The Bears Beat (03.20.13): Bears sign DE Turk McBride

Last Updated:
Posted in Analysis

The Bears signed defensive end Turk McBride to a one-year contract on Wednesday. Also, running back Matt Forte defiantly says he’ll save up money for the inevitable fines he’ll incur after learning that the NFL passed a new rule that prevents running backs from lowering their head and “spearing” opposing defenders.

Bears sign DE McBride
Wed Mar 20 13:14:00 2013
The Chicago Bears have signed defensive end Turk McBride to a one-year deal, the team said Wednesday.

Bears bring in Turk McBride
Wed Mar 20 12:10:56 2013
With the Saints switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4, there’s been much discussion about which of their players fit the new …

Bears add DE McBride
Wed Mar 20 11:16:58 2013
The Chicago Bears and free agent defensive end Turk McBride agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Read the entire story.

Forte preparing to pay up after new rule passes
Wed Mar 20 16:57:00 2013
Before NFL clubs voted into place a new rule that will penalize running backs for hitting with the crown of their helmet …

Report: Osi Umenyiora visits Falcons (National Football Post)
Wed Mar 20 16:30:16 2013
Atlanta still in search of boost for pass rush

Charles Woodson figured there would be more interest (National Football Post)
Wed Mar 20 16:10:15 2013
Ex-Packer approaching free agency with patience

Marc Trestman wants Brian Urlacher to return to the Bears
Wed Mar 20 16:04:45 2013
Bears coach Marc Trestman was clear as can be. He and his …

Bears agree to 1-year deal with McBride
Wed Mar 20 15:20:00 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Defensive end Turk McBride and the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract.

Chicago Bears Rumors: Devin Hester to Be Full-time Returner (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Wed Mar 20 15:00:00 2013
COMMENTARY | Kevin Seifert from ESPN is reporting that the new Chicago Bears regime is considering reverting Devin Hester to a …

Brian Urlacher as a transition figure
Wed Mar 20 14:55:10 2013
PHOENIX — Four days at the NFL owners meeting has helped clear up a portion of Brian Urlacher’s continuing contract standoff …

Trestman thinks Urlacher can help, but it’s a business
Wed Mar 20 14:48:31 2013
The good news for Brian Ulracher is that everyone involved with the Bears seems convinced that he has a value to the …

Plenty of top free-agent talent still available for Bears to sign
Wed Mar 20 14:22:49 2013
PHOENIX — Free agency is a week old, and nearly 360 …

Matt Forte is getting ready to pay the fines for lowering his helmet
Wed Mar 20 13:43:54 2013
One of the many running backs that isn’t happy about the new rule that the NFL passed which prohibits offensive players from …

Forte unhappy with NFL rule change
Wed Mar 20 13:43:00 2013
CHICAGO — The rule change passed by NFL owners on Wednesday that will penalize offensive and defensive players for crown of …

Chicago Bears sign defensive lineman Turk McBride
Wed Mar 20 13:42:45 2013
In the first real head scratcher of a move in the Marc Trestman era, the Chicago Bears signed six year veteran …

Urlacher’s status still up in the air
Wed Mar 20 13:37:21 2013
Brian Urlacher remained unsigned Wednesday as new Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke with the media Wednesday morning at the NFL …

Cutler’s arm, agility intrigue Trestman
Wed Mar 20 13:20:00 2013
PHOENIX — Marc Trestman’s excitement about working with Jay Cutler was visible when the Chicago Bears coach spoke …

Bears want Brian Urlacher at much cheaper price
Wed Mar 20 13:06:41 2013
Ballertainment Brian Urlacher could remain with Bears for less money Brian Urlacher is a prime example of the time that comes …

Marc Trestman wants Devin Hester to focus on special teams, not being a receiver
Wed Mar 20 13:02:20 2013
According to, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman wants Devin Hester to focus on special teams and not …

Mocking the Mocks: Who Matt Smith from thinks the Chicago Bears will take
Wed Mar 20 12:00:06 2013
Today we’ll look at the mock draft from Matt Smith, who is an Analyst for and the NFL Network. They have a slew …

Chicago Bears interested in free agent safety Tom Zbikowski
Wed Mar 20 11:08:02 2013
As reported by Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Bears may be interested in former Indianapolis Colts …

Reader’s Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Are On the Clock
Wed Mar 20 10:45:27 2013
We’re just over a month away from the NFL draft and Free Agency has slowed down to a simmer. I thought it was just about …

Trestman sees Hester as a returner, not a receiver
Wed Mar 20 10:41:36 2013
Bears coach Marc Trestman wants Devin Hester focused on what he does best. Trestman said at the league meeting today that he …

Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears will run read-option in 2013
Wed Mar 20 09:59:00 2013
The read-option is spreading to a surprising team. Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman says it will be part of Jay Cutler’s …

Draft Spotlight: G Larry Warford
Wed Mar 20 09:30:55 2013

Chicago Bears Address Their Least Valuable Players from 2012 With Big Upgrades
Wed Mar 20 05:24:38 2013
I was tasked to come up with the Chicago Bears’ 2012 least valuable players. Where do I begin? Over the course of the …

Keep up with all the latest Chicago Bears news headlines and analysis. Stay on the #BearsBeat! Follow on Twitter and Facebook!