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Bears cut Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije’s second stint with the Bears didn’t last long. Idonije, a veteran defensive lineman who played in Chicago from 2004 to 2012 and then returned this year after one year in Detroit, was released today just two months after he signed. Although Idonije is a well-liked and well-respected veteran off the field, the Bears apparently decided that at age 33, he doesn’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Israel Idonije Released by the Chicago Bears

Posted to SuperBears SuperBowlIsrael Idonije’s contract was terminated by the Chicago Bears on Thursday. The odds were against Izzy as camp opened due to how the Bears drafted. Israel Idonije contract terminated by Bears. Tuesday said he was feeling best he felt since hamstring strain in 6th day of Lions '13 camp. — Jeff Joniak (@JeffJoniak) June 19, 2014 Izzy played for...
Via Sports Mockery
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Release DE Israel Idonije & QB Jerrod Johnson

  The Chicago Bears announced the release of five players including veteran DE Israel Idonije and QB Jerrod Johnson on Thursday. #Bears release DL Israel Idonije, S Sean Cattouse, QB Jerrod Johnson & TE Fendi Onobun while adding DE Jamil Merrell & LB Conor O’Neill — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 19, 2014 According to, the Bears will free up $990...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears’ Israel Idonije serves as creative force behind comic book series (pics)

Much like yours truly, Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije split his time between playing football and being a comic book nerd. Granted, by the time Idonije, born in Nigeria and growing up in Canada, first started playing football in high school, my sports career was finished while he went on to attend the University […] The post Bears’ Israel Idonije serves as creative...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Israel Idonije is one of the reasons the Lions put up 40 points last week against Chicago

An NFL insider, that is what we want all our teams to have.  Well Israel Idonije didn’t hold back when asked by the media if he helped feed the Detroit Lions tips to stop the Bears. “I mean, I did anything anyone would do in a transition situation,” he said. “Nothing out of the ordinary […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears think former teammate Idonije tipped off Lions

If a former player competes against his old team with his new team it makes sense that the player might tip off his new team about some of the tendencies of his old team. Seems pretty basic right? Maybe so but that didn't stop the Lions from reportedly taking advantage of the Bears during Detroit's 40-32 win against Chicago on Sunday. A few Bears players told ESPN Chicago...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions have a playmaker and a leader in Israel Idonije

One way or another, the Detroit Lions have had a knack for finding ways to lose games over the years. Death, taxes and a Lions' blunder at the most inopportune moment. A year ago, when they were losing their final eight games to finish 4-12, there were distractions going all the way back to the many off-season player arrests to an in-season emotional breakdown by young receiver...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears season outlook: Defensive line

We’ll be switching sides of the ball today and looking at the Bears’ defensive line for the upcoming 2013 season.  The D-line has been a stronger part of the team in recent years, and it will look to continue the trend.  Chicago lost Israel Idonije via free agency and let go of Matt Toeaina in the offseason.  But the Bears did however sign former New Orleans Saint Sedrick...
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Unlikely To Bring Back DL Israel Idonije

Dan Pompei of The Chicago Tribune believes that the Bears are out of the hunt to re-sign free agent DL Israel Idonije. Previous reports have indicated that the Bears had a standing offer out to Idonije, but their recent decision to sign DT Sedrick Ellis could be an indication that they’re no longer interested in bringing Idonije back for another season. As things stand right...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears still want to re-sign Israel Idonije

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chicago Bears are still looking to re-sign defensive lineman Israel Idonije, but they might have to fight off the 49ers to keep him. The 32 year-old Idonije has been a very solid pass rusher for the Bears over the years.  He recorded 48 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble last season.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI ||...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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