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2016 Chicago Bears free agents

Here is the 2016 Chicago Bears free agent list: Sam Acho, OLB Alan Ball, CB Josh Bellamy, WR Vladimir Ducasse, G Matt Forte, RB Rob Housler, TE Alshon Jeffery, WR Jarvis Jenkins, DE Marc Mariani, WR Sherrod Martin, S Shea McClellin, ILB Sherrick McManis, CB Zach Miller, TE Will Montgomery, C Ryan Mundy, S Tracy Porter, CB Chris Prosinski, S Jacquizz Rodgers, RB Deonte Thompson,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

7 players the Bears must move on from in 2016

The Chicago Bears need to revamp their roster this offseason. In order to bring in fresh talent, they need to first part ways with the players who have grown stale.There are a couple players who might get cut for the cap savings. The other players on this list have contracts expiring this spring and may not be back in Chicago for the 2016 season.The Bears must move on from the following...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Could Lose 18 Players to Free Agency in 2016

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Chicago Bears are bracing for what could prove to be a very active free agency...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears 2016 free agents

Here are the Chicago Bears free agents for the 2016 season: Matt Forte - RB                                 Alan Ball - CB      Shea McClellin  - ILB        Ryan Mundy - SS              Alshon Jeffery - WR        Jarvis Jenkins - DE            Sherrick McManis - CB   Will Montgomery - C      Vladimir Ducasse...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sky Sports proves that Geoff Hurst’s shot for England was a goal in 1966 World Cup Final

On this week’s edition of Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the pundits decided to pick apart the 1966 World Cup Final between England and Germany since there was no Monday match in the Premier League this week. In addition to analyzing the tactics of the match, which was played 50 years ago this year, Jamie Carragher and Ed Chamberlin used statistical data from Opta, the tactics...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Behind Bridgewater's career game, Vikings beat Bears 38-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Teddy Bridgewater doubled his career high for touchdown passes in a game. Minnesota's defense, still missing three key players to injuries, relentlessly pressured Jay Cutler and kept Chicago's skill-position players in check. The Vikings appeared prepared for the postseason. The Bears looked ready for an offseason. Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Know Your Opponent: Illinois Fighting Illini

Welcome to Know Your Opponent! Each week during the season we will shed some light on the Buckeye’s opponent, examining their record, traditions, mascot, famous alumni and anything else we think is worth making fun of. This week – the Illinois Fighting Illini. Here’s something to get you pumped up: Exciting, right? FBS Stats: Points per Game: 152th Points Allowed per Game...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Everton’s best starting XI of all-time

(GK) Neville Southall Undisputedly, the finest man to ever don the goalkeeper’s jersey for Everton, Neville Southall’s career with the club spanned a staggering 17 years, in which he won two league titles, two FA Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Stylistically, the Welshman was ahead of his time. Not only was he superb at shot-stopping, but Southall was renowned...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

This multimillion-dollar trio played 12 snaps for the Bears on Sunday

The Chicago Bears haven't had a chance to completely settle their salary cap situation after inheriting a bunch of bad contracts from the previous regime. On Sunday it was obvious, as three high-paid defensive players barely saw the field in a 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.Outside linebackers Lamarr Houston and Willie Young, plus cornerback Alan Ball, will combine to make ...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Funeral gives city of Liverpool chance to pay final respects to Everton great Howard Kendall

The city of Liverpool bade farewell to a favorite adopted son at the funeral of former Everton great Howard Kendall. Born in County Durham as the son of a miner, Kendall found fame first as a player with the Toffees in the 1960s and then oversaw the greatest period in the club’s history as manager from 1981 to 1987. Thousands of fans and football luminaries gathered at Liverpool’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Why the new cutthroat regime is exactly what they need

I loved Lovie Smith. I loved how he redefined the culture of the Chicago Bears exactly when they needed it. I loved how he emphasized taking the ball away on defense, emphasized beating the Packers, etc. I thought he was a great coach…well at first. It was in the last few years of Smith’s time in Chicago that I realized he had one major characteristic that changed from a positive...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A journey to the Liverpool Museum to see Everton and Liverpool memorabilia: The Heart of English Football

There are few regions anywhere in the world that boast a history quite as rich as Merseyside when it comes to soccer. With Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere Rovers giving the region three teams who have long been in the upper echelons of the Football League pyramid, successes and heartbreaks, icons and villains, are often recounted in this corner of the north-west of England. In...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

English football remembers Howard Kendall, after death of the man who lifted Everton

Goodison Park said goodbye to one of its most favorite and certainly most successful sons with the passing of former player and manager Howard Kendall. Flags flew at half-mast, video tributes were played, players from both Everton and opponents Manchester United wore black armbands and there was a pre-match period of appreciation for the 69-year-old, who died suddenly overnight...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Everton manager Kendall dies at the age of 69

Everton's greatest-ever manager Howard Kendall has died at the age of 69.Kendall won the title with the club as a player in 1969 as part of the famous 'Holy Trinity' along with Alan Ball and Colin Harvey, but undoubtedly his best achievements came when he returned to Goodison Park in 1981.Within three years he had won the First Division championship, repeating the feat in 1987, while...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears preview

Oct 4, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) hands the ball off to running back Jamaal Charles (25) in the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) return home this Sunday as they prepare for the visiting Chicago Bears (1-3). The Chiefs will look...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Daily Fantasy Football Strategy: Week 5 Wide Recievers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday at the Daily Fix! Each Wednesday of the NFL regular season I’ll provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a Daily Fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Hit me up on Twitter, @RyNoonan. The Wide Receiver position...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Daily Fantasy Football Strategy: Week 4 Wide Recievers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday Thursday at the Fix! Each Wednesday Thursday of the NFL regular season I’ll provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a daily fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Hit me up on Twitter, @RyNoonan. The Wide...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: week 3 report card

The Chicago Bears fell to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, getting shutout 26-0. Chicago came into the game with an ultra-conservative game plan that made it seem as if they travelled to Seattle just hoping not to get blown out. The plan was pretty successful at the start, with the Bears controlling the time of possession and only trailing 6-0 at halftime. One kickoff return to start...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Inability to finish drives results in loss v. Packers

The Chicago Bears opened their season with a loss on Sunday, falling to the Green Bay Packers 31-23. The Bears were considered big underdogs going into the contest, which may have surprised some viewers as the game was closely contested throughout. It was a back-and-forth matchup for the most part until the Packers forced a key interception late in the fourth quarter, which thwarted...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Burned again: Three lessons from another Bears loss to Green Bay

The Chicago Bears made a valiant effort but in the end they fell to the Green Bay Packers for the 10th time in 11 games, losing 23-31 at Soldier Field. While it wasn’t all bad news for the Bears it’s clear that John Fox’s new squad is not ready to compete with the reigning NFC North champions just yet. Here are several lessons from the loss… 1. Tim Jennings will be missed...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears secondary gets overhaul as preseason winds down

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears knew they would have a new defensive scheme when they open the season against Green Bay in two weeks. Now they will have an entirely new secondary, too. After deciding to cut cornerback Tim Jennings and put safety Ryan Mundy on season-ending injured reserve Sunday due to a hip injury, the Bears were left with free agent acquisition Alan Ball...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears release Tim Jennings. Taking a look at the teams remaining cornerbacks

On Sunday, news broke that the Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Tim Jennings. To some, this move didn’t come as much of a surprise, as Jennings struggled mightily in 2014. There have been questions as to whether or not he would fit in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense. But to others, it was a real eye-opener. It wasn’t long ago when Jennings, now a two-time pro-bowler, led...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Alan Ball pushing for starting spot in defensive backfield

Chicago Bears cornerback Alan Ball fits the prototype for the new age defensive back, tall and lengthy with a physical nature, and now that he is 100% healthy, he been making a move for a starting spot. Ball, 6'2, has the size the team needs in order to play more man coverage and his experience (22 starts and three interceptions the last two seasons with the Jaguars) is pushing...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alan Ball is picking up steam in Bears' cornerback competition

Cornerback Alan Ball has overcome injuries and is now pushing for playing time in the Chicago Bears' secondary. Head coach John Fox has taken note of the progress Ball has made since the start of the summer."Much like some of our defensive backs in the offseason, we got them better, they had offseason surgeries," Fox said, per ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. "He was one of them. So he didn...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Players to keep an Eye on as Bears take on the Dolphins

Written by Mike Bresnahan Sherrick McManis View image | gettyimages.com An under the radar name for most Bears Fans, the Cornerback has been a Great special teams contributor last couple years. The line up is simple at Cornerback for the Bears. Tim Jennings, new addition Alan Ball and Sophomore Kyle Fuller. After that there are a lot of Question marks. The Bears desperately...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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