The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.07.11)

August 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm
What kind of role will second-year cornerback Joshua Moore have in 2011?

What kind of role will second-year cornerback Joshua Moore have in 2011?

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 7, 2011, including Major Wright’s comfortability in his second season, Henry Melton’s bigger role, and the competition between Roy Williams and Johnny Knox.

Wright much more comfortable this year
Wright much more comfortable this year

Knox bulked up during offseason
Knox bulked up during offseason

Revisiting Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears: Who Really Came out on Top?
Sun Aug 7 17:11:08 2011
During the 2009 offseason, the Chicago Bears made a blockbuster trade that brought Jay Cutler and a fifth-round pick to Chicago …

Bears Backer Under New Management
Sun Aug 7 17:04:30 2011
Hello Bears fans, my name is Joe Willett and I have taken over Bears Backer, well, for this week anyway. I will start out my …

Ex-Bears punter McGee trying to start for Browns
Sun Aug 7 16:49:00 2011
BEREA, Ohio — New Cleveland Browns punter Richmond McGee finally settled down Sunday.

Joshua Moore in mix to start at corner
Sun Aug 7 16:14:55 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Don’t rule Joshua Moore out as candidate for the Chicago Bears starting cornerback job opposite Charles …

Bears gamble on motivated free agents
Sun Aug 7 15:59:00 2011
WR Williams could be a real value buyBOURBONNAIS — With the biggest splash in free agency in franchise history, the Bears …

Bears give Henry Melton a bigger role
Sun Aug 7 15:58:12 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Lost in the Soldier Field controversy, Matt Forte’s potential new contract, and receiver Johnny Knox’s …

Welcome to Preseason Football
Sun Aug 7 15:00:43 2011
Yesterday should have been the day the preseason kicked off, with Richard Dent smiling as he watched the Bears pound the …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Sun Aug 7 14:32:17 2011
N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft

2011 Hall of Fame induction poignant, emotional
Sun Aug 7 13:59:17 2011
2011 Hall of Fame induction poignant, emotional

Forte might sit out exhibition opener without new deal
Sun Aug 7 13:35:23 2011
The Bears’ “intent” to give running back Matt Forte a contract extension satisfied Forte enough to come to training camp, but …

Johnny Knox facing uphill battle for starting job (The National Football Post)
Sun Aug 7 11:55:12 2011
Johnny Knox didn’t figure to be in a position battle for the Chicago Bears this summer.

Bears Camp Battles to Watch
Sun Aug 7 11:32:23 2011

Fun on a Sunday: Tweets From Football Past: ’85 Bears
Sun Aug 7 11:00:44 2011
With this being the last weekend before we get into actual preseason games and the typical week-to-week flow of …

Johnny Knox battling for snaps with Roy Williams
Sun Aug 7 10:43:37 2011
Johnny Knox led the Bears in receptions, yards, yards-per-catch, and receiving touchdowns last year. He’s 24 years old. …

Matt Forte: If I don’t get a new contract, I might not play the preseason
Sun Aug 7 08:30:13 2011
Bears running back Matt Forte said last month that he thinks he deserves a new contract, but he wouldn’t hold out from …

Urlacher lobbies for artificial turf at Soldier Field
Sun Aug 7 03:53:00 2011
Brian Urlacher is among a number of Bears players calling for an artificial playing surface to be installed at Soldier Field.

Dent finally gets his due but doesn’t thank Ditka, Ryan in Hall speech
Sun Aug 7 02:28:00 2011
Richard Dent thanked his childhood friends and his high …

Bears’ Chris Spencer will have to work his way up depth chart
Sun Aug 7 02:27:49 2011
Chris Spencer, the Bears’ newest offensive lineman, isn’t …