Category Archives: Free Agency

Jared Allen shows ability to win you over

April 1st, 2014 - 12:45 pm

As a lifelong Bears fan, as well as a humble man who appreciates humility and grace both on and off the football field, I have no qualms saying that I once hated Jared Allen. Everything from the redneck mullet he …

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Allen, other additions immediately upgrade defense

March 26th, 2014 - 12:52 pm

The Bears continued to overhaul their defense on Wednesday with the signing of free agent defensive end Jared Allen. The former Minnesota Viking agreed to a four-year deal with the Bears and will immediately upgrade not only the stagnant pass …

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The Bears Beat (03.13.14): Bears working to fill holes, upgrade roster

March 13th, 2014 - 9:53 am

If there is one thing I’ve learned about Bears fans over the years, it’s that you cannot ever fully please them. Nothing is ever enough. They are the types to squeeze every last bit of toothpaste out of the tube. …

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Emery again gets aggressive at start of free agency

March 12th, 2014 - 9:41 am

The jury is still out on the kind of general manager Phil Emery is or will be, but if I were in the room, he’d get a vote of confidence from me. If nothing else, he has shown he can …

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The Bears Beat (03.14.12): Bears continue adding pieces to puzzle, addressing needs

March 14th, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Even before the first 24 hours were in the books, the Bears addressed more needs on the second calendar day of the 2012 free agency period. The team, preparing for the possible departure of special teamer Corey Graham, agreed to …

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Bears, Cutler get their No. 1 receiver

March 13th, 2012 - 3:17 pm

The Bears made headlines as the 2012 free agency period kicked off, but it was not via the market. FOX’s Jay Glazer reported via Twitter that the Bears have acquired Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall for two third-round draft picks. …

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Premier pass rusher or No. 1 wide receiver?

March 13th, 2012 - 2:42 pm

The 2012 NFL free agency period is set to kick off at 3 p.m. Central time on Tuesday and there have been multiple reports stating that the Bears could be in pursuit of defensive end Mario Williams and wide receiver …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (08.02.11)

August 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for August 2, 2011, including the return of tight end Desmond Clark, Mike Martz’s interview on a variety of topics, and the Vikings’ release of offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and whether the …

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Kreutz’s act will be impossible to follow

July 31st, 2011 - 4:41 pm

The Bears gave veteran center Olin Kreutz one final offer Saturday night of one year for $4 million. The deal reportedly was $500,000 less than what Kreutz was seeking and the two sides refused to split the difference. The Bears’ …

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Bears sign former Cowboys RB Marion Barber

July 30th, 2011 - 8:17 pm

According to multiple sources, the Bears have reached a two-year agreement with former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber. Barber, known for his aggressive running style and the punishment he delivers to defenders, was released by the Cowboys in a …

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