The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.28.11)

July 28th, 2011 - 5:39 pm
The Bears are rumored to be interested in wide receiver Roy Williams.

The Bears are rumored to be interested in wide receiver Roy Williams.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 28, 2011, including three transactions in one day at the tight end position, the Bears’ pursuit of wide receiver Roy Williams, and the 49ers’ pursuit of Olin Kreutz.

Bears release TE Manumaleuna
Bears release TE Manumaleuna

Harris happy to talk football, not lockout
Harris happy to talk football, not lockout

Bears trade TE Greg Olsen to Panthers
Thu Jul 28 17:08:00 2011
Less than 21 hours after emails announcing Greg Olsen’s availability in trade were leaked to the Tribune, the Chicago …

Bears pursuing former Cowboys WR Williams
Thu Jul 28 17:00:00 2011
The Chicago Bears have officially started their pursuit of receiver Roy Williams, according to a league source with knowledge …

Bears TE shuffle: Spaeth in, Manumaleuna out, Olsen in limbo
Thu Jul 28 16:53:07 2011
The day started with everyone focusing on the future of …

Olin Kreutz Will Likely Make Decision On Friday, Between The Bears and 49ers
Thu Jul 28 16:27:58 2011
Will the Bears bring back veteran center Olin Kreutz? The veteran center is entering his 13th NFL season. He has spent all 12 …

2011 NFL Free Agency Tracker
Thu Jul 28 16:26:01 2011
2011 NFL Free Agency Tracker

Bears have method to their slowness in free-agent game
Thu Jul 28 16:18:44 2011
Those who expected Jerry Angelo to be juggling rookie …

Chicago Bears sign first free agent, punter Adam Podlesh: Fan’s take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Thu Jul 28 16:10:03 2011
Thus far in the rapid fire offseason, the Chicago Bears have been rather quiet. They have stuck with taking care of in-house …

Video: Harris talks Bears
Thu Jul 28 15:35:03 2011
<!–video–> Bears safety Chris Harris joined “Waddle & Silvy” to talk about the latest free agency news.

Bears agree to 5-year deal with Podlesh (AP)
Thu Jul 28 15:31:27 2011
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a five-year contract with punter Adam Podlesh that makes him one of the highest-paid players …

Source: WR Smith spurns Bears for Bills
Thu Jul 28 14:44:04 2011
The New York Jets suffered their first significant free-agent defection of 2011, with all-purpose star Brad Smith agreeing to a …

Smith, Bowen agree to deals elsewhere
Thu Jul 28 14:37:31 2011
The losses keep mounting for the Bears, although, in fairness, we’re not sure how serious they were about adding two players …

Bears agree to 5-year deal with Podlesh
Thu Jul 28 14:28:13 2011
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a five-year contract with punter Adam Podlesh that makes him one of the highest-paid players …

Manumaleuna released
Thu Jul 28 14:14:18 2011
Not long after a source confirmed that Brandon Manumaleuna had been released, the Bears confirmed it in an release that stated …

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Thu Jul 28 13:52:44 2011
PERSONNEL PRIORITY: The Bears have 47 players under contract, 15 unrestricted free agents, one restricted free agent and one …

NOTES, QUOTES
Thu Jul 28 13:52:42 2011
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith had breakfast with free-agent linebacker Nick Roach on Tuesday along with defensive coordinator …

49ers Step Up Efforts to Snag Kreutz from Bears
Thu Jul 28 13:18:44 2011
Olin Kreutz faces a tough decision of where to sign. The San Francisco 49ers have put the ball in center Olin Kreutz’s …

Rashied Davis Leaves Bears, Signs with Lions
Thu Jul 28 13:10:11 2011
Thanks for the memories Rashied! Don’t worry Rashied Davis fans.  You’ll still get to see ‘Shied twice a …

Bears sign Matt Spaeth, put Greg Olsen on block
Thu Jul 28 12:17:57 2011
Bears sign Matt Spaeth, put Greg Olsen on block

49ers trying to take Olin Kreutz from Bears
Thu Jul 28 11:41:52 2011
When the 49ers lost center David Baas, we noted that they basically had no decent options to replace him on the roster. And …

Chicago Bears Free Agency Frenzy-Thursday Open Thread
Thu Jul 28 09:22:41 2011
Free Agency is chugging right along, isn’t it? Well, for some teams, anyways. It looks like: Albert Haynesworth is on …

Bears may consider Greg Olsen trade
Thu Jul 28 05:33:18 2011
For much of the 2010 offseason, there was talk that the Bears would trade tight end Greg Olsen. It didn’t happen then, …

Chicago Bears Look to Trade Greg Olsen
Thu Jul 28 02:58:21 2011
Bottom line is this: Chances are very good that Greg Olsen will not be a member of the Chicago Bears by the time the 2011 …

Bears to trade Greg Olsen?
Thu Jul 28 00:32:28 2011
Bears to trade Greg Olsen? Rosenhaus sent an email to all GMs stating the talented tight end is available, then sends another …

Bears sit tight for now
Thu Jul 28 00:09:00 2011
CHICAGO – A year ago, the Bears made a big splash by diving wallet-first into the free agent pool.

Busy time ahead for Bears
Thu Jul 28 00:09:00 2011
CHICAGO – No two-a-day practices? No sweat.