Month: May 2012

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (05.23.12): Bears sign DT Collins

Posted in News and Rumors on May 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

Bears understand the business side of Forte contract negotiations

Posted in News and Rumors on May 18, 2012 at 9:57 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on May 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »