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DT Henry Melton
Henry Melton had a breakout year in 2012, registering 7 sacks, 9 quarterback hits, and 23 quarterback pressures and graded out as ProFootballFocus’ 17th ranked defensive tackle. Heading into his 4th year in the league and a contract year, Melton, a 2009 4th rounder, is expected to get a larger role in the absence of guys like Amobi Okoye and Anthony Adams, who are no longer with the team. If he can keep it up in a larger role, he could emerge as one of the league’s premier defensive tackles and the Bears might see him worthy of the relatively inexpensive defensive tackle franchise tag (7.9 million in 2012).
Likelihood: Somewhat likely
Urlacher is a future Hall of Famer, but he’s aging and the linebacker franchise tag value (8.8 million in 2012) is inflated by the salaries of rush linebackers and thus non-rush linebackers rarely get tagged. After an offseason in which Curtis Lofton, Stephen Tulloch, and David Hawthorne got 27.5 million, 25.5 million, an...
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With tight ends such as Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham changing the way the position is played even more so than Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates it has become imperative that teams wanting to compete have an advantage at this position.
The Bears top two tight ends in 2011 had a combined total of 25 catches. Gronkowski alone had 17 touchdown catches in 2011. The Bears must get...
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to training camp Saturday after missing six days of camp but did not practice during the team's afternoon session, ESPN Chicago reported. Urlacher missed four days because of a sore left knee but missed the next two days for personal reasons. He also did not attend the Bears' preseason opener Thursday, a 31-3 loss to the...
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 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 Profootballtalk.com, 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,...
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
By Eric Judd
Broncos 31 – Bears 3
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...
Pass: DEN – C. Hanie: 7/14, 79yrds
Rush: DEN – X. Omon: 7car, 36yrds, 1TD
Defense: DEN – D. Wolfe: 3tack, 2sacks
At least it's just the preseason. That's the mindset that Bears fans are in right now after...
Bears rookie wideout Alshon Jeffery led the team last night in receptions and reciving yards. Bear Report talked with him after the game about his first live action in the NFL.
Bears rookie defensive end Shea McClellin looked good against the Broncos on Thursday night. He talks with Bear Report about participating in his first NFL contest.
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...