Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Bears Beat (02.29.12): Bears in bottom five in player spending last year

February 29th, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Last year’s rankings in team spending on player contracts were released and the Bears were in the bottom five of that list. Also, Bears head coach Lovie Smith will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. And more [...]

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The Bears Beat (02.28.12): Bears raise ticket prices

February 28th, 2012 - 5:32 pm

The Bears have raised their ticket prices for the ninth time in 10 years, according to the Sun-Times. The NFL has moved its traditional Thursday night opener to Wednesday to avoid conflict with President Obama’s convention speech. And Brian Urlacher [...]

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Anthony Adams says farewell with class via Twitter

February 28th, 2012 - 10:56 am

The following excerpt — transcribed by Pro Football Talk — came from former Bears defensive tackle Anthony Adams’ Twitter account, in which he thanks the city of Chicago, Bears fans, and former Bear Richard Dent. “Thank You Chicago!! Thank you [...]

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The Bears Beat (02.27.12): Bears will part ways with DT Adams

February 27th, 2012 - 5:38 pm

The Bears will release veteran defensive tackle Anthony Adams after informing him that he is no longer in the team’s future plans. Also, after improving his stock at the scouting combine, Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd seems less likely [...]

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The Bears Beat (02.23.12): Lovie addresses media for first time since end-of-year remarks

February 23rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm

Bears head coach Lovie Smith publicly spoke for the first time since his end-of-year comments following the Bears’ 8-8 season. Included in his address to the media were comments about the firing of Jerry Angelo, the status of the team’s [...]

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The Bears Beat (02.22.12): Would Bears splurge on another defensive end?

February 22nd, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Would the Bears pursue Texans defensive end Mario Williams to play opposite Julius Peppers if Williams hit the free agent market? That and other topics in Chicago Tribune writer Dan Pompei’s Bears mailbag. Plus, news about the NFL Combine and [...]

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The Bears Beat (02.21.12): Bears must address aging defense

February 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Either the Bears find the Fountain of Youth on defense or they begin replenishing the talent on that side of the ball if they want to compete in the coming years. Also, what to watch for at the NFL Combine [...]

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Jay Cutler on the type of receiver he’d like the Bears to add to the roster

February 20th, 2012 - 6:00 pm

“Anyone really over 6-2 at this point is going to look good.” -Bears quarterback Jay Cutler when asked what kind of wide receiver he’d like the Bears to add this offseason.

The Bears Beat (02.20.12): Cutler hoping new front office can get him “more toys to play with”

February 20th, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler applauded the addition of Jeremy Bates as his quarterbacks coach and hopes that new general manager Phil Emery can add more pieces to the offense, including a taller receiver. Also, what can the Bears do on [...]

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The Bears Beat (02.17.12): Franchise tag can be both a blessing and curse for Bears

February 17th, 2012 - 5:39 pm

The Bears may both benefit and suffer from the franchise tag this offseason. It’ll be a valuable tool for retaining running back Matt Forte but other teams’ use of the tag could limit the amount of free agents the Bears [...]

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