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Everyday it seems like there is a new story coming out of Training Camp regarding the Bears first round pick, Shea McClellin. We have heard plenty of the negatives regarding McClellin, but the last few practices have been proof that patience will be key with the young rookie.
Coming in to the draft this offseason, almost every NFL scout had McClellin pegged as a perfect fit for a 3-4 outside linebacker. McClellin’s great speed and prior experience in a similar role had 3-4 defensive teams looking to draft McClellin in the later portion of the first round. The Bears took a risk with McClellin at the 19th pick but Phil Emery has been adamant that McClellin is exactly who they wanted.
McClellin has immediately been put under the microscope in his first Training Camp. Reports from Training Camp relayed snap by snap deficiencies of McClellin in various drills and team activities. McClellin has always been known as a speed rusher but has struggled to find his way past offensive lineman. T...
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Team leader/MLB Brian Urlacher has made a bit of news here and there thanks to his relationship with actress/model Jenny McCarthy.
What has flown quietly passed most is that Urlacher is still dealing with problems after he sprained ligaments in his left knee during the last week of the 2011 regular season.
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After missing practice time for the sixth straight day and amid a barrage of injury rumors, the Bears have announced the linebacker Brian Urlacher will not play in this Thursday's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos.
The Bears are stressing however, that Urlacher's absence has nothing to do with the injury rumors being pumped out of Bourbannias. Head coach Lovie...
Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher was held out of practice Sunday for the fourth straight day, but the Bears are simply being cautious with a veteran to whom preseason participation isn't a priority. "His knee is still a little sore," coach Lovie Smith said. "Hopefully, we'll be able to get him back out here before long. But we'll take our time with Brian...
Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas has retired.
Thomas left the Chicago Bears on Sunday and later announced his retirement. The former Washington Redskins and New York Giants player offered no immediate explanation, saying on Twitter, ''I have decided to retire from the NFL.''
Thomas was trying to make the squad as a reserve receiver and special teams player...
Wide receiver Rashied Davis, a four-phase special teams player, signed with the Chicago Bears Monday, a day after Devin Thomas abruptly announced his retirement. He agreed to a one-year deal. “Somebody walked off the field and he didn’t want his job,” Davis said, referencing Thomas. “I guess I wanted it. “I’m getting an opportunity to play football. That’s all I [...]
The ninth Chicago Bears training camp session featured a thinned-out wide receiver corps and live drills. We break down all the action from the practice fields of Olivet Nazarene University.
The 10th Chicago Bears practice featured a new wide receiver, a first-round scare and a few no-shows. We break down all the action from the practice fields at Olivet Nazarene University.
To replace Devin Thomas, who announced yesterday that he has chosen to retire from football, the Chicago Bears today signed Rashied Davis, who played for the club from 2005-2010.
Sunday marked a busy day at Chicago Bears training camp. After the early morning announcement, via Twitter no less, that wide receiver Devin Thomas had decided to leave the team, apparently with intentions to retire, the club took to the practice fields on a perfect “fall like” afternoon. Under sunny skies and breezy condition, head coach Lovie Smith put the [...]
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The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will be relieved—or, in Manning’s case, disappointed—to know that Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been ruled out for the team’s preseason opener Thursday evening in Chicago. Urlacher has missed six consecutive training camp practices.
Sidelined with a sore knee...