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Saints Workout RBs Andre Brown, Tim Hightower & Mikel Leshoure

Howard Balzer reports that the New Orleans Saints brought in a number of players for tryouts this week including running backs: Andre Brown, Tim Hightower, Brian Leonard, and Mikel Leshoure. Balzer adds that the Saints also worked out safeties: M.D. Jennings, Kenny Phillips, and Jamarca Sanford. Brown, 27, had his eight-game suspension lifted last week, so this is the first reported...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Bring In A Number Of Safeties For Workouts Including Chris Clemens & M.D. Jennings

  Howard Balzer of LockerDome.com reports the Indianapolis Colts recently brought in several safeties for workouts including: Chris Clemons, DeJon Gomes, M.D. Jennings, Jerron McMillian, Bacarri Rambo, and Jamarca Sanford. Clemons, 28, was among the final roster cuts made by the Texans a month ago as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players. It was a somewhat surprising move...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Practice Squad Moves, Bears, Packers, & Patriots

  Practice Squad The Ravens released DT A.J Pataiali’i from the practice squad and signed LB Josh Bynes. (Practice Squad Tracker) The Dolphins released LB David Hinds from the practice squad signed LB Terrell Manning. (Practice Squad Tracker) The Saints released LB Todd Davis from the practice squad signed QB Ryan Griffin. (Practice Squad Tracker) The Patriots signed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Six takeaways from the Chicago Bears’ preseason

After starting off a perfect in their first two games, the Chicago Bears dropped their final two. The most notable of the four games was the disaster against the defending super bowl champs. The Seahawks scored 31 first half points as both teams marched out their first team squads. While there was some clarity to certain positions such as punter, long snapper, defensive tackle and...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Cowboys, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars, Panthers, Texans

  Bears Bears placed S M.D. Jennings on season-ending injured reserve. Cowboys The Cowboys are expected to sign former Raiders DE Jack Crawford. (Charean Williams) Cowboys placed LB Orie Lemon on season-ending injured reserve. Cowboys placed DT Zach Minter on season-ending injured reserve. Chiefs Chiefs placed DB DeMarcus Van Dyke on season-ending injured reserve. Eagles...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFC North Preview: The Ductile Division

Some things you should know about the NFC North: The fourth best team (Minnesota) might be the best team in the AFC South or AFC North. At least half of its backup quarterbacks (Matt Flynn, Matt Cassel) could start for the Texans. Or the Jaguars. The eighth best wide receiver in this division (Greg Jennings) might be the best wide receiver in the AFC East. The fourth best...
Via The Sports Post
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFC North Team Previews

Green Bay Packers – Covered by Justin Arbogast Key Pickups – LB Julius Peppers (Bears), DT Letroy Guion (Vikings) Key Losses – C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Bucs), TE Jermichael Finley (UFA), S MD Jennings (Bears), WR James Jones (Raiders), OT Marshall Newhouse (Bengals), NT Ryan Pickett (UFA), DE CJ Wilson (Raiders). Draft – (21) S Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix (Alabama), (53) WR Devante...
Via Down and Distance
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Not A Good Look….

Let me go on record as saying I am NOT on board the Tucker train. I bought in to him being good because the HC, Trestman, said he was the first choice and believed the good press he received upon hire. It went downhill from there and at face value not looking any better in the new season. Preseason or not, Chad Henne is not supposed to look like Brady especially with a bunch of second...
Via TopSportsReport
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears 2014 Defensive Backs Preview

2014 Will Be BetterBy: Alex CroweThe Chicago Bears had one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season. The secondary has received a lot of the blame for the poor play of defense, especially guys like Chris Conte. The fact of the matter is, though, that the secondary was forced into a bad situation under bad circumstances.Things will be better in 2014.To start, the defensive line...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: How the Packers’ secondary stacks up

The wait is nearly over, Saturday morning at 8:20 AM central time the Packers will take the field for the start of training camp. Before then, however, let’s take a look at what has been perhaps the weakest part of the Packers defense in recent years: the secondary. Safeties The Packers showed they are focusing on their defensive backfield by using their first round selection on...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

What Packers Rivals Really Think – Bears Edition

As Packers fans, we know how we view our team and their NFC North Rivals. But I’d guess most of us are curious as to how opposing fans view the same subjects. So to find out, one of our regular readers/commenters here, Jesse Cook (aka Bearmeat) contacted a few friends who are (somewhat) sane fans of our Division rivals and peppered them (pun intended) with questions about our...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Falcons, Redskins, & Titans

  Bears Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com expects the Bears to keep Chris Conte, rookie Brock Vereen, Ryan Mundy and Craig Steltz as their top-four safeties coming out of training camp. Wright adds that if Chicago were to keep five safeties, M.D. Jennings would likely beat out Danny McCray for the job. Veteran Adrian Wilson was just added to the team’s roster, but he is coming...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: The Good, Bad & Ugly Heading Into 2014

The GoodOn January 4th and thereby only three days after the heartbreaking 33-28 loss against the Green Bay Packers in the season finale, the Chicago Bears locked up Jay Cutler, Matt Slauson and Tim Jennings. All three of them belonged to the best players on the team in 2013 and with that, general manager Phil Emery laid the foundation early for a successful campaign this year.Jay...
Via Football Nation
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Did The Bears Defense Really Get Better For 2014?

The Bears invested a lot of effort and energy into trying to improve the defensive unit for 2014. They released Julius Peppers for salary cap purposes. They allowed Henry Melton, Corey Wootton and Major Wright to all leave via free agency. Brought in were DE's Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young and Israel Idonije. DT Jay Ratliff was re-signed as were Peanut Tillman and Tim...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Surprises for the Bears in 2014

As of now, nobody knows what to expect from the Bears in 2014. They have made some solid moves in the offseason and could be a contender in the NFC. Our top five this week takes a look at some realistic surprises in the upcoming season.   5. Shea McClellin becomes a good linebacker It’s too early to call McClellin a bust. He’s a solid football who has been playing mostly out...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers rookie safety Clinton-Dix: 'They brought me here for a reason'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was no secret entering this year's NFL Draft that the Green Bay Packers needed a safety. When that position was addressed immediately in the first round with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, even the former Alabama star admitted he had recognized -- with some help from his Instagram and Twitter followers -- that there would be a great opportunity at a starting job waiting...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

TOP 5: Early bubble players for the Bears

With a new influx of talent from the draft, there will be some veterans who are in danger of making this roster. This week’s top five looks at the group who might not be with the team when they take on the Buffalo Bills come opening day.   5. Safety M.D. Jennings Jennings has yet to even play one game with the Bears but he might not make it. He was one of the worst starting safeties...
Via cover32 - Bears
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who the Chicago Bears might draft at pick #14

  We’re one week out from the NFL Draft, so it’s time to break down the Chicago Bears prospects and options for May 8th. I enlisted the help of a few Chicago Bears experts and got them on the phone; Nick Shepkowski of WSCR 670 The Score Chicago, Craig Williams, formerly of 95.7 The Fan, South Bend, Charles Davis, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network.  I also have a full mock draft...
Via The Sports Bank
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Safety Makes Sense in 2014 NFL Draft

With the 14th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select…Haha Clinton-Dix. It has to be Clinton-Dix…. Or maybe Louis Nix III.Or maybe Aaron Donald. Or maybe Calvin Pryor. Or maybe, just maybe, Darqueze Dennard.For the Chicago Bears, nobody is really sure what will happen next month when the big day arrives. They may decide that safety is the area they want to improve...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears pick a safety in our mock draft

We did a site wide mock draft. Each managing editor submitted their big board for each team and the picks were compiled on who was left on the board by the team our perspective team was on the clock. With the 14th pick, we had the Chicago Bears select Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward. He wasn’t our first choice but Oklahoma St. corner Justin Gilbert was gone as was Pittsburgh...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix To Meet With Bears This Week

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, citing a source, reports that Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will visit with the Bears this week. Rapoport adds that Clinton-Dix has already met with the Lions, Panthers, Titans and Falcons. Clinton-Dix is considered by many to be the best safety in this year’s draft class, and some even consider him to be the best defensive back available. Chicago...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating the revamped Chicago Bears secondary

Today, we complete our pre-draft evaluation of the defense by taking inventory of the re-worked Chicago Bears secondary.  Previously we evaluated the overhaul of the Bears defensive line,and we also tackled the Bears’ linebacking corps  The Chicago Bears’ secondary might appear to be the primary culprit in the defense’s 25th ranking in  yards per pass attempt allowed...
Via The Sports Bank
April 08, 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...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Phil Emery a Magician Disguised as a GM?

What grade would you give Phil Emery in free agency so far? I give the man an A and here’s why. Phil Emery’s Free Agency Signings Peanut is Bacccckkkk!!! If you haven’t heard the Chicago Bears have re-signed Charles Tillman to a one-year deal. This is huge as he will play opposite Tim Jennings and bring a great influence into a locker room that is still gelling and becoming...
Via Sports Mockery
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears in competition with NFC North rivals for free agents

As the initial frenzy of free agency subsides, it’s becoming clearer which way teams are leaning for May’s draft. Not surprisingly, a majority of the Bears’ moves have been defensive.  They made their biggest splash at defensive end, releasing Julius Peppers to free up cap space while signing Lamarr Houston and Willie Young. GM Phil Emery has scratched the surface at safety...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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