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Former Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist believes the market for free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher will begin to pick up in June. He believes this because teams will start cutting more veterans after Junes 1st.
When a player with multiple years remaining on his contract is released after June 1, only the prorated bonus money for that upcoming season counts against that year’s salary cap in the form of dead money. The rest of the remaining prorated bonus money accelerates onto the following year’s salary cap.
Sundquist thinks Urlacher, who turns 35 later this month, will be a viable option for teams that free up additional cap space before training camps begin in July.
“I think once we get past that June 1 cut where a lot of teams are going to let some guys go because of cap reasons and there is going to be some street free agents out there, clubs are going to be focusing again on where they can find good, veteran talent that I can bring in at a bargain price,” Sundquist said...
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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte deserved to treat himself to something nice for having to put up with quarterback Jay Cutler on a regular basis. Forte’s disdain for Mr. Cavallari (I may or may not be making that up) forced him to buy a house that’s roughly a 45 minute drive to Soldier Field. Of course, in Chicago’s traffic, that might means he’s...
According to Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune, due to NFL rules that prohibit Chicago Bears’ 1st round draft pick Kyle Long from organized team activities that start Monday and the mandatory veteran minicamp in June.
Long’s class schedule at Oregon, where he played in the fall, and NFL rules indicate that draft picks cannot participate only in the rookie minicamp until his...
2.18 Chicago Bears Jonathan Bostic, ILB, Florida (6-0⅞, 245)
With the eighteenth selection (50th overall) in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select inside linebacker Jonathan Bostic from the University of Florida. The Bears needed to replace the future hall of famer Brian Urlacher in the middle of the defense and Bostic will have the momentous task of...
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According to the Orlando Sentinel, a house that was linked to the shooting of a 15 year-old girl is owned by NFL player’s Mike Sims-Walker, Brandon Marshall and Chris Johnson.
Sims-Walker helped aid the police in their investigation, per the Sentinel.
Prosecutors have described the home on Robbins Avenue as a nondescript setting where pro athletes could...
The Chicago Bears and new head coach Marc Trestman get their first “live” look at the team’s 2013 rookie class this weekend at mini-camp. As the draft choices and invited first-year players convene at Halas Hall, here are five questions that will start to be addressed: 1. Is top pick Kyle Long ready to challenge for a starting job? Long [...]
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Bears have signed second round pick, linebacker Jon Bostic. Bostic recorded 68 total tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions in his final season at the University of Florida. Need NFL Tickets?
We are in that long, dull time of the offseason when the draft is over, free agency has (mostly) ended, and football is still too far away. What is a die-hard NFL fan to do? I’m so glad you asked! Borrowing from WCSN’s own Michael Helton, I thought it would be fun to stir some [...]The post Top ten Chicago Bears draft picks since 1995: Part 1 by Jon Vander Woude appeared...
I graded the new and improved coaching staff for the Chicago Bears pretty highly in part one of my off-season recap. Do the additions the team made in free agency match up?
Part 1: Coaching Staff
While free agency technically isn’t over, the Bears have already made all of their major moves. Those moves were nearly perfect in my book.
First Round: Kyle Long, OT/G, Oregon
Another pick I'm shocked at. I think Long is better than Pugh, but still don't think he should be a first round selection. I'm shocked the Bears passed on Eiffert and Ogletree, who are much better players and better values. Long will most likely be put at guard for Chicago, with Bushrod and Webb on the ends. However, he will...
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with second-round draft pick Jon Bostic.
A linebacker at Florida, Bostic started every game his final two years in the middle for the Gators and figures to compete with veteran free agent acquisition D.J. Williams for Brian Urlacher's old job.
Bostic made eight sacks, 19 1/2 tackles for loss and five interceptions in his...
The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with second-round linebacker Jon Bostic. The team has now signed five of its six 2013 draft picks.
NEW YORK (AP) The only time Tommie Frazier and Danny Wuerffel shared the field during their brilliant college careers, Frazier's Nebraska team trampled Wuerffel and Florida in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl to win the national championship.
Wuerffel and the Gators bounced back from that record-breaking 62-24 smackdown to take the title the next season.
The former quarterbacks will cross...
You might have read the title and was shocked, but you really shouldn’t be. If you have any knowledge of the 90′s Cowboys you should be aware that athletes have “side house” for their groupies, jumpoffs and mistresses. It is a place they can have their affairs and not worried about being hassle by their wives or girlfriends.
Normally, a group of players rent out a place under...
Former Ohio State All-American offensive tackle Orlando Pace will join former Cleveland Browns quarterback Vinnie Testaverde as members in the newest class for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Pace, the 24th Buckeye player to make the Hall, is considered one of the most dominant offensive linemen in college football history, finishing fourth in the Heisman voting in 1996. Winner...
When a new head coach takes over a tradition-rich program with a tradition-rich rival, things can get interesting. For example, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith. In Smith’s first press conference, he told the media his number one goal was to beat the Green Bay Packers. It was the first shot fired in the next chapter of the NFL’s longest-running rivalry.