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Chicago Bears: Mock draft 1.0

Even with the offseason additions, the Chicago Bears still have a multitude of needs to address and all eyes will be on GM Ryan Pace April 30 at the NFL Draft. As tempting as it may be to select a wide receiver in the first round to replace Brandon Marshall, the consensus belief is the more pressing need resides on the defensive side of the ball. At the combine, however, Pace was...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Payback? Former Chicago Bears cornerback visits with the Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers swung and missed when it came to signing free agent cornerback Alan Ball, who landed with the Chicago Bears. According to this next story, the Panthers might be able to return the favor by snagging a former Bears legend… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best free agents still on the market QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from 1-32 based on marketability...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

A Chicago Bears Stat Nobody Will Like

Everyone is aware of the rebuilding plan underway to return the Chicago Bears back to the “Monsters of the Midway,” and Ryan Pace has his work cut out for him. According to Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, the Bears lead the league in old guys. More specifically, they have 14 players on their roster over the age of 30 which is good for most in the NFL. The Jets, Bengals, Colts...
Via Sports Mockery
20 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Alan Ball Factor into the Bears' Plans?

Contrary to last offseason, the Chicago Bears have not made any blockbuster signings this year. It goes with GM Ryan Pace’s philosophy of having 53 capable players and that was once again proven last week when Pace and the Bears signed cornerback Alan Ball.Ball is a big corner, standing at 6’2” and weighing in around 200 pounds. He’s been in the league for seven years and...
Via Pro Football Spot
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fast Pace: Free agent running back, top receiver prospect visit the Chicago Bears

New general manager Ryan Pace has been actively working to upgrade the Chicago Bears’ roster since taking over. In free agency he has added Alan Ball, Mason Roster, Antrel Rolle, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee to the defense. On offense he has traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his sizable contract to the Jets for a draft pick as well as added Eddie Royal. Today Pace...
Via cover32
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson calls out Alan Ball for not signing with the Carolina Panthers

A couple of weeks ago we passed along a report that said free agent cornerback Alan Ball was signing with the Carolina Panthers. As it turns out those reports were premature and yesterday Ball wound up signing with the Chicago Bears. The decision was a confusing one on a number of fronts and a lot of Panthers fans are not too happy about it, and they’re not the only ones… AROUND...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents Still On The Chicago Bears Radar

Based on the best possible estimates, there is enough money left in the coffers for the Chicago Bears to make one more significant move in NFL free agency.  What they’ve accomplished to this point already would be considered enough. Antrel Rolle (SS) Eddie Royal (WR) Pernell McPhee (OLB) Ray McDonald (DE) Jarvis Jenkins (DE) Alan Ball (CB) Mason Foster (ILB) Vladimir DuCasse...
Via Sports Mockery
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears sign former Jags CB Ball

Continuing to shore up personnel deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball, the Chicago Bears inked veteran CB Alan Ball to a one-year deal. Ball, a University of Illinois product, adds depth to a depleted CB unit. Ball isn’t a long-term option, but the eight-year pro gives the Bears some stability and experience at an important position.  He made [...]
Via Bears Claws
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential Position Battle: Alan Ball or Tim Jennings?

The Chicago Bears got back in free agency talks today, signing a veteran cornerback Alan Ball.  Ball, who turns 30 in two days on March 29th, spent the 2014-2015 NFL season wearing a Jacksonville Jaguars jersey (say that five times fast).  Before that, he spent 2012 on the Houston Texans, and 2007-2011 with the Dallas Cowboys, who drafted him in the 7th round of the 2007 NFL Draft...
Via Sports Mockery
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears announce signing one of the best cornerbacks on the market

Last week it looked like Alan Ball was on the verge of signing with the Carolina Panthers. As it turns out, those reports were premature and no deal ever got done. That’s good news for the Chicago Bears because today they snagged him… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Latest Free Agent Signing Points to the End of Charles Tillman’s Career in Chicago

As soon as the signing of free agent cornerback Alan Ball was announced Friday morning, some Chicago Bears fans read the writing on the wall. Bears’ GM Ryan Pace inked Ball to a one-year deal, adding the eight-year veteran to Chicago’s secondary. Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings are the current starting cornerbacks for the Bears and Ball joins the duo adding more depth to the position...
Via Sports Mockery
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Alan Ball

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball. The move was announced Friday. Ball missed the final nine games with the Jaguars last year because of a biceps injury after starting seven. He had one interception and broke up three passes. He has appeared in 93 games with 44 starts over eight seasons...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Sign A Cornerback

According to Jayson Braddock, NFL writer, the Chicago Bears have signed former Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball. Chicago Bears announce the signing of CB Alan Ball — Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) March 27, 2015 With eight years under his belt, Ball has played for Jacksonville, Houston and Dallas. He has record six career interceptions and 181 total tackles. The...
Via Sports Mockery
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Sign CB Alan Ball To A One-Year Deal

The Chicago Bears announced the signing of CB Alan Ball to a one-year contract on Friday. #Bears have signed CB Alan Ball to a 1-year contract. Ball has played 8 NFL seasons with Cowboys, Texans and Jaguars. pic.twitter.com/lsVQl0A9qO — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 27, 2015 Previous reports had said that Ball had an agreement in ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Secondary Overhaul: The Carolina Panthers add another cornerback to the mix

Apparently priority one for Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers this offseason is to upgrade their secondary. So far they have already added cornerback Teddy Williams and safety Kurt Coleman this week, now it seems they’re looking to add a veteran cornerback to the mix… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately QB Rankings: Ranking the starting...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign CB Alan Ball To A One-Year, $2M Deal

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Panthers have signed CB Alan Ball to a one-year contract worth $2 million. According to Wilson, the contract includes a $1 million signing bonus to go along with $950,000 base salary. Ball also will receive a $50,000 workout bonus. Ball, 29, was limited to appearing just seven games ... The post Panthers Sign CB Alan...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars free agency preview: Time to get defensive

Rebuilding the Jacksonville Jaguars has been quite the task for general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley. Entering their third year in town, the staff looks to put together a roster that can contend in the division. With emerging young receivers -- Denard Robinson, Allen Hurns, Denard Robinson and Justin Blackmon -- expect Cecil Shorts to hit the open market. Bradley...
Via Fox Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars Would Like To Re-Sign DE Tyson Alualu, Will Meet At Combine

Jaguars GM David Caldwell told reporters on Tuesday that they would like to re-sign DE Tyson Alualu in the coming weeks and have communicated as much to his agent, per Ryan O’Halloran. However, Caldwell added that he isn’t sure if they will be able to get a deal in place before the start of free agency on March 10. Jacksonville expects to meet with the agents for free agents Alualu...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

BBC reporter randomly finds an ex-goalkeeper who played in 1967 Liverpool-Everton game

Sometimes you never know who you will find in a “man on the street” interview. In advance of Saturday’s Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool, BBC reporter Stuart Flinders tried to find people who remembered the 1967 Derby and actually found someone who played in the game! Post by BBC North West Tonight. Yes, goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence and he’s absolutely...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will be the first £100 million footballer?

Deloitte’s annual investigation into the world’s wealthiest soccer teams revealed those lucky enough to be at the pinnacle of the game are making more money than ever. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all secured revenues in excess of €450 million, tangible monetary gains that will surely be invested into the club a little further...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Review: Defense, Special Teams

After the first four games of the 2014 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars defense was on a statistical pace towards being the worst in the history of the National Football League. Ironically, it was in the top three in sacks registered, but that was not translating into victories. The inability of the offense to generate first downs meant the defense was on the field so much, it wore...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Needs Defensive End The Chris Clemons signing didn’t really work out for the Jaguars. Clemons was dominant in Seattle when Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley was the defensive coordinator, but he’s over the hill. He was Pro Football Focus’ 2nd worst ranked 4-3 defensive end last season and isn’t going to get any better, going into his age 34 season in 2015. With all of his guaranteed...
Via The Football Fan Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: 2014 Final Report Card

Here is a look at the Jacksonville Jaguars with analysis of each unit on the team and comments about the 2014 season.QUARTERBACKThere are many ways to look at this position, but the fact remains there were two seasons to Blake Bortles’ year. The first seven games that he started, Bortles could not get out of his own way, three four pick-six interceptions and had issues holding...
Via Football Nation
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Week 12: Colts Fantasy Football Preview vs. Jaguars

The Indianapolis Colts will be out for vengeance against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week after suffering the worst defeat of their season last week; a 42-20 loss to the New England Patriots at home.The Colts return to Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday to take on their AFC South division rival after beating Jacksonville 44-17 back in Week 3. Several Colts had excellent fantasy performances...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jaguars, Packers, Ravens, & Texans

Jaguars Michael DiRocco mentions that although Alan Ball has been their best cornerback when healthy, the Jaguars intend to move forward with Demetrius McCray, Dwayne Gratz and Aaron Colvin next year. DiRocco isn’t ready to completely right off RB Storm Johnson and believes he could develop into a solid player if he can prove to be a reliable pass protector. As for the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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