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The Chicago Bears signed linebacker D.J. WIlliams, who was a free agent from the Denver Broncos coming off a 2012 season I'm sure he'd like to forget.
In Williams, the Bears have signed a versatile linebacker at a low salary, and a history of off-the-field issues. Williams missed nine games in 2012 per orders of the NFL. He missed the first six weeks of the season for violating the performance enhancing drugs policy. He was suspended for providing non-human urine samples three times between August and November 2011. He missed another three games after a second DUI conviction.However, they also get a linebacker who has played middle and outside positions, made 816 tackles, 20 1/2 sacks and 13 forced fumbles during his nine-year career. At a $900,000 base salary - plus incentives that could get his pay up to $1.75 million - this signing could be the steal of this year's free agency deals.
Bears general manager Phil Emery was able to get Williams at "blemished&qu...
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According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears expect cornerback Kelvin Hayden to return for the 2013 season.
The nine year veteran will enter his second season with the team. A solid contributor to the pass defense, in 2012, he had 37 tackles and one interception. Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.com writes:
‘Hayden will likely return to the slot corner...
With 53 men to all 30 NFL teams. It can be a bit difficult to keep track of all the players. Especially the ones that are further back in the rotation. Anthony Adams spent nine seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. He probably falls under the category of one of those players you never got to know. Over the weekend Adams announced...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, a few teams are showing some interest in free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher.
A few teams interested in Brian Urlacher but nothing imminent and no visits arranged yet #bears #nfl
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 25, 2013
I wonder if any teams are willing to offer Urlacher more than $2 million for one season, since that’s what the Bears offered...
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery was at USC's pro day today to look at seven draftable prospects. Bear Report breaks down the Trojans that Emery saw up close.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns have signed QB Jason Campbell.
Jason La Canfora reports that Campbell receives a two-year deal.
La Canfora adds that Campbell could end up winning the Browns’ starting job during training camp.
Campbell, 31, had been linked to the Bears, Browns, Jets and Titans before reaching an agreement with Cleveland. It really seemed as though...
No word if his mustache got a signing bonus.
Browns signed former Bears QB Jason Campbell.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2013
Based on pass blocking snap and QB disruption statistics the Chicago Bears, cummulatively have the four worst pass blocking offensive tackles in the NFL on the roster from the 2012 season. Based on the All-22 tape evaluation the stats seem to match the lack of protection each offensive tackle provided for their respective QBs on the season. Despite the praises sung by Emery towards...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, a ”few teams” have expressed interest in free agent L B Brian Urlacher.
Werder adds that ”nothing is imminent” at this point in time and he currently has no visits setup with any team.
The Cowboys, Vikings and Cardinals have all been mentioned as speculative options for Urlacher, but a report from last week mentioned that the Cardinals...
Jason Campbell has signed with the Browns, leaving the Bears without a QB to back up Jay Cutler. We consider Chicago's options in the draft and free agency, as well as the practice squad.
The Bears re-signed offensive tackle Jonathan Scott today, who started seven games for the club last year. How will his return impact the roles of J’Marcus Webb and Gabe Carimi? We have the answers.
Lance Louis signed with the Miami Dolphins today, meaning the Chicago Bears are down one offensive line starter. What can the team do to fill a big hole at the right guard position?