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We guess you could call this a major step in the comeback of former draft bust QB JaMarcus Russell. Whether it translates into a contract offer is another story.
"Positive reviews" was the phrase uttered by Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, according to a source who apparently witnessed Russell showcase his talents.
The source said that he 'showed a "big arm," had a "good, positive demeanor" and made it clear he had worked himself back into shape. Russell's timing and accuracy wasn't always there, but the source said the former No. 1 overall draft pick was solid considering the circumstances,' via NLF.com.
The Bears also worked out QBs Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards on Friday, and it doesn't look like they'll be offering anything to any of them, including Russell. They're currently pretty stocked in the position with Josh McCown and Matt Blanchard backing up Jay Cutler, but due diligence is never a bad move in planning for the always uncertain future.
That being said, Russell basically just had his own version of a Pro Day, albeit for one team to watch. If anything, it shows he's serious about returning to the NFL; something other teams might take note of.
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According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, right now the Chicago Bears don’t have any plans of signing free agent JaMarcus Russell or the other two quarterbacks they worked out. But Russell did weigh in at 267 pounds.
We recently reported that Russell is weighing 265. So he seems to have leveled off a bit.
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According to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Bears have traded guard Gabe Carimi to the Buccaneers for a 6th round pick in 2014.
Carimi recently skipped the Bears OTA”s so he could privately workout with former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley in Arizona.
Carimi was planning on attending this week’s mandatory minicamp that the Bears were holding. Now...
Well Chicago Bears fans, there goes another wasted pick. And for that first round bust, you are getting a sweet sixth round pick next season! Start the celebrating…
If you hadn’t heard, 2011 first round pick Gabe Carimi was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2014 sixth rounder. Just two years after being drafted, it has been a downhill slide for Gabe. He started...
The Chicago Bears have traded OL Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday evening. Carimi made plenty of headlines earlier this offseason for his decision to train with two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley in Arizona rather than attend the Bears’ organized team activities...
Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times confirms that the Buccaneers have acquired G/T Gabe Carimi in a trade with the Bears.
The Bucs have given away a sixth round pick in the 2014 draft in exchange for the last first round pick of the “Jerry Angelo era” in Chicago. Carimi will fly out on Monday to undergo his physical in Tampa Bay and finalize the deal.
Carimi has been...
Chicago Bears starting QB Jay Cutler is now officially married; multiple sources report. This isn’t really shocking news, more just a formality. Jay Cutler has been engaged to “reality star” (if there is such a thing) Kristin Cavallari for quite a long time. Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have had a kid for quite a while too.
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In a move that made sense for both parties, the Chicago Bears traded former first-round OT Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday for a sixth round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. The deal ends a disappointing two-year stint in Chicago for Carimi, the Bears top choice in the 2011 draft. Carimi began his rookie season with much [...]
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The Chicago Bears have traded offensive lineman Gabe Carimi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As longtime chroniclers of the up-and-down, tumultuous and there-and-back-again relationship between Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and former reality show star Kristin Cavallari, it is with great joy that I’d like to pass along the news that TMZ has confirmed that the two lovebirds finally are planning on finally making it official by engaging in [...]The post DOONNNT CAARRREE...
The good news for JaMarcus is at least he is getting an opportunity to show that he still has some skills. His arm is never going to go away, but he has shown some dedication in getting his weight down to a manageable level.
His work out with the Bears wasn’t bad, they just don’t have any plans to sign him at the moment.
Former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell put...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided they aren’t quite finished in making player moves this offseason. On Sunday evening, it was announced that the Buccaneers arranged a trade with the Chicago Bears to acquire OT/G Gabe Carimi in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2014 draft.
Carimi, a former first-round selection of the Bears, was a disgruntled member of the team, skipping...