Tag: John St. Clair

Bears swap tackles, sign Browns’ Shaffer

Posted in News and Rumors on March 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm by

The Bears signed veteran offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer on Wednesday to help bolster a depleted offensive line. Shaffer was replaced in Cleveland by former Bear John St. Clair, so the Bears and Browns essentially traded […] Read the full article »

Are Bears eyeing an OT in the first round?

Posted in News and Rumors on March 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm by

At the outset of free agency, the Bears offered free agent offensive tackle John St. Clair a modest contract which he eventually turned down in favor of a deal with the Cleveland Browns, leaving the […] Read the full article »

St. Clair chooses Browns; Bears need to respond

Posted in News and Rumors on March 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm by

The Bears’ hope of re-signing John St. Clair to maintain continuity on the offensive line was quashed Tuesday when St. Clair signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. The contract, according to the Sun-Times’ […] Read the full article »

Bears address offensive line quickly

Posted in News and Rumors on February 27, 2009 at 9:03 am by

It’s unusual for Bears general manager Jerry Angelo to strike quickly in free agency unless there’s an urgency at a particular position. With John Tait considering retirement and John St. Clair possibly departing as a […] Read the full article »

Expect Bears to be slow out of free agency gates

Posted in News and Rumors on February 26, 2009 at 9:29 am by

The 2009 NFL free agency period kicks off at 11:01 p.m. Thursday night — which is Friday morning Eastern time — and it’s highly unlikely the Bears will be making immediate headlines like they did […] Read the full article »

Bears RT Tait expected to retire

Posted in News and Rumors on February 14, 2009 at 9:53 am by

The Bears’ off-season to-do list just got a little bit longer as right tackle John Tait has informed the Bears he is strongly contemplating retirement. As reported by the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs and the Tribune’s […] Read the full article »

Angelo has given no reason for optimism

Posted in News and Rumors on February 6, 2009 at 12:00 am by

Contrary to the impression the headline leaves, I consider myself an optimistic, glass is half-full kind of guy. But every now and then, I like to turn up the heat and play a different role. […] Read the full article »

First quarter awards

Posted in News and Rumors on September 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm by

Lovie Smith likes to break the season up into quarters, and with the first quarter of the season in the books, here’s a look at some of the Bears’ top players and the awards I […] Read the full article »

Offensive line troubles spell bad news for season

Posted in News and Rumors on August 9, 2008 at 11:34 am by

It’s a common fact for all levels of football: It all starts up front for the offense. A team can’t sustain a running game without a good offensive line, and it can’t pass the ball […] Read the full article »

Williams to miss extended time

Posted in News and Rumors on August 8, 2008 at 10:01 am by

Nothing that happened in Thursday night’s preseason game was nearly as significant as the news which broke prior to kickoff. Rookie left tackle Chris Williams, who had been out of practice for two weeks with […] Read the full article »