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The recent injury to Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has sparked a flurry of speculations regarding the team’s possible interest in veteran free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress. While most of these speculations were spurred on by comments made by Burress himself, the prospect of Plaxico joining the Bears is an intriguing one nonetheless.
The Chicago Bears have not had a player catch more than five touchdown passes in a season since their Super Bowl run in 2006. In 2011, when most thought Plaxico Burress was well past the prime of his career, he caught eight touchdown passes. Some would argue that the addition of Brandon Marshall solved these issues for the Chicago Bears offense, and while Marshall has undoubtedly improved the Bears passing game, if the Bears have no second threat in the red zone (in the absence of Alshon Jeffery) than Marshall will face too many double and triple teams to be effective. Burress would provide this complementary red zone threat being that the red zone is where Plaxico Burress thrived in 2011 with the New York Jets.
Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery said that he is satisfied with the group of receivers currently on the Bears roster, but it’s hard to deny how the presence of Plaxico Burress would enhance the Bears offense, specifically in the red zone. The signing of Burress is a risk no doubt, but the question is, how much would it cost the Bears to bring him in? At this point, the fact that Burress has not found a team yet would point to the fact that he is looking for more money than the Bears would be willing to pay him. The Bears will have to weigh the benefits of Burress’ potential production with the possibly lofty price of signing him.
At this point it does not look like the Chicago Bears will sign Plaxico Burress anytime soon, but this does not mean things can’t change. It is clear that Burress is desperate to play in the NFL again and the Bears could use someone with his skill set, so there is no telling what could happen.
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The Chicago Bears have cut their former 2008 number one draft pick offensive lineman Chris Williams.
Williams came into the league with high hopes and a bucketful of potential.
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After injuring his knee late last season, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher hasn’t looked the same this season.“Scouts say Urlacher’s elite instincts are as strong as ever and are serving him well as he deals with physical limitations, but the 13th-year veteran has acknowledged that his knee does not feel right and it has shown in his play,” wrote Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly...
Chris Williams was drafted by the Bears 14th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 23, 2008, it was announced that he had signed a five year contract with the Bears. Williams missed the camp’s first weekend after sustaining a minor back injury.He was later diagnosed with separate injury, a herniated disc, which required minor surgery to repair.Since then Williams started the 2010...
Chicago bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was on with ESPN Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and was asked how his knee has felt so far this season.“I’m getting better. Every week I’m getting better and better and getting more in shape,” said Urlacher. “Just making plays and I’m still taking a lot of false steps and doings thing I normally don’t...
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have terminated the contract of former first round pick Chris Williams.Williams was the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft. He was supposed to come in and help strengthen a weak offensive line that’s still bad to this day..The Bears filled Williams’ roster spot by re-signing cornerback Zack Bowman.
With Evan Rodriguez having been slowed by injuries to this point in the season, the Chicago Bears have lined up tight end Kyle Adams in the backfield on occasion. Chicago recently signed tight end Brody Eldridge, who said he would "love" to play fullback for the Bears. The 6-5, 265-pound Eldridge hasn't played fullback since his college days at Oklahoma, but he thinks...
The Chicago Bears today waived RB Kahlil Bell and signed TE Brody Eldridge.
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The Chicago Bears have cut their former 2008 number one draft pick offensive lineman Chris Williams.Williams came into the league with high hopes and a bucketful of potential. He has spent his time in the league under the tutelage of Mike Tice who has never been wildly successful in the league. Before taking over as [...]
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After the bye-week the Bears sit alone in first place at 4-1 a half game up on the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears have three winnable games ahead before they get into the toughest part of their schedule. From week 10 to the end of the season the only team on the schedule without a winning record is the Detroit Lions.
The Bears needs to beat Detroit at home and then win their next...
Chicago Bears' wide receiver Brandon Marshall has done a fine job on and off the field this season.
He's reeled in 35 catches for 496 yards and three touchdowns.
Over the past two games, Marshall has caught seven or more passes for 130 yards and one touchdown.
He is on pace for 112 catches and 1,581 yards, which both would be franchise records.
He's done a fine job...
While the Chicago Bears appreciate their place atop the NFC North standings, they know they won't enjoy the view for long unless some big changes occur on offense.
The Bears (4-1) had a bye over the weekend and took over the division lead because of Minnesota's 38-26 loss to the Washington Redskins.
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The Bears signed tight end Brody Eldridge today, which likely means the club isn’t confident that Evan Rodriguez will be returning from his knee injury any time soon.
As part of the fallout from the release of former first round OT Chris Williams, the Chicago Bears signed T Cory Brandon to the practice squad today. Brandon gives the Bears another developmental prospect to work with on the offensive line. Brandon spent the 2012 preseason with Chicago after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa [...]
In the first of our five-part series, we use All 22 film to break down Chicago’s 10th-ranked rushing attack. Our first play is an off-tackle run that features a great kick-out block by Roberto Garza.