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Green Bay Packers
As NFL free agency kicked off, the biggest question was expected to come from Miami: Would the Dolphins Sign Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn to be their quarterback in 2012?
The news out of Miami was about their Pro Bowl MVP. The mercurial Brandon Marshall was traded him to the Chicago Bears for the next two years’ third round draft picks.
Ignore for a moment the obvious chemistry between him and embattled quarterback Jay Cutler when they were teammates in Denver. This takes the Bears receiving corps from the bottom-10 to the top-10 of the NFL. They have one of the top dozen wide receivers so Devin Hester and Johnny Knox can become the second and third receivers they really are.
The Dolphins get two picks almost guaranteed to be after the 80th pick in both cases. Their already depleted receiving corps either just made them a less impressive destination for Manning or cleared the way to bring him and Reggie Wayne together, depending on which experts you listen to.
The Bears also signed solid veteran quarterback Jason Campbell to back up Cutler. The moves certainly close the gap between the Bears and the division king Green Bay Packers. The champions are likely losing more players than they are gaining, with Scott Wells, Donald Driver, Chad Clifton and Ryan Grant all major contributors potentially out on offense alone.
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A woman has accused Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall of punching her in the face at a nightclub, according to New York City police.The women alleged the incident occurred at 3:50 a.m. ET Sunday outside the Marquee, a club in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.Marshall was traded to Chicago on Tuesday for a pair of third-round draft picks."Both the Bears and Dolphins...
Just as the free agent signing period got under way, the Bears surprised everyone by sending two third round picks south to Miami in exchange for Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Here’s a quick smattering of what people are saying about the trade around the league…
ESPN North blogger Kevin Seifert opines that now is the time for Jay Cutler to step up and be the franchise...
One major weakness of the Chicago Bears since their 1985 "greatest NFL team ever" season, was the QB play. They got Jay Cutler, and declared "dynasty!" Their second glaring weakness was who would Rex Grossman Jay Cutler be looking to throw too when getting rushed (on every play)? They, now, got Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins for 2 third-rounders...
When the Dolphins traded Brandon Marshall to the Bears for two third-round picks, many people figured they moved him because they were trying to make their roster more attractive to free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. Now we’re learning it may have been for a different reason.
According to a police report obtained by the New York Post, Marshall is accused of hitting a woman...
The Chicago Bears started of the first day of free agency with a splash when they announced they had acquired WR Brandon Marshall from the Dolphins in exchange for two third-round picks.
Let’s recap the Bears signings and rumors by position:
QB: Jason Campbell signed a one-year deal. He provides the Bears with a great option off the bench just in case Jay Cutler suffers an injury...
The Miami Dolphins traded embattled wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears yesterday for two third round draft picks. They did so just two seasons after acquiring him from the Denver Broncos for two second round picks and a boat load of money, which seems a bit curious, at the very least.
Once the deal was announced yesterday, many Dolphins were left scratching...
Jay Glazer is reporting that the Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins for wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The Bears will trade 2 third round picks for the Pro Bowler. This development is huge for the Bears as they will now be able to concentrate on signing defensive end Mario Williams [...]
Self-professed MAJOR SCOOPAGE from Jay Glazer: the Bears have traded two third-rounders to the Dolphins for Brandon Marshall, reuniting the wife-beating receiver with his sulky finance-dumping quarterback of yore. Marshall has been devalued by a round in the past two seasons, apparently, as the Broncos got two second-rounders of out Miami in Marshall’s first trade.
Now, with free...
NFL free agency started with a flurry yesterday as Brandon Marshall was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Chicago Bears for two 3rd round draft picks right at 4pm. Adding Marshall to the list of WR’s making moves this offseason helps make WR’s the most coveted free agents this year. The #1 WR on the free agent list was Vincent Jackson and he found a new home with the Tampa...
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall (19) pops up off the ground after beating New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (42) on a 19-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on December 24, 2011. UPI/Matthew Healey
As expected, teams didn’t waste any time making a splash on Day 1 of the 2012 NFL free agency...
"Dude, you've gotta stop going to night clubs, k bro?"
When Fox Sports reporter and Bond villain Jay Glazer broke the news yesterday afternoon that the Miami Dolphins had traded receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears for two third round draft picks, a few theories hit the Twitters:
1) The Dolphins are run by complete morons.
2) The Dolphins were freeing up as...
Randy Moss returns to the NFL with the San Fran 49ers, his sixth team in 13 seasons. Bay area get ready.
As PEYTON MANNING tries to decide which NFL team he intends to invade with his Hall of Fame presence, a lot of other wheeling and dealing has taken place elsewhere around the league as well. According to league sources, the Miami Dolphins have traded Pro Bowl wideout BRANDON...