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Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith has been in charge since 2004.He has led the team to the Super Bowl in 2006, which they lost, and multiple NFC North divisional titles.He has had his ups and downs as a head coach, but one thing he has never gotten right in his tenure in Chicago: safeties.Since Smith has been head coach, the Bears have thrown out 56 different combinations of safeties.That's an astounding number, especially with a team that has been so focused on the success of their defense.Not all of that is directly Smith's fault, as the team has seen the likes of Mike Brown go down with injury after injury, and the likes of Danieal Manning, Jr. never living up to his true potential.In either case, the injuries suffered by Chris Conte and Brandon Hardin in Saturday's exhibition game has the Bears scrambling for answers yet again at the safety position. Conte and Hardin entered this year in two different circumstances. Conte enters his second year out of the Universi...
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The Chicago Bears have waived backup running back Kahlil Bell.
Bell played 20 games for the Bears the last three seasons and made three starts, including the final two last season after Matt Forte sprained his knee. Bell would have been Chicago's third-string back behind Forte and Michael Bush.
Bell ran for 557 yards on 119 attempts and also caught 20 passes for 137 yards and...
Bears punter Adam Podlesh is out for the rest of the preseason with a hip flexor injury but expects to play Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Podlesh said trainers have told him he should be able to play Sept. 9. The Bears have only one other punter on the roster -- undrafted rookie Ryan Quigley from Boston College. The Bears are reportedly planning to work out veteran...
The Chicago Bears waived running back Kahlil Bell on Thursday, and, according to the Chicago Tribune's Vaughn McClure, Bell was released at his request. Bell was scheduled to make $1.26 million this season, and the team asked him to play for $700,000 as the team's third back behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush. Bell declined and was released. While filling in for Forte...
According to a post on a message board of a landlord agency website, a landlord in Green Bay wants to know if he is allowed to evict tenants because they are Bears fans.
Every team in the NFL has players that fans both love and hate. Today we take a look at the 2012 Chicago Bears.The Bears have had a history of very polarizing players that have both divided and united fans in the windy city. When it comes to players that are most loved when it comes to the Bears' Gale Sayers, Walter Payton, and Mike Ditka come to mind.On the other side of the...
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Chicago Bears don’t expect linebacker Brian Urlacher to be ready for week one of the regular season and are preparing to play without him.
“I’m told that the Bears are pessimistic that Urlacher will be ready on opening day.
“It’s possible, but a lot of things are possible. Urlacher wants to be out there, but players aren’t...
The Chicago Bears released veteran running back Kahlil Bell Thursday evening, after Bell refused to take a pay cut. The Bears reportedly wanted Bell to reduce his salary from $1.2 million to between $500-$700,000. Entrenched in a battle for the third-string RB job with Armando Allen, Bell had an uneven training camp performance, and his penchant for fumbles surely impacted [...]
Bears safeties Chris Conte and Brandon Hardin are currently out with injury. For a team that doesn’t have much experience at the position, this is a situation could easily spiral out of control.
News, notes and quotes from Halas Hall this week, including the ongoing saga of Brian Urlacher’s knee, when the coaches will decide the left tackle position, depth at safety and much more.
Believe me, I love sports just as much as the next guy. Sports are my livelihood, but that doesn’t mean I don’t find it completely hilarious when a person can’t distinguish the line between fandom and reality. That’s not to say that sports aren’t reality, as we have all been through plenty of ups and downs with our favorite teams to know that they are. What I’m trying...
Brandon Hardin is the most recent Bear to go down with an injury.
Following Saturday’s performance by the starting unit, Bears fans everywhere should be exhaling a huge sigh of relief this week.
Cutler-to-Marshall was finally on display, the line actually protected Jay (gasp!), and Israel Idonije led the first team defense in their solid effort to contain RG3.
Instead, fans and...