Found April 11, 2013 on 60 Max Power O:
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Bringing in prospective offensive linemen from the college ranks is one of the top priorities for the Chicago Bears. Protecting quarterback Jay Cutler and building a line for the future is Marc Trestman’s main concern on offense. After taking a beating the past couple of years, Cutler will get some help from the new coaching staff. According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago, the Bears will bring in University of California center Brian Schwenke for a visit. Dickerson writes: ‘One of Schwenke's trademarks is his versatility. Listed at 6-foot-3, 314 pounds, Schwenke began his collegiate career at guard where he started a combined 24 games at guard (16 at left guard, eight at right guard) from 2010-11. But the Golden Bears shifted Schwenke to center last season where he earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors. Center should be considered an area of need because the Bears will eventually have to replace 34-year-old veteran center Roberto Garza, who has performed admirably on the field and in a leadership role since moving from guard to center to replace Olin Kreutz two years ago. But Garza is only signed through 2013.’ var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

Should the NFL retire jersey numbers?

Yesterday, it was brought to my attention that the Bears had issued the number 50, the number worn by Mike Singletary, to James Anderson. The significance was that Singletary's former number has not been issued by the Bears in two decades. The Bears have 13 numbers retired, the most in the NFL, and it got me thinking. Should numbers in the NFL ever be retired? Retiring numbers...

Chicago Bears Roster Notes: James Brown is the Wild Card

James Brown was rated by Mel Kiper Jr. as the 54th best prospect coming into the 2012 NFL draft.  By Kiper's rankings that meant Brown should have been drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft.  Many other draftnik sites saw Brown as a mid round prospect who should have been drafted as an offensive guard.  Instead Brown wasn't drafted and he was signed by the Bears...

Manti Te’o visited the Chicago Bears

According to ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Bears met with former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Te’o has also visited with Miami and Detroit and will visit with the San Diego Chargers. Many believe that the Bears could very well take Te’o with their 20th pick in the first round, although pre-draft visits hardly hold much water in determining whether a team is interested in a...

Ex-Cowboy Sam Hurd pleads guilty to drug charges

I remember when Sam Hurd was in line to become Terrell Owens’ relief in Dallas as an alternate receiving threat that took some of the heat of T.O. My how things have changed. Please click here to read this story. The post Ex-Dallas Cowboy Sam Hurd pleads guilty to drug charges appeared first on Players View.

Brandon Marshall Loves His New Offense

Jay Cutler is my Captain America Juan… Last season, Brandon Marshall enjoyed his best season since he was a Bronco thanks in part to being reunited with QB Jay Cutler.  Now, the Bears will turn the offensive scheme from Mike Tice to Mark Trestman.  Look for a much more advanced scheme with bigger pass plays and more fantasy points to go around.  Brandon Marshall seems to love...

Cardinals Sign OL Chilo Rachel

According to Mike Jureski of XTRA 910 radio, the Cardinals signed OL Chilo Rachal to a one-year contract. Rachal, 27, had a forgettable 2012 season to say the least. He mysteriously left the Bears for a day, which led to him being benched in favor of Chris Spencer. Chicago subsequently placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list for the remainder of the season. Pro Football...

Brandon Marshall Loves Marc Trestman’s Offense

The Chicago Bears have had an off-season full of rather surprising moves. After letting go of head coach Lovie Smith after he won 10 games, the team went with former CFL head coach Marc Trestman to replace him. Then they cut off negotiations with long-time middle linebacker Brian Urlacher when the two sides couldn’t reach [...]

Bears Scouting Tour VIII

The Chicago Bears sent representatives to an ACC workout that showcased between eight and 11 draftable players, yet were no-shows at another ACC workout featuring a mid-round offensive lineman.

Bears' Hurd To Plead Guilty In Drug Case

((HT: WLS-TV)) And this is because most of his co-defendants rolled over on him... Former Chicago Bears WR Sam Hurd was going to be heading to trial very soon on his drug charges. Remember when he went to a cop and said that he wanted to purchase marijuana and cocaine so he could distribute it...??? According to his attorney, Hurd will enter a guilty plea to one count of...

2013 NFL Off-Season: Brandon Marshall "Feels Great and Is Excited" For The Upcoming Season

Voluntary off-season workouts started last week for NFL teams and the NFL Draft is just around the corner on April 25. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall reeled in 118 catches for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns during his first season in the windy city. All of those were career highs for the 29-year old. He became the first Bears receiver since Marty Booker (2002)...

Sam Hurd’s lawyer says his client isn’t a drug dealer, just a “marijuana freak”

We reported the other day that , former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was likely going to strike a plea deal after being charged with  trying to buy cocaine and marijuana as well as set up a network to distribute drugs. According to Black Sports Online, today Hurd apologized and plead guilty to the charges. The 27-year-old Hurd faces a minimum 10-year sentence for conspiracy to...

Chicago Bears Draft Notes: Formulating a Draft Strategy Part Two

Continuing scenarios that might crop up for the Bears during the 2013 draft we continue formulating the Bears' draft strategy in the second part.   With Emery open to trading down to collect more draft picks the Bears need to focus on who they can draft in the late  half of the first round.  We've already identified the needs on this team (CB, WR, DT, OG, OC, LB)  so...
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