Found July 03, 2012 on Football Extra Points:
Jay Cutler is primed for a breakout season and will be the top Sleeper heading into 2012. Fantasy Football Leagues are coming on-line and Owners are researching players, putting together rankings and trying to find the ultimate sleepers. Players that are off the radar are usually the ones that win leagues. Sometimes Owners identify these sleepers before the draft and nail them. But sometimes they just get lucky. Here's a look at some potential sleepers by position. I've listed a light sleeper and a deep sleeper by position. QB (Light Sleeper) - Jay Cutler Bears. • I'm very high on Cutler this season. I currently have him listed as my #5 QB. I like what the Bears have done this offseason. They finally went out and landed an elite WR in Brandon Marshall and followed that up by drafting Alshon Jeffery out of South Carolina. This allows Hester to be more of a playmaker instead of a #1 WR. If the Oline can hold up Cutler is set to put up some bi...

Jay Cutler Can't Sing and Other Obvious News

Chicago sports fans are still kind of upset at Jay Cutler for leaving the NFC Championship Game with what appeared to be a minor, if any, injury. So what better to improve his image with people within Chicagoland than to sing during the seventh inning stretch. It didn't go well. Cutler isn't a singer, but it seemed like it put as much effort into the song as he did the...

The Bears Den: July 19, 2012

"...where resentment rides high, but emotions won't grow."   NFL Offseason Grades - Chris Burke: (post-Forte contract) "...the core of this offense should be around for a few years. On the flip side, the OL is still a potential sieve that basically went ignored." [Video] A look ahead at Bears training camp - Bowen talks a lot of sense. Kaplan doesn...

Chicago Bears rookie on the hot seat: Brandon Hardin

Continuing to examine the 2012 Chicago Bears draft picks and where they fit into plans we come to rookie safety Brandon Hardin. Hardin was the eighth safety drafted since Lovie Smith became the head coach.  He is proverbial big, fast and strong even more so than most safeties. The problem with Hardin is he played corner his entire career at Oregon State.  Hardin has never played...

Cliff Avril still doesn’t plan on showing up for camp

Getty Images Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was a guest on the set of ESPN’s Sportscenter and he confirmed that he won’t be showing up for the first day of training camp. “Probably won’t be there first day, that’s for sure,” Avril told ESPN. “I have to sit down with my agent and figure out when’s a good time, if we’re even gonna show up.” When asked what...

Chicago Bears veteran on the hot seat: Devin Hester

Devin Hester is the best return man in the history of the NFL. You would think that is all you'd have to write about Hester given the excitement that builds with every thump of a punt towards him.  The drama is palpable up until the whistle blows or Hester crosses the goal line. That's part of the fun of having Hester on the team, he's a threat to score a touchdown...

Larry Fitzgerald: Take Calvin Johnson over me in fantasy because he has better QB

Larry Fitzgerald is widely recognized as one of the best receivers in the NFL, but the six-time Pro Bowler says he would take Calvin Johnson ahead of himself in fantasy football because the Lions have a better quarterback. “Megatron and Matthew Stafford have a great connection up there in Detroit,” Fitzgerald said in response to a fan’s question. “They put together a phenomenal...

Jahvid Best still not cleared to participate in training camp

Getty Images According to Anwar Richardson of,  the representatives of Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best won’t indicate whether he’s been cleared for contact during training camp yet. Richardson says we may not know until the Lions report to camp next week. The good news is that Best’s back up Mikel LeShoure is ready to go after missing his entire rookie season...

For The Chicago Bears, Now Is The Time

With the Bears and Matt Forte ending their soap opera by striking a long-term agreement, the Monsters of the Midway now have virtually no distractions heading into training camp next week. That allows the Bears to focus solely on the task at hand: winning a Super Bowl title. And they better do it quickly, because after this year the window may be closing. Jay Cutler, Matt Forte...

Chicago Bears 2012 NFL Season Preview

Offense The Bears were off to a 7-3 start last year, one year after going 11-5 and making it to the NFC Championship game. In my opinion, the Bears’ 7-3 start last year was more impressive. Their 11-5 2010 record was not fully indicative of how they played. They had a Pythagorean Expectation of just 9.4 wins and that was in spite of the fact that their 11 wins were against a 6...

Bears Pre-Training Camp Headquarters

All the news, positional breakdowns and camp competitions to prepare you for Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, which begins July 25.

Bears sign RB Booker

The Bears signed running back Lorenzo Booker to a one-year deal and released undrafted rookie Alvester Alexander. Booker, 28, wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent after 19 games over two seasons with the Vikings. A third-round pick in 2007, Booker was traded from the Dolphins to the Eagles in 2008. A third-down back with experiencing returning kickoffs and punts, Booker...
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