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Bears 53-man roster

August 30th, 2008 - 5:43 pm

NFL teams had until 5 PM Saturday to make their final cuts to get their roster number down to 53 players. Here was my hypothetical 53-man roster if I were the Bears’ GM. The only differences between mine and the [...]

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New rule change addresses Bears-Eagles play

August 30th, 2008 - 3:17 pm

A new rule change in the NFL this season addresses — whether it’s directly or indirectly is unknown — a play that occurred in the Bears-Eagles game last year. The new rule states: It will now be a live ball [...]

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Bengals receiver legally changes last name

August 29th, 2008 - 5:20 pm

For those of you who have yet to participate in your fantasy football league drafts, make sure you don’t select wide receiver Chad Johnson from the Cincinnati Bengals, because the next owner may draft Chad Ocho Cinco, leaving you with [...]

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Ex-Bears WR Monk claimed by Giants

August 26th, 2008 - 5:47 pm

For Bears fans hoping to see rookie wide receiver Marcus Monk return to the team’s practice squad, those chances were squashed Tuesday as the 7th round pick was claimed off waivers by the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

Bears release CB Ricky Manning Jr.

August 26th, 2008 - 4:32 pm

The long anticipated release of cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. has finally come when the Bears terminated his contract on Tuesday. Manning began to lose playing time last season and lost his starting job to Danieal Manning this off-season. Things have [...]

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Grossman stays upbeat, though disappointed

August 25th, 2008 - 4:50 pm

Rex Grossman spent a week in silence not talking to the media since Kyle Orton was named the starting quarterback. On Monday, he broke his silence and kept an optimistic outlook despite being understandably disappointed. “My mindset hasn’t changed, just [...]

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Is Angelo cracking under the pressure?

August 25th, 2008 - 4:33 pm

Bears general manager Jerry Angelo spoke to the media via a conference call with trainer Tim Bream, who is rarely made available to the media, so you can tell Angelo meant business. On the docket? Rookie offensive lineman Chris Williams’ [...]

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Defense vows to play better

August 25th, 2008 - 1:42 pm

The Bears defense is ranked 31st in the NFL through three preseason games, giving up 397.7 yards per game, but Lovie Smith and the defense promise that things will change. “When you talk about our defense, we would like for [...]

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Bears make four expected releases

August 24th, 2008 - 8:09 pm

The Bears released four players on Sunday, none of which were unexpected. Rookie wide receiver Marcus Monk was the most notable player released, along with fellow receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen, cornerback Leslie Majors, and safety Josh Gattis. It’s possible that Monk [...]

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Wilson’s injury frees up roster spot for another LB

August 24th, 2008 - 8:59 am

You never like to see a guy get injured, but if you had to find the upside to Rod Wilson’s season-ending injury, it’s that a position as deep as linebacker won’t suffer as much. It also leaves an open roster [...]

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