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The Chicago Bears have signed former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Nate Collins to a one-year contract.
Collins previously visited the Seattle Seahawks.
Collins was with Jaguars before they removed their qualifying offer.
Collins, 24, is a 6-foot-2, 296-pound former University of Virginia player who had 10 tackles and a half-sack in 12 games last season.
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis is seemingly way ahead of schedule.
Mathis is running, cutting, jumping and lifting - all less than six months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee. He's not wearing a brace and is not lining up with the starters during organized team activities.
The latter could change soon.
Mathis says he is close to being cleared to...
Johnny Knox insists he will play again for the Chicago Bears. He's just not sure when.
Knox said Wednesday that he hopes to be ready for the opener even though he realizes he could miss a big chunk of the season after suffering a back injury on a horrific hit against Seattle in December.
He had just caught a pass when Seattle's Kam Chancellor poked the ball out of his hands...
The news out of Chicago this offseason has vacillated back and forth as to what Devin Hester's offensive role will be.
Reports have suggested he will be the starting wide receiver opposite newly acquired Brandon Marshall, while other sources have said he will continue to be the Bears' primary kickoff and punt returner with a minimal or specialized role offensively.
With Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator, the Bears did not use the tight end much in their offense. Martz has never figured out how to incorporate tight ends into his very specific offense, struggling to do so with both Vernon Davis and Greg Olsen. The Bears traded Greg Olsen last season because he didn’t fit with what Martz was trying to do and basically gave up on the...
The offspring of the greatest Chicago Bears player in history, Walter Payton, is keeping the family name in the spotlight. Brittney Payton WGN-TV and CLTV present Chicago’s Best – a weekly half-hour food and lifestyle program celebrating the best the Windy City has to offer. On Brittney’s Facebook page she writes:
I am Chicago’s Best host! Or was it a host of Chicago’s...
The Maurice Jones-Drew contract situation with the Jacksonville Jaguars looks like it will get ugly. We used to controversy to look at how well, and how poorly, the greatest teams ran the football. Sorry, MJD. News ain’t good for you.....
The Bears offense and defense squared off for the first time this off-season in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
The helmets and practice jerseys were on for the team. A lot of the players out at Halas Hall are new faces.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall was arguably the biggest acquisition for the Bears.
He talked briefly about the first OTA workout this off-season.
The Bears held their first voluntary OTA workouts on Tuesday with no media access scheduled until today. These workouts are non-contact drills that occur in helmets shorts and T-shirts and are a valuable learning opportunity for rookies new additions to the team and young players.
A common occurrence is veterans not participating in these workouts and on Tuesday team captain...
Primarily a center throughout his career, the Bears have moved Chris Spencer to guard. He is taking the 1st team snaps in OTAs at left guard. Incumbent starter Chris Williams has moved to left tackle, where he will compete with J’Marcus Webb. Roberto Garza will remain the starting center. The Bears will probably have one of the worst offensive lines in the league again in 2012...
The second day of Chicago Bears organized team activities brought a bevy of news. Among the developments: Linebacker Brian Urlacher continues to mend from off-season surgery and won’t take part in any workouts or the veteran’s mini-camp in June, preferring to recuperate in time for late July’s training camp in Bourbonnais. Former first round tackle Chris Williams, who played guard [...]
Alright, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: ‘All Chris Carter does is catch touchdowns’. Alright so you have, but how about ‘All Matt Forte does is score touchdowns’? No, that would be news to you, wouldn’t it? That’s because in 60 games and with a total of 1237 career rushing and receiving touches, Forte has 30 TDs. So he has averaged a touchdown every other...
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Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall are finally reunited. The former Broncos are back in the saddle as the Bear’s best offensive 1-2 punch in recent history. The NBA playoffs are amazing, and MLB still has a long way to go, but we all know the NFL packs the most punch.-TO
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An exciting off-season full of change is beginning to blossom into actual football. Organized team activities (otherwise known as OTA’s) began Tuesday for the Chicago Bears and most other NFL teams. The OTA’s serve as a bridge between clubs off-season conditioning programs and the start of training camp in late July. The Bears, like their fellow NFL brethren, missed the [...]