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The battle to be the starting left guard for the Chicago Bears is going to come down to the final days of the preseason. During my film evaluation of the offensive line, I intently focused in on Chilo Rachal and incumbent Chris Spencer. Spencer is the starter for the time being based on the fact he was one of the best performing offensive linemen of 2011.
He was the starting...
If there was one weakest link on the Detroit Lions last year, it came from the inability to sustain a consistent running game. Though many pointed the finger at the organization for not addressing the problem and replacement players for not getting the job done, it was hard to seriously play the blame game considering the rash of injuries which plagued the position nearly all of...
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...
Overshadowing what was an otherwise entertaining preseason contest that the Bears rallied to win on Robbie Gould’s 57-yard field goal, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is awaiting updates on the severity of injuries to a trio of players that are being counted on for key contributions this season. Punter Adam Podlesh (hip) and safeties Chris Conte (shoulder) and Brandon Hardin...
Teams don’t often reveal their strategic plans in pre-season games, and, they are therefore most valuable from a fantasy football perspective when trying to assess a player’s impact in the upcoming year; his recovery from injury, etc. With that said, it has to be somewhat troubling to those invested/investing in Matt Forte that Michael Bush’s [...]
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer In his third season with the Lions, Nate Burleson is trying to mentor a couple young receivers who are important to Detroit's future.
The Lions haven't been shy about adding additional targets for quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for 5,038 yards last season. Calvin Johnson remains the focal point,...
On this weeks edition of Lions LIVE, Downtown and Adam take a look at the following topics:
Recap of preseason week 2 against Baltimore.
Same old Lions on defense?
The role of Ryan Broyles in 2012.
Jahvid Best looks to be hitting the PUP.
After a 2011 season in which Lions WR Calvin Johnson cemented himself as the BEST wide-out in the NFL, Megatron as he’s most affectionately known graced the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s NFL preview issue which hit’s newsstands this week.
In addition to the cover, ESPN also did an interview with Johnson which can be seen below.
Luckily I don’t think there’s any “curse”...
A breakdown of the Redskins contest, a preview of the Giants game, and discussion about Brian Urlacher’s injury situation are all on the table Tuesday when “Bears Claws” returns to the air for a preseason special on Blogtalk Radio. Join the guys for a fast-paced 30 minutes of Bears news, discussion, and commentary. They’ll welcome a Giants contributor who will examine Friday [...]
All the noteworthy quotes from Chicago Bears players and coaches following the team's 2nd preseason game, a 33-31 victory over the Washington Redskins.