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The big news coming out of Chicago has been the signing of former Miami Dolphin wide out Brandon Marshall. This finally gives the Bears the number one receiver that the fans and members of the team (Jay Cutler) have literally been crying out for. It is without question a huge upgrade for the Bears who have lacked any real star power at that position for a long time. But this could also present an opportunity for other players to take the spotlight.
Other players such as Earl Bennett.
Four year pro Earl Bennett. The man who spits in the face of uniform regulations. A true fan favourite, and the only receiver that Jay Cutler has ever really looked close to trusting. This is partly due to the fact they have been playing pitch and catch since their college days at Vanderbilt.
Bennett is never going to be an elite receiver in this league, but he has adequate speed, good hands and decent athleticism. And he is reliable. Perhaps a quality that doesn't get as much credit as it should. Ask Roy 'stone hands' Williams about reliability.
Since 2009 he has played nearly every game for the Bears, and was going strong last season until he was injured towards the end of the campaign, with some suggesting he was a victim of the Saint's bounty program - don't get me started on that.
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Free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN.com.
Okoye registered four sacks for the Bears in 2011, serving primarily as a backup. He was drafted in the first round by the Houston Texans in 2007.
Several teams expressed interest, according to the report, including the Bears. Okoye is the second defensive tackle...
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Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Bucs, further depleting the Bears interior line. Chicago had previously released veteran Anthony Adams earlier this offseason. Okoye registered four sacks last season, playing in all 16 games. The former first rounder out of Louisville wasn’t spectacular, but did provide some push up the middle. [...]
After Marion Barber III announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, March 21, Dallas Cowboys fans have likely reflected on much fonder memories of “Marion the Barbarian” than the team from which he retired. The Chicago Bears faithful will probably remember Barber as the oaf who inevitably awoke the ravaged Tim Tebow-mania beast. I mean, he did
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Former Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has signed a one year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Okoye played last season with the Chicago Bears recording four sacks serving as a back-up defensive lineman.
Okoye was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2007 as the 10th overall pick. He signed a five-year deal with the Texans on July 26, which allowed him to begin training...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract Saturday.Okoye spent the 2011 season with the Chicago Bears after playing his first four campaigns with the Houston Texans.The 24-year-old recorded 27 tackles and four sacks for the Bears last season.Okoye was selected 10th overall at the age of 19 in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Texans.
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