Month: July 2012

Forte’s guaranteed money reportedly $17.1 million

Posted in News and Rumors on July 17, 2012 at 8:38 am by

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 […] Read the full article »

Forte extension a reasonable compromise by both sides

Posted in News and Rumors on July 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on July 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »