The Bears Beat (02.28.13): Former Bear Colvin takes credit for Urlacher’s success

February 28th, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Former Bears linebacker Rosevelt Colvin said in an interview “I’m the reason why [Brian Urlacher] will be in the Hall of Fame.” Also, the NFL salary cap has been set for the coming year. And lots of views on what the Bears need to do to fill their roster while staying under the cap.

Colvin: I’m the reason Urlacher will be in the HOF
INDIANAPOLIS – The man who beat Brian Urlacher out of a job with the Bears and who posted 21 sacks over the 2001-02 seasons as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end believes that Shea McClellin can make a transition to a similar role, if that is the direction the new Bears coaching staff sets out for McClellin.

Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei’s Bears mailbag
Thu Feb 28 18:21:00 2013
Bears columnist tackles questions about Manti Te’o, players to draft, players to cut, players to move and staying fit at …

Report: NFL salary cap set at $123 million (National Football Post)
Thu Feb 28 17:40:00 2013
Increase from 2012 is $2.4 million

Report: Danny Amendola to enter free agency (National Football Post)
Thu Feb 28 17:31:00 2013
Wide receiver could still return to Rams

Packers’ Finley won’t accept pay cut
Thu Feb 28 16:56:00 2013
ESPN.com reports: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who is due a $3 million roster bonus March 27, said he would not be …

Chicago Bears Nick Roach raising money for family friend
Thu Feb 28 16:15:03 2013
The Chicago Bears Care, and it shows in the way that their players engage the world at large to use their professional …

‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: Seattle Seahawks (Shutdown Corner)
Thu Feb 28 15:32:13 2013
After taking a few days to focus on the 2013 NFL scouting combine, “Shutdown Corner” resumes our TPS reports (Office Space), …

Bears Playbook – Marc Trestman, Loser?
Thu Feb 28 13:46:37 2013
As we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks, Raiders head coach Bill Callahan and offensive coordinator Marc Trestman …

Chicago Bears Offensive MVP Candidates besides Brandon Marshall
Thu Feb 28 13:00:20 2013
Let’s face it; apart from receiver Brandon Marshall, the Bears offense did not have much to offer this …

Bears Need Backup Plan for Cutler
Thu Feb 28 11:59:56 2013
It’s no secret that the backup quarterback position has been an issue for the Chicago Bears over the past few seasons. …

Did the Bears overpay for Jay Cutler? Plus, 10 other thoughts
Thu Feb 28 11:44:21 2013
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: It will be months, maybe years, …

Bears Draft Prospects: G/C (Rounds 1-3)
Thu Feb 28 11:31:51 2013

Who is the one guy you would trade up for in the 2013 NFL Draft?
Thu Feb 28 11:00:09 2013
We’ll take reality out of the equation for now, and imagine you had the draft pick/player ammunition to move up from …

Bears have options on the offensive line
Thu Feb 28 10:00:25 2013
Coach Marc Trestman developed his reputation …

Chicago Bears free agent list
Thu Feb 28 08:30:58 2013

Webb’s future with Bears in doubt
Thu Feb 28 08:30:27 2013

Bears must ponder salary-cap puzzle
Thu Feb 28 08:10:00 2013
The Chicago Bears will have roughly $11 million in room to operate when the NFL finally sets the salary cap for 2013, and …

Top Defensive Free Agent Targets for the Chicago Bears
Thu Feb 28 07:14:07 2013
Throughout the Jerry Angelo era, the conversation around free agency, and especially the draft, seemed to return to the …

Bears J’Marcus Webb arrested on drug charges, apologizes on Twitter
Thu Feb 28 02:25:43 2013
Bears left tackle J’Marcus Webb took to Twitter …

Prosecutor drops drug case against Bears’ Webb
Thu Feb 28 00:22:00 2013
MOUND CITY – A prosecutor said Wednesday he will not pursue marijuana possession charges against Chicago Bears offensive …