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Several star Bears reaching salary cap danger zone soon

There are several Chicago Bears, a couple on whose contracts the ink is not yet dry, who enter this season likely needing to maintain or improve their level of play to remain with the organization on their current deals.   With player contracts that are largely non-guaranteed and a hard salary cap, the NFL, more than any North American professional sports league, is a what...
Via The Sports Bank
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Rookie Charles Leno Jr. 6th overall ranked OT

Ok, the Chicago Bears have quite the carousel in the offensive line. You get the distinct feeling that GM Phil Emery wants to keep the competition deep at all positions. However, Emery has shown us with Kyle Long, Jordan Mills, Jermon Bushrod and Matt Slauson that he not only wants to keep the insanely expensive QB protected but also knows how to pick ‘em. The pick 2014′s NFL...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears guard Matt Slauson to miss OTAs

Chicago offensive lineman Matt Slauson went under the knife and will miss organized team activities (OTAs), Patrick Finley of the Sun Times reports.Slauson joined the Bears prior to last season after spending his career with the Jets. He, combined with the free agent signing of Jermon Bushrod and the drafting of Kyle Long, stabilized a Bears offensive line that Pro Football Focus...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

PFZ Interview: Bears LT Jermon Bushrod (Audio)

I had the pleasure of talking to Chicago Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod this afternoon.  We talked about the Bears offense going into this season as well as his annual charity gold tournament and youth football camp. Below are the details of Jermon’s golf tournament and youth football camp. Jermon Bushrod will host his 4th annual “Visualize and Rize” Foundation Celebrity...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

LG Matt Slauson says Bears' offense 'potential is off the charts'

Chicago Bears LG Matt Slauson didn't mince words about the team's offense and their potential to be one of the most explosive units in the NFL. "Our potential is off the charts," Slauson said, via Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com. "We have the ability to be one of those high powered explosive offenses and that's really exciting for me because I've...
Via 60 Max Power O
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears re-sign G Matt Slauson

Matt Slauson, a 6th round pick in 2009, made 48 starts for the Jets from 2010-2012, grading out slightly above average in each of those 3 seasons. The Bears were able to get him on a cheap one year deal last off-season and what started as a smart move paid off even more, as he broke out in his age 27 season in 2013, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 6th ranked guard. He also once...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears have a need at center

Last offseason the Bears made it a point to rebuild the offensive line. After spending big bucks on Jermon Bushrod, bringing in veteran Matt Slauson and drafting Kyle Long and Jordan Mills they did just that. Center Roberto Garza was the lone starter from the season before but now his future is in question. Garza is appraching 35 years old and is coming near the end of his career...
Via cover32 - Bears
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Would YOU like to be Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery For A Day?

Hey Chicago Bears fans, do you think you could handle being Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery for a day? The job of a pro football General Manager must be extremely stressful really. You have decisions to make that affect the careers of players, the joy or sorrow of fans, and of course millions of dollars coming and going. Of course, the decisions that affect you personally and your career...
Via Sports Mockery
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears' Matt Slauson's deal has $12.8M base value

Chicago Bears left guard Matt Slauson did not want to venture into the free-agent market after watching what happened to veterans a year ago. Only three veteran guards got lucrative multi-year contracts in 2013 and Slauson wanted to remain with the Bears, so when the opportunity to re-sign came last week, he quickly took advantage of a solid offer. Slauson’s four-year contract...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Slauson, Not Jay Cutler, Biggest Signing For Chicago Bears

The most important of the three extensions that took place at Halas Hall yesterday, for the Chicago Bears, was that of offensive lineman Matt Slauson Much has been made about the extension of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Heck, even cornerback Tim Jennings has received recognition. The 27-year-old guard from Nebraska reached an agreement with the Bears that will keep him...
Via Sports Mockery
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Options for the Chicago Bears and Charles Tillman

Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears are having themselves quite a day (Jan. 2, 2014) with the announcements of new deals for Jay Cutler, Matt Slauson and Tim Jennings.  Emery is getting a lot done right away in 2014, but with these signings, what to do with Peanut Tillman? Three Options for the Chicago Bears and Charles Tillman 1. Franchise Tag? Jay Cutler has gotten himself a long...
Via Sports Mockery
January 02, 2014  |  1 Comment

Bears Re-sign G Matt Slauson To A Four-Year Contract

The Chicago Bears announced that they have re-signed G Matt Slauson to a four-year deal. Slauson was a big part of a resurgent Bears offensive line that managed to reduce the number of sacks allowed from 41 in 2012, to 31 this season. The additions of Jermon Bushrod and rookie G Kyle Long also helped to shore up what was one of the worst offensive lines in the league. Slauson, 27...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears are wasting no time; Tim Jennings and Matt Slauson both re-signed

The Chicago Bears had cap room and they are not playing around. They started re-signing their own guys fast. @AdamSchefter: Major moves: Bears GM Phil Emery announced Chicago has re-signed QB Jay Cutler, G Matt Slauson and CB Tim Jennings.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign Jay Cutler, two others

The Chicago Bears announce Thursday that they have signed quarterback Jay Cutler, guard Matt Slausonand cornerback Tim Jennings to long-term contracts. All three players were set to become unrestricted free agents. Cutler signed a seven-year deal through the 2020 campaign, while Slauson and Jennings inked four-year pacts through 2017. This season, Cutler recorded a career-high...
Via Sports-Glory
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Offensive Notes of Interest from Football Outsiders

During his season ending press conference Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery let it be known that he utilizes unorthodox statistical and metrical analysis to enhance his scouting.  Emery specifically mentioned ProFootballFocus and STATS Inc. during the press conference and more recently hired a manager from STATS to be the newly created position director of analytics.  Another...
Via Midway Illustrated
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Free Agency Film Review: Matt Slauson

The Bears lost Lance Louis in free agency and to cushion the loss Phil Emery went out and signed former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Slauson is a fourth year guard who hit the open market and didn't generate much interest prior to the Bears going out and signing him.  He started all 16 games at left guard for the Jets and graded out at a plus 2.4 overall on the 2012 season...
Via Midway Illustrated
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – An In-Depth Look at Willie Colon

With Matt Slauson recently signing with the Chicago Bears and the impending departure of Brandon Moore, it is becoming more and more likely that New York Jets free agent signing Willie Colon will be a starter at one of the Guard spots. Colon was signed to a one year, $1.2 million dollar deal, the right price for a guy who has played only 12 games in the past 3 years. The Steelers...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Slauson wants to apologize to Cushing

The offensive lineman who ended Brian Cushing's season and inspired a new NFL rule would like Cushing to know he's sorry. Matt Slauson of the New York Jets hit Cushing, an inside linebacker for the Houston Texans, low and from behind in a game early last season, tearing Cushing's ACL. The NFL this offseason banned blocks like the one Slauson made on Cushing, and Slauson...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears, Slauson agree on 1-year contract

The Chicago Bears and former New York Jets guard Matt Slauson have agreed to a 1-year contract. The team announced the deal on Friday. Bears General Manager Phil Emery says Slauson's size and strength will make him a challenger for a starting guard position. Slauson, 6-5, 315-pounds, started 48 of 51 games with the Jets. New York drafted him out of Nebraska in 2009. Last season...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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