Monthly Archives: July 2012

Forte’s guaranteed money reportedly $17.1 million

July 17th, 2012 - 8:38 am

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the amount of guarantees in Matt Forte’s contract extension with the Bears is $17.1 million, not the $18 million reported by several media outlets on Monday. The lower figure even further makes …

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Forte extension a reasonable compromise by both sides

July 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm

When you examine the possibility that the tension between Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears front office over a long-term contract extension could have erupted into a heavyweight fight complete with haymakers, the four-year, $32-million deal the two sides agreed …

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The Bears Beat (07.12.12): How big a role will TE Kellen Davis play?

July 12th, 2012 - 5:35 pm

In the latest position preview leading up to training camp, Bears tight ends coach Mike DeBord discusses starter Kellen Davis and the reserves. Also, new offensive coordinator Mike Tice should continue to keep the run game relevant despite what should …

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The Bears Beat (07.11.12): Big receivers will give offense a boost

July 11th, 2012 - 5:32 pm

In the latest position preview from ChicagoBears.com, receivers coach Darryl Drake discusses the benefit of having two big receivers in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Also, the Chicago Park District expects the sod to hold up on Soldier Field. Plus, …

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The Bears Beat (07.10.12): Single-game tickets go on sale 7/13

July 10th, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Bears single-game tickets go on sale Friday, July 13. Also, Devin Hester’s cousin is wanted for murder. And the deadline for Matt Forte signing a long-term deal with the Bears is drawing near. Single-game tickets on sale this Friday Tue …

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The Bears Beat (07.09.12): An interview with Jeremy Bates

July 9th, 2012 - 5:28 pm

ChicagoBears.com’s Larry Mayer interviews Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates in the first of a series of positional breakdowns leading up to training camp. Also, a comparison of the 2006 Super Bowl runner-up defense and special teams with this year’s versions. …

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The Bears Beat (07.06.12): NFL Network panel: Bears not Super Bowl contenders

July 6th, 2012 - 5:48 pm

A recent league preview on NFL Network featured a panel of experts who feel the Bears will not be Super Bowl contenders in 2012. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be hosting a benefit party. And a D.J. Moore interview on …

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The Bears Beat (07.05.12): How urgently does Lovie Smith need to win?

July 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm

CBSSports.com analyzes how hot Lovie Smith’s seat is and how badly he needs to win in 2012 to keep his job. Also, a look at the ten most important Bears in 2012 and a look back at Devin Hester’s record-breaking …

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The Bears Beat (07.03.12): Jaworski ranks Cutler No. 8 at quarterback

July 3rd, 2012 - 5:40 pm

ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski ranked Bears quarterback Jay Cutler as the eighth best quarterback in the league. Bears receiver Earl Bennett will host a dinner for charity. And Commissioner Roger Goodell upholds the Saints bounty suspensions. ESPN’s Ron Jaworski …

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The Bears Beat (07.02.12): Matt Forte healthier than ever

July 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte says he is healthier than he’s ever been following last year’s season-ending knee injury. Also, a debate questioning whether Brandon Marshall is “an overpriced bust.” And what five prime time games in 2012 says about …

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