Chicago Bears roster at 53, more moves coming?

Chicago Bears roster cut Eben Britton

The Chicago Bears roster is at the league-mandated limit of 53 after Saturday’s cuts, but with the rest of the NFL trimming down their numbers, the roster you see today may not be the same you see tomorrow.

Notable cuts from the team include: offensive tackle Eben Britton, wide receivers Armanti Edwards and Chris Williams, center Taylor Boggs, defensive end Austin Lane, and cornerbacks C.J. Wilson and Kelvin Hayden. [Read more...]

Bears Brandon Marshall: first ever IN SEASON Studio Analyst


I told you Brandon Marshall had a future in broadcasting. I just didn’t say that future was now. B Marsh and Martellus Bennett are great sound bites…everyone else on the Chicago Bears roster is….well, they’re paid to play NFL football not say interesting and engaging things. After getting approval from the Bears, Marshall now becomes the first active player to work a weekly NFL studio show as he will be a very special guest analyst on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

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Jay Cutler DON’T CARE Award to…..Taye Diggs and Jon Beason


Welcome to the August 29th, 2014 edition of “The Cuttys,” or the Jay Cutler DON’T CARE awards. They honor, as one Facebook commenter put it:

“all the non-news that’s fit to delete.”

Or more literally:  “terrible attempts at creating news, that I instantly deleted upon seeing it in my inbox.”

All media members receive dozens of press releases and story pitches from publicists, Sports Information Departments, Media Relations and PR people every week. This one was the most utterly asinine and completely worthless among the 100-150 or so that I receive in a given week.

And as always, in case you missed it, here’s how these awards got named.

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


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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Boomer Esiason: “Jay Cutler has no excuses now”


Boomer Esiason is best known for his role on CBS Sports, primarily on The NFL Today, as well as morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN. Last year, he made national headlines when rated Jay Cutler in among the top half of QBs, just barely. And he described the Chicago Bears as a second rung team.

This year Boomer articulated all the pressure that’s on Jay right now, indicating just how much of a difference maker Cutler needs to be.

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Chicago Bears trim fat, bigger cuts coming

Former Chicago Bears DT Nate Collins

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


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...]

Brandon Marshall featured in new Carrie Underwood SNF Video


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

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte

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


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


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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