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As we commented earlier today, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is in a contract year which means if he doesn't get things sorted out with the Bears before the end of the season, he'll be an unrestricted free agent. Urlacher has said time and time again that he's not even uttering the word contract during the season.
So that means the only people who can make this a big deal is the media. And boy are some getting an early start.
Bears kicker Robbie Gould was asked on ESPN 1000 last night what he thought about the Bears allowing Urlacher to test free agency before offering him a contract.
Gould had this to say:
"I think that's a big, big risk to take personally. When you have a guy like Brian, who first of all is the face of the organization … our best leader in our locker room and still playing at a high level of football, I think it's very tough to roll the dice."
Robbie couldn't have better captured the sentiment of Bears fans be...
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Wide receiver Johnny Knox was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list by the Bears as he continues to recover from the hit last December that nearly left him paralyzed. The 6-foot Knox lost at least 30 pounds following the December collision against former Seattle defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove. In May, he had gained back roughly 10 pounds, and his ability to...
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Today was the second day of practice in Bourbannais. Tomorrow night the first padded practice will take place at 7:00 p.m.
Lance Briggs had some funny things to say about meetings during training camp. Specifically with linebackers coach Bob Babich.
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Many center on the offensive line.
''You know, that's fine,'' tackle Chris Williams said. ''We'll take the challenge. We'll come out and work hard every day.''
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Today Bears players went through physicals and conditioning tests in Bourbonnais.
WR/KR Devin Hester had lots to say about his plans for the upcoming season with the offense.
The speedy return man and receiver will have a package geared towards his strengths this season in Mike Tice’s offense.
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The Chicago Bears have traded an undisclosed 2013 draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for defensive tackle Brian Price.
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