Found February 18, 2014 on cover32 - Bears:
Brandon Marshall is 6’4”, Alshon Jeffery is 6’4” and Marquess Wilson is 6’3”. When it comes to the Bears’ wide receiver core, size definitely matters. The big receivers are terrific but the Bears could use a little guy to compliment the trio. If there’s a weakness in the receiving core it’s in the slot. The Bears don’t have a quick receiver who can add presence underneath. It’s always valuable for a quarterback to have a smaller slot receiver who is a matchup nightmare. Look at what Peyton Manning and Tom Brady has to work with. Wes Welker had 73 receptions and 10 touchdowns in a loaded offense last season. Julian Edelman took over for Welker in New England and had 105 receptions. Both players are the league’s premier slot receivers. Greg Jennings was terrific for Green Bay and the Bears saw what Randall Cobb can do up close and personal. A top level offense features the big play receivers on the outside, a solid pass catching tight end, reliable running back, strong offensive line, th

Alshon Jeffery is the Bears best receiver they have drafted

The Chicago Bears are not a team that’s known for throwing the football.  The franchise’s all-time receptions leader is Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.  The Bears have 27 members enshrined in Canton, and zero played wide receiver.  Two years is hardly enough time to judge a player’s career, but if Alshon Jeffrey stays healthy and Chicago manages to keep him around...

Bears add depth to secondary, sign free agent CB's Derricus Purdy, C.J. Wilson, and Demontre Hurst

According to Jeff Dickerson of, the Chicago Bears have signed CB's Derricus Purdy, C.J. Wilson, and Demontre Hurst. The move helps bolster the depth in the bears defensive secondary and sets their depth chart before free agency in March.

Bears sign DE Austin Lane

The Chicago Bears signed free agent defensive end Austin Lane on Monday. Lane appeared in two games for the Detroit Lions last season. He was released before the start of free agency allowing him to sign elsewhere. Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker coached Lane for three seasons (2010-2012) where he had 66 tackles and three sacks in 30 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lane was...

Corey Wootton not expected to re-sign with the Bears

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report doesn’t expect the Bears to re-sign defensive lineman Corey Wootton. RT@UIsean15 Do you think Corey Wootton ends up resigning?… At this point I'd say 65 percent chance he's gone. — Dan Pompei (@danpompei) February 18, 2014   Need NFL Tickets...

Brandon Marshall will watch the free agent market closely

Brandon Marshall has been highly productive since being traded to the Bears a couple of seasons ago. He’s going into the final year of his deal and will look to be extended by Chicago but at what cost? This year’s crop of free agent wide receivers isn’t overly impressive. Eric Decker and James Jones figure to be a top the market once free agent season begins. Marshall will...

Cornelius Washington Scouting Report: The Future

Chicago Bears Football – Who is this Cornelius Washington and can he be a threat to an NFL offense? Even though he only played one game and racked up one tackle in his rookie season he has potential to become the next big Monster of the Midway. Drafted in 2013 as a sixth round pick there were questions about his work ethic. General Manager Phil Emery clearly ignored the nay sayers...

Bears sign DE Austen Lane to one year deal

According to Adam L. Jahn of the Sun-Times, the Chicago Bears have signed DE  Austen Lane to a one-year contract. Lane (6-6, 265-pounds) spent three seasons with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-12). He was released by the Detroit Lions in November, giving him the opportunity to sign with another team before free agency starts on March 11.

Bears staying with 4-3 scheme on defense

The Chicago Bears are sticking with a 4-3 scheme on defense. The team confirmed it is not changing fronts in a story published on its website Tuesday. Chicago allowed the most points and yards in franchise history last season. General manager Phil Emery says his priority is to add playmakers on defense. He also explained the decision to bring back defensive coordinator Mel Tucker...

Mailbag: Who will the Bears eye at the combine?

The NFL scouting combine will be held Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis. The Bears have six picks in the draft including the 14th overall in the first round. This means general manager Phil Emery and his team will watch very closely as they evaluate the talent. This week’s mailbag is all about the combine.   What position will the Bears watch the closest at the combine? -Shane in Ukrainian...

Robbie Gould gets patriotic and Martellus Bennett sounds off

The nation was captivated on Saturday with USA’s clutch win against Russia in men’s hockey. T.J. Oshie had everybody cheering early on the weekend morning and Bears kicker Robbie Gould was one of them. USA! USA! USA! — Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09) February 15, 2014 On Friday NFL investigator Ted Wells released a 144-page report detailing the many incidents of former Dolphins...

Bears Sign DE Austen Lane

The Chicago Bears have signed DE Austen Lane, according to his agent Scott Smith of XAM Sports. Lane, 26, was drafted by the Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Murray State. He lasted three years with Jacksonville before he was released last June. The Kansas City Chiefs claimed him off of waivers and later signed with the Lions this past season before being...

Chicago Bears at the Combine

With the NFL Scouting Combine coming up soon it would be interesting to see how some of the current Chicago Bears at the combine would have fared today. Earl Bennett 40 Yard Dash: 4.48 Bench Press Reps: 15 Vertical Jump: 26 Rating: 12 out of 334 Isaiah Frey 40 Yard Dash: 4.45 Bench Press Reps: 18 Vertical Jump: 32 1/2 Rating: 48 out 176 Alshon Jeffery 40 Yard Dash: 4.48 Bench Press...

Charles Tillman will play anywhere, just not safety

getty images Charles Tillman believes he is still an above average cornerback in the NFL and is not open to playing safety. Tillman, 32, has been a fixture with the Chicago Bears but knows he may not be back with the team when free agency starts in a few weeks. “My gut is I will be on an NFL team next year,” Tillman said Wednesday while appearing on The McNeil and Spiegel Show...

Walter Payton: NFL Rewind

Poetry in motion, what does that mean?  Moving that is so fluid and carefree that it is in harmony with everything around it. This sounds a bit crazy when you think of the game of football. Football is a series of violent collisions that are bone jarring and not very harmonious. When you think of poetry in motion on a football field, for me, one name comes to mind “Sweetness.”...

Fixing the Chicago Bears Part III - Secondary

The Chicago Bears have some work to do on defense. The team, in it's first season without Lovie Smith calling the shots in a decade, finished 8-8, but defense was easily worse than their record showed. They finished the season last in the NFL in sacks, and allowed the most 20+ yard runs of any team in the league (18). They seemed to get burned by opposing teams no matter who...
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