The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.02.11)

August 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm
With the departure of Greg Olsen and Brandon Manumaleuna freeing up a roster spot, the Bears re-signed tight end Desmond Clark.

With the departure of Greg Olsen and Brandon Manumaleuna freeing up a roster spot, the Bears re-signed tight end Desmond Clark.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 2, 2011, including the return of tight end Desmond Clark, Mike Martz’s interview on a variety of topics, and the Vikings’ release of offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and whether the Bears would be interested in signing him or another veteran lineman.

Martz ‘giddy’ with Cutler’s footwork
Martz ‘giddy’ with Cutler’s footwork

Carimi lines up with first team in practice
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – After working at left tackle with the No. 2 offense in the first two practices, Bears …

Bears reach deal with TE Desmond Clark
Tue Aug 2 16:48:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — The Chicago Bears and free …

TE Clarks agrees to 1- year deal with Bears
Tue Aug 2 16:21:45 2011
The Chicago Bears and free agent tight end Desmond Clark have agree to a one-year contract. Seldom used last season, Clark …

Bears Bring Back Veteran TE Desmond Clark
Tue Aug 2 15:48:41 2011
34-year old veteran tight end Desmond Clark is coming back for a ninth season with the Bears. Clark, a 12-year veteran only …

NFC free-agent moves, by team (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Tue Aug 2 15:43:32 2011
Updated at 4:43 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 2 Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free agent;…

Dent finally gets his Hall of Fame moment (The Canadian Press)
Tue Aug 2 15:20:15 2011
CHICAGO – Richard Dent had just joined the Chicago Bears and Dan Hampton was a little less than impressed.

Vikings cut tackle Bryant McKinnie
Tue Aug 2 15:12:27 2011
Vikings cut tackle Bryant McKinnie

Bears likely to bring in OL help
Tue Aug 2 15:03:54 2011
<!–photo1–>BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Eternally optimistic, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz took a more …

Hardened Knox: Bears receiver muscles up
Tue Aug 2 15:00:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — It’s hard not to notice Johnny Knox’s biceps bulging through his various arm tattoos. He is far from …

Video: NFL Live on Bears’ offseason moves
Tue Aug 2 14:52:28 2011
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Mike Martz says Chris Spencer will have to earn starting spot
Tue Aug 2 13:55:38 2011
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz isn’t ready to hand his starting center spot to Chris Spencer. Currently, longtime …

Martz says Bears still in market for OL help
Tue Aug 2 13:50:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Maybe last year’s veteran quarterback will become this year’s veteran lineman.

Martz says “elite” Roy Williams will get 70-80 catches
Tue Aug 2 13:18:34 2011
If there was any doubt that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz was the driving force behind wide receiver Roy Williams …

Who do you want to see and hear from?
Tue Aug 2 10:46:48 2011
During training camp last year, I posted videos with short interviews with a handful of players. Would you like that again? If …

NFL free agency: Winners and losers
Tue Aug 2 09:13:17 2011
Who walked away with free agency’s biggest prizes?

11 teams still have $20 million or more in cap room
Tue Aug 2 07:02:01 2011
One week into the 2011 spending spree under the new $120.4 million salary cap, 11 teams still have more than $20 million …

TE Clarks agrees to 1- year deal with Bears
Tue Aug 2 04:08:32 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill.- The Chicago Bears and free agent tight end Desmond Clark have agree to a one-year contract.

Bears face chore replacing Olin Kreutz; Roberto Garza has résumé
Tue Aug 2 02:12:53 2011
An NFL locker room with 50-plus players can get unruly. It …

Bears looking for leaders
Tue Aug 2 00:01:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – Seventh-year veteran Chris Spencer might prove to be a capable center for the Bears, but he never will match the …