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Prior to free agency and the 2012 NFL Draft, head coach Lovie Smith and first year offensive coordinator Mike Tice staked their jobs on being confident in the offensive line they had in place and that tight end Kellen Davis had the ability to be one of the top tight ends in the NFL. A season later, new head coach Marc Trestman is ready to begin building an NFL quality offense but will need, among other things, an offensive line that can block and a tight end who can catch.The Bears only have five picks in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft after trading their third round pick for Brandon Marshall and their seventh round pick for defensive tackle Brian Price (released in training camp last summer). To make the improvements the team needs to compete in 2013 they'll have to sign talent from the free agent market.The Bears have salary cap space to make a major move along with a couple of other signings to add depth. Here are the Bears' best options at their positions of needs.
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The Chicago Bears officially terminated the contract of wide receiver/special teams ace Johnny Knox on Tuesday.
Knox has now stepped forward to call it a day in the aftermath of a devastating spinal injury has limited his ability to perform at the NFL level.
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Bears new head coach Marc Trestman seemed to suggest that there’s a chance WR Devin Hester‘s time in Chicago could be coming to an end.
“(We) had a chance to talk a few minutes but we didn’t get specific on anything,” Trestman said, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “Just an opportunity to get to know each other but not to put in concrete what his role would...
One day after the Chicago Bears terminated Johnny Knox's contract, the former wide receiver has decided to move on from football.
Johnny Knox may not play in the NFL ever again. Knox missed the 2012 season and sources told the Chicago Tribune that the wide receiver is “unlikely to play again.”
Knox sustained a thoracic-lumbar junction fracture-dislocation with neurological involvement back in Week 15 of the 2011 season.
Since that time Knox has had to retrain himself how to walk and get out of bed. On Tuesday...
Bears wideout Johnny Knox has told the Chicago Sun-Times that his professional football career is over.Fantasy Spin:Knox never fully recovered from the spinal fusion surgery he had in December 2011 to repair nerve damage. The 26-year-old will hang up his cleats after just three NFL seasons. In that time, Knox was able to amass 2,214 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns with his most...
A few years ago, Devin Hester and Johnny Knox weren't only one of the most dynamic wide receiving cores in the league, but two of the better return men in the league also. Unfortunately, Knox suffered an apparent career-ending injury, as he is walking away from the game. Knox endured the injury when he was hit by Anthony Hargrove in 2011, which caused a serious Spinal Cord issue...
Brian Urlacher wants to return to Chicago but it’s unclear whether the team wants him back. Coach Marc Trestman today was noncommittal about Urlacher’s future with the franchise.
New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman met the media and introduced his coaching staff Thursday at Halas Hall. However, Trestman remained non-committal on two pressing issues facing the club. Trestman acknowledged having brief conversations with both Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester in recent days. But, he stated those were more “getting acquainted” sessions than discussing...
The Bears are thin at defensive tackle and may have to put the franchise tag on Henry Melton to keep him in Chicago. Let’s break down the free agent DTs that could help the team in 2013.