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Yesterday, we looked at the wide receivers and tight ends throughout the division, and corrected a couple errors that I made in misclassifying a receiver or two for Green Bay. Tonight, we'll turn our attention to the running backs and fullbacks.
Bears 2011: Matt Forte, Marion Barber, Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen / Tyler Clutts, Kyle Adams2012: Matt Forte, Michael Bush, Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen / Tyler Clutts, Kyle Adams
Obviously this is presuming the signing of Matt Forte to either his franchise tender or some other deal, but even without that, Michael Bush is still a solid back, at this point a better version of Marion Barber with much less mileage. Bell performed pretty well when called upon, and Armando Allen also played well for a fourth running back. And, well, we know what Matt Forte is. Clutts displayed some decent blocking ability and the occasional soft hands, especially for an undrafted player in 2008.
Lions 2011: Mikel Leshoure (injured), Jahvid Best (injured), ...
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Welcome to Purple Jesus Diaries' 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off where we cover all items related to the 2012 NFL Draft as pertains to the Minnesota Vikings. At this point in the year, we will continue reviewing this crop of draft picks. We've already looked at Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Jarius Wright, Rhett Ellison, and Greg Childs, so today we start to...
As the Minnesota Vikings convene at Winter Park today for the start of organized team activities, they are trying to erase the stigma of a 3-13 record that tied the franchise mark for futility in a 16-game season.
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The Chicago Bears are reportedly concerned with the condition of running back Matt Forte's knees, according to The Chicago Tribune.
This sheds light on why the Bears are reluctant to ink the ultra-talented young running back to a long-term contract.
Forte sprained his right MCL late last season and the club is concerned regarding the stability of his knees for...
According to Jeremy Fowler of TwinCities.com, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin hasn’t been participating in OTA’s after undergoing minor offseason shoulder surgery.
Harvin isn’t expected to miss a lot of time, but he was only limited to team meetings during Tuesday’s session. There’s no indication as to when he will participate on the field, at this point.
After Saturday’s report that the Chicago Bears are concerned about the long-term health of running back Matt Forte’s knee’s, he posted a video on his Twitter feed to show everyone that they have nothing to worry about.
100Lbs sled up hill i think my knee will be ok RT @nfl: Bears concerned with Matt Forte’s knees: nfl.com/news/story/090… twitvid.com/OPVBZ
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Film work and commentary on Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett from the most recent OTA practice session.
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