The Bears Beat (04.19.12): Bears sign LB Hayes

April 19th, 2012 - 5:38 pm

The Bears signed linebacker Geno Hayes on Thursday to add depth to the position. Hayes last played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Also, Sports Illustrated features two Bears games as the best of the upcoming 2012 season. And Mel Kiper of ESPN now predicts the Bears will look at drafting a defensive end in the first round.

Bears sign Hayes to boost LB depth
Thu Apr 19 13:26:00 2012
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers asked Geno Hayes to replace a legend as he took over for future Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks in 2009. …

Bears add real LB depth with Geno Hayes signing
Thu Apr 19 12:22:44 2012
The Bears today announced the signing of weak-side linebacker Geno Hayes formerly of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Hayes a four year …

Bears Agree To Terms With LB Geno Hayes
Thu Apr 19 12:05:22 2012
If there’s one thing we learned about Phil Emery when he took over as Bears’ general manager, it’s that he’s a …

Geno Hayes Provides Depth To An Aging Linebacker Core
Thu Apr 19 11:48:16 2012
The Bears added veteran linebacker Geno Hayes on Thursday. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune first reported the signing. Hayes …

Bears sign Geno Hayes
Thu Apr 19 11:05:44 2012
A day after adding Chilo Rachal to their offensive line, the Bears have added to their linebacker corps. Geno Hayes, formerly …

Bears sign LB Geno Hayes
Thu Apr 19 10:37:18 2012

Source: Bears, Hayes agree on 1-year deal
Thu Apr 19 10:30:58 2012
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears agreed to terms on a one-year contract with linebacker Geno Hayes, a league source confirmed on …

Draft is stocked with talented O-linemen
Thu Apr 19 17:47:00 2012

Bears featured twice on the SI best games of ’12 schedule
Thu Apr 19 17:00:17 2012
The NFL schedule just came out a couple days ago, and Sports Illustrated has already identified the best game in …

Lions have made ‘very significant’ offers to Cliff Avril (National Football Post)
Thu Apr 19 16:36:06 2012
But no deal yet for defensive end

Kiper puts different twist on mock draft
Thu Apr 19 16:29:00 2012
If ESPN analyst Mel Kiper were in charge of the Bears draft, he would select Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus in the …

Capsules of 32 teams for NFL draft (The Associated Press)
Thu Apr 19 16:26:33 2012
Needs and outlooks of the 32 teams heading into the NFL draft, which begins Thursday night:

Roger Goodell will personally lobby Minnesota lawmakers Friday (National Football Post)
Thu Apr 19 16:26:07 2012
NFL ramping up pressure to get stadium deal done

Packers 500/ El Patron Draft Time Slots
Thu Apr 19 15:43:55 2012
Packers 500/ El Patron Draft Time Slots

Manning already a hit with Broncos’ receivers
Thu Apr 19 15:32:00 2012
To many Broncos fans, the notion of Peyton Manning as a Bronco seemed like a hazy dream. But the sight of the prolific …

Bears prospect workout tracker
Thu Apr 19 14:37:13 2012

Geno Hayes agrees to one-year contract
Thu Apr 19 13:53:00 2012
The Bears on Thursday added depth and created more competition at linebacker by agreeing to terms with veteran Geno Hayes on a …

Bears sign ex-Bucs LB Geno Hayes to one-year deal
Thu Apr 19 13:53:00 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed on a one-year contract with linebacker Geno Hayes, who spent his first four seasons with the …

Former Bears exec Tim Ruskell will be sitting this draft out
Thu Apr 19 13:50:58 2012
Former Bears player personnel director Tim Ruskell can’t …

Bears sign ex-49ers guard Chilo Rachal
Thu Apr 19 13:50:58 2012
The Bears, looking for more competition and depth …

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Thu Apr 19 13:06:29 2012
TEAM NEEDS Pass-rushing defensive end: Free agent Israel Idonije was re-signed, and he is a solid run defender, but he had …

No Underdog Label For The 2012 Chicago Bears
Thu Apr 19 11:01:00 2012
No team uses the underdog/no respect stigma as a motivator better than the Chicago Bears under Lovie Smith. He’s …

Chicago Bears Sign Geno Hayes
Thu Apr 19 10:59:32 2012
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with linebacker Geno Hayes. The terms were …

Colts tell Luck he’ll be No. 1 in NFL draft
Thu Apr 19 10:01:00 2012
The Indianapolis Colts have informed  Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck that he’s the No. 1 pick in next week’s …

Putting the ‘Black and Blue’ in mothballs
Thu Apr 19 10:00:18 2012
Never has the NFC North’s transition been more visible than on the final day of the 2011 regular season. On a snowy day at …

Draft is stocked with explosive receivers
Thu Apr 19 07:04:30 2012

Bears sign ex-49ers guard Chilo Rachal
Thu Apr 19 03:04:16 2012