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Safety Brandon Hardin signed a four-year deal, putting all of the Bears' 2012 draft picks under contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hardin was a third-round pick out of Oregon State, who shot up draft boards with a strong showing at the East-West Shrine Game in January after missing the 2011 season due to a broken shoulder that required surgery. He then ran a 4.36 and 4.40 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day. A converted cornerback, the Bears like Hardin's toughness and play to play him at strong safety. "It's concerning that we're moving him into a projection area," general manager Phil Emery said after the draft. "(But it's) not a concern because of his physical nature, his toughness. He will strike you. He's not afraid of contact. "Sometimes you worry a little bit about that with corners. They're kind of skill/finesse guys. What kind of tackler will they be if you move them to safety? I have no worry about this guy...
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Chicago Bears franchise quarterback, Jay Cutler, is literally all thumbs when it comes to leading his significantly upgraded offense in 2012. Cutler had season ending surgery after injuring his right thumb in Week 11 last year but says it is all better and is ready to return. According to NFL.com Cutler had this to say
The Bears today signed third-round draft pick Brandon Hardin, who is transitioning from cornerback to safety this season. All six of Chicago’s 2012 selections are now under contract.
According to Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, the Bears plan on moving guard Chris Williams over to tackle this season.
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice just said last week that if they felt like tackle was a position of need they would have addressed it during the draft.
“I think (general manager) Phil (Emery) and (head coach) Lovie (Smith) — with...
Quarterback Jay Cutler says his right thumb is fine and he can't wait to return to lead a significantly upgraded Bears offense.
Cutler says he's recovered from offseason surgery to repair the fractured thumb. He talked both football and diabetes awareness during a Monday appearance at a school promoting screening and treatment among young people.
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Chicago Bears second-round pick, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, was impressive at rookie minicamp last weekend. Here are some highlights from the final day of practice.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler completely understands why running back Matt Forte hasn’t shown up for offseason workouts.
Cutler’s optimistic that at the end of the day, Forte will be on the field for their first game of the season.
“Last time I saw him, he said he was lonely. I get it,” Cutler said. “Everyone was gone last year, with the lockout, and...
Since being drafted 14th overall in 2008, Chris Williams has played every offensive line spot for the Bears, except for center, with minimal success anywhere. Now it appears that Williams, their starting left guard last season, will be going back to where it all started for him, left tackle. Williams would provide competition for J’Marcus Webb, an athletic kid that offensive coordinator...
In case you don’t keep up on all things steeplechase, bourbon & Tennessee, you missed out on Jay Cutler and the Iroquois Steeplechase, a 71-year-old tradition for Nashvillians. There was Cutler, on Saturday, with his pregnant Kristin Cavallari, looking quite SEC in his pink button-up and loafers. It was quite a difference from the last time we saw the scraggly Cutler. You...
Despite GM Phil Emery’s post-draft claims to the contrary, special teams coordinator Dave Toub said it’s unlikely he’ll be utilizing Shea McClellin, Chicago’s first-round selection.
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It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears have had glaring needs on offense from(before acquiring Brandon Marshall) wide receiver to offensive line. But would’ve thought that the star quarterback would be the one to publicly criticize the situation.
“You know, the offensive line is definitely going to be a concern and seeing where those guys are going...