The Bears Beat (10.10.12): Bears deny Lovie Smith contract negotiation rumors

October 10th, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Both general manager Phil Emery and head coach Lovie Smith denied a report from Tuesday that the head coach was in negotiations with the organization about a contract extension. Also, Emery defended and supported Jay Cutler as the team’s franchise quarterback. And Bears veterans played a prank on rookie defensive end Shea McClellin, tricking the first-year player into thinking he had to pick up a $38,000 dinner bill.

Bears, Lovie Smith not talking contract extension
Wed Oct 10 16:31:10 2012
The Bears and Lovie Smith are both denying a Chicago radio report that they are negotiating a contract extension. Smith’s …

GM defends Cutler as franchise quarterback (The Associated Press)
Wed Oct 10 16:18:46 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery defended Jay Cutler as a franchise quarterback Wednesday and …

Bears play prank on rookie McClellin (The SportsXchange)
Wed Oct 10 16:10:09 2012
Chicago Bears first-round pick Shea McClellin became the victim of a prank Tuesday night when defensive end Israel Idonije …

Bears play prank on rookie McClellin
Wed Oct 10 16:05:40 2012
Chicago Bears first-round pick Shea McClellin became the victim of a prank Tuesday night when defensive end Israel Idonije …

Is Plaxico Burress Heading to the Chicago Bears?
Wed Oct 10 16:04:09 2012
The Chicago Bears are currently 4-1 and are comfortably in the top five of any NFL Power Rankings, but not all is well in the …

Bears DL Israel Idonije pranks rookies for nearly $40,000 (Shutdown Corner)
Wed Oct 10 15:19:22 2012
If rookies on NFL rosters thought that the days of training camp where they carried pads, fetched snacks, were taped to …

Bears’ Tillman named Defensive Player of Week
Wed Oct 10 15:17:00 2012
Charles Tillman will have this weekend off to think about an encore for his recent performances after being named NFC Defensive …

Bears vets fool rookies with phony $38K dinner bill
Wed Oct 10 15:07:00 2012
Shea McClellin couldn’t believe his eyes: Chicago Bears veterans had run up a restaurant tab for more than $38,000 — or …

Chicago Bears Break Down Jones-Drew
Wed Oct 10 15:00:42 2012
Maurice Jones-Drew, the 5’6 wrecking ball, took on the Chicago Bears last Sunday. Statstically, the Bears aren’t the …

Emery still getting out to college campuses
Wed Oct 10 14:53:00 2012
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery got his start in the NFL moving from one college town to the next in search of …

Charles Tillman: NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Wed Oct 10 14:43:25 2012
And the hits keep coming for the Chicago Bears defense. A week after Tim Jennings was named NFC Defensive Player of the …

Bears GM: No contract talks with Smith
Wed Oct 10 14:34:55 2012
General manager Phil Emery says the Chicago Bears have not discussed a contract extension with coach Lovie Smith. Emery said …

Emery: No time for talks
Wed Oct 10 13:09:00 2012
Bears general manager Phil Emery is not in a hurry to extend Lovie Smith’s contract.

Week 6 football survivor picks
Wed Oct 10 13:03:14 2012
The FOX Sports fantasy department names their football survivor picks for Week 6.

Another touchdown helps Charles Tillman pick up a prize
Wed Oct 10 12:48:23 2012
Cornerback Charles Tillman became the Bears’ all-time leader in defensive touchdowns when he returned a pick for a score …

Bears GM: I’m a Jay Cutler fan
Wed Oct 10 12:47:30 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery called Jay Cutler a franchise-level quarterback during training …

GM: No extension talks with Lovie yet
Wed Oct 10 12:26:50 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery prefers to discuss a potential contract extension for head coach …

As it turns out, Jay Cutler really likes Mike Tice
Wed Oct 10 12:10:29 2012
SUN-TIMES EXCLUSIVE: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler likes Mike …

No-huddle on the horizon for Bears’ offense
Wed Oct 10 12:10:24 2012
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler already feels pressure …

Cheat Sheet: Vikings are for real
Wed Oct 10 12:01:35 2012
Vikings are real contender for NFC North crown.

Bears rest vets in last practice before break
Wed Oct 10 11:47:53 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears rested several veteran players on Wednesday during the team’s final abbreviated practice …

Cutler, Marshall Share Laughs On Radio Show
Wed Oct 10 11:29:47 2012
A couple of days ago on his ESPN Radio talk show, Jay Cutler fielded a call from “Brandon in Chicago” who turned …

Jay Cutler says he likes Mike Tice, really he does
Wed Oct 10 08:50:01 2012
Jay Cutler knows it looks like he doesn’t care for Mike Tice, but according to him, nothing could be further from the truth. …

Bears look to veteran wideouts to fill in
Wed Oct 10 05:30:00 2012
LAKE FOREST – Bears coach Lovie Smith made a rare slip from his typical top-secret mode Tuesday while discussing the extent of …

Penalties pile up for Bears
Wed Oct 10 05:30:00 2012
LAKE FOREST – A bye this weekend offers the Bears an opportunity to take a timeout.

Ten-Point Stance: Opponents say Manning’s arm strength not Peyton-esque
Wed Oct 10 05:19:00 2012
Peyton Manning was once considered one of the greatest deep throwers in history. But after four neck surgeries and a missed …