Found February 29, 2012 on
The start of unrestricted free agency is less than two weeks away, and the Bears have 13 players scheduled to hit the market, although we already know RB Matt Forte isn’t going anywhere.
In addition, backup RB Kahlil Bell is a restricted free agent, who will probably be back with the team, considering he was more productive than Marion Barber last season.
With the tight-lipped atmosphere that surrounds Halas Hall under new G.M. Phil Emery, it’s difficult to get a read on which of their own UFAs the Bears want back, but here’s my list, from top to bottom, of which players are the most important to retain.
1. RB Matt Forte
2. DE Israel Idonije
3. CB-ST Corey Graham
4. TE Kellen Davis
5. DT Amobi Okoye
6. S Craig Steltz
7. RB Kahlil Bell (RFA)
8. CB Tim Jennings
BEST OF MAXIM
Current Omaha Nighthawks RB Garrett Wolf is looking to make his NFL return in a big way. The former Bears RB remained unsigned throughout the 2011 lockout and finally signed with the Nighthawks of the United Football League in late 2011, but after a season and a half out of the NFL it looks like Wolf is eyeing a redemptive return, according to this tweet that he sent out this morning…...
The Chicago Bears have released veteran defensive tackle Anthony Adams and offensive lineman Frank Omiyale.
The moves announced Thursday were hardly surprising since their roles decreased last season.
Adams went from making 16 starts in 2010 to four stars last season, his fifth year in Chicago. He spent four seasons in San Francisco before and has 329 tackles with 101/2 sacks in...
The Chicago Bears released backup Offensive Tackle/Guard Frank Omiyale on Thursday. The oft-maligned Omiyale was a free agent signee of former General Manager Jerry Angelo at the beginning of the free agency period in 2009. Omiyale struggled at Tackle before shifting back/forth between Guard over the last two seasons. The Bears also formally severed ties with Defensive Tackle...
Coming off their fourth non-playoff season in the last five years, the Bears are raising ticket prices for the ninth time in 10 years since the opening of new Soldier Field in 2003.
INDIANAPOLIS — Coming off their fourth non-playoff season in the last five years, the Bears are raising ticket prices for the 2012 season. It’s the ninth price hike in 10 years since the opening of new Soldier Field in 2003. The Bears announced Tuesday that prices for ‘‘non-club’’ tickets...
Ticket price increases in professional sports are the norm these days rather than the unexpected. So the news that the Chicago Bears were raising ticket prices for 85% of the season ticket base is largely met with a shrug. What is worth debating is how, or will, the Bears spend the roughly $18 million dollars in salary cap space? Granted, [...]
Bears defensive end Israel Idonije will join Dave Anderson, the president of the Bears Care board of directors, in accepting the inaugural 'Trailblazer Award' on behalf of Bears Care Thursday night.
It’s unlikely the Chicago Bears will find a replacement for tight end Greg Olsen in the middle of April's NFL draft, but free agency could be an option if the team wants to upgrade at the position.
Running back Kahlil Bell bumped into a familiar face while working out at his former school, UCLA: Broncos QB Tim Tebow, the man partly responsible for the Bears' most gut-wrenching loss of 2011.
Just months after Tim Tebow and the Broncos knocked off Chicago in a heartbreaking overtime stunner, Bears RB Kahlil Bell encountered the QB at a UCLA workout session, and couldn't help but be won over.
During the NFLPA's annual meeting with agents, they released statistics showing how much money each team spent on players. Along with Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Miami, the Bears were smack in the middle of the bottom five in that listing. Something else these five teams have in common is that none of them had an above .500 record (ignoring for a moment the Bears...