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The Bears signed running back Lorenzo Booker to a one-year deal and released undrafted rookie Alvester Alexander. Booker, 28, wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent after 19 games over two seasons with the Vikings. A third-round pick in 2007, Booker was traded from the Dolphins to the Eagles in 2008. A third-down back with experiencing returning kickoffs and punts, Booker has played in 36 career games. He has 61 carries for 230 yards and 47 receptions for 362 yards. Booker averaged 23.8 yards per kickoff return for the Vikings in 2010 and '11. Alexander had 27 career rushing touchdowns at Wyoming.
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Former Florida State running back Lorenzo Booker, once a high pick of the Miami Dolphins, inked a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, giving the team added depth at the position a day after stalwart Matt Forte agreed to a long-term contract. Booker was the Dolphins third round choice in 2007 (71st overall). He spent the last two [...]
CHICAGO—Matt Forte’s contract saga was only second to Drew Brees’ in terms of the stakes and the drama that was involved.
The RB is now guaranteed to be in camp on time after he skipped OTAs and mini-camp while he was fishing for a new deal after he was franchised back in March.
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was a driving force behind the bill to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Now, he's trying to defend the Vikings and offer his own thoughts on why arrests have become so prevalent with NFL players.Speaking on Minnesota Public Radio on Tuesday, Dayton was asked about a weekend St. Paul Pioneer Press report detailing the string of off-field incidents...
Sometimes I still catch myself getting a little giddy that the Bears have a legitimate number one receiver. No more pining for Matt Jones, Plaxico Burress, or Terrell Owens. No more hoping Mike Haas, Brandon Rideau, or Andy Fantuz can develop into a stud. Nope, the Chicago Bears have Brandon Marshall.
And we do expect 80 and 1000 from Mr. Marshall, and we...
Under the gun of today's deadline for franchise players to agree to multi-year contracts with their teams, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with running back Matt Forte. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, who broke word of the deal, indicates it's a four-year deal. Financial terms have not yet been confirmed, but Adam Schefter notes the deal averages about $8 million...
The four-year contract signed by Matt Forte yesterday makes the running back happy, but when looked at as a whole, the Chicago Bears truly won out in this deal.
No, this isn't another Matt Forte piece, though if he doesn't come to a long-term deal by tomorrow afternoon, he'll factor into 2013 to the tune of a second franchise tag. That being said, John Clayton over at ESPN decided that news in 2012 is slow enough (and I can't really say that I disagree) that he wanted to look at teams that might have some rough financial...
Jay Cutler is primed for a breakout season and will be the top Sleeper heading into 2012. Fantasy Football Leagues are coming on-line and Owners are researching players, putting together rankings and trying to find the ultimate sleepers. Players that are off the radar are usually the ones that win leagues. Sometimes Owners identify these sleepers before the draft and nail...
After more than a year of negotiations, the Chicago Bears have finally signed their Pro Bowl running back, inking Matt Forte to a four-year contract this afternoon.
Matt Forte’s endless quest for a long-term deal has reached a conclusion just before the deadline for franchise players to get contract extensions or else wait and possibly hold out. Clock is still ticking on Ray Rice. Anyway, Forte got a four-year deal from the Bears for roughly $32 million. Guaranteed money figures aren’t out yet (Chicago Sun-Times reports it’s slightly...
Many Chicago Bears fans have been patiently waiting to hear the outcome of negotiations between the Bears and Running Back Matt Forte. Finally they have come to an agreement: $32 million contract over 4 years. Impatient fans were sweating over the wait and starting to get heated over Forte’s lack of agreeing, perhaps he felt pressured into [...]