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Matt Forte or Chris Johnson?

 Chicago Bears Football — With Chris Johnson finally being signed to the NY Jets, it’s only fitting to see how he matches up to the Chicago Bears No. 1 running back, Matt Forte. Several NFL teams had shown interest in CJ2K when he hit the free agent market, the Chicago Bears included. Chris Johnson: Speed Kills Would the Chicago Bears have made the right decision to try and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago Bears should trade up in the first round

After overhauling a defense that cost the team several victories last season, the Chicago Bears look poised to compete in a division that should have two of the strongest offenses in the NFL (Detroit and Green Bay). Even so, to be a legitimate contender in the strong NFC North, Chicago must trade up in the […] The post Why the Chicago Bears should trade up in the first round appeared...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears could grab a sleeper to backup Matt Forte

It’s no secret the Bears will spend a majority of their draft picks on the defensive side of the ball. GM Phil Emery hasn’t been able to find good defensive players in the draft so far, but his ability to find suitable offensive starters should give fans hope he can help sure up some needs. The Bears missed out on getting a suitable backup for Matt Forte in free agency. In recent...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Says Chris Johnson Could Be On Chicago Bears Radar

Chicago Bears Rumors - Could the Chicago Bears be targeting Chris Johnson in the same secretive manner that they pursued Jared Allen?  Not sure about that, but a recent article by Sports Illustrated has the Chicago Bears as a possible dark horse for Chris Johnson’s services. Johnson is a completely different runner than Bush, a power back Chicago preferred to turn to on the goal...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Freeman visits Chicago Bears Monday

The Chicago Bears are in need of a backup for quarterback Jay Cutler and could turn to free-agent Josh Freeman. Josh McCown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, leaving Chicago with Cutler, Jerrod Johnson and Jordan Palmer on the depth chart at QB. QB Josh Freeman visited the Bears today. — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 7, 2014 Josh Freeman and Jay...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

De'Anthony Thomas to pay Bears a pre-draft visit

According to a report, Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas will be paying the Bears a pre-draft visit. The Bears could use a backup to Matt Forte following the departure of Michael Bush, and Thomas could fit that bill. A projected second/third-round pick by NFL.com, Thomas has many different tools that could benefit the Bears at present. In addition to backing up at running...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas Visiting With Bears Tuesday

  Ross Jones of Fox Sports reports that Oregon RB De’Anthony Thomas will meet with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday. Jones adds that Thomas has already worked out with the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago. Thomas was known as a burner in college, often showing raw sprinter speed and great vision as a ball carrier. However, Thomas’ posted an underwhelming 40-yard dash time of 4...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Future Salary Cap Casualties

Last week we went through some future free agent planning for the 2015 season to give you a heads up on which players have a window to increase their fantasy value while also being able to be currently acquired cheaply. We’re going to keep one eye fixated on the 2015 offseason, looking at three potential candidates who could be future salary cap casualties and the replacement assets...
Via The Fake Football
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Runs For Charity

Chicago Bears Football- March 30th marks the day that running back Matt Forte takes lace in a huge charity run called the Shamrock Shuffle. Over 40,000 runners took place in the 8 mile run. The cause for which Forte ran was his new foundation which helps to provide resources to high school students who wish to stay in school and move on to college. Matt Forte: A Run for our Future...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Bears Off-Season So Far

Getty Images The first wave of free agency has come and gone with the Bears’ free agency haul graded a B+ by those in the know as the moves that the Bears have made have moved the Bears to NFC Title contenders! Here is a position-by-position look at free agency and a revised mock draft based on the Bears’ moves in free agency. At quarterback, the Bears lost backup Josh McCown...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte’s Preseason Fantasy Ranking is Remarkable

Fantasy Football – There was a lot of doubters before, during and even after last season, but the Chicago Bears Matt Forte is a no doubt first round if not top 5 pick for all fantasy football players for the 2014 season. Matt Forte’s Numbers We’ll start with what matters the most….the numbers. In Marc Trestman‘s new offense Matt Forte thrived and the numbers prove it. Forte...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: I’m going to force the Bears to sign me after 2014 season

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is entering the final year of his contract.  But Marshall isn’t worried about an extension and plans to remain with the Bears after this season. “I have another year left on my contract. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, I’m glad to be a Bear for another year and I’m going to force them to sign me after next year,...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen signs four-year deal with Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that pass rusher Jared Allen has signed a four-year contract with the team. The former Minnesota Vikings defensive end has recorded 128.5 sacks in 10 NFL seasons, the most by any player since he entered the league. According to Adam Schefter, the four-year deal could be worth $32 million and includes $15.5 million in guaranteed money. “We...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte is Statistically the Worst Blocking Running Back in the NFL

Chicago Bears News - With all the nice things Chicago Bears fans have said about Matt Forte’s versatility and athleticism out of the backfield, very few have talked about how horrendous his blocking was in 2013. Pro Football Focus (PFF) analyzed and scored 55 running backs for the 2014 season, Matt Forte ranked #16 overall. However, he was statistically the worst blocking running...
Via Sports Mockery
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte A Run For Our Future

Chicago Bears Football – The off-season is in full swing. Free Agency madness is consuming all of us Bears fans, so please cut us some slack if you catch us constantly checking the interwebs and TV to check the status of our beloved team. Still, there are other occcurences after the Super Bowl which are worth noting. 2014 Free Agency Tracker   Bears running back Matt Forte is...
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March 19, 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

Chicago Bears re-sign CB Charles Tillman

The Chicago Bears announced Friday that they have re-signed cornerback Charles Tillman to a one-year deal. The #Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Charles Tillman. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 14, 2014 Tillman, 33, has played his entire 11-year NFL career in Chicago.  He recorded 41 tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions in eight games...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Forte hopes Melton, Tillman return but confident in Emery

Running back Matt Forte hopes former Pro Bowlers Henry Melton and Charles Tillman return to the Chicago Bears’ defense during free agency, but he also has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a defense that allowed more yards last season than any in team history. “We love those guys,” Forte said Thursday. “As a player, you want to see a team stay...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Domenik Hixon Signs one-year deal with Bears

The Chicago Bears have one of the NFL’s best wide receiver corps if not the best, and they have made a move to improve the depth even more. According to reports, the Bears have signed former Giants and Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon to a one-year contract. He has shown the ability to play well in a supporting role, and that is exactly what he is going to be for the Bears...
Via Sports-Glory
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears release DE Julius Peppers

The Chicago Bears have released pass rusher Julius Peppers. The Bears informer the 34-year-old Tuesday that they would terminate his contract. “We appreciate Julius’ contributions to the Bears over the last four years,” said general manager Phil Emery. “He was a leader on our defense starting every game since coming to Chicago. His accomplishments over his NFL career place...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign DE Lamarr Houston

The Chicago Bears and former Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston reached agreement on a five-year deal worth $35 million on Tuesday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Houston led Oakland with a career-high six sacks last season to go along with 71 tackles (55 solo) and forced two fumbles. Houston turns 27 on June 24. The post Chicago Bears sign DE Lamarr Houston appeared...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McCown wants more than just money if he leaves Chicago

Quarterback Josh McCown says he would only leave the Chicago Bears if he gets a good contract and the opportunity to start elsewhere. “To leave Chicago, it’ll be a situation where I’m looking to compete to start or to start,” McCown said, via the Chicago Tribune. “And to be able to kind of grow more as a player. And the only way you can do that as a player is on the field...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McCown would like to re-sign with Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears were able to stay alive in the playoff race last season despite major injury issues for Jay Cutler due to the strong play of backup quarterback Josh McCown. McCown was able to step up in the most dire of circumstances and give the Bears a fighting chance. Unfortunately for Josh McCown and the Bears, the Green Bay Packers were able to send them home in the final...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The face of the franchise for Chicago is very bright

The editors of this site recently put together a list of who the face of each NFL franchise is and ranked them from best to worst.  Jay Cutler came in at 21, due to his unfulfilled potential.  Cutler also gets a bad rap off the field, seen by many as a surly, unapproachable guy.  However I’d argue that as a franchise, the Bears have some great faces representing them in the...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears shouldn’t waste time with top free agent running backs

All week we have been discussing the running back position for the Bears. We have recognized a need for a viable backup but that doesn’t mean the team should splurge on a top free agent. Yes, Matt Forte is entering his seventh season in the league. That kind of mileage on a back could be a cause for concern but not for Forte. He’s very durable, protects his body and doesn’t...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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