Category Archives: Offseason

Bears trade Olsen to Panthers for 2012 third-round pick

July 28th, 2011 - 5:49 pm

The Bears on Thursday have agreed to deal tight end Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for a third-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The trade is the third tight end transaction for the Bears in one day, …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.28.11)

July 28th, 2011 - 5:39 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 28, 2011, including three transactions in one day at the tight end position, the Bears’ pursuit of wide receiver Roy Williams, and the 49ers’ pursuit of Olin Kreutz. Bears release …

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Bears sign TE Matt Spaeth

July 28th, 2011 - 12:11 pm

The Bears agreed to terms with tight end Matt Spaeth on Thursday. Spaeth, who spent the past four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a blocking tight end who fits the mold of what Mike Martz is looking for from …

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Bears have Olsen on trading block

July 28th, 2011 - 8:44 am

Following the addition of offensive coordinator Mike Martz last year, tight end Greg Olsen’s name was the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason. Martz’s offense never had prominently used the tight end position and Olsen reportedly was greatly concerned …

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Bears agree to terms with P Podlesh

July 28th, 2011 - 8:17 am

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears have agreed to a 5-year deal with punter Adam Podlesh. Podlesh has spent his first four years in the league with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Podlesh finished fourth in the league in 2010 with …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.27.11)

July 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 27, 2011, including the signing of two Bears draft picks, Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin rumors, and Matt Forte’s prospects of landing a long-term extension. Harris happy to talk …

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Durant would be great complement to Urlacher, Briggs

July 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am

The Bears reportedly have their sights on Jaguars free agent linebacker Justin Durant to fill their strong-side linebacker vacancy next to Pro Bowlers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. Durant’s rookie year notwithstanding, he’s  consistently been among Jacksonville’s team leaders in …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.26.11)

July 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 26, 2011, including where former Bears receiver Devin Aromashodu could end up, the signing of 19 unrestricted rookie free agents, and whom the Bears could pursue in free agency. Bears …

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Bears sign 19 undrafted rookie free agents

July 26th, 2011 - 4:22 pm

The Bears on Tuesday announced the signing of 19 undrafted free agents. Here is the complete list: Kyle Adams, TE – Purdue Tressor Baptiste, LB – Texas A&M-Kingsville J.C. Brignone, C – Mississippi State Antareis Bryan, CB – Baylor Corbin …

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Harris to strong safety; Manning likely done with Bears

July 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am

With the Bears set to take the practice field Saturday in Bourbonnais, reports state that Chris Harris has been moved to strong safety, where Danieal Manning played all last year. That could be the precursor to the Bears moving on …

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