The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.17.11)

August 17th, 2011 - 5:31 pm
Devin Hester is being linked to the University of Miami scandal in which more than 70 players over the course of almost a decade were said to have received money.

Devin Hester is being linked to the University of Miami scandal in which more than 70 players over the course of almost a decade were said to have received money.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 17, 2011, including Devin Hester’s role in the University of Miami scandal, where Caleb Hanie ranks on the depth chart, Chris Spencer’s fight for playing time and where he could line up, and a column about Brian Urlacher’s and Lance Briggs’ teamwork and friendship.

Martz: Hanie still Bears’ No. 2 QB
Martz: Hanie still Bears’ No. 2 QB

Davis emerging as complete tight end
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Kellen Davis boasts the ideal size and blocking ability to play tight end in Mike Martz’s …

Forte is focusing solely on football
Forte is focusing solely on football

NFL fines Lions’ Suh $20K for slamming Bengals QB (PA SportsTicker)
Wed Aug 17 17:05:40 2011
By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer

NFL Note – Chicago Bears Lamphear, Mike (Yahoo! Sports)
Wed Aug 17 17:01:12 2011
Mike Lamphear (undrafted, Western Illinois) was waived by the Bears.

Is J-Cut trying to win back the heart of K-Cav? (The National Football Post)
Wed Aug 17 16:01:06 2011
Chicago Bears fans will love this one. According to OK! Magazine, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and reality TV…

Bears waive OT Lamphear
Wed Aug 17 15:25:22 2011
The Chicago Bears have waived offensive tackle Mike Lamphear. Lamphear is a native of Burr Ridge, Ill., and played at Western …

2011 NFL 32 Teams in 32 Days: Chicago Bears
Wed Aug 17 14:58:04 2011
Record: 11-5, 1st in the NFC North Notable players lost – TE Greg Olsen, P Brad Maynard, C Olin Kreutz, DT Tommie Harris, LB …

Versatile Spencer seeking to prove himself
Wed Aug 17 14:57:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — New Bears center Chris Spencer has no problems playing anywhere on the offensive line.

Hot Routes 8.17.11: Rest in peace, Pete Pihos
Wed Aug 17 14:55:22 2011
Hot Routes 8.17.11: Rest in peace, Pete Pihos

PFT Live: Breaking down the Bears
Wed Aug 17 13:59:41 2011
Mike Florio speaks with CSN Chicago’s John Mullin about the 2011 Chicago Bears. John talks about some of the offseason …

Hester won’t discuss allegations of benefits from booster
Wed Aug 17 13:49:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Devin Hester was firm Wednesday when surrounded by reporters outside the dining hall at Olivet Nazarene …

Martz expresses confidence in backup QB Hanie
Wed Aug 17 13:34:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS — Unless Caleb Hanie’s right arm falls off, he is going to open the season as the backup quarterback for the …

Devin Hester Can’t Elude Miami Booster Scandal
Wed Aug 17 13:03:37 2011
Multiple sources say this photo was taken in Nevin Shapiro’s VIP section at Opium Garden nightclub in Miami Beach in 2003. From …

‘Madden 12′ ratings: How do Bears fare?
Wed Aug 17 12:55:06 2011
<!–photo1–>Who is the top-rated offensive player for the Bears? Who’s tops on defense? And who is faster, Devin Hester …

Report links Devin Hester to University of Miami scandal
Wed Aug 17 12:42:33 2011
Bears wide receiver Devin Hester was one of several former …

Ex-Bear Davis will be Lions’ glue
Wed Aug 17 12:39:23 2011
You might have missed it. Many people do when it comes to what Rashied Davis does on a football field. But if you weren’t still …

How the Chicago Bears Stack Up to the Class of the NFL
Wed Aug 17 12:29:13 2011
Like people with status, if an NFL franchise has identity it earns them some free passes throughout the regular season. Sure …

Devin Hester Allegedly Collected ‘Bounties’ For Touchdowns, Celebration Penalties at Miami
Wed Aug 17 12:23:33 2011
Devin Hester’s NFL career can be summed up something like this: Receive punt/kickoff. Juke all 11 defenders. Score touchdown. …

Three picks in practice don’t faze Bears backup Caleb Hanie
Wed Aug 17 11:55:21 2011
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — A day after effectively being …

Undrafted rookies who are standing out at Bears camp
Wed Aug 17 09:05:09 2011
There are more than 200 NFL veterans who are still looking for jobs. And, a number of them can still provide quality starts. …

Eternal underdog: Bears’ Knox must prove himself as backup
Wed Aug 17 08:58:00 2011
Receiver Johnny Knox had a solid 2010 season, but he finds himself out of the starting mix for the Bears. Knox, used to being …

Belichick: NFL wants to squash kickoffs
Wed Aug 17 07:48:58 2011
Belichick: NFL wants to squash kickoffs

Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs are Bears’ one-two punch
Wed Aug 17 02:14:49 2011
SEAN JENSEN: Although Brian Urlacher is the face of the …

QB swap upsets Hanie
Wed Aug 17 00:34:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie kept his helmet on after the end of Monday’s practice, but that did little to hide …

Hurd savors ‘second home’
Wed Aug 17 00:34:00 2011
BOURBONNAIS – Sam Hurd was 17 years old when he discovered winter.