Found June 12, 2012 on Bears Claws:
PLAYERS: Lovie Smith
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
    Without playing a game, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith thinks his club “has made alot of progress” in its bid to reclaim a post-season playoff spot. Smith made his comments as the Bears began their mandatory three day mini-camp, the last offseason acitivity before the team reports to training camp in late July. Predictably, much of the [...]

The Bears Den: June 12, 2012

'Jay Cutler Show' off to a good start - Kevin Seifert: Given his sack totals in three years, Cutler has every right to take a wait-and-see attitude with the Bears' latest plan for the OL. Carimi rates on 2012 'Breakout' list - Moon Mullin: Gabe Carimi's inclusion on the Top 10 Breakout Players for 2012 is a good omen. No comment on the rest of the NFCN...

Forte absent as Bears minicamp opens

The Chicago Bears opened minicamp, and one key piece remained missing - Matt Forte. The Pro Bowl running back was absent Tuesday as expected, with his franchise-player tender remaining unsigned and the staredown with management continuing. Coach Lovie Smith says Forte's situation is ''not an issue for me'' and would not say if he expects him to show up for the...

Israel Idonije back to defensive tackle in 2012?

Amobi Okoye left a pretty big hole when he left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency this off-season.  Okoye had over 30 QB pressures on the season and four sacks in a rotational role behind Henry Melton.  Okoye's departure means there is no true three technique DT behind Melton, or is there? Israel Idonije was one of the top pass rushing defensive tackles in...

BR Rookie Diary: Alvester Alexander

Former Wyoming RB Alvester Alexander was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent this offseason. Bear Report goes one-on-one with the youngest ball carrier in the Windy City.

Melton wants to stay in Chicago

Chicago Bears starting defensive tackle Henry Melton, whose contract expires after this season, says he can’t envision himself playing anywhere else and would be open to an extension.

Forte a no-show at Bears minicamp

Running back Matt Forte, who wants a new multiyear contract, was not present at the Chicago Bears' first day of minicamp on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Forte's absence was expected, and coach Lovie Smith did not want to guess whether Forte would be present when training camp begins. "No, I wouldn't speculate on that," Smith told the Tribune. ...

BR Rookie Diary: Brandon Hardin

Brandon Hardin is currently working at free safety with the second team for the Bears. Bear Report goes one on one with Chicago’s third-round pick this offseason.

Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler Will Join Elite Class in 2012

Jay Cutler has always had the physical tools to be an elite NFL quarterback, but injuries over the past two seasons with the Chicago Bears, including a fairly fluky thumb injury that ended his season early in 2011, have derailed that progress and led to concern that he will never be among the league's elite signal callers. Offensive line play has been a particular issue for...

VIDEO: Brandon Marshall at OTAs (III)

Our third round of film work and commentary on Bears WR Brandon Marshall from OTAs. This edition shows how OC Mike Tice's plans to isolate his No. 1 receiver out wide.

Bears veteran minicamp review (Day 1)

What we saw from the sidelines at Halas Hall during the first of three practice sessions that encompass the mandatory veteran minicamp for the Chicago Bears.

Bears Kahlil Bell named to most eligible Chicagoans list

Chicago magazine has just released it’s 2012 list of the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in the city (25-year-old Sara Collins looks yummy!). Chicago Bears tailback Kahlil Bell is among them. So he’s got that advantage on Matt Forte; if not more playing time. So what’s he looking for? A well-put-together woman with drive, dedication, and ambition. “Someone who...

NFC North Tour: Minicamp Notebook

In Detroit, the Lions want to "keep knocking on the door" of a championship on a consistent basis. In Chicago, Lance Briggs feels Matt Forte's pain. In Minnesota, someone really ought to explain how to call a taxi.
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