Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Bears Beat (05.23.13): Memories and views shared regarding Urlacher’s legacy

May 23rd, 2013 - 5:33 pm

On a busy day of reflection regarding the end of Brian Urlacher’s career, both former teammates and opponents offered memories of playing alongside — or against — the future Hall of Fame linebacker. Urlacher legacy one of loyalty to Bears …

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The Bears Beat (05.16.13): Bears GM Phil Emery says Bears will welcome back Gabe Carimi

May 16th, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Bears general manager Phil Emery says that despite the fact that Gabe Carimi did not show up at OTAs, the team will welcome him back “with open arms.” Also, defensive tackle Henry Melton is still hopeful a long-term contract can …

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The Bears Beat (05.15.13): Frazier: Vikings not pursuing Urlacher

May 15th, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Contrary to previous reports, the Vikings are not close to a deal with former Bear Brian Urlacher, Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said. Also, wide receiver Earl Bennett says the new Bears offense will be very receiver-friendly. And Matt Forte will …

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The Bears Beat (05.14.13): Forte has high expectations for new Bears offense

May 14th, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte expects to return to his Pro Bowl form in new head coach Marc Trestman’s offense. Also, quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh had high praise for Jay Cutler. And third-year offensive lineman Gabe Carimi continues to be …

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Bears QB coach Matt Cavanaugh on Jay Cutler

May 14th, 2013 - 10:07 am

“He’s borderline football brilliant. I think he gets it. I think he knows the game. I think he knows offensive schemes. I think he knows defenses.” – Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh on Jay Cutler

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The Bears Beat (05.10.13): Bears kick off rookie minicamp

May 10th, 2013 - 5:40 pm

The Bears kicked off the first day of their rookie minicamp, an experience that head coach Marc Trestman called an “exciting day.” Also, second-year quarterback Matt Blanchard, who did not officially accrue a year of NFL service, was eligible to …

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The Bears Beat (05.09.13): Bears sign Bostic, Long lone remaining unsigned draft pick

May 9th, 2013 - 6:32 pm

The Bears signed second-round linebacker Jon Bostic to a four-year deal on Thursday leaving first-round offensive lineman Kyle Long as the lone remaining unsigned draft pick for the team. Also, Walter Payton’s mother died and more Bears news. Bears agree …

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The Bears Beat (05.08.13): Bears first round pick, Kyle Long, will miss OTAs

May 8th, 2013 - 5:37 pm

First round pick offensive lineman Kyle Long will miss Bears organized team activities because of an NFL rule that draft picks cannot participate until after final exams at their colleges. Also, one former GM expects a market to open up …

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The Bears Beat (05.07.13): Melton, Marshall, Tillman make PFF’s Top 101 of 2012

May 7th, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Defensive tackle Henry Melton, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, and cornerback Charles Tillman made Pro Football Focus’ Top 101 of 2012 list. Also, the Bears announced some front office changes on Tuesday. And more Bears news and analysis. Three Chicago Bears …

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The Bears Beat (05.06.13): Bears DE Washington could be draft day steal

May 6th, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Sixth-round draft pick Cornelius Washington could be a draft day steal for the Bears. Former coach Mike Ditka things that Tim Tebow can play quarterback in the NFL. And Phil Emery and Marc Trestman are hoping for big things from …

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