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LG Matt Slauson emerging as veteran leader for Chicago Bears O-line

The Chicago Bears may have found a new leader along the offensive line in the wake of Roberto Garza's departure. ESPN's Jeff Dickerson detailed an animated and enthusiastic Matt Slauson in his OTA observations of the starting left guard. Bears head coach John Fox even took note of Slauson's upbeat approach to early offseason workouts, as Dickerson described the O-lineman's several...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Quarterback View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Player on Jay Cutler: Can be the Best in the League

Chicago Bears’ offensive lineman Matt Slauson might be taking his support of Jay Cutler a bit too far. The offensive lineman had this to say regarding his signal caller on WGN radio. I have every confidence in (Cutler) — his ability, his intelligence. The guy can be the best in the league. We just have to do a better job, as a team, supporting him. We didn’t do a very good...
Via Sportsnaut
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears’ Matt Slauson: Jay Cutler Can Be Better Than Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

Chicago Bears fans aren’t too happy with Jay Cutler, but the quarterback received the ultimate endorsement from one of his offensive linemen. Cutler was benched for Week 16 this season after going 5-9 with 18 interceptions, and not only are the Bears expected to keep him in 2015, but left guard Matt Slauson thinks Cutler has the potential to be the...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Lineman Says Jay Cutler Can Be Better Than Tom Brady

Matt Slauson, Chicago Bears offensive lineman, joined ChicagoLandSportsRadio.com and discussed the future of the team. Slauson talked about John Fox, Ryan Pace and holding the players accountable as the Bears move forward. During the show, he also weighed in on Jay Cutler and his thoughts on the potential that lies ahead. Here’s a couple quotes: “I have every confidence in...
Via Sports Mockery
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Could Get “Dallas” Effect By Signing Powerhouse Guard

In 2013, the Dallas Cowboys were a mess, finishing 8-8 and fielding one of the worst defenses in the league.  Then, suddenly a year later they went 12-4 and reached the divisional playoff round.  How did it happen?  Certainly there were a number of roster moves, but everybody felt what sparked it all was when the team selected guard Zack Martin in the 1st round of the 2014 draft...
Via Sports Mockery
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Dolphins afford sign their own free agents?

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Jared Odrick #98 of the Miami Dolphins rushes past Matt Slauson #68 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Dolphins defeated the Bears 27-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins finished the season with an average record of 8-8 after a lackluster finale.  We know that quarterback Ryan...
Via Phins Phocus
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Place OL Brian De La Puente On IR, Promote DT Brandon Dunn

  The Chicago Bears announced that they placed OL Brian De La Puente on injured reserve Wednesday, and promoted DT Brandon Dunn to the active roster from the practice squad. De La Puente sustained an ankle injury while playing left guard for the injured G Matt Slauson.  He served as the team’s primary backup at all three interior line positions. Chicago will have to shift some...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears place guard Slauson on reserve/injured list, promote Annen

  The Chicago Bears placed guard Matt Slauson on the reserve/injured list Saturday because of a pectoral injury and promoted tight end Blake Annen from the practice squad. Slauson has started 21 games at left guard the last two seasons. Annen is a rookie from the University of Cincinnati.
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears place Slauson on reserve/injured list

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears placed guard Matt Slauson on the reserve/injured list Saturday because of a pectoral injury and promoted tight end Blake Annen from the practice squad. Slauson has started 21 games at left guard the last two seasons. Annen is a rookie from the University of Cincinnati.
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Saturday 11/8

49ers 49ers signed LB Chase Thomas from their practice squad. Bears Bears promoted TE Blake Annen from their practice squad. Bears placed G Matt Slauson on season-ending injured reserve. Chiefs Chiefs waived LB Jerry Franklin. Chiefs activated LB Joe Mays from the injured reserve list. Packers Packers placed WR Kevin Dorsey on season-ending injured reserve. Packers signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Place G Matt Slauson On Season-Ending I.R. & Promote TE Blake Annen

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Bears are officially placing G Matt Slauson on season-ending injured reserve Saturday. Biggs adds that the Bears are also promoting TE Blake Annen to their active roster. Slauson, 28, was diagnosed with a torn pectoral a few weeks ago and the general expectation was that his 2014 season was coming to an end. Chicago signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Chicago Bears Should Sign Derek Sherrod

The Green Bay Packers parted ways with former 1st round pick Derek Sherrod.  Here are a few reasons why the Chicago Bears should bring him in. Depth Before anything else, the Bears need to make sure they maintain a solid amount of depth on their offensive line.  Matt Slauson is done for the year and key reserve Eben Britton continues to deal with nagging health issues of his...
Via Sports Mockery
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Shuffle Offensive Line Ahead Of Packer Week

Nothing matters more to Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman than stability up front.  So to ensure that, the team made some lineup tweaks.  The plans really started a week ago after the team found out that veteran left guard Matt Slauson was lost for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral.  Their solution was an interesting one, and it involved moving right tackle Jordan...
Via Sports Mockery
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons the Chicago Bears Can Rally Towards NFL Playoffs

A lot of people have closed the door on the Chicago Bears making the NFL playoffs in 2014.  Here are five reasons why they still can. Health Few things are tied so directly to the success of a team in any season more than injuries.  If enough key players aren’t on the field playing, the win-loss record always reflects it and the Bears have simply not been healthy most of the...
Via Sports Mockery
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Bucs, Cardinals, Cowboys & Jaguars

Bears LG Matt Slauson will not require surgery after tearing his right-pectoral during Week 8, but will miss the remainder of the season. (Brad Biggs) HC Marc Trestman said that no changes to the coaching staff are going to occur right now. (Jeff Dickerson) RT Jordan Mills may move to guard to replace Matt Slauson. (Jeff Dickerson) GM Phil Emery said that Chicago will not be...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears lose Slauson and Houston for season

The Chicago Bears were humiliated and injured in a blow out loss to New England on Sunday. Left guard Matt Slauson was diagnosed with a torn pectoral. He is now done for the season. Eben Britton is next on the depth chart for the Bears but it is possible that Jordan Mills moves due to Slauson’s injury. Slauson is going on 29 and owed $2.75 million next season. He will be...
Via Tireball.com
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Broncos, Jets, Titans, Vikings

Bears G Matt Slauson was wearing a sling over his injured shoulder following Sunday’s game. (Adam Jahns) Broncos According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos’ contract offers to WR Demaryius Thomas and TE Julius Thomas remain on the table. However, Klis adds that there has been no negotiating between these two players and the Broncos since August. Jets HC...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Things The Chicago Bears Can Do To Ignite Turnaround

Is a turnaround really possible for the Chicago Bears?  Yes, provided they fulfill at least these three requirements moving forward. Bench Jordan Mills He deserves respect for stepping into a tough situation last year as a rookie but the Bears cannot continue to accept the horrendous play exhibited by right tackle Jordan Mills any longer.  The second-year man out of Louisiana...
Via Sports Mockery
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Roundtable: Trade Matt Slauson?

Five weeks and three losses doesn’t sound bad but the actual numbers on both offense and defense are not the numbers of a contending team. The Bears face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6 and will need to make a few adjustments. Could a trade be in order? After all the slip ups we’ve seen in the first five weeks, is it realistic to think the Bears can reach the playoffs with...
Via Sports Mockery
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

INJURY UPDATE: Jermon Bushrod Out But Matt Slauson Returns

The Chicago Bears got both good and bad news on the injury front as left guard Matt Slauson is likely to return but left tackle Jermon Bushrod is out.  It’s a rather unfortunate turn of events because the Bears offensive line hasn’t fielded all five starters together since Week 1 when both Slauson and center Roberto Garza went down with high ankle sprains.  The latest situation...
Via Sports Mockery
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

GAME PICK: Chicago Bears At Carolina Panthers

It’s a must-win situation for the Chicago Bears as they visit the Carolina Panthers.  Will they be able to pull out a victory? Jermon Bushrod Injury Creates Cloudy Situation On Offense The key to success for the Bears offense the past two years has been steady blocking up front from the offensive line.  A cornerstone of that has been veteran left tackle Jermon Bushrod.  Unfortunately...
Via Sports Mockery
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears are the Best Run Blocking Team in the NFL, By a Mile

With all the negativity about the Chicago Bears’ loss to Green Bay, there’s a few stats that people may not be aware of. It All Starts Up Front The Chicago Bears have had a few injuries on their offensive line this season, and it hasn’t slowed them down one bit. Pro Football Focus (PFF) currently ranks the Chicago Bears as the #1 run blocking team in the NFL, and it isn’t...
Via Sports Mockery
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' Bushrod suffers knee injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod suffered a knee injury in practice, throwing his status for this week's game at Carolina into question. Coach Marc Trestman wouldn't say how the injury happened on Wednesday, other than Bushrod fell and it was an accident. He said he wasn't sure how severe the injury is. Bushrod's injury comes as center Roberto Garza...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod suffers knee injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod suffered a knee injury in practice, throwing his status for this week's game at Carolina into question. Coach Marc Trestman wouldn't say how the injury happened on Wednesday, other than Bushrod fell and it was an accident. He said he wasn't sure how severe the injury is. Bushrod's injury comes as center Roberto Garza and...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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