Posted August 08, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Marcus Rucker
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Bear Report goes one-on-one with Bears rookie wide receiver Marcus Rucker, who discusses his progress in training camp, his need to play well in the preseason games and much more.

Bears Preseason Opener Is A Brutal Tease

I loathe preseason football, even if the Chicago Bears are playing. It might be the biggest tease that comes every a year.There are guys on my television wearing football gear. They're definitely on a football field. There's even a pigskin out there. But what in Sam Hill are those guys doing with it?Preseason football kind of looks like a football game, but it really isn...

Jay Cutler on working with coach Marc Trestman: ‘We’re getting more and more comfortable with each other’

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a history of rocky relationships with his offensive coordinator, however, coach Marc Trestman is also the team’s offensive mastermind along with OC Aaron Kromer, so it will with the boss the QB will have to interact most with. Cutler's is on his fifth coordinator in six years going back to his last season with the Denver Broncos. ...

What is a realistic expectation for Jay Cutler?

For as long as they have been in existence, the Chicago Bears have been defined by defense. That proud tradition has been carried on in the past decade, when the head coach was defensive-minded Lovie Smith and the face of the franchise was middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. Both of those men were jettisoned this offseason, […]The post What is a realistic expectation for Jay Cutler...

Bears-Panthers Preseason Game: 5 Things To Watch For

After two weeks of training camp, the Bears and Panthers will be putting on the pads and playing football for real Friday night in Charlotte (or as real as football gets in the first preseason game. The Bears finished 2012 with a 10-6 record but lost on the tiebreaker to the Minnesota Vikings for the final Wild Card spot in the playoffs.The Panthers tripped over the starting in line...

Cutler on relationship with Trestman: 'No real serious bumps yet'

We already know that the 2013 season is awfully important for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's future. He's in the final year of his contract and he most likely won't be receiving a long-term extension before the end of the season (so says general manager Phil Emery who did however choose Cutler over former coach Lovie Smith). And it makes sense to pay Cutler his $8.47...

Bears CB Kelvin Hayden Out For The Season

Brad Biggs reports that Chicago Bears CB Kelvin Hayden suffered a torn hamstring during Wednesday’s practice and will be out for the entire 2013 season. Hayden, 30, signed a one-year deal worth $905,000 back in March and was expected to provide some depth to the Bears secondary. Last year for Chicago, Hayden tallied 37 tackles, five pass breakups, and a single interception...

Bears DB Kelvin Hayden out for season after tearing hamstring

Chicago Bears defensive back Kelvin Kayden will miss the 2013 season after suffering a torn hamstring the team announced on Wednesday. Hayden's injury actually occurred on Saturday during the team's 'Family Night' practice at Soldier Field. "Kelvin has worked so hard" safety Chris Conte said via the Bears official website. "He's been doing a great...

Bears lose CB Hayden for season

Key Chicago Bears defensive back Kelvin Hayden, counted on to serve as the Bears nickel back and be a core special teams player, will be lost for the season after his injured hamstring was diagnosed as torn. Surgery is imminent with a expected recovery time of between four-eight months. Hayden, who signed with the Bears prior to the 2012 season as [...]

Will Chicago Bear Devin Hester soon become a dinosaur?

Does Devin Hester, sans the wide receiver’s gloves, suddenly offer too little potential production to survive in today’s NFL given his hefty salary cap figure? With the advent of the hard salary cap in 1994, management became asked with finding as many versatile players as possible. While the salary cap era spawned a significant increase in dual punt and kick returners–their...

Chicago Bears Podcast: Bear Report Radio Bears vs. Panthers Preseason Game Preview

The best Chicago Bears podcast on the web brings you the latest news from training camp and previews the Bears first preseason game versus the Carolina Panthers.  Is J'Marcus Webb really in danger of losing his starting job to Eben Britton?  How do the young linebackers look?  How far away from starting is Kyle Long?  All this and more in this latest edition of Bear Report Radio.   

RB Matt Forte happy to see the new Bears offense

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press Matt Forte expects to be more than the last-resort receiver for quarterback Jay Cutler this season. Though Chicago brought in an additional option in tight end Martellus Bennett, it's the veteran running back who may prove critical to the Bears' success. Forte always played a big role in the passing attack until...

Chicago Bears gear up for Carolina Panthers

The long-awaited day has finally arrived. Football is upon us! Okay, so it’s not quite that exciting. It may only be the preseason, but it’s real football with real scrubs and real plays and real tackling. It’s better than six months of nothing. Most of the best players won’t be playing, or at least playing much, […]The post Chicago Bears gear up for Carolina Panthers...
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