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Matt Forte aiming to 'break the stereotype' of the 30 plus running back

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said he doesn't plan to join the list of backs who decline quickly as they close in on 30. Forte was one of the most productive rushers in the NFL, leading the league with touches and ranking third with 289 carries. "This offseason I feel better than I have the past five or six offseasons. I got my rest and I know how to take care...
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Bears’ RB Matt Forte Wants to Break Stereotype

Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte has no plans of slowing down, as he resists the stereotype that 30-year-old running backs cannot perform at high levels.  Matt Forte wants to break old running back stereotype — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 27, 2014 Forte had this to say to the Chicago Tribune (via I want to break the stereotype...
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Jared Allen setting tone for Bears defense

The Chicago Bears made a splash in free agency landing pass rushing defensive end Jared Allen and his impact is being felt almost immediately. Despite his age, Allen (32), says being a situational pass rusher isn't in his immediate plans with the team and he believes he's still a three down lineman and plans to play as many snaps as possible. Allen wants to lead by example...
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Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Chicago Bears camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
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VIDEO: Brandon Marshall Throws Dwayne Wade A ‘Touchdown’ Pass

Posted to Chicago Bears News & RumorsDwayne Wade isn’t saying he could have played in the NFL, but he showed off his skills with Brandon Marshall at his youth camp in Chicago. Check out this one handed grab Wade makes from Marshall’s pass between a huge stack of pizza boxes. dwyanewade 19 hours ago @btm15 and myself having alil fun after our camp this past week.. I’m...
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“Minor dust up” punctuates Bears second training camp practice

Tempers flared between newcomer Lamarr Houston and second-year offensive tackle Jordan Mills as the Chicago Bears worked out in helmets and shorts for the second day of training camp before a throng estimated at 6,000 on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais on Saturday. Houston and Mills had to be separated by teammates and pulled off the field [...]
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Lamarr Houston: Dedicated to Pass Rushing

Posted to Monsters of the MidwayCHICAGO — With the addition of Lamarr Houston the Chicago Bears made a statement, the defense needed an overhaul and they were willing to spend the money to do just that. Houston signed a 5-year, $35 million dollar contract with $15 million guaranteed. Not chump change, especially for a player who just 16 career sacks; however, Houston just turned...
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DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s impact, only one day into training camp, is palpable. Teammates and coaches already are lauding...
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Saturday web roundup: Chicago Bears

Bears hope Jared Allen can put some teeth back in their ‘D’ > Wake-up call: Second day of practice > July 26th training camp open thread > Cornerback Kyle Fuller shines on Day 1 > Four downs with Ditka > Jay Taft: Pressure-packed, hype-filled camp begins for Bears 9 (warning: damn pay wall) > Want to see the Bears better? 'Suite Deal'...
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WEEKLY REWIND: Matt Forte’s hill, Jeremiah Ratliff’s health and Bears aren’t under the radar

We have finally reached training camp. The Bears have reported and have an actual practice under their belts. We will monitor the developments of camp closely but in the meantime, here’s what you might have missed from this week.   Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston headline improved pass rush. (Read) Jeremiah Ratliff’s health, performance key to the Bears season. (Read) Chicago...
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Bears signed veteran guard today; Released LB

The Bears on Friday signed veteran guard/center Dylan Gandy to a one-year contract. Gandy, 32, has appeared in 120 games with 19 starts over nine NFL seasons with the Colts (2005-07), Broncos (2008), Raiders (2008) and Lions (2009-13). The 6-3, 295-pounder was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 draft by Indianapolis out of […] The post Bears signed veteran guard today; Released...
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Peanut Tillman’s training camp room is in rough shape (Photo)

Bears cornerback Peanut Tillman posted the photo below of the room he’ll be staying in while at training camp. I can’t think of a word to describe it. Post by Peanut Tillman. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Peanut Tillman’s training camp room is in rough shape...
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Charles Tillman’s training camp dorm room looks straight out of a hovel (photo)

If the training camp experience wasn’t bad enough for the average NFL player. Practices in sweltering heat, cafeteria food (sometimes) and for some teams, the players are forced to fit in a cramped dormitory. Given the average NFL player is moderately wealthy (if not flat-out insanely rich) and more-than-above-average in size, the typical college dorm […] The post Charles Tillman’s...
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Charles Tillman shows off disgusting training camp room

For the next few weeks, Charles Tillman will apparently be living in shambles, judging by the photo he posted of his training camp room to Facebook.The room is located on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois and is destined to cause extreme depression and solitude.Hey, when taking into account how poor the accommodations are for professional athletes...
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It’s no family truckster, but Jay Cutler’s van would make Clark Griswold jealous (photos)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has seen many changes occur in his personal life over the past handful of years. He got married to reality star/actress Kristin Cavallari and has become a father. The Cutlers added a second child to their brood in May and with the latest bundle of joy, Cutler apparently has had […] The post It’s no family truckster, but Jay Cutler’s van...
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