Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Bears Beat (05.31.12): Mayor Emanuel wants Chicago to host Super Bowl

May 31st, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the NFL to consider allowing Chicago to host a future Super Bowl. Plus, Mike Ditka was honored with a Ring Lardner Award for his broadcast work as an NFL analyst on ESPN. And other news [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.30.12): Carimi taking it slow, making progress

May 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Second-year offensive tackle Gabe Carimi is taking things slow in his return to the practice field after missing most of his rookie year with a knee injury, but he’s making progress and is pleased with how his knee if feeling. [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.29.12): Sources: Forte contract talks center on durability and injury history

May 29th, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Multiple sources have reported that the biggest factor causing a stalemate in contract extension talks between Matt Forte and the Bears is Forte’s history of knee injuries and his durability. Also, SI.com’s Peter King details new Bears GM Phil Emery, [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.25.12): Urlacher may test free agent waters next year

May 25th, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Brian Urlacher, who just turned 34, spoke on a number of topics, including whether he will see what he can get on the free agent market next offseason, whether he thinks the Bears and Matt Forte will agree to a [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.24.12): Vegas doesn’t think too highly of the Bears

May 24th, 2012 - 5:37 pm

The over/unders on team wins are in and Vegas has set the mark for the Bears at 8.5 wins. This coming despite the fact that the Bears went 7-3 to open last season, played six games without Jay Cutler, still [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.23.12): Bears sign DT Collins

May 23rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm

The Bears signed former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Nate Collins on Wednesday. Matt Forte was not in attendance at OTAs while Michael Bush filled in for him. And receiver Johnny Knox insists he will return from his injury at some [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.22.12): How effective will second-year OT Gabe Carimi be?

May 22nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm

One fan’s take on what the Bears can expect from second-year offensive tackle Gabe Carimi after he missed all but a game and a half of his rookie season. Also, will the added talent at wide receiver truly help Devin [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.21.12): Are Bears interested in Kellen Winslow?

May 21st, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Would the Bears have any interest in Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow either by trade or by signing him outright if he gets released? Also, OTA workouts begin this week and wide receiver Brandon Marshall talks of Super Bowl aspirations. [...]

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Bears understand the business side of Forte contract negotiations

May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 am

There has been a running joke, more of a stereotype, actually, for the better part of a quarter-century that the Bears franchise simply has been “behind the times” when it came to adapting to the rapidly-changing landscape of the NFL. [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.17.12): How will the depth chart at receiver pan out?

May 17th, 2012 - 5:50 pm

There appears to be differing opinions on how the Bears depth chart at receiver will pan out. Plus, one fan’s opinion on the Matt Forte contract talks and Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing Commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation. Varying [...]

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