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Chicago Bears: A look at the new and improved linebacking corps

The Chicago Bears have had problems on defense for a few years now. Management has been slowly chipping away at trying to rebuild the defense. This summer, the Bears added free-agent linebackers Danny Trevathan and Jerrell Freeman. These two should significantly strengthen the linebacking corps, and help get the Bears defense back on track. In 2013, the Bears were 30th in the NFL...
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What to expect from Chicago Bears free agent signings

Chicago Bears general manager, Ryan Pace, didn’t make huge splashes in free agency but made solid moves without spending too much money. This could be wise because free agency has proved to be very risky if you rely on it too much. But if you eliminate your biggest weaknesses with solid players your team will be vastly improved. It appears Ryan Pace aimed to do just that, but how...
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Bears have been quiet winners of early NFL free agency

Quietly, general manager Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears have become big winners of the early free agency period. The Bears haven’t made many splash moves, and veteran Matt Forte—the team’s heart and soul for over a half-decade—departed Chicago for the New York Jets. But winning free agency doesn’t always mean spending the most money or acquiring the biggest names. Through...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerrell Freeman tears into ‘little girl’ ex-teammate Coby Fleener

Over the weekend, tight end Coby Fleener slammed some of his old Indianapolis Colts teammates but failed to name any names. One of those former teammates, linebacker Jerrell Freeman, didn’t hold back his disdain for Fleener’s tactics in response. Fleener, recently signed with the New Orleans Saints, accused some Colts players of having bad character and said some of them gave...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerrell Freeman goes off in response to Coby Fleener’s comments about the Colts

After signing a five-year, $36 million contract with the New Orleans Saints last week, tight end Coby Fleener trashed the effort of some of his former Indianapolis Colts teammates, during a conference call with the media on Friday: “I think it’s one of those situations where it really reveals character,” Fleener said. “The guys that kept fighting through it — knowing that...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bears sign Jerrell Freeman to three-year deal

Perhaps the Chicago Bears are paying tribute to Brian Urlacher this offseason by assembling a Murderers’ Row of linebacker talent. On Saturday, the team announced the signing of inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman to a three-year deal. #Bears have agreed to a 3-year deal with LB Jerrell Freeman. Welcome to Chicago, @JerrellFreeman!
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerrell Freeman: An Impact Tackler?

Tackles are a befuddling statistic. Not because it’s confusing, or is a bad thing to track in and of itself, but because it’s so easy to misuse. Having a lot of tackles isn’t, on it’s own, a necessarily telling fact. Having a lot of tackles doesn’t help the team unless the tackles prevent a successful play by the offense (see Landry, LaRon). There are multiple ways that...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Final offseason move that needs to be made

With the end of OTAs and minicamps, there isn’t much left for the Indianapolis Colts to do team-wise till training camp beings. But, there is always room for improvement, and here we’ll look at one final move the Colts can make before the off-season is over and the pre-season gets underway. Trim down the fat at the middle linebacker position D’Qwell Jackson, Jerrell Freeman...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts ILBs D’Qwell Jackson, Jerrell Freeman named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts add another Canadian to their linebacking corps

The last time the Colts looked north to Canada they found Jerrell Freeman, who has now led the team in tackles for the last two seasons. Yesterday the Colts looked to strike gold again when they signed linebacker Henoc Muamba of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Just recently Muamba was released by the Blue Bombers so that he could pursue his career in the NFL. Before the Colts signed the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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