Jul 25 12:23:39 2011
Bears training camp is expected to begin Friday in Bourbonnais, and the team can begin negotiating with free agents Tuesday.

Sources: Bears interested in Brad Smith
Mon Jul 25 12:19:04 2011
Sources: Bears interested in Brad Smith Quoted: “A fourth-round pick in 2006 and former quarterback at Missouri, Smith caught …

When will your team start training camp? Check here! (Yahoo! Sports)
Mon Jul 25 11:11:14 2011
We’re still in a tentative haze when it comes to most of the timelines (this will all shake out later Monday), but Matt Pomeroy …

Top 100 free agents (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Mon Jul 25 09:30:11 2011
PFW presents its annual rankings of the top 100 prospective free agents. Our list for the 2011 league year was…

Matt Forte looking for contract extension, but won’t hold out
Mon Jul 25 09:20:41 2011
Bears running back Matt Forte is undeniably one of the most underpaid guys in the league. He’s also a nice fit for what …

Bears might benefit from others’ scrambling when free agency hits
Mon Jul 25 07:39:12 2011
Forget about private planes, tours of training facilities …

Labor Deal Agreed Upon
Mon Jul 25 06:31:45 2011

Neil hayes ON THE bears;The quicker picker-up per;Long courtships are out this year during
Mon Jul 25 01:25:14 2011
Forget about private planes, tours of training facilities and patiently surveying your options. Unlike past seasons, free …

Report: Cutler calls off spring wedding; fiancée ‘devastated’
Mon Jul 25 01:01:00 2011
Bears QB Jay Cutler evidently will enter the season as a single man. Find out why he and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari have …