NFL Notes: Bears, Falcons, Jaguars, Lions, & Steelers

Bears With LT Jermon Bushrod out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders, due to a concussion, the expectation is that the Bears will start second-year OT Charles Leno Jr. .“It’s a great opportunity,” said Leno, via “I’m really excited, ready to play some football and get back to playing the way I know I can play.” Falcons Falcons WR/KR Devin Hester...
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Bears LT Bushrod leaves practice, dealing with back problem

Chicago Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod left Tuesday's practice early due to a "back problem," according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.This is not a new problem for Bushrod, who turned 31 last week. ESPN notes that he missed the majority of offseason workouts while dealing with back pain."It was good to get guys in some different spots, and that's going to happen in games," Bears head...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears position preview: offensive line

This will be one of a series of team previews highlighting each position group for the Chicago Bears, keep an eye on the team page for more from our isportsweb team. Check out the wide receivers and tight ends preview here. The Chicago Bears begin life after Roberto Garza for the 2015-16 season. Although with the departure of the veteran center, the offensive line returns a similar...
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Burning questions loom as camp nears

The Chicago Bears begin training camp about a month from now, and there are multiple burning questions that will undoubtedly be topics of conversation among Bears fans until they see some semblance of an on-field product. In the meantime, let’s delve into those questions in an attempt to quell some anxiety. Will we see more of Kyle Long at right tackle? Ever since he was drafted...
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Positional Preview: Offensive Tackle

As much as people say a quarterback or a running back makes or breaks an offense, a successful offense always has an above average offensive line. Multiple positions are going to change on the Chicago Bears’ offensive line in 2015 as unquestioned leader Roberto Garza retired and Kyle Long’s has been making the transition from guard to tackle throughout the team’s mandatory...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier offensive tackles

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 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Why The Bears Can Feel Optimistic At Offensive Tackle

The offseason is always a time to reflect on where the team sits and where it might be going into the regular season.  That includes a position-by-position breakdown, assessing strength and weakness and so forth.  It’s no different for the Chicago Bears as experts continue to delve into where the team can maximize their advantages and hide their problems. One area that continues...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Ways The Chicago Bears Schedule Could Impact Their Draft

Is it just me or was the NFL schedule release somewhat anticlimactic?  Maybe the leaks on Twitter had something to do with it.  Who knows.  The fact remains the Chicago Bears finally know exactly what they’re up against for the 2015 seasons, and it’s no easy task. At all. Head coach John Fox has a hell of a task ahead of him whipping this 5-11 team into shape for what should...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Keeping Close Watch On Beast Left Tackle

The offensive line has become one of the areas the Chicago Bears have to improve what with age, limited talent and lack of depth at a number of position.  Topping that list is the tackle spots. In 2013 things were looking up in a big way after the team was able to sign two-time Pro Bowler Jermon Bushrod for the left side and seemed to hit on a 5th round pick in the draft with Jordan...
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April 08, 2015  |  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, 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...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chicago Bears Wives Featured In Akira Fashion Show

Chicago Bears Jermon Bushrod and his wife Jessica hosted an Akira fashion show featuring the wives of the Chicago Bears players to benefit Bushrod’s Visualize and Rize Foundation for kids at Shakou Libertyville! The mission of VISUALIZE AND RIZE FOUNDATION is to support youth sports and education programs, to enable students and provide them with the necessary tools to facilitate...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Chicago Bears Offensive Depth Chart After FA Week One

Quarterback View image | 1. Jay Cutler And so Jay Cutler is still here, he’s still the man in Chicago, and still will be the man in Chicago. 2. Jimmy Clausen Clausen received an extension this offseason, so it appears the Bears have plans for him behind Jay Cutler.  He does provide some insurance. 3. David Fales I’m not sure how the new regime feels...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Have Rebuilt Quickly Before

Before addressing the dreaded “R-word” it’s important to clarify why it’s being brought up in the first place.  The Bears finished last season 5-11.  Was it all on the players?  No but teams don’t finish with those kinds of records without having issues with personnel.  In this case the Bears are simply too old.  Hub Arkus of Chicago Football put it crystal clear perspective...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Bears will Lay Low this Offseason

After an incredibly abysmal 2014, Chicago Bears fans had renewed optimism for the future when the team cleaned house firing Phil Emery and Marc Trestman. Fans then became ecstatic with the hiring of Ryan Pace and John Fox as general manager and head coach. All of that became pure ecstasy when the news of the Bears signing Adam Gase and Vic Fangio. All of this excitement aside, Bears...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Players to Watch This Offseason

After such an outrageously embarrassing season the Chicago Bears are in need of a boost at several positions. This draft can help the Bears get back to where they should be. While it’s still early in the offseason, it’s never too early to start looking ahead. A lot of what happens is going to depend on who the Head Coach and GM end up being, but this is a list of players that...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Every Chicago Bears GM Target And Players They Helped Acquire

Finding the right GM can mean the difference between years of winning and years of misery.  The Chicago Bears know this all too well, which is why they’re doing everything they can to get their latest choice for that job right.  Here is a detailed rundown of all the candidates linked to the job from their backgrounds to their success at building rosters. Chris Ballard Current...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Chicago Bears Have Eyes For Chris Ballard As New GM

Ted Phillips, really for the first time in 16 years is feeling the heat as team president of the Chicago Bears.  His latest failure is the hiring of current GM Phil Emery, who has taken the franchise in three years from contender to NFL laughing stock. Ownership is growing tired of Phillips’ blunders with the football operations so much to the point that his clear gifts for handling...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Agree On One Thing: It’s All About The Pack

In all the rumors swirling that the Chicago Bears are breaking apart in the locker room, at least one theme remains strong.  Head coach Marc Trestman was quick to dispel any idea that the team was doubting him and even several players including defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and left tackle Jermon Bushrod oppose such notions.  They feel it’s the frustration of losing games...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

INJURY: Jermon Bushrod and Shea McClellin Back For Bears

The reserves did a huge job for the Chicago Bears in Atlanta, but now Jermon Bushrod and other starters are returning to keep the momentum going.  The veteran left tackle was back practicing after suffering ankle and knee injuries during an incident in practice three weeks ago.  His absence, while noticeable was ably handled by reserve Michael Ola who has logged quality time both...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Broncos, Giants, Lions, Redskins

Bears HC Marc Trestman said that he is “confident” that OT Jermon Bushrod will return from his knee injury this week. (Kevin Fishbain) Broncos LB Danny Trevathan has a crack in the bone “just above the knee” in his left leg and is expected to miss multiple games. (Mike Klis) Giants HC Tom Coughlin revealed that CB Trumaine McBride dislocated his thumb during Week...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears vs Falcons: Posted Lines and Injury Reports

Game Preview The Chicago Bears will try and get back on the winning track this Sunday in Atlanta against the Falcons. The Falcons offensive line is completely depleted. If Lamar Houston, Jarred Allen, and co. can’t get it done against this line, there is little hope for the rest of the season. Jay Cutler has responded well after 3+ turnover games in his career. The negative side...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears without 4 starters against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Bears will be without four starters against the Panthers: left tackle Jermon Bushrod, center Roberto Garza, linebacker Shea MClellin and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. Michael Ola will start at left tackle, with Matt Slauson taking over at left guard. Brian de la Puente starts for Garza and Jonathan Bostic for McClellin. Chicago's other inactives include...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Three and out….Bears-Panthers preview

Hoping to rebound from a deflating home loss to  Green Bay, the Chicago Bears (2-2) hit the road to face the Carolina Panthers (2-2) Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. With both teams facing an early-season crossroads, here are three things to watch: 1. Battle of attrition…..The Bears will be without OT Jermon Bushrod, DT Jeremiah Ratliff, LB Shea McClellin, and probably [...]
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears OT Bushrod out for game against Carolina

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears will be without starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff for Sunday's game at Carolina. Bushrod suffered ankle and knee injuries in practice this week. Ratliff is recovering from a concussion from the Week 2 win at San Francisco. Bushrod's absence likely means reserve Michael Ola will shift from starting left...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Browns, Chiefs, Eagles, Steelers, Texans

Bears LT Jermon Bushrod and DT Jeremiah Ratliff both will not play against the Panthers this weekend. (Zach Zaidman) WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) said he feels “really good” and “can do almost everything.” (Rich Campbell) Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) is considered doubtful for Week 5. Browns Despite being listed as probably for Week 5, RB Ben Tate (knee...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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