The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.30.11)

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The Saints cut Alex Brown after one season with the team. Would the Bears entertain bringing him back?
The Saints cut Alex Brown after one season with the team. Would the Bears entertain bringing him back?

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 30, 2011, including Chester Taylor’s reaction to the confusion over not being cut Monday, whether the Bears will make a run at former Bear and now former Saint Alex Brown, and where SI’s Peter King predicts the Bears will finish.

Projecting the 2011 Bears Final 53 Man Roster
Tue Aug 30 18:08:40 2011
Heads will be rolling at Halas Hall within the next few days (Photo: Chicago Tribune) We’re just days away from final …

Bears’ Taylor takes blame for misunderstanding (The Canadian Press)
Tue Aug 30 17:53:10 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chester Taylor was back practicing with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, and he took the blame for a …

Bears Need to Bring Back Alex Brown
Tue Aug 30 17:31:50 2011
Could Alex Brown be bringing his Gator chomp back to Chicago??? They say you can’t go home again, but the Bears have a …

Bears roster: A look at who’s in, who’s on bubble, who’s in trouble
Tue Aug 30 17:07:51 2011
Decisions, decisions. The Bears have a lot of them to make …

Falcons’ ironman center to miss opener vs. Bears
Tue Aug 30 17:03:00 2011
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Falcons center Todd McClure, who holds Atlanta’s record for consecutive games played …

Waiver Wire: The Bears Should Bring Back Veteran Alex Brown
Tue Aug 30 16:34:24 2011
The Bears need some depth at defensive end. Second-year end out of Northwestern Corey Wootton was supposed to take the next …

Falcons’ C McClure to miss Bears game
Tue Aug 30 16:22:35 2011
Atlanta coach Mike Smith just told the media that veteran center Todd McClure, who recently had knee surgery, will not be …

NFL cuts: Teams down to 80 by Tuesday afternoon
Tue Aug 30 16:20:44 2011
NFL cuts: Teams down to 80 by Tuesday afternoon

Sanzenbacher looks like solid pick
Tue Aug 30 16:20:26 2011
<!–photo1–>LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Barring an injury in the next couple of days, undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver …

Smith on Brown’s release: ‘We like our guys we have right now’
Tue Aug 30 16:18:00 2011
When Lovie Smith was first informed by reporters that Alex Brown has been released by the New Orleans Saints, the Chicago Bears …

Bears rest Barber, Briggs, other vets
Tue Aug 30 16:15:18 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chester Taylor returned to practice Tuesday, but the Bears continued to hold out all of their banged up …

Taylor takes blame for ‘miscommunication’
Tue Aug 30 16:02:00 2011
Chester Taylor says the miscommunication was all his fault. A day after the veteran Chicago Bears running back bolted Halas …

SI’s Peter King doesn’t like the Bears’ chances
Tue Aug 30 15:17:36 2011
The Bears had better hope for help from the Sports …

Oh, Those Lovable, Bumbling Bears
Tue Aug 30 15:00:47 2011
As the Chester Taylor situation plays out to his inevitable exit from the team (fingers crossed) after one historically …

Saints release veteran defensive end Alex Brown (The National Football Post)
Tue Aug 30 14:55:15 2011
Alex Brown knew his time in New Orleans could be limited but he didn’t expect to be shown the door before…

Deep Posts: Is Roy Williams drinking more than Kool-Aid? (Yahoo! Sports)
Tue Aug 30 13:44:47 2011
— There’s news now that the San Diego Chargers are selling their own wine. No word on whether A.J. Smith will wind up refusing …

Jay Cutler says everything is progressing
Tue Aug 30 13:07:04 2011
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he expects his receivers and offensive line to be ready for the Sept. 11 opener against the …

Fantasy Football Sleepers Edition
Tue Aug 30 13:00:43 2011
Now that we are progressing through the pre-season, have covered all of the main player ranking categories, explained …

Bears Attempting to Trade Chester Taylor ?
Tue Aug 30 12:54:41 2011
Bears Attempting to Trade Chester Taylor ? After this release thing, I doubt anybody is going to give us anything for a player …

Packers not losing sleep over Eagles’ ‘dream team’
Tue Aug 30 12:26:12 2011
The Philadelphia Eagles’ offseason overhaul hasn’t gone unnoticed in Green Bay. Neither has the hype that’s come along …

Lance Briggs isn’t the only unhappy Chicago Bear
Tue Aug 30 10:41:11 2011
The stories of August will mostly be forgotten after the first Sunday of the regular season. That’s a good thing for the …

Roy Williams promises “magic” in Bears’ passing game
Tue Aug 30 09:13:45 2011
Roy Williams is facing heavy criticism in Chicago for dropped passes and overall shoddy play in the preseason, and he may lose …

Amobi Okoye may play both defensive end and tackle
Tue Aug 30 08:07:15 2011
The Bears have been thrilled with the addition of defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, the 10th overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. In …

Predicting Bears Final 53
Tue Aug 30 07:33:23 2011

Chester Taylor still with Bears, but for how long?
Tue Aug 30 07:08:14 2011

Bears roster: A look at who???s in, who???s on bubble, who???s in trouble
Tue Aug 30 07:08:14 2011

RB Taylor still with Bears; question is for how long
Tue Aug 30 05:35:21 2011
On Monday morning at Halas Hall, running back Chester Taylor headed to coach Lovie Smith’s office for clarity on his …

Bears coach Lovie Smith downplays Lance Briggs’ posturing for contract
Tue Aug 30 02:10:46 2011
Asked about the impact of linebacker Lance Briggs’ …

Ditka: Bears Would Be Foolish to Give Briggs Contract Extension
Tue Aug 30 01:31:14 2011
A Reading from the First Letter of Ditka to Briggs When the disciple Briggs called to Papa Bear for a new covenant, Da Coach …

Time for roster madness;A look at who’s in, who’s likely in, who’s on bubble and who’s in trouble
Tue Aug 30 01:27:22 2011
Decisions, decisions. The Bears have a lot of them to make in a short time. Because of the lockout, evaluations might be …

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