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After missing practice time for the sixth straight day and amid a barrage of injury rumors, the Bears have announced the linebacker Brian Urlacher will not play in this Thursday's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos.
The Bears are stressing however, that Urlacher's absence has nothing to do with the injury rumors being pumped out of Bourbannias. Head coach Lovie Smith said today that Urlacher's absence from both practice and the upcoming game is due to "personal issues" and has nothing to do with a knee problem.
The Bears will be turning to one time Urlacher replacement Nick Roach, who started for Urlacher when he missed the enirity of the 2009 season. Roach was quickly replaced by Hunter Hillenmeyer and started just three games. Chicago is hoping that Roach can get more comfortable in the middle this time around so if Urlacher's health takes a nose dive once the season begins, Lovie Smith can plug the hole immediately.
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The real preseason story about the Chicago Bears defense is all the young talent that will be on display during these four games. No one will be paying much attention to these preseason games, but the players mentioned in the follow on blog all could legitimately represent the future of this franchise post Briggs, Peppers, Tillman and Urlacher.
What is the talent like that each...
According to NFL.com analyst Chad Reuter, Chicago wide receiver Brandon Marshall has "simply overwhelmed any cornerback trying to challenge him at the line of scrimmage" in training camp.Fantasy Spin:Marshall has been reunited with quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago. The two combined for 206 completions for 2,590 yards for the Broncos from 2007-09. Marshall could challenge...
Games Played: 16
Receiving Yards: 1,241
Bears fans have been craving for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver for years and finally got one with Marshall.
Marshall will be reunited with quarterback Jay Cutler with hopes of putting up big offensive numbers in 2012.
Playing in Miami the past two seasons with...
Former defensive end Alex Brown is officially retiring as a member of the Chicago Bears.
The team says Brown has signed a one-day contract and will be recognized in a ceremony on the field before the preseason opener against Denver on Thursday.
A fourth-round draft pick by the Bears in 2002, he played eight seasons in Chicago and was a key player on the 2006 team that reached the...
In the latest version of Bear Report radio we talked about the roster battles to watch for in the opening preseason game against the Denver Broncos. Who will step up in the battle between Greg McCoy and Isaiah Frey?
Can Brandon Hardin shake off the rust and develop into a safety?
We also talked about the emergence of Harvey Unga who suddenly looks like he may be making...
The Chicago Bears thinned their ranks at the tight end position, cutting second-year tight end Draylen Ross. With Ross leaving, Chicago has five tight ends remaining, and its entirely possible they’ll carry four (Kellen Davis, Matt Spaeth, Kyle Adams, and rookie fourth rounder Evan Rodriguez) once the 53 man roster is reached. As for Ross, the former North Texas product [...]
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Alshon Jeffrey is getting all sorts of praise at Bears camp. Charles Tillman compared the rookie to Brandon Marshall: “The best way to say it is, he’s a Brandon Marshall in the making,” Tillman told the Sun-Times. “He has that capability to be as good as Brandon if he continues to have the work ethic and work on ball skills and work to be a...
Because Jay Cutler is a cat.
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— Marmalard (@KingLaserface) August 8, 2012
The Chicago Bears square off against the Denver Broncos tonight in the team's first preseason game of 2012. Join BR publisher Jeremy Stoltz from the Solider Field press box throughout the contest.
I see a bunch of sleepless nights ahead.