The Bears Beat (12.02.11): Bears sign Bennett to four-year extension

December 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm

The Bears on Friday signed wide receiver Earl Bennett to a four-year contract extension through 2015, they chose not to claim quarterback Donovan McNabb off waivers, and Jay Cutler is lending his support to backup quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Bears will not claim Donovan McNabb
Fri Dec 2 17:14:00 2011
Lovie Smith made it clear after practice Friday that the Bears were not going to put in a claim for quarterback Donovan McNabb, …

Donovan McNabb goes unclaimed; Vikings grab Sage Rosenfels
Fri Dec 2 17:00:01 2011
Donovan McNabb passed through the NFL’s waiver …

Report: NFL teams pass on QB McNabb
Fri Dec 2 16:48:45 2011
Quarterback Donovan McNabb became a free agent Friday after no NFL team opted to claim him off waivers, the NFL Network …

McClain misses practice, status uncertain (The Canadian Press)
Fri Dec 2 16:36:22 2011
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland coach Hue Jackson said he is disturbed by the allegations against the Raiders’ Rolando McClain but …

Bears, Bennett agree to 4-year extension (AP)
Fri Dec 2 16:34:39 2011
The Chicago Bears and receiver Earl Bennett have agreed on a four-year contract extension through 2015. Bennett said the deal …

Bears, Bennett agree to 4-year extension
Fri Dec 2 16:34:22 2011
The Chicago Bears and receiver Earl Bennett have agreed on a four-year contract extension through 2015.

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent
Fri Dec 2 16:23:35 2011
Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

Boo Suh plus an NFL Pick 6 of boo-worthy people (PA SportsTicker)
Fri Dec 2 16:18:38 2011
By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer

Bears sign Bennett to 4-year extension
Fri Dec 2 16:11:00 2011
In keeping with their philosophy of rewarding their own players, the Bears on Friday signed wide receiver Earl Bennett to a …

Exclusive Interview With Bears LB Otis Wilson
Fri Dec 2 15:43:48 2011
Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl winning LB Otis Wilson joins me for an exclusive interview. Otis talks about the 2011 Bears chances, …

Injury Report Week 13, Chicago Bears Edition
Fri Dec 2 15:37:57 2011
Chicago Injury Report Defensive tackle Anthony Adams was a healthy scratch last week against the Raiders. This week he is …

McNabb goes unclaimed, now a free agent
Fri Dec 2 15:28:00 2011
The Chicago Bears took a pass on Donovan McNabb and so did 30 other clubs as he passed through the NFL’s waiver process …

Bears extend Earl Bennett through 2015
Fri Dec 2 15:18:52 2011
While Matt Forte — the NFL’s third-leading rusher — continues to be held in a contractual holding pattern, one of his offensive …

The Jerry Angelo “Pat on the Back” Poll
Fri Dec 2 15:00:34 2011
I’ve been holding onto this thought during the Bears’ winning streak, and despite the loss last week to the …

Bears, Bennett agree on four-year extension through 2015
Fri Dec 2 14:28:00 2011
The Chicago Bears and receiver Earl Bennett have agreed on a four-year contract extension through 2015.

Bears sign Earl Bennett to 4-year, $18 million extension
Fri Dec 2 14:26:00 2011
The Bears have retained one of its key players …

Bears not expected to claim McNabb
Fri Dec 2 14:23:12 2011
It’s starting to look like Donovan McNabb’s next employer may be ESPN or NFL Network, rather than an NFL team. …

Bears sign Bennett to 4-year extension
Fri Dec 2 14:20:00 2011
General manager Jerry Angelo promised the team would reward its own players. One of those players cashed in Friday.

Lovie: Not interested in acquiring Donovan McNabb
Fri Dec 2 14:11:42 2011
Coach Lovie Smith indicated he has no interest in acquiring quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was waived by the Minnesota Vikings …

Bears give Earl Bennett four-year, $18 million extension
Fri Dec 2 14:07:50 2011
Three big games from Earl Bennett have spurred the Bears to lock him up for four more years. Bennett, the receiver who missed …

Breaking: Chicago Bears and Earl Bennett Agree on 4-Year Extension
Fri Dec 2 14:05:31 2011
I hope Earl Bennett added a clause in his new contract to have the Bears pick up the fines for those orange shoes. Earl Bennett …

McNabb not claimed, becomes free agent
Fri Dec 2 13:44:09 2011
Donovan McNabb went unclaimed on waivers, meaning the former Minnesota Vikings quarterback is free to sign with any team, a …

Smith puts brakes on McNabb speculation
Fri Dec 2 13:39:00 2011
The chances of the Bears pursuing Donovan McNabb seem slim.

Earl Bennett inks 4-Year Deal with Chicago Bears
Fri Dec 2 13:36:39 2011
Earl Bennett inks 4-Year Deal with Chicago Bears Per Zach Zaidman’s twitter timeline, Earl Bennett has agreed to a four-year …

Earl Bennett signs four-year contract extension worth $18 million
Fri Dec 2 13:33:25 2011
The Bears have retained one of its key players before he became a free agent, signing Earl Bennett to a four-year, $18 million …

Cutler lending his support to Hanie
Fri Dec 2 13:26:00 2011
Just like last weekend in Oakland, Jay Cutler will be right by Caleb Hanie’s side Sunday when the backup quarterback makes his …

Is Donovan McNabb a better option for the Bears than Josh McCown?
Fri Dec 2 13:24:57 2011
SEAN JENSEN: About a half-hour before practice Thursday at …

Join Lance Briggs at his Comic Book Release Party on Dec 3
Fri Dec 2 12:58:35 2011
Some of you might not be aware of what a huge fan of comic books Chicago’s very own Lance Briggs is. The pro …

Report: McNabb asked for release after demotion
Fri Dec 2 12:53:26 2011
Report: McNabb asked for release after demotion

Adams questionable vs. Chiefs on Sunday
Fri Dec 2 12:48:42 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Even if the Chicago Bears wanted to activate Anthony Adams on Sunday, the veteran defensive tackle isn’t …

Waive goodbye? Lovie likes his 3 QBs
Fri Dec 2 12:30:59 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith offered a vote of confidence for his three quarterbacks on Friday, …

NFL: INSIDE THE NUMBERS;Not much of a shot
Fri Dec 2 11:24:58 2011
One of the benefits of the shotgun is to buy a quarterback an extra split second to make his reads. Lions quarterback …

McNabb clearing head and seeing what’s next
Fri Dec 2 07:28:18 2011
McNabb clearing head and seeing what’s next

Man pleads guilty to battery on Devin Hester
Fri Dec 2 07:07:43 2011
One of the stranger stories of this NFL season was the Chicago-area man who walked up to Bears receiver Devin Hester at a …

Added Security for Bears vs Chiefs at Soldier Field
Fri Dec 2 05:13:00 2011
If you’re heading to Soldier Field on Sunday for the Bears vs Chiefs game, leave yourself a little extra time.  The Bears …