Monthly Archives: July 2012

Much too early for concerns about McClellin struggles

July 30th, 2012 - 5:51 pm

From the files of “desperately seeking an early training camp story,” word out of Bourbonnais is that first round draft pick Shea McClellin has had his share of trouble. The defensive end from Boise State, who is playing at a …

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New defensive tackle worth the “Price”

July 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm

I refrained from writing about the Bears acquisition of defensive tackle Brian Price this week because, quite frankly, there was some concern about whether he’d pass his physical. A year after undergoing two surgeries to reattach his hamstrings to his …

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The Bears Beat (07.27.12): Hester injures knee in practice

July 27th, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Bears receiver and punt returner Devin Hester injured his knee in training camp practice Friday when he collided with safety Major Wright. Also, new running back Michael Bush said “no one likes to be a battering ram” in regards to …

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Knox’s days could be numbered with Bears

July 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm

The Bears on Wednesday placed wide receiver Johnny Knox on the active physically unable to perform list as he continues to rehab from the gruesome back injury he sustained last year. The move will allow Knox to return to training …

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Bears coach Lovie Smith on his relationship with new GM Phil Emery

July 25th, 2012 - 8:49 am

“That’s a heck of a question. Real good. How’s that? Did you expect something else? Phil and I don’t get along or something like that? We’ve known each other long before Phil came here in a different role as our …

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20 questions about the 2012 Chicago Bears

July 24th, 2012 - 6:01 pm

A look at 20 pressing questions as the Bears enter training camp in a crucial 2012 season. Is Jay Cutler’s two-year string of injuries an emerging trend or an anomaly? Let’s hope it’s the latter! There is evidence to support …

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The Bears Beat (07.23.12): What kind of role will Michael Bush play for the Bears?

July 23rd, 2012 - 6:06 pm

With starting running back Matt Forte now paid and happy, what kind of role will newcomer Michael Bush play in the offense? Also, the Bears have high expectations after the additions they made to the team in the offseason. And …

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The Bears Beat (07.20.12): Offensive questions remaining as Bears head to camp

July 20th, 2012 - 4:34 pm

A look at what questions remain on offense as the Bears prepare to head to training camp. Also, the importance of Charles Tillman to the cornerback position as well as the entire defense. And Brian Urlacher says “there’s no doubt …

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The Bears Beat (07.19.12): Urlacher, Briggs will once again anchor the defense

July 19th, 2012 - 5:36 pm

In the latest position review from ChicagoTribune.com, Brad Biggs discusses the need for linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs to remain healthy and productive to ensure a successful season for the defense. Also, Jay Cutler is given a second chance …

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The Bears Beat (07.18.12): McClellin will need to play big role in rookie season

July 18th, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Bears defensive end Shea McClellin will need to play a big role on the defense in his rookie season with the team. ESPNChicago.com’s experts take a look at whether the Bears’ retooled receiving corps can live up to the hype. …

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