Category Archives: Offseason

Bears will not re-sign punter Brad Maynard

July 25th, 2011 - 5:40 pm

As expected, the Bears have informed free agent punter Brad Maynard that they intend to move on without him and will not re-sign the 37-year-old to a new contract, according to the Chicago Tribune. Maynard spent 10 years with the …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.25.11)

July 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 25, 2011, including an agreement between the owners and players on a new CBA — effectively ending the lockout — free agent wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker’s view on joining the …

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Jeff Saturday honors Robert Kraft

July 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm

It seemed kind of fitting that after months of strife between the players and owners during the NFL lockout, two key figures in the negotiations — Colts center Jeff Saturday and Patriots owner Robert Kraft — shared an embrace on …

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Free agent WR Smith among Bears’ interests

July 25th, 2011 - 12:38 pm

The Bears could have legitimate interest in New York Jets free agent wide receiver Brad Smith, sources say. Smith, a former quarterback at Missouri, is a versatile player with good speed who could fit Mike Martz’s downfield passing game. He …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.24.11)

July 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 24, 2011, including when the players will vote on the new CBA proposal passed by the owners, Jay Cutler’s cancelled engagement, and more news on the labor front. League year …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.23.11)

July 23rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 23, 2011, including what the Bears need to do when the lockout ends, Matt Forte seeking a contract extension, and the latest progress toward the ratification of a new CBA. …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.22.11)

July 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 22, 2011, including the players’ next move towards voting on the new CBA, preparation for the start of the new league year, and the greatest Bears of all time according …

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NFL Players stalling labor vote to avoid laborious preseason work

July 22nd, 2011 - 10:24 am

The NFL owners approved a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement on Thursday and lifted the lockout against the players, based on the condition that the players recertify as a union and vote to ratify the CBA. The players balked and …

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The Bears Beat: Chicago Bears news and views (07.21.11)

July 21st, 2011 - 5:55 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 21, 2011, including Chris Harris’ endorsement of former Panthers teammate Steve Smith, Olivet Nazarene University’s preparations for Bears training camp, and whether Brian Urlacher thinks the Bears will play in …

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Tillman says Bears “have the upper hand” in preparation for season

July 21st, 2011 - 10:30 am

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman said it is a fair assessment to say that teams that have had offensive and defensive systems in place for some time will be in better position when the lockout ends than those teams with new …

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