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A resounding statement was made by new GM Phil Emery during the 2012 NFL draft, he's just as confident in the Bears' offensive line as Lovie Smith is. The Bears did not draft a single offensive lineman during the seven rounds of this weekend's NFL draft, instead choosing to focus primarily on the secondary. Three of the Bears' six picks addressed the secondary, with the team adding another safety in round three for the third straight year. The addition of safety Brandon Hardin also makes eight straight years that the Bears have selected a safety in the NFL draft, one for each of Smith's drafts as head coach.
In the second round the Bears added wide receiver Alshon Jeffery who comes with one major red flag, he has a tendency to put on weight easily. Jeffery played at 230-pounds last year before dropping down to 212 during the lead up to the draft. Additionally Jeffery has been described as playing tall and having excellent body control and hands. The cons...
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Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith believes that linebacker Brian Urlacher is healthy and is good to go after suffering a knee injury at the end of the 2011 season.
“Brian is good to go,” Smith said. “There shouldn’t be any issues. I know that he hasn’t had any issues through the offseason so he’ll be good to go. We’re not really concerned injury-wise with many of...
It’s quite ironic that one of the most notoriously physical divisions in the NFL, the NFC North, has moved away from the black and blue of yesterday to the air raid type offenses.
Only the Bears ranked in the top ten in rushing attempts per game, and their off season moves are leaning to dropping that ranking even further.
Then the draft started and the only positions they really...
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery slipped to the Chicago Bears at pick No. 45 in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Jeffery fills Chicagos need for a prime No. 2 receiver and wingman for prized offseason acquisition Brandon Marshall. Jeffery may lack top-end speed, but he is a big target with soft hands who has proven himself against top competition in the SEC, and we like his upside as...
The Chicago Bears passing attack, anemic for years now, was boosted mightily this offseason by the additions of wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
This weekend Nike showed off their new NFL jerseys in Chicago and brought along the Bears’ speed-freak Devin Hester. The wide-receiver has been the focus of conversation lately as the Bears are...
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The Chicago Bears inked Troy offensive tackle James Brown, who many projected as a mid-round pick, along with ten other undrafted free agents in the wave of signings following the conclusion of the 2012 NFL Draft. Brown, 6-4, 306, started 38 games at left tackle but struggled in the Senior Bowl against edge rushers and could move to guard. A former [...]
The Bears have had one of their best free agency seasons in years this spring but Phil Emery was hired to improve the Bears’ drafts. In the 11-years that Jerry Angelo was general manager the Bears had a winning record on the field but an inability to infuse young talent onto the team through the draft. They've always had to pay a premium in free agency for developed talent...
The Chicago Bears this morning officially agreed to terms with 11 undrafted free agent rookies. Bear Report offers notes and analysis on each of the team’s newest players.
The Sports Xchange breaks down GM Phil Emery's six selections in his first draft as head of the Chicago Bears.
I've been in deep thought and random message board discussion about the Shea McClellin selection for the Bears taking in the positives and the negatives and trying to weigh them all out. The pundits the experts, the draftniks everyone has an opinion on McClellin, most of it has been pretty positive in terms of his ability and athleticism.
On whether if he is better left...
By breaking down the Chicago Bears’ roster, one can decipher why GM Phil Emery and head coach Lovie Smith chose to forego drafting offensive linemen in this year’s draft.