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There are going to be some changes in 2012 for the Chicago Bears on offense and one of those changes could involve the club releasing veteran RB Marion Barber. Barber is currently under contract with the Bears through the 2012 season, but the team might decide to focus their efforts on RB Matt Forte and RB Kahlil Bell this offseason, with Barber and his salary being a salary cap casualty heading into 2012. RB Matt Forte has voiced his displeasure with the Chicago Bears not offering him a new long-term contract this season and the two sides appear to be far apart in those discussions. Forte flirted with the option of holding out this season, but finally decided against that strategy. Forte suffered an injury late in the year and was unable to finish the 2011 season for the Bears.The Bears are expected to place the franchise tag on Forte if the two sides cannot reach a new deal. RB Kahlil Bell moved ahead of Marion Barber on the depth chart in the final three games. Bell ...

The Bears Beat (01.11.12): Bears set to interview four candidates for general manager

Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times reports the Bears will interview four candidates for the general manager vacancy created by the firing of Jerry Angelo. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Perloff is predicting the Bears will take a receiver in April’s draft. And would the McCaskeys ever sell the Bears? They might have to one day, says Pro Football Weekly publisher and editor, Hub Arkush...

Bears get permission to interview 4 GM candidates

The Chicago Bears have received permission to interview four candidates for their general manager job. The team reported on its website Wednesday that it will interview Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery, New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht, San Diego Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and New York Giants director of college...

Bear Bites: Graham's Banner Year

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Bears news. Take a look at news on the general manager search, Corey Graham's season, the Bears highlight reel and predictions for next season. The Bears are taking their sweet time in finding a general manager. (Chicago Tribune) Corey Graham had a banner year on special teams and defense. (ChicagoBears...

Steltz hoping that experience pays off

Bears safety Craig Steltz can't be very happy about his alma mater's 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship Game. But the former LSU star certainly has reason to be positive about his NFL future.

Bears to Interview Four GM Candidates

The Chicago Bears on Wednesday announced four candidates they'll interview to replace former General Manager Jerry Angelo, who was let go earlier this month. The team received permission to interview Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery, Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and Giants director of college scouting...

Bear Bites: Updates on GM and Coaching Candidates

Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read about the Bears coaching and GM candidates, Jay Cutler's lobbying, which playoff quarterback the Bears could learn from and an honor for Earl Bennett. Greg Olson -- no, not the former Bears tight end -- is a candidate for quarterbacks coach. (Chicago Tribune) The first person...

Top candidates for Bears GM

The Bears announced four candidates that they plan to interview soon for their vacancy.Phil Emery of the Kansas City Chiefs, Jason Licht of the New England Patriots, Jimmy Raye of the San Diego Chargers and Marc Ross of the New York Giants will interview with the Bears. In addition, Bears interim general manager...

Bears to interview four candidates for GM post

The Bears announced they will interview four candidates to replace fired general manager Jerry Angelo.

Former Bucs assistant Greg Olson talking to Bears

Could former Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson be closing in on a new job? If things go well, he could be the Bears’ new quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator as he is one of several candidates for the job, the Chicago Tribune reports. Olson was fired when coach Raheem Morris and his staff were relieved of their duties last week after the Bucs finished 4-12. Olson...

Chicago Bears announce four General Manager candidates

  Per the team's Twitter account, the Chicago Bears will be interviewing Phil Emery, Jason Licht, Jimmy Raye and Marc Ross. Jason Licht is the Director of Pro Personnel for the New England Patriots. Licht started with the Pats in 1998 as a scout, then worked his way up the ranks before leaving for the Eagles and Cardinals for a few years between 2002-2007. He then rejoined...
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