The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.10.11)

August 10th, 2011 - 6:56 pm
Dane Sanzenbacher faces tough odds to make the final roster.

Dane Sanzenbacher faces tough odds to make the final roster.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 10, 2011, including the release of the first Bears depth chart, how Mike Tice feels about the performance of the offensive line, and Mike Martz’s feelings on WR Dane Sanzenbacher’s chances of making the roster.

Bears release their first depth chart
Bears release their first depth chart

Tice is pleased with line’s performance
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – All five offensive linemen who’ve been working with the starting unit since the Bears opened …

Starters could see more playing time
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Starters could see more playing time

End of lockout hasn’t solved NFL retirees lawsuit (PA SportsTicker)
Wed Aug 10 18:15:17 2011
By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press

Martz likes potential of Bears’ offensive line
Wed Aug 10 16:42:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Just as offensive line coach Mike Tice expressed confidence that the starting five the Chicago Bears have …

Martz lauds Kellen Davis; says offense ready for ‘quantum leap’
Wed Aug 10 16:37:33 2011
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz joined the …

Apparently the Bears know something about Roy Williams nobody else does
Wed Aug 10 15:49:35 2011
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams watches from the sidelines in the second half of their NFL football game against the …

NFL constantly in touch with officials from every venue
Wed Aug 10 15:32:10 2011
As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk pointed out, the NFL does have a say in every playing surface that its teams play on. In …

Paea expects to return to practice
Wed Aug 10 15:25:37 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Chicago Bears rookie defensive tackle Stephen Paea expects to return to practice Wednesday night after …

Pleased to Meet You: Preseason Week One, Buffalo Bills
Wed Aug 10 15:01:26 2011
In this midweek series, we’ll bid adieu to the week that was and introduce you to the team that will be this week’s …

Inconsistency puts Knox behind Williams
Wed Aug 10 14:29:06 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Despite leading the team in receiving yardage and tying for the Chicago Bears’ lead in receptions last …

Mike Martz: Rookie WR Sanzenbacher ‘has a chance’
Wed Aug 10 14:22:25 2011
It’s not easy for a rookie wide receiver to make an impact in the NFL, especially in Mike Martz’s offense. But precise route …

Martz lauds TE Davis; offense ready for ‘quantum leap’
Wed Aug 10 14:11:21 2011
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz joined the chorus of his offensive players anticipating an improved performance in the …

Williams ahead of Knox on Bears’ depth chart
Wed Aug 10 13:40:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — The Chicago Bears released their first depth chart of the preseason Wednesday and there were no surprises, …

Jones-Drew Won’t Apologize To Jay Cutler
Wed Aug 10 13:40:00 2011
When Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler missed the second half of the NFC championship game due to a fringe knee injury, …

Bears’ rookie doesn’t pull a ‘Dez Bryant’
Wed Aug 10 13:36:22 2011
Chicago Bears rookie free agent Jimmy Young wasn’t sure what to make of the text message congratulating him for not pulling a …

Training Camp Notes 8/10
Wed Aug 10 13:32:22 2011

Bears DT Adams sidelined by injury
Wed Aug 10 13:21:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Anthony Adams is wearing a walking boot on his left foot, and the Chicago Bears defensive tackle apparently …

Anthony Adams Injured
Wed Aug 10 13:11:55 2011
Anthony Adams Injured We may get to see some more action in the DT depth competition.

Jones-Drew refuses to apologize for January tweets about Jay Cutler (Yahoo! Sports)
Wed Aug 10 13:11:21 2011
If you remember the second-half disappearing act Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler performed during the NFC championship …

N.F.L. All Time Draft – The Draft
Wed Aug 10 13:03:52 2011
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Bears Depth Chart Released
Wed Aug 10 12:58:31 2011
Bears Depth Chart Released No real surprises. R. Williams, Hester to start. DeCicco to back Urlacher.

Hasselbeck not worried by Chris Johnson’s absence
Wed Aug 10 12:50:43 2011
Hasselbeck not worried by Chris Johnson’s absence

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Wed Aug 10 12:45:16 2011
The addition of veteran free agents like wide receiver Roy Williams and Sam Hurd, along with running back Marion Barber has …

NFL can, and should, force the Bears to use FieldTurf
Wed Aug 10 12:19:18 2011
The real vs. fake debate continues in Chicago, regarding the playing surface at Soldier Field.  Sean Jensen of the Chicago …

Dent’s a Hall of Famer, what Monster of the Midway is next?
Wed Aug 10 11:38:51 2011
Iconic names like Halas, Nagurski, Butkus, Singletary, Payton, and Ditka stir echoes throughout the hallowed hall, and with the …

VIDEO: Mike Martz Presser
Wed Aug 10 11:34:05 2011

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Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler
Wed Aug 10 09:41:02 2011
Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

Ex-Bear Rashaan Salaam’s Heisman ring sold at auction
Wed Aug 10 09:30:00 2011
DENVER — An auction house says former Colorado …

Bears Release First Depth Chart
Wed Aug 10 09:14:03 2011
The Chicago Bears released their first pre-season depth chart on Wednesday. Here’s a look at how it shakes out: POS …

FieldTurf at Soldier Field would benefit Bears, city, taxpayers
Wed Aug 10 02:16:11 2011
SEAN JENSEN: In an age of commercialism, there’s much to …

Bears ready for new kick return rules
Wed Aug 10 00:09:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – Devin Hester has scored more kick and punt return touchdowns than any other player in the history of the NFL, so …

Knox bulks up for long haul
Wed Aug 10 00:04:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – One training camp competition has nothing to do with a roster spot.