The Bears Beat (03.12.12): Will the Bears pursue big free agent fish like DE Williams or WR Jackson?

March 12th, 2012 - 7:09 pm

When free agency opens up on Tuesday afternoon, will the Bears be big players in the market, particularly for talented players such as defensive end Mario Williams and wide receiver Vincent Jackson? Also, the team tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell, which could signal the end of Marion Barber’s short stint with the team. Plus more NFL free agency news.

Mario Williams, Vincent Jackson would upgrade Bears immediately
Mon Mar 12 13:46:34 2012
When NFL free agency opens Tuesday, the Bears will be among …

Have at It: The Bears and Mario Williams
Mon Mar 12 13:01:11 2012
The question has arisen in our SportsNation chats, in the mailbag, on Twitter and Facebook. And each time you’ve asked if the …

NFL roundup: Saints’ Benson and Payton meet with Goodell (Yahoo! Sports)
Mon Mar 12 18:05:12 2012
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and head coach Sean Payton requested a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and …

Bears tender qualifying offer to RB Bell (Yahoo! Sports)
Mon Mar 12 16:50:14 2012
The Chicago Bears tendered an offer to running back Kahlil Bell on Monday, according to reports. The Bears can now match any …

Bears tender running back Kahlil Bell
Mon Mar 12 16:35:00 2012
Chicago has placed a qualifying tender on restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell, which likely means the end of Marion …

Bears extend tender to Kahlil Bell
Mon Mar 12 16:27:00 2012
The Bears on Monday tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell.

Jay Cutler Just As Pregnant As Baby Mama Kristin Cavallari
Mon Mar 12 16:17:58 2012
So it seems Jay Cutler has been spending some time in Cabo San Lucas with his pregnant girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari. Guess who …

Bears Retain Kahlil Bell; Marion Barber to be Cut?
Mon Mar 12 16:08:06 2012
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have tendered a 1-year offer to running back Kahlil Bell who was a …

Report: Redskins, Cowboys to lose cap space
Mon Mar 12 16:00:00 2012
ESPN.com reports: The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys are losing millions of dollars of salary-cap space because they …

Hot Button: V-Jax or Mario?
Mon Mar 12 15:50:23 2012
Should the Bears pursue a No. 1 receiver in free agency in Vincent Jackson or another dominant defensive end in Mario Williams …

Chicago Bears tender RB Kahlil Bell; Marion Barber expected to be released
Mon Mar 12 15:11:29 2012
Chicago Bears restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell received his tender today, and as per the Bears team …

Bears tender qualifying offer to RB Bell
Mon Mar 12 14:59:00 2012
The Chicago Bears have tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free-agent running back Kahlil Bell. Bell, a former undrafted …

Cowboys and Redskins loss is the Chicago Bears gain
Mon Mar 12 14:48:03 2012
Adam Schefter is tweeting that the NFL is fining the Cowboys and Redskins millions of dollars in salary cap, due to how they …

2012 free agents by team (ProFootballWeekly.com)
Mon Mar 12 14:14:12 2012
Updated March 12, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. ET The following list was provided by the NFLPA. It includes the players who…

Bears tender restricted free agent Bell
Mon Mar 12 13:58:12 2012
The Chicago Bears tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Kahlil Bell on Monday, meaning the team will be able to …

Multiple teams still hopeful of landing Manning
Mon Mar 12 13:58:00 2012
Although Denver and Arizona are said to be the front-runners in the Peyton Manning derby, Tennessee, Miami and Kansas City also …

Febearary Fever – Berenstain Bears vs Bart the Bear
Mon Mar 12 13:00:06 2012
Today’s edition of Febearary Fever has a Cinderella feel to it as #7 Bart the Bear faces off against the #3 Berenstain Bears. …

NFL free agency facts and figures
Mon Mar 12 12:07:00 2012
Q. When does the 2012 free agency signing period begin?

Bears tender qualifying offer to RB Bell
Mon Mar 12 11:34:22 2012
The Chicago Bears have tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell.

Bucs, Bears, Redskins all look poised for a run at Vincent Jackson
Mon Mar 12 09:45:26 2012
With several wide receivers about to become unrestricted free agents, Vincent Jackson appears to be pulling ahead of the pack …

Bears interested in free agent linebacker David Hawthorne
Mon Mar 12 05:03:47 2012

Bears tender qualifying offer to RB Bell
Mon Mar 12 04:03:59 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill.- The Chicago Bears have tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent running back Kahlil Bell.