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INDIANAPOLIS – After injuries to some of their most indispensable players derailed the Bears' playoff run in 2011, coach Lovie Smith is eager to get Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and other key contributors back on the field.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Lovie Smith lamented the ouster of the general manager who hired him and applauded the general manager who’ll determine how much longer he’ll remain the Bears coach. But as he prepares for the 2012 season, Smith couldn’t be more pleased with the coaching staff he has assembled...
SEAN JENSEN: As he prepares for the 2012 season, Bears coach Lovie Smith couldn’t be more pleased with the coaching staff he has assembled.
Bears fans have been beaten over the head with news regarding Matt Forte’s contract. Yet it appears the team and his agent will finally sit down this weekend to iron out a deal. Now that’s newsworthy.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith discusses the coaching staff changes, roster shuffling and more. Look inside for the video from the NFL Combine.
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith met the media as the NFL scouting combine began Thursday in Indianapolis. Fielding a wide range of questions, Smith candidly discussed staff changes, the dismissal of former General Manager Jerry Angelo, and what the Bears need to do to return to the playoffs.A transcript of the question and answer session follows: LOVIE AT THE [...]
INDIANAPOLIS — Lovie Smith is expecting Gabe Carimi to give the Bears a needed upgrade at offensive tackle without having to turn to the draft. But the Bears’ head coach was unsure of whether the second-year right tackle would be ready to start the offseason program after Carimi missed the final...
Running back Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears will start talking contract again this weekend, according to a report.
While the Chicago Bears could still decide to slap the franchise tag on free agent running back Matt Forte before the March 5 deadline, coach Lovie Smith believes the two sides will ultimately agree to a long-term contract extension.
With a new general manager in place, the Chicago Bears will renew contract negotiations with running back Matt Forte this weekend, a league source told the NFL Network.
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith spoke at the NFL Scouting Combine today. He touched on the team’s need at wide receiver, Gabe Carimi’s return, the firing of former GM Jerry Angelo and more.
Bears head coach Lovie Smith told the media at the NFL Scouting Combine that quarterback Jay Cutler's thumb is fine. Cutler broke his right thumb vs. the Chargers on Nov. 20 and missed the rest of the season. The outlook is getting better for Cutler. His thumb is healed, his offense will be run by Mike Tice instead of Mike Martz (Lovie expects a "smooth transition,"...
Caleb Hanie's failures as a starter for the Bears, as well as those of No. 2 quarterbacks throughout the league in 2011, means the demand for backup QBs in the NFL will be at an all-time high this offseason.
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith met with the media at the NFL Combine today for the first time after the Bears fired general manager Jerry Angelo. As far as surprised, I mean, we know in our profession whats at stake always and changes can happen at any time, Smith said according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Im here primarily because of what Jerry Angelo did for...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (R) is brought down by San Diego Chargers’ Steve Gregory (L) in the first half of their NFL football game in Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Bears set to open contract talks with Forte
NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that the Bears will open contract talks with free...
INDIANAPOLIS -- It has been seven weeks and three days since Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith last addressed the media. Much has happened in those 52 days, starting with the firing of general manager Jerry Angelo the day after Smith last spoke.