Found April 09, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Matt Forte
TEAMS: Chicago Bears

Forte's absence at workouts not surprising

Due to the franchise tag, Bears running back Matt Forte isn’t expected to show up for next week’s voluntary offseason workouts. This is not an unexpected development.

Would The Bears Consider Bringing DT Anthony Adams Back?

The Bears don’t tend to bring back players they release, but they might want to consider bringing back veteran defensive tackle Anthony Adams. After losing Amobi Okoye to the Buccaneers, who signed him to one-year, $2 million deal the Bears are left with a void at the defensive tackle position. Adams was plagued by a torn calf muscle through training camp and early in the season...

Bucs sign free agent DT Okoye to 1-year deal

Free agent defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told Okoye registered four sacks for the Bears in 2011, serving primarily as a backup. He was drafted in the first round by the Houston Texans in 2007. Several teams expressed interest, according to the report, including the Bears. Okoye is the second defensive tackle...

Former Bears QB McMahon sued over bank's loans

In an attempt to recover $104 million, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has sued former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and others involved in a now-failed bank that was at the center of the campaign for President Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. A person close to the case said Monday the former quarterback is among the seven directors, along with two officers at Broadway...

Okoye leaves Bears for Bucs

Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Bucs, further depleting the Bears interior line. Chicago had previously released veteran Anthony Adams earlier this offseason. Okoye registered four sacks last season, playing in all 16 games. The former first rounder out of Louisville wasn’t spectacular, but did provide some push up the middle. [...]

Question marks for Bears as 2012 prep begins

It might be a while before the Chicago Bears get a look at all the pieces general manager Phil Emery has assembled in free agency for next season. The Bears begin their voluntary offseason program with players Monday and it's possible they won't have running back Matt Forte, linebacker Brian Urlacher or running back Kahlil Bell available. Forte can't participate unless...

McMahon sued over bank's loans

In an attempt to recover $104 million, federal authorities have sued former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and eight others involved in a now-failed bank that was at the center of the campaign for President Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. Seven former directors -- including McMahon -- and two officers of Broadway Bank ignored federal warnings about just how risky some of...

2012 NFL Draft- Would the Cleveland Browns trade for Bears RB Matt Forte?

As we head into the last two weeks before the 2012 NFL Draft, rumors are flying and one team at the center of many of those rumors are the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have made little noise in free agency and despite the potential of adding some offensive playmakers, Cleveland has done precious little this offseason. Many discussions in the past weeks have centered...

Amobi Okoye Signs With Tampa Bay

Former Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has signed a one year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Okoye played last season with the Chicago Bears recording four sacks serving as a back-up defensive lineman. Okoye was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2007 as the 10th overall pick. He signed a five-year deal with the Texans on July 26, which allowed him to begin training...

Buccaneers sign DT Amobi Okoye

Continuing their busy free agency frame, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have inked defensive tackle Amobi Okoye to a one year deal. Okoye spent his first four season with the Houston Texans where he racked up 138 total tackles, 11 sacks, 5 passes defensed, and 3 forced fumbles. Last season, Okoye was a key cog for the Chicago Bears defense, amassing 27 total tackles, 4 sacks, 1 pass defensed...

The 2012 NFL Draft: Is Cornerback the Bear’s Biggest Need?

By Columnist Bryan Dietzler The Bears have managed to play defense with some question marks at the cornerback spot for the past few years.  The have a Pro Bowler in Charles Tillman, a player that has had his moments but on his face he’s one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL.  On the other side, they had (and continue [...]

The Bears Den: April 09, 2012

Okoye signs 1-year deal with Buccaneers - For those of you who missed the news over the weekend, Bears add a DT to their wish list. Bears attention turns to the draft - Free agent signees give some indication of Bears goals in the draft Greg Gabriel's potentially risky first-round picks, NFP Sunday Blitz - List of not-NFL-ready prospects include several strongly touted as...
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