Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.27.11)

July 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 27, 2011, including the signing of two Bears draft picks, Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin rumors, and Matt Forte’s prospects of landing a long-term extension. Harris happy to talk …

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Durant would be great complement to Urlacher, Briggs

July 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am

The Bears reportedly have their sights on Jaguars free agent linebacker Justin Durant to fill their strong-side linebacker vacancy next to Pro Bowlers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. Durant’s rookie year notwithstanding, he’s  consistently been among Jacksonville’s team leaders in …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.26.11)

July 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 26, 2011, including where former Bears receiver Devin Aromashodu could end up, the signing of 19 unrestricted rookie free agents, and whom the Bears could pursue in free agency. Bears …

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Bears sign 19 undrafted rookie free agents

July 26th, 2011 - 4:22 pm

The Bears on Tuesday announced the signing of 19 undrafted free agents. Here is the complete list: Kyle Adams, TE – Purdue Tressor Baptiste, LB – Texas A&M-Kingsville J.C. Brignone, C – Mississippi State Antareis Bryan, CB – Baylor Corbin …

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Harris to strong safety; Manning likely done with Bears

July 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am

With the Bears set to take the practice field Saturday in Bourbonnais, reports state that Chris Harris has been moved to strong safety, where Danieal Manning played all last year. That could be the precursor to the Bears moving on …

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Bears will not re-sign punter Brad Maynard

July 25th, 2011 - 5:40 pm

As expected, the Bears have informed free agent punter Brad Maynard that they intend to move on without him and will not re-sign the 37-year-old to a new contract, according to the Chicago Tribune. Maynard spent 10 years with the …

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

July 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

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 …

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Jeff Saturday honors Robert Kraft

July 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm

It seemed kind of fitting that after months of strife between the players and owners during the NFL lockout, two key figures in the negotiations — Colts center Jeff Saturday and Patriots owner Robert Kraft — shared an embrace on …

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Free agent WR Smith among Bears’ interests

July 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm

The Bears could have legitimate interest in New York Jets free agent wide receiver Brad Smith, sources say. Smith, a former quarterback at Missouri, is a versatile player with good speed who could fit Mike Martz’s downfield passing game. He …

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Report: Deal reached between legal teams for owners and players

July 25th, 2011 - 8:34 am

Multiple sources have reported that a deal finally was reached between the legal teams for the owners and players early Monday morning. Nothing is official, however, until the players take a vote and approve the new CBA by a simple …

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