The Bears Beat (04.02.13): Bears release DT Matt Toeaina

April 2nd, 2013 - 5:55 pm

In a busy Bears Tuesday: the team parted ways with defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, the locker arrangement at Halas Hall was randomly distributed for the benefit of team chemistry, the Bears left the door open for a possible Brian Urlacher return, former Bears head coach Jack Pardee passed away, a column grading the Bears’ offseason moves, a piece that revisits the Jay Cutler trade four years later to the date, and whether or not Cutler is ready to be the undisputed face of the franchise.

Bears cut DT Matt Toeaina
Tue Apr 2 11:40:00 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have terminated veteran defensive tackle Matt Toeaina’s contract.

The Chicago Bears officially release Matt Toeaina
Tue Apr 2 11:05:16 2013
While it was widely reported a few weeks ago, the Chicago Bears officially terminated the contract of defensive tackle …

Bears, Matt Toeaina part ways
Tue Apr 2 10:10:00 2013
The Bears have released defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, the club said Tuesday. The move had been expected for some time. Toeaina …

Grading the Chicago Bears’ Free Agency Performance (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Tue Apr 2 17:03:00 2013
COMMENTARY | The Chicago Bears finished the 2012 season with a respectable record of 10-6, but failed to make the playoffs for …

Chicago Bears leave door ajar for Brian Urlacher return
Tue Apr 2 15:48:00 2013
The Chicago Bears made a calculated football decision to move on from Brian Urlacher. The linebacker’s departure still has team …

McCaskey open to an Urlacher return — someday
Tue Apr 2 15:47:08 2013
The rest of the NFL hasn’t exactly beaten a path to Brian Urlacher’s door after the Bears decided to move on from the veteran …

Webb ready to move on from incident
Tue Apr 2 15:44:54 2013
DES PLAINES, Ill. — Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb said Tuesday he is “moving forward” after an offseason arrest …

Bears’ new togetherness only goes so far (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Tue Apr 2 15:41:43 2013
Bears coach Marc Trestman is switching up his team’s locker room arrangements to place offensive and defensive players next to …

McCaskey talks with ‘gracious’ Urlacher
Tue Apr 2 15:27:43 2013
DES PLAINES, Ill. — Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey talked with Brian Urlacher for the first time since the team parted …

Bears’ door not locked to Urlacher (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Tue Apr 2 14:47:34 2013
While the Bears and Brian Urlacher decided to go in different directions in March, a scenario still may exist in which Urlacher …

McCaskey ‘heartbroken’ over Urlacher’s departure
Tue Apr 2 14:28:00 2013
Chicago Bears chairman of the board George McCaskey expressed sadness Tuesday over Brian Urlacher no longer being a member of …

Webb tackles arrest, shift to right side
Tue Apr 2 14:23:00 2013
Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb met the media for the first time since being arrested on a marijuana …

Scoop: Is Jay ready to be face of franchise?
Tue Apr 2 13:48:10 2013
Scoop Jackson examines whether Jay Cutler is ready to become the face of the Bears franchise. Read the entire column.

Melton: ‘Strange’ feeling with Urlacher gone
Tue Apr 2 13:24:00 2013
Henry Melton had somewhat of a strange feeling when he arrived at Halas Hall on Tuesday morning.

Chicago Bears: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers
Tue Apr 2 12:53:58 2013
In organizational terms, a sacred cow represents a person, system or thing that most view as untouchable. Most of that feeling …

Matt Toeaina released by the Chicago Bears
Tue Apr 2 12:43:00 2013
Veteran defensive tackle Matt Toeaina was released by the Chicago Bears, the team announced Tuesday.

The Jay Cutler Trade Revisted
Tue Apr 2 12:23:47 2013
Editor’s Note: Originally posted on March 1, 2013 We’re coming up on the fourth anniversary of the trade between …

Former NFL coach Jack Pardee passes away
Tue Apr 2 09:07:40 2013
Former NFL coach Jack Pardee passed away on Monday at the age of 76. Pardee was a former NFL coach of the Chicago Bears, …

The Bears Den: April 02, 2013 – Offseason news and notes
Tue Apr 2 07:00:13 2013
Draft preview – Moon Mullin: As April opens, the Bears begin the next stage of the offseason personnel process with an …

Back to Work – Chicago Bears Offseason Program Begins Today
Tue Apr 2 06:22:38 2013
It’s back to work time for the Chicago Bears. After a three month vacation, the Bears are set to start their offseason …

Former Bears head coach Jack Pardee dies at 76, took team to playoffs in 1977
Tue Apr 2 02:14:46 2013
Jack Pardee coached the Bears for only three years, …