Posted July 25, 2013 on
PLAYERS: James Anderson
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Bears linebacker James Anderson discusses coming to his first new team in seven years, the new defense, the upcoming training camp competition with the rookies and much more.

Bears DT Sedrick Ellis Retires at 28

Former 1st round pick Sedrick Ellis has reportedly informed the Bears, who he signed with in June, that he will be retiring. Sedrick Ellis, the defensive tackle who signed with the Bears last month, won’t go to Chicago after all. -Pro Football Talk July 25th  The news comes as a bit of a shock as Ellis has no known major health concerns. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ...

Jay Cutler: Chicago Bears won’t extend quarterback’s contract before 2014

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery dropped a bit of a bombshell on Wednesday when he announced that the team would not be signing any players to contract extensions during the 2013 season. That means the team’s quarterback, Jay Cutler, won’t be getting a new deal before the 2014 season. Cutler signed a two-year, $30 million contract extension in October of 2009 that altered...

Chicago Bears Defensive Notes of Interest From Football Outsiders

Even though Phil Emery fired head coach Lovie Smith at the end of the 2012 season, he did everything possible to keep the defensive coaching staff in place.  He lobbied hard to keep defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli on the staff because he was an integral part of the Bears' resurgence after the tough 2009 season. Marinelli was one of the best defensive line coaches in...

With deals up, stakes soaring for Cutler

Jay Cutler is aware quarterbacks are cashing in around the NFL. He also realizes he'll have to wait for his big payday. Chicago general manager Phil Emery all but ruled out extensions this season for players with expiring contracts, and Cutler insists he's OK with that. The same goes for kicker Robbie Gould and cornerback Tim Jennings, who are part of a long list of Bears...

Sedrick Ellis Doesn’t Report To Bears Camp, Plans To Retire

The Chicago Bears announced that DT Sedrick Ellis did not report to the team’s training camp and has informed them that he intends to retire from the NFL. Ellis, 28, signed a one-year contract worth $1 million and included $500,000 guaranteed in June. The former seventh-overall pick of the 2008 draft has been a huge bust over the course of his career with the Saints. He found...

Bears DT Sedrick Ellis retiring

The Chicago Bears say defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis has decided to retire rather than report to training camp. The Bears announced the move on Thursday. They are scheduled to begin practicing on Friday, but Ellis won't be there. Taken with the seventh overall pick by New Orleans in 2008, he played five seasons with the Saints before signing a one-year deal with Chicago on...

Michael Bush Wins ‘Best Training Camp Dorm TV’ Award

  What’s life like in the dorms at Chicago Bears training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois? From what we can…

Lovie Smith quit on his team, should not have coached beyond ’07

As the Marc Trestman era dawns with the opening of Chicago Bears training camp tomorrow, there is one more chance to vent about the scandal that never was regarding his languid predecessor, Lovie Smith. Yes, Smith’s regular season record as Bears head coach was a successful 81-63.  Yes, he led the Bears to three playoff appearances in his nine-year tenure, including a berth in...

Bears swap Ellis with Anderson

Defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis did not show up to training camp and announced his intention to retire today. Bears brass wasted no time replacing him by signing six-year veteran Jamaal Anderson.

Chicago Bears Sign DL Jamaal Anderson

Defensive end Jamaal Anderson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, has inked a deal with the Chicago Bears and will fill the void in the training camp roster that was created when defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis abruptly retired from the National Football League. Anderson was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 and has played in 77 games, accumulating a meager 7.5 total...

Fantasy spotlight: Brandon Marshall

Returning to work with Jay Cutler was a blessing for Brandon Marshall in 2012. He was the only wide receiver last year to finish top-4 in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. CBS currently has Marshall ranked as the No. 4 wide-out, projecting his draft value in the beginning of the third round. I'm going to tell you why he's more valuable than this. Brandon Marshall was targeted...

Raiders sign center Andre Gurode

credit: getty images The Oakland Raiders continue to add castoffs. Andre Gurode is the latest player to sign a contract with the Raiders. Gurode, 34, has not appeared in an NFL game since 2011. He spent 2012 with the Chicago Bears but they opted to cut him loose in December. From 2006-2010 Gurode was a Pro-Bowl center for the Dallas Cowboys. He has not approached that level since...
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