Category Archives: Transactions

Monday news and tidbits

April 27th, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Here’s a head-scratcher: it turns out that the Bears did draft San Diego State’s Lance Louis in the seventh round with the intention of him playing tight end, and not guard. That’s a bit confounding because I feel Kellen Davis …

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Bears shift balance of power with Cutler, Pace acquisitions

April 2nd, 2009 - 4:58 pm

Just yesterday, I wrote a post saying how the Bears could resurface as contenders in the NFC if they pulled off a deal for Denver quarterback Jay Cutler and signed 7-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Pace. Today, in my …

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Bears swap tackles, sign Browns’ Shaffer

March 25th, 2009 - 4:07 pm

The Bears signed veteran offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer on Wednesday to help bolster a depleted offensive line.  Shaffer was replaced in Cleveland by former Bear John St. Clair, so the Bears and Browns essentially traded tackles. Shaffer, 29, started all …

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Bears add more depth at safety with Earl

March 24th, 2009 - 9:16 pm

The Bears on Tuesday officially signed safety Glenn Earl to a one-year contract, a move that was expected to occur over the weekend. Earl spent a few seasons with former Texans and current Bears secondary coach Jon Hoke in Houston. …

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Bears upgrade at safety with acquisition of Bullocks

March 11th, 2009 - 6:36 pm

The Bears added depth to their secondary by agreeing to a 1-year deal with free agent free safety Josh Bullocks on Wednesday. He should be able to compete with — and defeat — Craig Steltz for the starting job. Because …

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Bears re-sign RB Jones to 2-year deal

March 6th, 2009 - 11:57 pm

The Bears signed a veteran backup running back to complement Matt Forte, and they didn’t have to look very far to do it. The team agreed to a 2-year contract with free agent Kevin Jones, who played sparingly on offense …

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Bears address offensive line quickly

February 27th, 2009 - 9:03 am

It’s unusual for Bears general manager Jerry Angelo to strike quickly in free agency unless there’s an urgency at a particular position.  With John Tait considering retirement and John St. Clair possibly departing as a free agent, the Bears were …

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Let the Crabtree debate begin… and end

February 21st, 2009 - 11:20 am

The NFL Network reported on Saturday that Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree, the top wide receiver prospect entering the 2009 NFL Draft, will require surgery to repair a “slight stress fracture” in his left foot. Crabtree, for those who …

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Bears sign QB Basanez

February 3rd, 2009 - 5:38 pm

The Bears made their first player move of the off-season by signing former Northwestern and Carolina Panthers quarterback Brett Basanez to a two-year contract. The move is hardly worth mentioning as it doesn’t make the Bears any better heading into …

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It’s official: Marinelli to join Bears’ coaching staff

January 10th, 2009 - 6:00 pm

The Bears received a major boost to an area of need when former Lions head coach Rod Marinelli agreed to join the Bears as defensive line coach and assistant head coach. The move had been rumored for weeks — possibly …

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