Posted March 05, 2012 on
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The 2012 deadline for NFL teams to place franchise tags has come and gone. We look at the players that were, and weren’t tagged, and how that affects the Chicago Bears’ free-agency plans.

Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears Dominate…NFL Bounties and Gregg Williams

Even with March Madness almost upon us, spring training beginning, and the NBA and NHL season in full swing, the NFL still found a way to make headlines. As you probably already know, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been accused of incentivizing his players to purposely injure opponents’ top players by paying organizing a system non-contract bonuses. The...

Should the Bears bring Rex Grossman back to Chicago?

One of the many questions the Chicago Bears must answer this offseason is who will backup starting quarterback Jay Cutler in 2012.  The past two years, Cutler’s seasons have ended prematurely as he watched from the sideline with an injury.  Both times Cutler was replaced by Bears backup quarterback Caleb Hanie and both times Chicago fell short.  The first time cost the Bears...

Bears slap Matt Forte with franchise tag

  Wrapping up what was so aptly dubbed “Franchise Tag Friday,” the Chicago Bears safeguarded themselves from losing their star running back. According to multiple reports, the Bears placed the franchise tag on Matt Forte, keeping the would-be free agent in the Windy City. It’s an expected move after long-term negotiations stalled, though new GM Phil Emery told the team’s...

NFL Lawsuits: Why Chicago Bears S Dave Duerson’s family, others have no case

This is by no means an article to disrespect the sensitivity of the circumstances surrounding the death of Dave Duerson or any other NFL athlete undergoing brain trauma from their years in the league. The residual brain trauma that caused the eventual suicide of former Chicago Bears S Dave Duerson is one of the great tragedies in the sporting landscape of America. This...

How long can Bears LB’s play?

When Chicago Bears fans are asked the top priority in the upcoming draft and free agency, their responses are usually wide receiver, offensive line, and secondary. While linebacker might not make the list, it’s an important position to address with both the health and age of Pro Bowl tag-team partners Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. In the next of our [...]

Your move, Matt

To the surprise of no one, the Bears on Friday night placed a franchise tag on running back Matt Forte which will pay him approximately $7.7 million next season. The Bears , who had until Monday afternoon to use the tag, say they will continue to talk with Forte's agent, Adisa Bakari. on the long-term deal Forte wants. Next season's salary will still provide a nice raise...

Bears cut Frank Omiyale he'll visit Seattle Monday

General manager Phil Emery made his first official moves to shape the 2012 Bears by cutting Offensive lineman Frank Omiyale this week. Today we're hearing from that the Seattle Seahawks are expected to have Omiyale in for a visit today. Omiyale would likely compete for a roster spot to be the top backup left tackle while also getting a chance to backup...

Notebook: Smith heads to Georgia

Lovie Smith was at Georgia Tech’s pro day today to get a closer look at a potential draft pick. We also discuss the pro days of Georgia and Illinois, as well as a possible Rex Grossman reunion.
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