The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (09.07.11)

September 7th, 2011 - 6:53 pm
Running back Marion Barber appears doubtful for the Falcons game.

Running back Marion Barber appears doubtful for the Falcons game.

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for September 7, 2011, including Marion Barber’s injury status, Roy Williams’ preparedness for the regular season, and updates on Matt Forte’s and Lance Briggs’ contract situations.

Eye on Football’s 2011 NFL season predictions
Wed Sep 7 17:34:55 2011
Eye on Football’s 2011 NFL season predictions

Marion Barber unlikely to play vs. Falcons
Wed Sep 7 17:04:48 2011
Running back Marion Barber did not practice Wednesday and it appears unlikely the former Cowboys running back will play Sunday …

Pushed by Knox, Roy Williams says he’s ready to go
Wed Sep 7 16:37:26 2011
After an unimpressive preseason, Bears wide receiver Roy Williams is confident he’ll produce when the bell rings Sunday against …

Video: Bears’ fantasy storylines vs. Atlanta
Wed Sep 7 16:34:48 2011
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Forte and Briggs’ contracts making news for Bears, they’ll have to wait says brass: Fan’s take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Wed Sep 7 16:26:00 2011
Matt Forte expressed disappointment over not receiving a new deal prior to the season’s commencement: “I was expecting to get …

Handicapper extraordinaire Norman Chad reveals his NFL ‘Team of Destiny’
Wed Sep 7 15:56:46 2011
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: In the NFC North, the Packers are the …

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is ready for some football
Wed Sep 7 15:54:16 2011
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had his season-opening press …

Barber remains sidelined with calf injury
Wed Sep 7 15:15:29 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Veteran running back Marion Barber remained sidelined with a calf injury on Wednesday, the only player who …

The DeCon’s Week 1 Fantasy Football Picks
Wed Sep 7 15:10:31 2011
Coming to you live from SE Asia, I cannot tell you how much I hate jetlag, but at least it provides ample opportunity to …

Williams hopes for apology from critics
Wed Sep 7 15:00:36 2011
<!–photo1–>Chicago Bears receiver Roy Williams claims to be oblivious to what’s written about him, but apparently …

Long shot rookies list (PA SportsTicker)
Wed Sep 7 14:46:28 2011
Undrafted rookies on opening-day NFL rosters:

Undrafted rookies make their mark
Wed Sep 7 14:40:10 2011
Hey, kid, too bad you didn’t get drafted by the NFL before it went back into lockout mode. Fat chance of being around for …

Undrafted rookies make their mark (PA SportsTicker)
Wed Sep 7 14:39:06 2011
Hey, kid, too bad you didn’t get drafted by the NFL before it went back into lockout mode. Fat chance of being around for …

Matt Forte on extension: “We couldn’t meet in the middle”
Wed Sep 7 14:18:18 2011
Running back Matt Forte said he is “disappointed” that he didn’t sign an extension with the Bears, especially since this the …

Forte upset Bears haven’t rewarded him for high production
Wed Sep 7 13:42:00 2011
Matt Forte has watched contemporaries receive big new deals this summer while he plays out a deal he believes he’s exceeded. …

What Does Brandon Meriweather Brings To The Table For the Bears?
Wed Sep 7 13:05:08 2011
The Bears added Brandon Meriweather on Sunday, a day after the New England Patriots decided to release him and his $1.65 …

Bears sign former Browns FB Clutts to three-year deal
Wed Sep 7 11:13:00 2011
The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they have signed fullback Tyler Clutts to a three-year contract off the Cleveland …

If You Ever Wondered What Jay Cutler Will Look Like In 30 Years Its Exactly Like This Scumbag From Ohio
Wed Sep 7 11:00:35 2011
(Source) Authorities in Ohio have arrested a junkyard security guard on charges of blackmailing a teenage girl into having sex …

Long shot rookies list
Wed Sep 7 10:48:06 2011
Undrafted rookies on opening-day NFL rosters:

Between the whines with Bears??? Lance Briggs
Wed Sep 7 07:09:46 2011

Bears GM appears to leave open contract talks with Matt Forte
Wed Sep 7 07:09:46 2011

The Bears Den: September 7, 2011
Wed Sep 7 07:00:13 2011
“…where you can’t avoid the Turk.” Meriweather called Smith years ago | chicagobears.com Larry Mayer: Veteran safety …

Bears, Forte put off contract talks
Wed Sep 7 00:28:00 2011
CHICAGO – Contract talks between the Bears and running back Matt Forte are on hold.