The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.28.11)

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Lance Briggs is demanding more money and sources say he could request a trade at season's end if he doesn't get it.
Lance Briggs is demanding more money and sources say he could request a trade at season's end if he doesn't get it.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 28, 2011, including Lance Briggs’ demand for more money, Chester Taylor’s imminent departure from the Bears, and the progress the Bears made in the third preseason game.

One Angry Bear: Chester Taylor On His Way Out?
Sun Aug 28 20:24:00 2011
After not seeing the field against the Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears running back Chester Taylor’s days appear to be …

NFC free-agent moves, by team (
Sun Aug 28 19:19:26 2011
Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET, Thusday, Aug. 25 Note: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free…

Offensive Improvement, Roster Cutdown Featured on “Bears Claws”
Sun Aug 28 19:14:43 2011
Listen to internet radio with Papa Bear Jeff on Blog Talk Radio Bear Report Publisher Jeremy Stolz joined the guys for …

Titans’ new QB, receivers busy working on timing (PA SportsTicker)
Sun Aug 28 18:41:30 2011
By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer

A Look Back: Year 2 in Martz’s Offense
Sun Aug 28 17:27:48 2011
– 7th in the NFL last season among qualified QBs with a 7.58 YPA – 8th in the NFL last season in Interceptions (16) – Sacked 12 …

Chester Taylor not happy after Bears sat him down (The National Football Post)
Sun Aug 28 16:05:10 2011
Chester Taylor isn’t injured but Chicago Bears running backs coach Tim Spencer informed him before…

Taylor, Briggs both unhappy with Bears
Sun Aug 28 16:00:54 2011
Taylor, Briggs both unhappy with Bears

Video: Patrick Willis discusses Lance Briggs
Sun Aug 28 15:44:06 2011
With Bears LB Lance Briggs once again going public to air out his frustrations with his current contract, let’s take a look at …

Briggs tells Bears he wants more money
Sun Aug 28 13:27:52 2011
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the team in 2008, now wants to rip up the final …

Bears start over on offensive line — and it might be working
Sun Aug 28 12:57:00 2011
The offensive line was a problem for the Bears and oft-sacked Jay Cutler last season, and a from-scratch makeover got off to a …

Replay: Bears @ Titans Open Thread
Sun Aug 28 11:59:06 2011
If you’ve got NFL Network, today can be somewhat of a normal Sunday for football fans. As it just so happens, the …

Chester Taylor unhappy with the Bears
Sun Aug 28 07:19:39 2011
Chester Taylor is looking more and more like the odd man out in the Bears’ backfield, and he’s not happy about it. …

Receiver Williams finally gets into act with two catches
Sun Aug 28 07:08:09 2011

Taylor unhappy with Bears about being benched vs. Titans
Sun Aug 28 06:33:00 2011
Bears RB Chester Taylor was beyond unhappy about not leaving the sideline during Saturday’s preseason game at Tennessee.

Briggs could demand trade if Bears don’t give him new deal
Sun Aug 28 05:54:00 2011
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs makes it clear he’s not satisfied with his pay.

Receiver Williams finally gets into act with two catches
Sun Aug 28 02:31:00 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Quarterback Jay Cutler made a …

Smith unfazed by lack of sacks
Sun Aug 28 02:30:56 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bears coach Lovie Smith bemoaned …

Bears’ offense improves, but misses the points in loss to Titans
Sun Aug 28 02:00:30 2011
The Bears’ starting offense clicked Saturday night in a …

Bears offensive line excels in Tennessee
The Bears offensive line took another step in the right direction in Saturday night’s preseason loss to the Titans, fueling a …

More positive signs in preseason loss
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bears left Tennessee late Saturday with their second straight preseason loss. But the LP …

Bennett shines in return to Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Other than the result of the game, Bears receiver Earl Bennett enjoyed his return to Nashville.

Pompei: Film not kind to Bears’ receivers
Sun Aug 28 19:00:00 2011
Rookie tackle Carimi has rough night tooAfter a closer inspection of the Bears’ performance in their exhibition game against …

Desmond Clark says his knee will be OK
Sun Aug 28 14:56:18 2011
When Bears tight end Desmond Clark was carted off the field Saturday night with a knee injury, it looked potentially serious. …

Bears TE Clark indicates knee injury not as bad as seemed
Sun Aug 28 14:52:00 2011
Bears backup tight end Desmond Clark indicated the knee injury he suffered in Saturday’s preseason game against Tennessee …

Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears’ 14-13 loss
Sun Aug 28 10:03:00 2011
NASHVILLE — Here are ten things that came out of the 14-13 loss to the Titans, or are pressing issues with final cuts coming …

Sources: Briggs contacts Bears about raise
Sun Aug 28 01:59:16 2011
NASHVILLE — Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs approached the organization in recent weeks seeking a raise over the $3.65 …

Titans slip by Bears
Sun Aug 28 00:23:00 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans have given new coach Mike Munchak a great teaching point that what matters most is how …

Musick: Bears progress further
Sun Aug 28 00:19:00 2011
Somewhere between Matt Forte’s hard runs down the field and Earl Bennett’s gutsy grabs across the middle, one thing became …

Video: JD, Wright discuss Bears’ loss
Sun Aug 28 00:13:11 2011

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