The Bears Beat (03.12.13): Bears sign TE Martellus Bennett to open free agency

March 12th, 2013 - 6:14 pm

The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with former New York Giant tight end Martellus Bennett. The team was also in the midst of working out a long-term deal with free agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod, formerly of the New Orleans Saints. Plus, a lot more free agency news.

Bears land TE Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 17:23:22 2013
Minutes into free agency, free-agent tight end Martellus …

Bears strike quick, sign tight end Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 17:18:40 2013

Bears, TE Bennett agree to deal (The SportsXchange)
Tue Mar 12 17:10:18 2013
The Chicago Bears and free agent tight end Martellus Bennett agreed to terms on a four-year deal.

Bears announce four-year deal for Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 17:08:00 2013
On the first day of free agency last year, the Bears swung a trade for wide receiver Brandon Marshall. They made a splash on …

Bears in battle for left tackle Bushrod
Tue Mar 12 17:03:00 2013
The Chicago Bears are “battling” for the services of left tackle Jermon Bushrod, an NFL source told the Tribune. …

Bears sign TE Bennett to 4-year deal; Urlacher a free agent
Tue Mar 12 16:50:00 2013
The Chicago Bears targeted the tight end position in free agency, and they moved quickly Tuesday to acquire one of the best …

2013 NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears news and updates (Overflow Thread)
Tue Mar 12 16:39:34 2013
Live NFL Free Agency tracker: Pos Player Prev Team New Team Notes T Jake Long Dolphins G Andy …

Giants FA guard Boothe on Bears’ radar
Tue Mar 12 16:15:24 2013
While talks continue to swirl surrounding the Chicago Bears’ pursuit of a free agent offensive tackle, the club remains in the …

Miami bound (National Football Post)
Tue Mar 12 16:06:08 2013
The Dolphins got their man, as Miami reached a five-year deal with free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace on Tuesday.

TE Bennett says he’s a Bear (The Associated Press)
Tue Mar 12 16:04:53 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.

Bears agree to terms with tight end Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 15:48:29 2013

Two-way TE Bennett a perfect fit
Tue Mar 12 15:43:00 2013
Dan Pompei: Martellus Bennett makes perfect sense for the Chicago Bears as their primary free-agent signing and automatically …

Martellus Bennett Signs with the Chicago Bears, Instant Analysis
Tue Mar 12 15:35:58 2013
It did not take for the National Football League’s 2013 Free Agent Frenzy to begin as minutes after the clock struck 4 PM EST …

Tight end Martellus Bennett signs with Bears, adds new dimension to offense
Tue Mar 12 15:30:04 2013
According to the NFL Network, tight end Martellus Bennett has agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears. Coach Marc Trestman …

Bears to sign TE Bennett
Tue Mar 12 15:21:00 2013
One of the best available free-agent tight ends is joining the Bears.

Sources: Chicago Bears to sign Tight End Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 15:16:30 2013
Here’s your first big move, guys and gals: BREAKING: Former Giants TE Martellus Bennett has informed me that he will …

Martellus Bennett wants to play for Bears
Tue Mar 12 15:14:54 2013
It was just a short time ago that we passed along word on the Bears’ reported interest in tight end Martellus Bennett. We …

Report: Bears will sign Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 15:09:00 2013
According to Mike Clay of NBC’s Rotoworld, the Chicago Bears will be signing free agent tight end Martellus Bennett …

2013 NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears news and updates (Open Thread)
Tue Mar 12 14:30:06 2013
The Chicago Bears have shown interest in multiple high-profile offensive linemen, and undoubtedly have their sights set …

Report: Bears interested in Martellus Bennett
Tue Mar 12 14:28:30 2013
The Giants haven’t been able to come to an agreement with tight end Martellus Bennett and if that remains the case for …

Bears agree to 4-year deal with TE Bennett
Tue Mar 12 14:16:41 2013
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears agreed Tuesday to a four-year deal with former New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett. Read …

Chicago Bears fans predict Free Agency
Tue Mar 12 14:12:54 2013

Bears trying to upgrade offensive line
Tue Mar 12 13:44:43 2013
Let’s preface this by saying the stat about to come next isn’t solely about Bears left tackle J’Marcus Webb, as much as it is …

Bears expected to target Dolphins’ Jake Long in free agency
Tue Mar 12 13:15:48 2013
The Bears desire to upgrade the offensive line isn’t a …

TE Bennett says he’s a Bear
Tue Mar 12 12:05:15 2013
Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.

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Tue Mar 12 10:03:00 2013
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Tue Mar 12 09:22:51 2013
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Tue Mar 12 06:27:09 2013
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