Found April 16, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears veterans have been called to the old "voluntary" minicamp starting Tuesday to meet the new head coach and see what his plans might be. Minicamps usually don't get me overly excited, but I am curious to know what Marc Trestman has planned for running back Matt Forte. Forte has been a very productive back for the Bears since he was drafted in the second round from Tulane University in 2008. He has rushed for more than 1,000 in three of his five seasons with the Bears. In 2011, he rushed for 997 yards while playing just 12 games. He has also displayed his talents as a capable receiver through the years, both coming out of the backfield and occasionally lining up at the line of scrimmage. In short, it appears he has the skills to thrive in a West Coast offense, the kind of offense Trestman is known to favor. Forte has been a workhorse for the Bears. In 2010, he totaled 1,616 yards from scrimmage. The Bears offense racked up a total of 4,631...

Chicago Bears six biggest needs entering 2013 NFL Draft

With free agency mostly behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the 2013 NFL draft and start considering what teams could be looking for there. Rather than waste my time trying to project specific players to the Chicago Bears, who do not pick until the second half of the first round, I’m going to [...]The post Chicago Bears six biggest needs entering 2013 NFL Draft by...

Bears coach Marc Trestman impressed with lack of ‘mental errors’ at minicamp

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman in his second day running his first minicamp for the team, was impressed to see the lack of mental errors. Most of the time when installing a new system, the mental side is the hardest part to get down. If a player doesn’t have the understanding of what the concept is, then he won’t be able to react naturally and be effective. Trestman...

Does Bears mini-camp bring answers or more questions?

When first-year Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman convenes his first official mini-camp Tuesday, the Bears will already have a vastly different look. Gone is defensive leader and perennial Pro Bowler Brian Urlacher, who continued the great legacy of Bears middle linebackers with his rare athletic skills over the past decade. Underrated outside linebacker Nick Roach also departed...

Embattled Bear Jay Cutler will soon be blown away from ‘The Windy City’

Entering the final season of a five-year contract worth $49.7 million, embattled quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t expecting the Chicago Bears to offer an extension. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound Cutler, who the Denver Broncos took out of Vanderbilt University with the 11th pick in the 2006 draft, has thrown 136 touchdowns, against 100 interceptions, for 21,316 yards in 93 starts. “You’ve...

New coach, new offense for Bears at minicamp

Everything moved faster for Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears offense Tuesday at minicamp practice - including the new coach. The new, up-tempo offense came complete with Marc Trestman running all over the field, up and down the sidelines, to get his point across to players in a high-energy style the Bears aren't used to seeing from their head coach. ''That's just...

Trestman: Carimi is a guard

Based on film, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman says offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, the team’s 2011 first-round pick, is a better fit at guard than tackle.

Bears Sign OL Eben Britton

The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve signed OL Eben Britton to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Britton, 25, spent the past four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and wound up starting 30 games for them during this time. He recently worked out for the Seahawks, but apparently the Bears were his best option. Last year, Britton was benched in favor of undrafted rookie Mike Brewster...

Chicago Bears Sign Eben Britton

NFL News: The Chicago Bears signed free agent Eben Britton, a tweener guard/tackle who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. He will compete for a backup roster spot on the offensive line depth chart. Fantasy Ramifications: None. The post Chicago Bears Sign Eben Britton appeared first on Fantasy Sports Player Rankings - Baseball and Football -

Bears Minicamp Notes: Day 1

The Chicago Bears conducted the team’s first voluntary minicamp practice today. Bear Report breaks down all the action from this afternoon’s 75-minute session at Halas Hall.

The best No. 1 picks in NFL Draft history

The NFL Draft is a gamble. Teams owning the first pick hope to grab that one player to help turn their franchise around. Some players work out and that top overall pick helps return a team to the playoffs while other players bust and a franchise that’s already struggling continues to spiral downward.The modern NFL draft began in 1936, when the Chicago Bears made University of Chicago...
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