San Diego Chargers: Matt Slauson implications

The San Diego Chargers bolstered their offensive line today, signing former Bears veteran center/guard Matt Slauson to a two year deal, per Adam Schefter. It is presumed that Slauson will line up at center for the Bolts, a great pick up to top off a very productive off-season. The Chargers used 24 different combinations on their offensive line last season, some due to injuries but...
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Vahey’s Scouting Notebook: Chris Johnson’s Resurgence, Matt Slauson’s Impact, and Power Rankings

Week 8 was mired with a plethora of injuries and blow-outs culminating with a record 4 teams at 7-0. The Dolphins and Steelers may have taken the biggest hit this week, with the Dolphins losing both Ja’Wuan James and Cameron Wake (in addition to being embarrassed on national TV) and the Steelers losing Le’Veon Bell. Others, like the Ravens, Bears, Chargers, and Jets have us wondering...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte, Matt Slauson take shots at former Bears coaches

The Chicago Bears may have lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but several players saw a silver lining to the defeat. Running back Matt Forte and G Matt Slauson both recognized that the Bears had some mental toughness and didn't quit the way the team did last year under the previous coaches. Matt Forte: "The mentality of this offense, which I'm proud of, is nobody had that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

LG Matt Slauson emerging as veteran leader for Chicago Bears O-line

The Chicago Bears may have found a new leader along the offensive line in the wake of Roberto Garza's departure. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson detailed an animated and enthusiastic Matt Slauson in his OTA observations of the starting left guard. Bears head coach John Fox even took note of Slauson's upbeat approach to early offseason workouts, as Dickerson described the O-lineman's several...
Via FOX Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Roundtable: Trade Matt Slauson?

Five weeks and three losses doesn’t sound bad but the actual numbers on both offense and defense are not the numbers of a contending team. The Bears face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6 and will need to make a few adjustments. Could a trade be in order? After all the slip ups we’ve seen in the first five weeks, is it realistic to think the Bears can reach the playoffs with...
Via Sports Mockery
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

INJURY UPDATE: Jermon Bushrod Out But Matt Slauson Returns

The Chicago Bears got both good and bad news on the injury front as left guard Matt Slauson is likely to return but left tackle Jermon Bushrod is out.  It’s a rather unfortunate turn of events because the Bears offensive line hasn’t fielded all five starters together since Week 1 when both Slauson and center Roberto Garza went down with high ankle sprains.  The latest situation...
Via Sports Mockery
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LG Matt Slauson says Bears' offense 'potential is off the charts'

Chicago Bears LG Matt Slauson didn't mince words about the team's offense and their potential to be one of the most explosive units in the NFL. "Our potential is off the charts," Slauson said, via Larry Mayer of "We have the ability to be one of those high powered explosive offenses and that's really exciting for me because I've never been a part of an offense...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears re-sign G Matt Slauson

Matt Slauson, a 6th round pick in 2009, made 48 starts for the Jets from 2010-2012, grading out slightly above average in each of those 3 seasons. The Bears were able to get him on a cheap one year deal last off-season and what started as a smart move paid off even more, as he broke out in his age 27 season in 2013, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 6th ranked guard. He also once...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Slauson, Not Jay Cutler, Biggest Signing For Chicago Bears

The most important of the three extensions that took place at Halas Hall yesterday, for the Chicago Bears, was that of offensive lineman Matt Slauson Much has been made about the extension of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Heck, even cornerback Tim Jennings has received recognition. The 27-year-old guard from Nebraska reached an agreement with the Bears that will keep him...
Via Sports Mockery
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Re-sign G Matt Slauson To A Four-Year Contract

The Chicago Bears announced that they have re-signed G Matt Slauson to a four-year deal. Slauson was a big part of a resurgent Bears offensive line that managed to reduce the number of sacks allowed from 41 in 2012, to 31 this season. The additions of Jermon Bushrod and rookie G Kyle Long also helped to shore up what was one of the worst offensive lines in the league. Slauson, 27...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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