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The Bears will feature a number of competitions in training camp this year, including the starting strong-side linebacker battle between incumbent Nick Roach and newcomer Geno Hayes.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte should get a new deal done by July 16th.
If a contract is agreed upon by July 16th, I think it would be because of Forte caving in to the Bears’ demands to some degree. He doesn’t have much leverage after stating that he’ll play this season.
If a new contract isn’t agreed upon...
Congratulations everyone, we're into July now and that means the home stretch of the NFL off season! The Bears report to training camp in just 23 days, when nuggets will start to leak out through the impromptu press conferences held as the players unload their vehicles in the Olivet Nazarene parking lot. The first practice of the 2012 season is just 24 days away with the first...
Adam Schefter of ESPN believes running back Matt Forte will sign a contract extension with the Chicago Bears before July 16.
July 16 is significant because that is the deadline players that were designated with the franchise tag (like Forte) have to sign an extension. And if Forte does get the long-term deal that he covets, then that eliminates the risk of him being a holdout.
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is very optimistic heading into the upcoming season. He believes they should be able to run away with the division, as long as they’re healthy.
“It’s perfect, and just the way we like it,” Urlacher said of the disrespect. “If you look at what we did last year before Jay (Cutler) got hurt, we won five in a row. When...
Last week we kicked off the More You Know series with some basic Bear-related facts and information, and had some quality additions to our list of factoids in the comments section. For the second part of this series, we go back (to the future! No wait, that's wrong) to the early twentieth century to look at how the Bears came into being, the key individuals that helped...
NFL Disgruntled Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said Friday he will play for the team this season. He's just unsure when he will report to training camp. "I don't think I really have a choice, do I?" Forte told ESPN.com at a charity football event in Chicago. "Yeah, I'll be here. When asked if he would report when training camp opens on July...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has made it clear that he’s healthy and ready to go after missing most of the 2011 season after suffering a knee injury. He says he’s been able to work out a little harder this offseason because sitting out the remainder of last season helped him to heal quicker.
‘”I’ve been lifting a little harder this offseason and...
Disgruntled Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said Friday he will play for the team this season. He's just unsure when he will report to training camp. "I don't think I really have a choice, do I?" Forte told ESPN.com at a charity football event in Chicago. "Yeah, I'll be here. When asked if he would report when training camp opens on July 26, he...
At a recent charity event at a local Chicago high school, Bears running back Matt Forte admitted that he’ll play this season, despite the fact that he doesn’t have the long-term deal he’s looking for.
“I don’t think I really have a choice, do I?” Forte said. “Yeah, I’ll be here.”
“It’s going to be a fun season,” he said.
“I’m excited to get...
Matt Forte's stock in mock drafts has taken a little bit of hit with the possibility of holdout looming over him. Adam Schefter had some good news (or good speculation as it were) for Forte owners. The NFL insider thinks the Bears will loosen the purse strings by the July 16th deadline whereby teams can extend players they have slapped with the franchise tag.
Would it surprise you if I said that Chicago Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher, was dating a Real Doll? You know, one of those Japanese dolls that are built life size, with real soft skin, gentle hair, and "workable" parts? Because that is pretty much what this thing, Jenny McCarthy, looks like that recently graced the cover of the magazine for true gentlemen recently, Playboy...
Despite what the statistics say, Lovie Smith doesn’t think the Bears struggled in pass defense last year. With the same system for the fourth straight year, the Lions are ahead of the offseason installation game. Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk hasn’t been a big playmaker on defense, but the Packers believe he has been productive enough. Get those stories and many more.