The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.01.11)

August 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm
Chester Taylor will have his work cut out for him to get playing time with Matt Forte and Marion Barber in the fold.

Chester Taylor will have his work cut out for him to get playing time with Matt Forte and Marion Barber in the fold.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 1, 2011, including how the carries will be divided among the three-headed backfield, continuation of talks for an extension for Matt Forte, and the fallout from the Olin Kreutz saga.

Smith excited to add new players
Smith excited to add new players

Players are signing at a blistering pace
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The free agent frenzy that began after the lockout ended last week has been unlike anything …

Bears to use new shoulder pad system
Mon Aug 1 17:04:01 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — The Chicago Bears will be the …

ChicagoBears waive punter Richmond McGee (The Canadian Press)
Mon Aug 1 16:29:20 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The Chicago Bears have waived punter Richmond McGee and defensive tackle Sean Murnane.

Bears waive punter McGee, DT Murnane
Mon Aug 1 16:28:00 2011
Adam Podlesh appears set as the Chicago Bears punter for the 2011 season after the release Monday of punter Richmond McGee.

Bears waive P McGee (AP)
Mon Aug 1 16:27:15 2011
The Chicago Bears have waived punter Richmond McGee and defensive tackle Sean Murnane. McGee, who signed a two-year deal in …

Contract Extension Coming Soon For Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte?
Mon Aug 1 16:26:52 2011
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been the top leader on offense since being drafted by the team back in 2008 and made …

Tough Kreutz cut displays NFL’s ugly bottom line
Mon Aug 1 15:45:00 2011
The NFL’s all about money not loyalty. That’s what it feels like to the Bears and Mike Freeman after respected veteran center …

Bears to use new shoulder pad system
Mon Aug 1 15:44:53 2011
The Chicago Bears will be the first NFL team to offer players a new shoulder pad system that will allow quicker access to the …

Players talk about the finality of Olin Kreutz
Mon Aug 1 15:18:33 2011
The mood was somewhat somber here at ONU, as the players trickled in and out of the cafeteria. While many stars often beeline …

Bears release P McGee, DT Murnane
Mon Aug 1 15:06:20 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — The Chicago Bears waived punter Richmond McGee and defensive tackle Sean Murnane on Monday. The Bears …

Jerry Angelo Approval Rating
Mon Aug 1 15:00:47 2011
Jerry Angelo, Tim Ruskell, and the Bears scouts had a busy start to free agency.  A bunch of undrafted free agents were …

Bears to offer players new pad system
Mon Aug 1 14:52:24 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — The Chicago Bears will be the first NFL team to offer players a new shoulder pad system that will allow …

Urlacher: Kreutz departure ‘sad’; But he’ll move on
Mon Aug 1 14:31:12 2011
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher echoed the general sentiment of his teammates regarding the team’s decision to not bring back …

Urlacher: Kreutz exit ‘sad,’ leadership void huge
Mon Aug 1 13:15:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Olin Kreutz and long snapper Pat Mannelly were the only two Chicago Bears with more service time for the …

Fantasy Football Free Agency Updates: August 1st Edition
Mon Aug 1 13:00:36 2011
Well, the first full weekend of real contract signing Free Agency has come and gone, and while the Bears didn’t do …

Olin Kreutz leans toward retirement after talks with Bears fall apart
Mon Aug 1 12:27:55 2011
Bears or bust. That had been free-agent center Olin Kreutz’s …

Rodgers no longer has to demonstrate he’s one of game’s best
Mon Aug 1 09:08:48 2011
Until last year, Aaron Rodgers had a limited résumé; he hadn’t even won a playoff game. Now he’s perceived as one of …

Greg Olsen Compares Himself to Mike Ditka
Mon Aug 1 01:42:05 2011
Part of Jerry Angelo’s press conference today dealt with the Greg Olsen trade.  First, Jerry confirmed a lot of …

Olsen wasn’t part of long-term plan
Mon Aug 1 00:20:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – Bears general manager Jerry Angelo had a decision to make last season when Greg Olsen asked for a contract …

Forte, Taylor to battle for carries with Barber
Mon Aug 1 00:13:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – As the Bears pursued dozens of veteran free agents, Matt Forte figured that running back was a position that …