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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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Are Bears eyeing an OT in the first round?

March 20th, 2009 - 5:59 pm

At the outset of free agency, the Bears offered free agent offensive tackle John St. Clair a modest contract which he eventually turned down in favor of a deal with the Cleveland Browns, leaving the team with three unproven tackles [...]

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St. Clair chooses Browns; Bears need to respond

March 17th, 2009 - 5:55 pm

The Bears’ hope of re-signing John St. Clair to maintain continuity on the offensive line was quashed Tuesday when St. Clair signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. The contract, according to the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs, is believed to [...]

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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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Expect Bears to be slow out of free agency gates

February 26th, 2009 - 9:29 am

The 2009 NFL free agency period kicks off at 11:01 p.m. Thursday night — which is Friday morning Eastern time — and it’s highly unlikely the Bears will be making immediate headlines like they did in 2005 when they signed [...]

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Bears RT Tait expected to retire

February 14th, 2009 - 9:53 am

The Bears’ off-season to-do list just got a little bit longer as right tackle John Tait has informed the Bears he is strongly contemplating retirement. As reported by the Sun-Times’ Brad Biggs and the Tribune’s Vaughn McClure, Tait is expected [...]

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Angelo has given no reason for optimism

February 6th, 2009 - 12:00 am

Contrary to the impression the headline leaves, I consider myself an optimistic, glass is half-full kind of guy. But every now and then, I like to turn up the heat and play a different role. Allow me to indulge myself [...]

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First quarter awards

September 29th, 2008 - 6:48 pm

Lovie Smith likes to break the season up into quarters, and with the first quarter of the season in the books, here’s a look at some of the Bears’ top players and the awards I would give out if I [...]

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Offensive line troubles spell bad news for season

August 9th, 2008 - 11:34 am

It’s a common fact for all levels of football: It all starts up front for the offense. A team can’t sustain a running game without a good offensive line, and it can’t pass the ball without the defense respecting the [...]

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Williams to miss extended time

August 8th, 2008 - 10:01 am

Nothing that happened in Thursday night’s preseason game was nearly as significant as the news which broke prior to kickoff. Rookie left tackle Chris Williams, who had been out of practice for two weeks with back spasms, underwent surgery to [...]

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