Chicago Bears trim fat, bigger cuts coming


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The Chicago Bears cut the required amount of players to get the roster down to 75. The initial cut usually involves players that had little to no chance of making the team, or were let go with the hopes of latching on elsewhere.

The final day of roster reckoning is August 30. Rosters will have to be down to 53 by 4p.m. ET.

There were a couple of surprise cuts, but the biggest news will come Saturday afternoon.

The players that stood out from the initial cuts are defensive backs Isaiah Frey and Craig Steltz, defensive tackle Nate Collins, linebacker/special teams ace Jordan Senn, running back Michael Ford, and quarterback Jordan Palmer. Palmer is interesting because he signed with the Buffalo Bills shortly after being waived. Chicago welcomes Buffalo to Soldier Field Week 1. [Read more...]

Greg Gumbel on Jay Cutler, Bears preseason expectations


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As we enter the 2014 NFL season, the main Jay Cutler story line is “will he earn his money?” and “what does he have to do to earn that $22.4 million this season?” He’ll be the highest paid player in the NFL season. Greg Gumbel is a national media figure, a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS. He’s also a Chicago guy, having worked for WMAQ NBC5 Chicago before he went to ESPN.

I had a chat with Gumbel on Monday and one of the topics was major headline news. Take a look.

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The Importance of Being Jay Cutler


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In 2013, the Chicago Bears fielded their best offense in decades.

Matt Forte was at the top of his health and his game, Chicago’s pass-catchers were literally unstoppable, and Jay Cutler was on track to a career year, when inevitably, injury once again cut the much-maligned quarterback’s season short. Cutler has not played a full 16-game season since 2009—his first season as a Bear. [Read more...]

Richard Dent: Chicago Bears “defense can’t get worse”


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The Chicago Bears defense can’t get any worse. I mean think of how terrible they looked at times last year. They re-wrote the record book, all in dubious fashion, says club legend and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent.

One of the greatest defensive players in Bears history, “the sack man’s coming, you’re going to get bent, when you watch this video interview below.

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Brandon Marshall featured in new Carrie Underwood SNF Video


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As you heard here first last year; a full day and a half before the announcement was made, Carrie Underwood became the new Sunday Night Football singer. She replaced Faith Hill last fall with the SNF on NBC theme song.

What about 2014′s version? Well just morning NBC released the description of this year’s edition; listing out all eleven NFL players that will appear in the vid. There is someone from the hometown Chicago Bears among the group, and Jay Cutler is not the one chosen.

Not surprising, as Cutler does not have a marketable personality, but Brandon Marshall sure does. And B-Marsh is in the montage.

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Chicago Bears head to Seattle with major roster questions


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The Chicago Bears enter arguably the most important week of the NFL preseason with more questions than most teams would want to have answered.

The Seattle Seahawks are the perfect test for a Bears team trying to gauge how likely it is for the team to be considered a real threat in a stacked NFC. Heading out on the road to one of the toughest NFL stadiums to play in, to take on a very good conference foe is no easy task, and the Bears will be going into Friday’s game with major questions in all three phases of the game.

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Jay Cutler and six other fantasy football sleepers


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As football season begins to positively loom, fantasy leagues begin to kick into high gear. Almost everyone and their brother-in-law are trying to dupe each other in the fantasy draft by brushing up on stats for all their favorite players and catching updates from their favorite teams. Every sports fan thinks that he has the key unknown players that will make a difference in leagues across the country but most of them will go the way of the Staten Island Stapletons. If you’re looking for the lowdown on good sleepers for your fantasy team, here’s a list of players that will generally go a little bit later in the draft than they should.

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What every NFL team does best, according to Reddit


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I found this because it’s linked up to my Jay Cutler story, but GOOD LORD is this hilarious! And thank you to the Bears fans and Reddit users to named the Cutty tale as the very first thing they associated with the Chicago Bears. Thanks to the 49ers fan who asked for an explanation.

Anyways, simply put, this is Reddit users describing what their NFL team does best.

Some highlights:

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Exclusive Bart Scott analyzes the Chicago Bears


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CBS NFL analyst Bart Scott is from the Midwest. Originally, from Detroit, Scott is familiar with Chicago, having played in the NFL for 11 seasons. He also did his college ball at SIU. Bart Scott is known as being opinionated; and he’s taken the media to task on a few occasions.

This serves him well with his NFL pregame show gig on CBS Sports. I had an exclusive with him at NFL on CBS Media Day.

And we talked Chicago Bears too. Of course.

(Editor’s note: This is being re-published from last year. Dude, it’s a Saturday in summertime, how much original content do you expect me to do today?)

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Several star Bears reaching salary cap danger zone soon


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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. 

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Chicago Bears roster re-imagined with just local players


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With Lebron James returning home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, it became the national story of the summer. So what if you extrapolated that concept to every NFL team? Our friends over at Best tickets, have done exactly that.

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Chicago Bears S Chris Conte has done some soul searching


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Less than two days after the 2014-15 NFL season with a 34-28 preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Chicago Bears returned to practice.

Sunday afternoon’s practice also included the return of safeties Chris Conte and Craig Steltz to the practice field. Conte lined up on the third unit, while Steltz watched the majority of practice from the sidelines. [Read more...]