Vegas Super Bowl odds show Bolts could make some noise in 2014

Once the final seconds tick off the clock in the Super Bowl, people are already beginning to think about what is going to happen next season. A town that is always thinking about next season is Las Vegas. Looking at the Vegas futures is always interesting because odds can fluctuate when new players are added, old players are removed, schedules are released, and so on. Currently,...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gilbert to the Bears

As we get closer to draft time, the team of writers here have decided to give our individual thoughts. Everybody has their own opinions and it’s fun to get a feel for what each writer is thinking. Today we will break down the big board for the Bears in the first round. I’m up first as I give you 10 realistic options for the Bears at 14. Given the flurry of moves on the defensive...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

VOTE For the Chicago Bears Network Studio

Chicago Bears Football- One of the biggest additions to newly-renovated the Chicago Bears’ practice facility, Halas Hall, is currently up for national recognition. The Chicago Bears Network Studio has been nominated for ‘Set of the Year’ by Newscast Studio according to the team’s website. The Bears Network Studio The Bears are the first team in the NFL to house all of their...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Plan of Attack for the 2014 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Houston Texans and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in Seattle.  The Bears close out the first week of April....
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears re-sign Eben Britton

The Chicago Bears have had a busy offseason. They may have released defensive end Julius Peppers and lost him to the rival Green Bay Packers and let another former Pro Bowl defensive lineman, Henry Melton, sign with the Dallas Cowboys, but they’ve replaced their production with former Minnesota Vikings’ defensive end Jared Allen and former Oakland Raiders’ pass rusher LaMarr...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Mock Draft 2.0 (4-3-2014)

The last time I did a Chicago Bears mock draft, general manager Phil Emery made his splash on day one of free agency by signing Lamarr Houston, among others. Since, Emery has added free agent defensive end Jared Allen, and has brought back fan favorite cornerback Charles Tillman. To date, the Chicago Bears have added 14 players on defense, nine of which were on the team last season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Trade Series: Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears play in one of the toughest divisions in football, the NFC North. They have to be able to stop the likes of QBs Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford twice a season since they are in the same division. Their division also boasts some of the best defenses. This makes having a stellar defense themselves a must. The free agency moves they have made indicate that they...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft With Analysis

1.) Houston Texans- Jadeveon Clowney Analysis: The Texans already have former defensive player of the year, JJ Watt, chasing after quarterbacks but imagine if they could get a if not the same or similar force on the opposing side of Watt. Clowney is an explosive player and the best player available in this year’s draft, due to his freakish abilities including his 4.5 speed, 6 foot...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Why Brandon Marshall Isn’t Worried About His Contract

Chicago Bears Football- Recently the Chicago Bears have locked up some key free agents like Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston.  They have tied quite a lot of money up in some of their free agents and some players are left to wonder if there is enough in the coffers to support them. Brandon Marshall is not one of those players. 2014 Free Agency Tracker   What Brandon Marshall Means...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears locks for ‘Hard Knocks’

The Chicago Bears have done a lot to improve the team heading towards the 2014-15 season. The additions of Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, and most recently Jared Allen will help an abysmal defense. The signing of Allen will also put Chicago head and shoulders above the other eligible teams for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ series. Allen, tight end Martellus Bennett, and head coach Marc...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Sign DE Jared Allen

  The Chicago Bears announced earlier this morning that they have reached an agreement with DE Jared Allen on a four-year contract worth $32 million. LM: #Bears bolster defense by agreeing to terms on 4-year deal with DE Jared Allen, one of NFL’s most prolific pass rushers. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 26, 2014 Just two years and $15.5 million of Allen’s contract...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears sign Jared Allen to a four-year, $32 million deal

The Chicago Bears have reportedly signed DE Jared Allen to a four-year, $32 million contract. Allen gives the Bears a solid rotation with Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Israel Idonije, who were all brought in off the open market this month.There’s wisely only two years and $15.5 million of fully guaranteed money in this deal as Allen turns 32 next week and has shown declining...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen Signs With The Bears

A week ago, Jared Allen appeared to be closing on joining the Seahawks juggernaut. Instead, Allen will remain in the NFC North, joining the Bears, a team more direly in need of his services. And also one more likely to meet his salary demands. Chicago gave Allen a four-year, $32 million contract with $15.5 million guaranteed.The Bears had lost their best pass rusher, 34-year-old...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Who’s the Chicago Bears greatest ever and where’s he rank?

Every team has a GOAT. You know, the “greatest of all-time.” The best player to ever don the uniform. The first pick on every fan’s Mount Rushmore. Whether a franchise has been around since the early years of the National Football League or was the most-recent addition via expansion, someone is atop their all-time roster. If they’ve played a game, one player has emerged as...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamarr Houston gets philosophical

New Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston is always active on social media. He loves posting pics on Instagram and tweets often. Because of his high activity, he gets a ton of responses he can’t help but see every day. Houston has been taken a lot of flack from a frustrated and passionate Oakland Raiders fan base. Many fans are clearly upset to see him leave. After days of seeing...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

How much have Lamarr Houston and co. upgraded the Chicago Bears DL?

  Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden famously said “never mistake activity for achievement.” The Chicago Bears have certainly been active in free agency in trying to upgrade a defense that ranked last against the rush by a wide margin; ranked 25th of 32 teams in allowing 7.7 yards per pass attempt; and tied for last with just 31 sacks.  The question is have they...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears might lose out on Aaron Donald

There’s a plan at Halas Hall and it seems to be trending toward rebuilding the defensive line with young studs. Lamarr Houston and Willie Young are two book ends but the Bears need a defensive tackle. The decision to let Henry Melton walk was the right one. He simply wanted too much money to be an up and down player. His production just wasn’t there against quality opponents...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Emery positions Chicago Bears for the future

The Chicago Bears have made a flurry of moves in the past two weeks, swapping out old free-agent acquisitions like Adam Podlesh, Michael Bush, and Julius Peppers for new additions like Lamarr Houston, Ryan Mundy, and Willie Young. At the end of all these moves, the Chicago Bears are left pretty much capped out for […]The post Phil Emery positions Chicago Bears for the future by...
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27 days ago  |  1 Comment

By the Numbers: How much did the Bears defense improve?

With most of the big free agent signings already over with and team’s focusing on the draft, it’s worth wondering how much better the Bears are right now than when they concluded the 2013 season. At least one famous Chicago writer speculated that the Bears aren’t really much better at all. Chicago Football’s Hub Arkush doesn’t think Lamarr Houston is an upgrade over Julius...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign DE LaMarr Houston

The Bears had a desperate need for defensive line help after they cut Julius Peppers. With Corey Wootton and Henry Melton set to hit free agency, the Bears needed new starters at 3 of 4 defensive line positions, in addition to fixing the complete lack of depth that showed last season. LaMarr Houston was one of the best defensive linemen available this off-season. A 2010 2nd round...
Via The Football Fan Spot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeling and Dealing - Getting All Caught Up in Chicago

SIGNINGS/ADDITIONS1) LAMARR HOUSTON (DEFENSIVE END) - Houston was no doubt a backup plan for the front office in Chicago, but one that the team didn't hesitate to fall back on. After working out a deal with Michael Bennett became unavailable to the Bears, Phil Emery and company moved quickly to sign their #2 overall prospect in free agency. Within minutes of free agency officially...
Via Pro Football Spot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading week one of Oakland Raiders free agency

Day one of the free agency frenzy left fans breathing heavily into paper bags. Lamarr Houston was gone as was Jared Veldheer and the only new player coming to Oakland was Rodger Saffold (who would soon be leaving again). All the cap space for making moves was still in Reggie McKenzie’s pocket and Raider Nation was quickly bracing for full panic mode. What a big difference six days...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears could be tempted by a pass rusher in the draft

The Bears signed two defensive ends during the first week of free agency.Former Raider Lamarr Houston and former Lion Willie Young are expected to be the starters going into next season. The Bears need help at defensive tackle but they could be tempted by a pass rusher in the first round. General manager Phil Emery has shown an ability to throw in a curve ball in the first round...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears win in first week of free agency

Well, the first couple days of free agency has come and passed, and not surprisingly the Bears have been busy. And not surprisingly on the defensive side of the ball. You could call it a “rebuilding” of the defense, with the release of an aging Julius Peppers, 34, freed up enough cap space so that the Bears and upgrade and go younger. Basically replacing JPep is Lamarr Houston...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Grading the Lamarr Houston Signing

Contract: Five years, $35 million The Chicago Bears came into the offseason looking to revamp their defensive line, and they were able to take a big step forward by signing former Oakland Raider Lamarr Houston. Houston practically replaced former superstar Julius Peppers, and there is a lot of reason for Bears fans to be excited about this signing. While he may not be as prolific...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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