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Brian Urlacher is a one of a kind middle linebacker in the NFL. I know we've said it before, but his skill set is tailor made for the Tampa 2 MLB. Lovie Smith couldn't have asked for a better player to run his defense. His combination of size, speed, and smarts simply can't be replaced if he were to go down. He is the heart and soul of the defense and as long as he's playing at a high level, he'll be the most important member of the Bears defense.
His knowledge of the defense is unmatched, as is his ability to get everyone in position pre-snap. It's fun just watching him work, pointing this way and barking out signals to his teammates. Even at 34 years old, he's still capable of making those "Wow" plays.
If he were to go down, the Bears would probably shift Nick Roach over to the middle, and while I think he would be adequate, he's not 'Lach. Roach is a solid NFL linebacker, but can you think of any "Wow" plays from him? He...
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CHICAGO—Matt Forte’s contract saga was only second to Drew Brees’ in terms of the stakes and the drama that was involved.
The RB is now guaranteed to be in camp on time after he skipped OTAs and mini-camp while he was fishing for a new deal after he was franchised back in March.
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Sometimes I still catch myself getting a little giddy that the Bears have a legitimate number one receiver. No more pining for Matt Jones, Plaxico Burress, or Terrell Owens. No more hoping Mike Haas, Brandon Rideau, or Andy Fantuz can develop into a stud. Nope, the Chicago Bears have Brandon Marshall.
And we do expect 80 and 1000 from Mr. Marshall, and we&...
Under the gun of today's deadline for franchise players to agree to multi-year contracts with their teams, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with running back Matt Forte. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, who broke word of the deal, indicates it's a four-year deal. Financial terms have not yet been confirmed, but Adam Schefter notes the deal averages about $8 million...
The four-year contract signed by Matt Forte yesterday makes the running back happy, but when looked at as a whole, the Chicago Bears truly won out in this deal.
It has been a long time coming for the Chicago Bears and Matt Forte, but it seems that their stand-still may have come to an end. In the same week that Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints came to an agreement,it now seems that Forte and the Bears have done the same.
Here is the tweet from Sean Jensen of the Chicago-Sun Times:
BREAKING: #Bears finalizing what is expected to be...
The Bears and running back Matt Forte agreed to a four-year contract Monday, hours before the deadline for franchise players to sign new deals. ESPN reported the deal will have an average value of $8 million per season. Had Forte not signed a new agreement, he would have played under a one-year, $7.749 million franchise tender. In four seasons with the Bears, Forte has averaged...
No, this isn't another Matt Forte piece, though if he doesn't come to a long-term deal by tomorrow afternoon, he'll factor into 2013 to the tune of a second franchise tag. That being said, John Clayton over at ESPN decided that news in 2012 is slow enough (and I can't really say that I disagree) that he wanted to look at teams that might have some rough financial...
After more than a year of negotiations, the Chicago Bears have finally signed their Pro Bowl running back, inking Matt Forte to a four-year contract this afternoon.
Jay Cutler is primed for a breakout season and will be the top Sleeper heading into 2012. Fantasy Football Leagues are coming on-line and Owners are researching players, putting together rankings and trying to find the ultimate sleepers. Players that are off the radar are usually the ones that win leagues. Sometimes Owners identify these sleepers before the draft and nail...
Former Florida State running back Lorenzo Booker, once a high pick of the Miami Dolphins, inked a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, giving the team added depth at the position a day after stalwart Matt Forte agreed to a long-term contract. Booker was the Dolphins third round choice in 2007 (71st overall). He spent the last two [...]
Many Chicago Bears fans have been patiently waiting to hear the outcome of negotiations between the Bears and Running Back Matt Forte. Finally they have come to an agreement: $32 million contract over 4 years. Impatient fans were sweating over the wait and starting to get heated over Forte’s lack of agreeing, perhaps he felt pressured into [...]