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. Plus, other NFL news.

Bears need McClellin to become force as 3rd defensive end
Thu Jul 19 00:00:00 2012
Peppers remains dominant and Idonije steady but for defense to shine, rookie must come through Ninth in a 14-part series …

Video of the Day – 85 Bears Linebacking Corps
Wed Jul 18 18:00:10 2012
The 85 Bears linebacking crew comes in at #5 on NFLN’s list.

Steelers’ Polamalu admits to concealing concussions (The SportsXchange)
Wed Jul 18 17:30:07 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu admitted he has lied about head injuries to stay in games.

Week 1 Regular-Season History for the Green Bay Packers Since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger: Fan’s Observation (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Wed Jul 18 17:04:00 2012
The Green Bay Packers have been one of the NFL’s best Week 1 teams for the past two decades. They’ve won five consecutive …

NFL roundup: Griffin overcomes snags, signs with Redskins (The SportsXchange)
Wed Jul 18 17:00:50 2012
The Redskins signed No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III to a four-year deal worth $21.12 million and includes a signing bonus of …

Photo-caption Extravaganza: Robbie Gould Trash Talk
Wed Jul 18 16:38:47 2012
For this afternoon’s Photo-caption Extravaganza we’d like to know what kind of trash talking Chicago Bears kicker …

Will Bears receivers live up to the hype?
Wed Jul 18 13:33:47 2012
In advance of Chicago Bears training camp, ESPNChicago.com’s experts are taking a look at some of the key issues the team must …

Spencer confident in Bears backfield
Wed Jul 18 12:18:00 2012
In the eighth of nine position previews in advance of training camp, coach Tim Spencer discusses Bears running backs with …

Forget Running The Ball, The Bears Need To Throw To Win
Wed Jul 18 11:00:26 2012
There is still much excitement surrounding Monday’s news that the Bears and Matt Forte finally came to agreement …

Bears camp preview: tight ends
Wed Jul 18 09:38:47 2012

For The Chicago Bears, Now Is The Time
Wed Jul 18 08:45:18 2012
With the Bears and Matt Forte ending their soap opera by striking a long-term agreement, the Monsters of the Midway now have …

New rule causing logjam of 3rd rounders
Wed Jul 18 08:31:44 2012

The Cover Stew: Sweet Justice; Commissioner Roger Goodell Comes down Hard on Marshawn Lynch
Wed Jul 18 08:16:03 2012
Commissioner Roger Goodell has been ruling the NFL with an iron fist.  If a player has ever been in violation of Player Conduct …

Bears Pre-Training Camp Headquarters
Wed Jul 18 07:33:12 2012

Lorenzo Booker, Chicago Bears agree to one-year deal
Wed Jul 18 00:45:00 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with running back Lorenzo Booker.

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