Posted June 25, 2013 on chi.scout.com
PLAYERS: Israel Idonije
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
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Israel Idonije, a solid player for the Bears the past nine seasons, signed with the Lions today. We outline how he ended up in Detroit and what this means for the Bears going forward.
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