Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Bears Beat (03.29.12): Bears sign WR Thomas to one-year deal

March 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm

The Bears continued to bolster their wide receiver depth chart with the addition of former Giant Devin Thomas late Wednesday. The move comes after acquiring Brandon Marshall and special teamer Eric Weems. Weems said the chance to win lured him …

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The Bears Beat (03.28.12): Smith discusses Forte, Hester, offensive line

March 28th, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Bears head coach Lovie Smith commented on a range of topics from Matt Forte’s contract situation to possible changes to the offensive line to Devin Hester’s role in Mike Tice’s offense. Also, news on the NFL’s newest rule changes and …

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Lovie Smith on disgruntled Matt Forte

March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm

“Right now, Matt Forte the football player has a problem with our organization. It’s not about one person.” -Bears head coach Lovie Smith on Matt Forte’s demeanor toward the organization, Forte’s contract talks with it, and Forte’s displeasure with the …

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The Bears Beat (03.27.12): Forte has contract offer on table

March 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Bears president Ted Phillips says the Bears have made a “strong offer” to running back Matt Forte that offers fair compensation comparatively to his worth to the team. The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants will host the Dallas …

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The Bears Beat (03.26.12): Knox could miss 2012 season

March 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox could miss the entire 2012 season if he is still recovering from the spinal fusion surgery he underwent after suffering a serious injury last year. Bears chairman George McCaskey says new wide receiver Brandon Marshall …

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The Bears Beat (03.23.12): Bears RB Barber retires

March 23rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Bears running back Marion Barber is planning to retire from the NFL. Defensive back/special teamer Corey Graham is leaving the team to join Baltimore. And more news regarding the Michael Bush signing and the subsequent fallout from Matt Forte. Marion …

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Forte’s whining wearing thin

March 22nd, 2012 - 5:48 pm

I’ve been blessed with seven adorable nephews and nieces, each one with his or her own unique characteristics making them worthy of being given affectionate names a la Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But the one thing that …

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The Bears Beat (03.22.12): Bears sign RB Michael Bush

March 22nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm

The Bears signed backup running back Michael Bush to a four-year contract on Thursday. Matt Forte complained about the Bush signing via Twitter. And Forte was picked over Jay Cutler in the Madden NFL 13 Cover Vote. Bears sign Michael Bush …

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The Bears Beat (03.21.12): Bears in attendance to watch WR prospect

March 21st, 2012 - 5:35 pm

The Bears were in attendance at Baylor’s pro day to watch potential target, wide receiver Kendall Wright work out. Former Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie will visit the Denver Broncos. And the NFL handed down a strict punishment to the New …

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The Bears Beat (03.20.12): Urlacher likes Marshall trade, worries about suspension

March 20th, 2012 - 5:46 pm

Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, the face of the  organization for more than a decade, said he was excited by the acquisition of wide receiver Brandon Marshall but worries about a possible suspension following the accusation that he punched a …

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