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I’ll admit it: it’s way too early to predict who will make the final roster and who will be on the outside looking in come September. It’s only the middle of week 2 in Bourbonnais.
But a few players have been making headlines at Bears camp for different reasons. Let’s take a look at who’s getting camp off on the right foot and who might be on the bubble after a poor start.
Stephen Paea, DT
Stephen Paea has been turning heads for all the right reasons. The former second round pick has been taking all the snaps with the first defensive team at nose tackle since August 2nd, leapfrogging incumbent Matt Toeaina.
Paea missed 5 games last year due to a knee injury, but now he claims to be in the best shape of his life. He’s been improving his speed off the line to pair with his brute strength.
With a record 49 reps of 225 lbs on the bench press at the 2011 NFL Combine, there’s no question Paea has the raw power to become a force. But defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has be...
BEST OF MAXIM
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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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...
Today, Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Thomas has decided to retire from football (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Thomas announced via Twitter Sunday that he was retiring from football and the Bears confirmed the news a little bit later. Thomas explained to his followers why he was choosing to walk away from the game.
God has blessed me w achieving a childhood dream. I want to give back...
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...
Games Played: 16
Receiving Yards: 1,241
Bears fans have been craving for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver for years and finally got one with Marshall.
Marshall will be reunited with quarterback Jay Cutler with hopes of putting up big offensive numbers in 2012.
Playing in Miami the past two seasons with...
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.