The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.08.11)

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Former Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden will visit the Bears.
Former Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden will visit the Bears.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 8, 2011, including where the Matt Forte contract extension talks currently stand, who Mike Tice anointed as the starters on the offensive line, and former Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden will visit the Bears.

Wootton always will be linked to Favre
Wootton always will be linked to Favre

McCaskey shares his thoughts with media
Speaking to reporters at training camp Monday, Bears chairman of the board George McCaskey discussed last Friday night’s …

Matt Forte, Kelvin Hayden, and Other Bears Training Camp News
Mon Aug 8 16:33:03 2011
We are closing in on the start of football, with the Bears’ first pre-season game against the Buffalo Bills set for this …

Lightning chases Bears from practice field
Mon Aug 8 16:30:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — The Chicago Bears were able to work in about 85 minutes of practice Monday afternoon before torrential rain and …

For starters, Mike Tice’s Bears offensive line is set
Mon Aug 8 16:22:00 2011
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice …

NFC free-agent moves, by team (
Mon Aug 8 16:09:30 2011
Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 8 Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free agent;…

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Mon Aug 8 15:55:14 2011
The addition of veteran free agents like wide receiver Roy Williams and Sam Hurd, along with running back Marion Barber has …

Mon Aug 8 15:54:23 2011
PLAYER NOTES –WR Roy Williams was brought in to give the Bears (QB Jay Cutler) a big target who can win jump balls …

Mon Aug 8 15:54:19 2011
Bears chairman of the board George McCaskey said the team will take a more active role in the maintenance of the field at …

Bears plan for Devin Hester to play bigger offensive role this season
Mon Aug 8 14:18:01 2011
When he arrived at Olivet Nazarene University, Devin Hester …

Agent: No talk about extension for Harris
Mon Aug 8 14:11:18 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — While the Chicago Bears work to prevent running back Matt Forte from hitting the free agent market in …

Dent: HOF speech not about Ryan, Ditka
Mon Aug 8 14:05:53 2011
Former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent said his omission of former coaches Buddy Ryan and Mike Ditka from his Hall of …

Bears promise to get to work on Soldier Field grass
Mon Aug 8 14:03:52 2011
Soldier Field is owned and operated by the city of Chicago, but after the debacle of Friday night’s open practice being …

Payton comparison motivated Faulk
Mon Aug 8 14:01:00 2011
Marshall Faulk spent his 12-year Hall of Fame career playing for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams, but he credits …

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari Return Wedding Gifts with Note
Mon Aug 8 13:20:03 2011
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard by now that Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and his former fiance Kristin Cavallari …

Kelvin Hayden Would Bolster Bears Secondary
Mon Aug 8 13:08:19 2011
Kelvin Hayden rips the heart from Bears fans in Super Bowl XLI. The moment I heard that the Colts had released cornerback …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Mon Aug 8 10:10:27 2011
N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft

Bears likely to craft contract for Harris before season starts
Mon Aug 8 09:18:00 2011
For all of the attention running back Matt Forte is getting for having outplayed his rookie contract, he isn’t the only Bears …

Urlacher makes plea for FieldTurf
Mon Aug 8 09:08:45 2011
Bears players had any say in the surface on which they competed, the “grass” at Soldier Field would have already been …

Spencer, signed to replace Kreutz, likely to be a reserve
Mon Aug 8 08:36:16 2011
When the Bears and longtime center Olin Kreutz couldn’t come to terms on a deal, Chicago quickly snapped up former …

Harvey Unga returns after his wife gives birth to second child
Mon Aug 8 08:15:45 2011
Bears running back Harvey Unga, a seventh-round pick in the 2010 NFL Supplemental Draft, spent last season on the reserve/ …

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