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When Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox suffered a horrifying injury to vertebrae in his back last December, many anticipated that this would happen. But Bears fans were optimistic that Knox might be ready to go by the time the 2012 NFL season kicked off. If his appearance in organized team activities this morning were any indication, that just might be a pipe dream as he seems destined for the injured reserve list. Very underweight and acknowledging to reporters that he may miss the entire season, Knox was still in high spirits and optimistic as he addressed questions from the media. ‘‘It could happen, but I’m staying optimistic. My main focus is in the weight room. I’m not in a rush. This is my spine, the core of my body I’m dealing with. It’s not my knee, ankle or shoulder. I’m taking my time. I’m doing great; I’m feeling a lot better from Day 1. I’m getting stronger. Working on some things to get stronger in my lower body and my back. Most importantly, mentally, too.’’ He a

McCarthy, Urlacher officially an item

The former Playmate of the Year finally confirmed the rumors that she and the Bears superstar linebacker are indeed a couple.

Bears' Bush showing unexpected skills as receiver

One of the early positive elements of the Chicago Bears' workouts, perhaps even an epiphany of sorts to some coaches, has been the performance of tailback Michael Bush as a receiver. The four-year veteran, signed from Oakland as an unrestricted free agent and presumptive backup to franchise tailback Matt Forte, has caught the ball well. There were some concerns as the Bears...

Jay Cutler to get a long term deal from Bears before Matt Forte?

According to the Chicago Tribune, Jay Cutler could be getting a long term deal from the Bears before Matt Forte. Cutler is due 16.17 million over the final 2 years of his deal, while Matt Forte has yet to sign his 7.7 million dollar franchise tender in hopes of a long term deal. These are the first real rumblings of a Cutler extension and an extension would likely not sit well with...

Jay Cutler could get a new contract before Matt Forte

Getty Images David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune indicated that he wouldn’t be surprised if Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler ends up getting a contract extension before running back Matt Forte and I can’t argue with him. I don’t even expect the Bears to re-sign Forte,  I think they’re dumb enough to let him walk in free agency after this season.  They haven’t respected...

Bears to use the tight end more in 2012

With Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator, the Bears did not use the tight end much in their offense. Martz has never figured out how to incorporate tight ends into his very specific offense, struggling to do so with both Vernon Davis and Greg Olsen. The Bears traded Greg Olsen last season because he didn’t fit with what Martz was trying to do and basically gave up on the...

Brian Urlacher might test free agency after this season

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that he’s considering testing the free agent market after this coming season. “I think (team President) Ted Phillips said when they had the owners meeting they’re going to wait until the season is over. See what happens, how I play (before addressing the contract situation),” Urlacher said Friday on WMVP-AM...

Sweetness’ Kid Brittney Payton Becoming Media Star

The offspring of the greatest Chicago Bears player in history, Walter Payton, is keeping the family name in the spotlight. Brittney Payton WGN-TV and CLTV present Chicago’s Best – a weekly half-hour food and lifestyle program celebrating the best the Windy City has to offer. On Brittney’s Facebook page she writes: I am Chicago’s Best host! Or was it a host of Chicago’s...

Bears start off-season OTAs

The Bears held their first voluntary OTA workouts on Tuesday with no media access scheduled until today.  These workouts are non-contact drills that occur in helmets shorts and T-shirts and are a valuable learning opportunity for rookies new additions to the team and young players. A common occurrence is veterans not participating in these workouts and on Tuesday team captain Brian...

VIDEO: Brandon Marshall at OTAs

A view from the sidelines of Chicago's passing tandem of Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler during the 7-on-7 portion of this week's OTA practice.

Urlacher sits, Knox visits during Bears ota’s

The second day of Chicago Bears organized team activities brought a bevy of news. Among the developments: Linebacker Brian Urlacher continues to mend from off-season surgery and won’t take part in any workouts or the veteran’s mini-camp in June, preferring to recuperate in time for late July’s training camp in Bourbonnais. Former first round tackle Chris Williams, who played guard [...]

Around the NFC North

With Brandon Marshall part of his arsenal once again, Jay Cutler is excited about the Bears offense. Another receiver is making headlines with the Lions, but it’s for his absence after taking a swing at a teammate. In Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers will have some new challenges: breaking in a new center and working with inexperienced backup quarterbacks.

Bear Report Radio v12.1

In the inaugural episode of Bear Report Radio, publisher Jeremy Stoltz talks with Brett Solesky of about the Chicago Bears' offseason through the first week of OTAs.

NFL Predictions - NFC North Records

Time to start looking at records for next season. Teams are taking shape in OTA's and getting a feel for who they added via the Draft and Free Agency. Here is a look at the NFC North: Vikings (4 Wins) - This team needs a lot of work. With AP coming off injury and the fact that Ponder is not an NFL QB they're in trouble. Bears (10 Wins) - I really like what...
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