Category Archives: Transactions

Bears add Gilbert, Iglesias to the mix

June 11th, 2009 - 7:48 am

The Bears continued their recent tradition of becoming one of the first teams — and in this case, the first team in the league to get all of their draft picks signed as they agreed to terms Wednesday with third-round [...]

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Bears sign seven of nine draft picks

May 29th, 2009 - 5:06 pm

The Bears certainly had a busy Friday afternoon. In addition to extending defensive lineman Israel Idonije’s contract by two years, and signing free agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa to a one-year deal, the Bears agreed to terms with seven of their [...]

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Bears sign LB Tinoisamoa to one-year deal

May 29th, 2009 - 5:01 pm

The Bears strengthened the linebacker position by agreeing to a one-year deal with free agent Pisa Tinoisamoa on Friday. Tinoisamoa led the Rams in tackling in four of his first six seasons in the league and will likely become the [...]

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Bears extend Idonije two years

May 29th, 2009 - 11:13 am

The Bears on Friday agreed to a two-year contract extension with defensive lineman Israel Idonije, which will expire at the conclusion of the 2011 season. The Bears have said they wanted to get a deal done with Idonije while exploring [...]

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Bears add tight end Gaines

May 11th, 2009 - 5:16 pm

The Bears agreed to a 1-year deal with free agent tight end Michael Gaines on Monday. Gaines played three years with Carolina, and one each with Buffalo and Detroit. He’s started 41 games in his career and has appeared in [...]

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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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