Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.29.11)

July 29th, 2011 - 5:44 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 29, 2011, including the signing of first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi, additions to the wide receiving corps, and a report from training camp including the arrival of running back Matt …

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Rumors, reality not addressing Bears’ top need

July 29th, 2011 - 10:22 am

The official time when free agents can begin signing contracts with their teams of choice will arrive early Friday evening, at which point players who have already agreed to deals in principle over the last three days can finally sign …

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Bears agree to terms with WR Roy Williams

July 29th, 2011 - 9:21 am

Former Cowboys and Lions wide receiver Roy Williams has agreed to terms with the Bears, according to multiple sources. Teams can’t officially sign players until 5 p.m. Central. Williams, known for his emphatic first down gestures as a member of …

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Rookies Paea, Conte agree to contracts

July 29th, 2011 - 9:07 am

The Bears on Friday announced the signings of defensive tackle Stephen Paea and safety Chris Conte. Paea was drafted in the second round out of Oregon State and Conte was a third-round pick from California. Offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, selected …

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Holding out would be a grave mistake for Forte

July 28th, 2011 - 7:48 pm

The latest drama to surface surrounding the Bears is that running back Matt Forte is “strongly considering not showing up to training camp in Bourbonnais,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Forte is set to make $550,000 in this, the final …

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Bears trade Olsen to Panthers for 2012 third-round pick

July 28th, 2011 - 5:49 pm

The Bears on Thursday have agreed to deal tight end Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for a third-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The trade is the third tight end transaction for the Bears in one day, …

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

July 28th, 2011 - 5:39 pm

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 …

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Bears sign TE Matt Spaeth

July 28th, 2011 - 12:11 pm

The Bears agreed to terms with tight end Matt Spaeth on Thursday. Spaeth, who spent the past four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a blocking tight end who fits the mold of what Mike Martz is looking for from …

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Bears have Olsen on trading block

July 28th, 2011 - 8:44 am

Following the addition of offensive coordinator Mike Martz last year, tight end Greg Olsen’s name was the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason. Martz’s offense never had prominently used the tight end position and Olsen reportedly was greatly concerned …

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Bears agree to terms with P Podlesh

July 28th, 2011 - 8:17 am

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears have agreed to a 5-year deal with punter Adam Podlesh. Podlesh has spent his first four years in the league with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Podlesh finished fourth in the league in 2010 with …

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