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Chicago Bears: Training camp 2.0 — Three most intriguing position battles

In my last training camp preview, I touched on one aspect of the Chicago Bears‘ offseason that will be a topic of discussion until things are sorted out at the end of camp — the backup quarterback quandary. This preview will continue down that path, as I take a look at the three most intriguing position battles. Position battles — Chicago Bears edition Safety Does Vereen (...
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Bears re-sign Craig Steltz to one-year deal

Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears have re-signed safety Craig Steltz to a one-year contract. Steltz's deal is for the veteran minimum amount of $730,000, and he can earn another $65,000 in the form of roster bonuses.Photo by John Martinez Pavliga via WikimediaSteltz underwent surgery in Dec of last year to repair a torn right pectoral tendon when he attempted...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears re-sign safety Craig Steltz and sign safety Danny McCray

After missing out on the top free agent safeties on the market, the Chicago Bears must think they can find some magic by adding a plethora of average players to the position. Two more were added to the mix today, one familiar face and one new fella. The Chicago Bears have added two more players today. We should all be familiar with Craig Steltz, the heady reserve in-the-box strong...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears continue to add safeties

The Chicago Bears have agreed to one-year deals with safeties Craig Steltz and Danny McCray. McCray has spent the last four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He has served primarily as a backup but did start 10 games at strong safety in 2012. Steltz has spent his entire six-year career in Chicago. He’s served as a backup and special teams player racking up 73 tackles in his career...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Steltz should start ahead of Major Wright

The finality of the decision in the battle between Major Wright and Craig Steltz is still a number of practices and three preseason games away, but it's clear now. Craig Steltz should be the starting strong safety for the Chicago Bears and Major Wright should be benched.  The evidence couldn't have been more clear than in the first preseason game of the season. Major...
Via Midway Illustrated
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Camp Battles: Major Wright vs. Craig Steltz

Major Wright and Craig Steltz will be competing for the starting strong safety spot during Bears training camp this year.  The battle will highlight two players who don't bring ideal qualities to the position and leave Bears fans desiring more. Steltz played well during the season last year, and as always has the respect of the coaches.  Major Wright on the other hand has...
Via Midway Illustrated
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears bring back Steltz for secondary depth

The Chicago Bears continued to re-sign their own veteran free agents, inking safety Craig Steltz to a two-year contract. Steltz is a core special teams players and performed admirably late in the year when injuries forced him into the starting lineup. Steltz has appeared in 48 games, with seven starts, in four seasons (2008-11) with the Bears, gathering 71 tackles, [...]
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears re-sign safety Craig Steltz to a two year contract

In keeping with the strategy of keeping their own players in Chicago, the Bears signed safety Craig Steltz to a two year contract.  Steltz has been a strong special teams player and primary backup for the Bears for four seasons now. A hard working safety Steltz has been one of Lovie Smith's favorites since his arrival here in Chicago.  For all his strong points it does not...
Via Midway Illustrated
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears Re-Sign Veteran Safety Craig Steltz

The Bears brought back safety Craig Steltz on a two-year deal. Steltz is the fifth Bears player who re-signed with the team since free agency opened on Monday. Steltz’s deal according to ESPN Chicago is worth $1.64 million for two seasons. That’s a pretty cheap deal for a guy who contributes a lot to the team. He started the final four games of the season, totaling 48 tackles...
Via Bears Backer
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Steltz hoping that experience pays off

Bears safety Craig Steltz can't be very happy about his alma mater's 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship Game. But the former LSU star certainly has reason to be positive about his NFL future.
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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