Posted June 11, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Henry Melton
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears starting defensive tackle Henry Melton, whose contract expires after this season, says he can’t envision himself playing anywhere else and would be open to an extension.

The Bears Den: June 12, 2012

'Jay Cutler Show' off to a good start - Kevin Seifert: Given his sack totals in three years, Cutler has every right to take a wait-and-see attitude with the Bears' latest plan for the OL. Carimi rates on 2012 'Breakout' list - Moon Mullin: Gabe Carimi's inclusion on the Top 10 Breakout Players for 2012 is a good omen. No comment on the rest of the NFCN...

Pro Football Focus names Tim Jennings the Bears' "Secret Superstar"

Pro Football Focus has been running a series this offseason about the underheralded players on each team that probably deserve a little more respect than what they've actually been given. They only just now got to the Bears, and their selection for the Bears' "Secret Superstar" is a player that I've often gone after for not finishing enough of the interceptions...

Smith pleased with Bears progress as mini-camp opens

    Without playing a game, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith thinks his club “has made alot of progress” in its bid to reclaim a post-season playoff spot. Smith made his comments as the Bears began their mandatory three day mini-camp, the last offseason acitivity before the team reports to training camp in late July. Predictably, much of the [...]

Forte absent as Bears minicamp opens

The Chicago Bears opened minicamp, and one key piece remained missing - Matt Forte. The Pro Bowl running back was absent Tuesday as expected, with his franchise-player tender remaining unsigned and the staredown with management continuing. Coach Lovie Smith says Forte's situation is ''not an issue for me'' and would not say if he expects him to show up for the...

Israel Idonije back to defensive tackle in 2012?

Amobi Okoye left a pretty big hole when he left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency this off-season.  Okoye had over 30 QB pressures on the season and four sacks in a rotational role behind Henry Melton.  Okoye's departure means there is no true three technique DT behind Melton, or is there? Israel Idonije was one of the top pass rushing defensive tackles in...

Jay Cutler has concerns regarding Chicago Bears offensive line

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler recently expressed his concerns regarding the team’s offensive line, and rightfully so after being planted in the turf 110 times in the last three seasons. Chicago has been very slow to address a situation which has been lingering for some time with the Bears. While Mike Martz was the offensive coordinator, he schemed more short, quick routes in order...

Bears begin to answer questions at mini-camp

With organized team activities (OTA’s) in the books, the Chicago Bears begin their next step on the way to the 2012-13 season with the veteran mini-camp being conducted this week at Halas Hall.  The  mini-camp is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14. Practices on Tuesday and Wednesday will be held from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Practice on [...]

Forte a no-show at Bears minicamp

Running back Matt Forte, who wants a new multiyear contract, was not present at the Chicago Bears' first day of minicamp on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Forte's absence was expected, and coach Lovie Smith did not want to guess whether Forte would be present when training camp begins. "No, I wouldn't speculate on that," Smith told the Tribune. ...

Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler Will Join Elite Class in 2012

Jay Cutler has always had the physical tools to be an elite NFL quarterback, but injuries over the past two seasons with the Chicago Bears, including a fairly fluky thumb injury that ended his season early in 2011, have derailed that progress and led to concern that he will never be among the league's elite signal callers. Offensive line play has been a particular issue for...

VIDEO: Kyle Adams at OTAs

Film work and commentary on Chicago Bears second-year tight end Kyle Adams from recent organized team activities.

VIDEO: Evan Rodriguez at OTAs

Film work and commentary from recent organized team activities on Chicago Bears fourth-round rookie tight end Evan Rodriguez.

VIDEO: Brandon Marshall at OTAs (III)

Our third round of film work and commentary on Bears WR Brandon Marshall from OTAs. This edition shows how OC Mike Tice's plans to isolate his No. 1 receiver out wide.

Bears veteran minicamp review (Day 1)

What we saw from the sidelines at Halas Hall during the first of three practice sessions that encompass the mandatory veteran minicamp for the Chicago Bears.

Former NFLer Sam Hurd’s Cousin Jesse Tyrone Chavful Arrested in Drug Conspiracy Case

Sam Hurd is about to learn the same thing Michael Vick learned. When the Feds start to tighten the screws, family and friends will be quick to turn on you to save themselves. If you have forgotten Hurd was getting his Tony Montana on while he was playing for the Bears and Cowboys (Sam Hurd Formally Indicted on Federal Drug Conspiracy and Possession Charges). Now, the Feds have...
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