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Thursday roundup

September 25th, 2008 - 6:01 pm

Fines levied on pair of Bears A pair of Bears were fined this week for penalties in Sunday’s Buccaneers game. Cornerback Charles Tillman was fined $5,000 for his unnecessary roughness penalty in overtime, which gave the Bucs a first down [...]

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Bears continue to fall in power rankings

September 24th, 2008 - 4:39 pm

Last week, the Bears hardly moved in the power rankings because most national experts knew they played the Panthers tough and it was a game they should have won. This week, while most of those same experts acknowledge they should [...]

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Millen regime over in Detroit

September 24th, 2008 - 11:42 am

Several media outlets are reporting that Matt Millen is leaving his post as the Detroit Lions’ president and general manager. All I can say is… it’s about time. Under Millen’s watch, which extends back to 2001, the Lions have an [...]

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Bears claim CB Hamilton, waive WR Bradley

September 23rd, 2008 - 7:35 pm

The Bears claimed cornerback Marcus Hamilton off waivers from the Buccaneers and waived wide receiver Mark Bradley on Tuesday. Hamilton, in his second season, made his NFL debut this week against the Bears after spending all of last year on [...]

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Agent: Packers CB Harris likely done for season

September 23rd, 2008 - 3:29 pm

The agent for Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris said his client suffered a torn spleen on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys and is likely done for the season. Sure, I’ve made fun of the guy before because of [...]

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Mike Brown has career game?

September 23rd, 2008 - 9:57 am

As reported by the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs, Bears safety Mike Brown was credited with a career-best 17 tackles in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after coaches reviewed the game film. Tackles are not an official NFL statistic and, [...]

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Hester out, Peterson up

September 21st, 2008 - 10:37 am

Lovie Smith was on Bears Gameday Live, a pregame show on Fox, and he confirmed that Devin Hester will be out for this game against the Buccaneers and Adrian Peterson will suit up in his place. At receiver, Marty Booker, [...]

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Friday roundup: LaRocque promoted, Hester questionable

September 19th, 2008 - 4:31 pm

The Bears on Friday promoted linebacker Joey LaRocque from the practice squad to replace the injured Brandon McGowan, who was placed on IR after sustaining a season-ending injury. LaRocque’s activation to the 53-man roster will upgrade the special teams coverage, [...]

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On the injury front: McGowan done for season

September 18th, 2008 - 1:58 pm

The status of two injuries from the Bears-Panthers game became a little bit clearer recently. Brandon McGowan, who was helped off the field Sunday, will undergo season-ending surgery to repair an ankle injury. You never like to see anybody get [...]

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Bears slide, but remain steady in rankings

September 17th, 2008 - 4:56 pm

Despite the Bears’ loss to the Panthers on Sunday, they’ve remained firmly in the middle-to-top of the pack in most national power rankings. In fact, the Bears made a bigger jump between preseason rankings to Week 1 rankings, and less [...]

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