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Bears cut veteran safety Craig Steltz

Today the Chicago Bears released S Craig Steltz, the former LSU standout. Steltz made one start last season but was abused. His main contributions came on special teams. Steltz missed most of camp with a groin injury. This is not a real big loss, but if someone is looking for a special teams ace, Steltz […] The post Bears cut veteran safety Craig Steltz appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Release Second Safety

The Chicago Bears have trimmed-down their roster a little more this evening. The Bears have released safety Craig Steltz, cutting their roster size down to 77 players. Steltz is the third major special teamer to be cut, after Eric Weems and Jordan Senn who was also released today. Steltz, who was primarily a special teamer in 2013, was at the back of the line to win the safety position...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears release Craig Steltz

The Bears have decided to part ways with veteran safety Craig Steltz. Steltz was drafted by the Bears in the fourth-round of the 2008 NFL Draft and spent his entire six-year career in Chicago. Steltz racked up 73 tackles in 77 games mostly as a contributor on special teams. He did start eight games in his career. The team has been working towards getting to tomorrow’s mandatory...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Release Veteran S Craig Steltz

  The Chicago Bears announced the release of veteran S Craig Steltz on Monday. #Bears have terminated contract of veteran safety Craig Steltz. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 25, 2014 Steltz, 28, signed a one-year contract worth $795,000 with the Bears back in March. He has spent all six of his seasons with Chicago. Last year, Steltz appeared in all 16 games and recorded...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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 (...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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 Wright...
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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...
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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...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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