Posted August 12, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Craig Steltz
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears just put a cap on their 13th practice of training camp, a session that featured a couple of new injuries, great work by Craig Steltz and more. We break down all the action.

Craig Steltz should start ahead of Major Wright

The finality of the decision in the battle between Major Wright and Craig Steltz is still a number of practices and three preseason games away, but it's clear now. Craig Steltz should be the starting strong safety for the Chicago Bears and Major Wright should be benched.  The evidence couldn't have been more clear than in the first preseason game of the season. Major Wright...

Chicago Bears vs Denver Broncos Preseason Game - Recap

First off, Jay Cutler and the offense were so dialed back for this game that the criticism of their performance is unfair. Fumbles are preventable the long series of curl routes hardly demonstrate what the new weapons can do. I'm not saying they'll be the Saints but you can't judge by what you saw. But on to real meat: Shea McClellinThe first round DE saw lots...

Chicago Bears Training Camp Notes: JT Thomas gets well deserved first team reps

Second-year linebacker JT Thomas is beginning to emerge and could add valuable depth to the Bears linebacker core this year.  Thomas missed all of last year after being drafted in the sixth round, but is now pushing to make the roster. During Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos JT Thomas was all over the field making plays for the Bears defense.  In total Thomas...

Urlacher back, but not practicing

Brian Urlacher returned to Chicago Bears training camp on Saturday, but continuing left knee soreness prevented him from taking part in workouts. Urlacher watched practice from the sidelines at Olivet Nazarene University on Saturday afternoon. Bears head coach Lovie Smith disputed reports that Urlacher may have been getting a second opinion. “Brian’s knee is sore and he has...

Mike Tice isn’t happy with Bears offensive line

Mike Tice is one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the NFL. So when he’s not happy with how his line is playing, he let’s them know it. According to, Tice was sending not so subtle messages during their preseason game last Thursday night.   Offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb stated: “I’ve got to get better every day and every week, and...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Denver @ Chicago 8/9/12

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly By Eric Judd   Broncos 31 – Bears 3   The Good   Yeah, I got this. Broncos Oline. It was hard not to like what the Broncos did in this game. Peyton looked good. His arm strength might not be 100%, but his control of the offense was obvious and it is clear the broncos have the inside track in the AFC West. The best part of this early pre-season...

BR Rookie Diary: A.J. Greene

A.J. Greene has been working as a backup guard during Bears training camp, vying for a roster spot. Bear Report goes one-on-one with Chicago’s undrafted rookie lineman out of Auburn.

UNC May Have Posted Julius Peppers' Transcript Online

You know there are times when you wake up, see something on the news or look outside and see its raining so you simply decide to stay in bed.  Yeah, it was like that this morning. In the latest twist in the UNC AFAM academic scandal, the News & Observer is reporting this morning that a “test” transcript which is available on UNC’s website for prospective students to view...

Brian Urlacher back at camp, misses practice

AP Photo Chciago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was back at training camp on Saturday, but he was not in pads with the rest of his teammates, which likely means he missed practice. LM: Brian Urlacher has rejoined #Bears at training camp. He’s on field at start of practice but not in pads. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 11, 2012 I have no idea when Urlacher will practice...

Juluis Peppers’ alleged college transcript show that he’s either dumb or lazy

AP Photo Thanks to our friends at, we’ve obtained a copy Julius Peppers’  college transcripts from when he was at the University of North Carolina.  Either the current Bears defensive end isn’t very smart, or he just didn’t try in college and got by like most college athletes. Check out the paper work below. ...

UNC reviewing possible post of Peppers' transcript

North Carolina says it is investigating how what appears to be a transcript for former football star Julius Peppers surfaced on the university's website. In a statement, the school says it has removed the link and that it wouldn't discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws. The school didn't confirm the authenticity of the transcript, which...

Denver Broncos Vs. Chicago Bears: Offensive Line Comes up Big in First Preseason Game

The story was Peyton Manning and how he was finally back on an NFL field after nearly two years of inactivity. The last game Manning played in was on January 8th, 2011 in a Wild Card Playoff loss to the New York Jets. Manning was on the field for one drive on Thursday night for 11 plays, drove the Broncos 50 yards down the field in 5:39 minutes of action before ending the night with...
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