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With the injury to safety Chris Conte on Sunday, the Bears are in need of help at the safety position. Safety Craig Steltz was already placed on the injured reserved list, ending his season leaving the Bears with only second year safety Anthony Walters and Major Wright to play the back end of the defense.
Now the question becomes where are the Bears going to find that safety depth? Well the answer could have come in the form of rookie safety Brandon Hardin who suffered a minor neck injury during the preseason.
Hardin was drafted in the third round of the 2012 draft to be a safety, some had even thought he might supplant Major Wright. While that didn't happen, as Hardin struggled in camp the question is why did Emery IR Hardin for the entire season?
The newly created eight game injured reserve recall gives the Bears the opportunity to recall a play from to come back and play after eight game. Hardin has been healthy and ready to come back and contribute f...
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Perhaps no player personifies the Lovie Smith era in Chicago more than Bears wide receiver and kick returner Devin Hester. Hester has been brilliant at times, the best return man in the NFL. Hester may go down as the best of all-time, but as a wide receiver he's been an abject failure.
Hester's days as a player in Chicago are numbered, regardless of what his contract...
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and Lovie Smith head to the locker room after beating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Here are the Week 17 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #13 (Last week: #14)
Analysis, “They took care of business against Arizona, but they...
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is probable to
today against the Arizona Cardinals, but wide receiver Earl Bennett and
cornerback Tim Jennings are questionable to suit up.
Marshall was added to the Bears injury report on Thursday.
While his hamstring injury limited his participation in practice Thursday and
Friday, he is still considered probable to suit up against...
The Chicago Bears have decided to part ways with their homeless man’s version of Wes Welker, a guy known for wearing bolo ties while in college at Ohio State.
Sanzenbacher played in just four games this year totaling a WHOPPING one reception for seven yards. He had a better rookie year last season, appearing in 16 games, 27 receptions on 54 targets, 276 yards and three touchdowns...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte exited yesterday’s
victory over the Arizona Cardinals after reinjuring his right ankle, reports
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
“It is not the worst that I have ever felt but it is the
third time,” said Forte while he stood in the locker room wearing a walking
boot on the ankle. “So, it’s just getting a little aggravating.”...
When the 2012 season kicked off, long-snapper Patrick Mannelly became the longest-tenured player in Chicago Bears history. He has now been with the team for 15 seasons, and General Manager Phil Emery decided today that he'd like to see Pat around for a little while longer.
The team announced today that Mannelly has been given a one-year contract extension, which will keep...
Only four teams in the NFL -- the Chargers, the Jets, the Jaguars and the Cardinals -- are averaging fewer yards per game than the beleaguered Bears offense. Those teams are a combined 22 games under .500.
But the last thing Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wants to see is yet another change at the top. He's hard three offensive coordinators in four years (Ron Turner, Mike Martz...
The Cincinnati Bengals have acquired wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on waivers from the Chicago Bears and placed first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.
Sanzenbacher was released this week by the Bears and was picked up Tuesday by the Bengals. He played in five games with one catch for 7 yards this season.
Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall selection in the 2012...
[caption id="attachment_11145" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) celebrates Charles Tillman's touchdown in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
The Bears went to Arizona on Sunday and came away with a victory.
Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher is heading home. The Maumee, Ohio, native and Ohio State alumnus was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday. Sanzenbacher was waived by the Chicago Bears a day earlier. The Bengals cleared a roster spot for Sanzenbacher by placing rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve because of a knee injury. In four games with...
Chicago Bears’ Charles Tillman celebrates his interception return for a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals in 3rd quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune)
It wasn’t the prettiest victory, but the Chicago Bears got the job done in Arizona on Sunday afternoon. The Bears won 28-13 and improved to 9...
Chicago Bears future Hall of Fame Inside Linebacker Brian Urlacher re-iterated something the other day which has piqued my interest for a couple of months now. Half of his sentiment drew staunch criticism from all sources but the other half, at least to some extent, rings true. Last weekend, the previously 7-1 Bears slipped to 8-6, having lost 5 of the last...
Chris Conte is dealing with a hamstring injury that will likely keep him out this week. For that reason, the Chicago Bears today signed four-year veteran safety Troy Nolan.