The Bears Beat (06.11.13): Bears sign former first-round DL Ellis

June 11th, 2013 - 5:54 pm

The Bears agreed to a one-year deal with former first-round defensive lineman Sedrick Ellis. Also, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was sidelined on the first day of minicamp with a hamstring injury which he suffered at a previous practice. Plus, news from Jay Cutler’s interview with the media and more minicamp notes.

5 things to watch at Bears’ minicamp
Tue Jun 11 17:05:35 2013
A week ago, Bears general manager Phil Emery took …

Cutler confirms Cavallari marriage (The Associated Press)
Tue Jun 11 17:03:29 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jay Cutler says marriage has done one thing for him: the Chicago Bears quarterback feels much older.

Chicago Bears sign former first round bust Sedrick Ellis
Tue Jun 11 16:58:49 2013
Today the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with DT Sedrick Ellis, formerly of the Saints, on a one-year contract. This was a great …

Cutler: Could take 3 years to master Bears offense (The Associated Press)
Tue Jun 11 16:51:55 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler says it could take up to three years to master the new offense that is …

Bears continue roster tweaking, sign ex-Saints DL Ellis (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Tue Jun 11 16:16:11 2013
The Bears continued to make defensive tackle a priority, signing former Saints DE Sedrick Ellis to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Dolphins claim Rodriguez
Tue Jun 11 16:07:00 2013
Evan Rodriguez said he is intent on making changes to be a true professional.

Ellis boosts Bears’ depth on defensive line
Tue Jun 11 15:49:00 2013
The Chicago Bears found some experienced help Tuesday for the interior of the defensive line, agreeing to terms with defensive …

Jay Cutler praises how Marc Trestman handles players
Tue Jun 11 15:47:00 2013
Jay Cutler sounds as ready as anybody for a fresh coaching start with the Chicago Bears. In an exclusive interview with Stacey …

Cutler mixes optimism, realism over offense
Tue Jun 11 15:40:45 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler called the current incarnation of the team “the most competitive …

Cutler: 3 years needed to learn new offense
Tue Jun 11 15:38:00 2013
Jay Cutler maintains it takes three years to install an offense completely, so imagine where he’s at the end of the …

PFT on NBCSN: Dick Butkus, Bears Mt. Rushmore
Tue Jun 11 15:37:43 2013
The Bears have had a few great middle linebackers in their history, including Dick Butkus. Butkus will join the Pro Football …

Chicago Bears to sign DT Sedrick Ellis
Tue Jun 11 15:36:05 2013
Hey, here’s some fun news for the day: Former Saints DT Sedrick Ellis has reached agreement on a one-year deal with …

PFT Live: Does Urlacher belong on Bears’ Mt. Rushmore?
Tue Jun 11 15:34:20 2013
Mike Florio is joined by CSN Chicago Bears Insider John Mullin to talk about Jay Cutler’s ability to be more than just an …

Sedrick Ellis, Chicago Bears agree to one-year contract
Tue Jun 11 15:32:00 2013
Sedrick Ellis had a rough going with the New Orleans Saints, but maybe a new setting will do him some good. He agreed to a …

Bears sign Sedrick Ellis
Tue Jun 11 15:24:04 2013
The Bears had one free spot on their 90-man roster at the start of business on Tuesday, but they’ll close the day with a …

Hamstring sidelines Jeffery on first day
Tue Jun 11 15:18:41 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was relegated to being a spectator Tuesday during the club’s …

Bears, DT Ellis agree to deal
Tue Jun 11 14:33:45 2013
The Chicago Bears reached agreement on a one-year deal with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis on …

Cutler Cavallari Wedding Photos Leaked
Tue Jun 11 12:58:58 2013
Late last week, we learned that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler married on-again, off-again, back on-again fiance Kristin …

Countdown to Kickoff… 89 Days Until Chicago Bears Kickoff
Tue Jun 11 12:00:56 2013
I decided to do a countdown to the Chicago Bears season opener on September 8th versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Thanks to one …

Patrick Mannelly wins Mt. Lunchpail Round 3: Voting is now open for the final round!
Tue Jun 11 11:00:05 2013
Round one saw the Windy City Gridiron faithful vote in a plucky wide out, that fought and scrapped his way onto the …

Tall order: Bears receivers continue to get ‘Supersized’ with addition of Devin Aromashodu
Tue Jun 11 09:35:24 2013
Devin Aromashodu’s return to the Bears adds to a roster that could include four wideouts 6-2 or bigger. In the ever evolving …

Bears replace one pair of receivers with another
Tue Jun 11 08:36:00 2013
The Chicago Bears had a busy day ahead of their three-day minicamp on Tuesday, making several roster changes, including …

Who’s next to get paid? Franchise QBs Ryan, Stafford at the top of list
Tue Jun 11 07:53:00 2013
Big paydays for QBs (Ryan, Stafford; Cutler, too?) are near. Same with WRs (Dez Bryant, anyone?). Jason La …

The Bears Den: June 11, 2013 – Offseason news and notes
Tue Jun 11 07:01:45 2013
Bears make roster moves – Larry Mayer: The Bears on Monday waived FB Evan Rodriguez, brought back WR Devin Aromashodu …

Bear Dawn – Your Chicago Bears Links for 6/11/13
Tue Jun 11 06:00:37 2013
It’s the start of the veteran minicamp, the last team activity before the Chicago Bears head to Bourbonnais for Camp …

Bears cut Evan Rodriguez after many mistakes
Tue Jun 11 05:30:00 2013
CHICAGO – No lengthy explanation was provided. None was needed.

The anatomy of a trade
Tue Jun 11 04:32:25 2013