How Brian Urlacher’s Departure Impacts the Chicago Bears

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“Lip service.”

Those are the exact words Brian Urlacher used to describe the Bears’ efforts to resign him.

Granted, the lack of cap space and Urlacher’s recent rash of injuries put Phil Emery in an awkward situation in terms of how to operate in contract negotiations.

But this disgraceful divorce from the 13-year face of the franchise will impact the Bears in this coming season as well as down the road.

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Chicago Bears Free Agency Analysis and Predictions

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants

Well, that escalated quickly.

GM Phil Emery followed up his amazing opening act last season with an equally impressive performance in the first few hours of this year’s free agency period.

About 60 minutes after the opening bell, former Giants tight end Martellus Bennett was watching the ink dry on his new four-year deal with the Bears. The terms of Bennett’s contract have not yet been disclosed.

A few hours later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that former Saints Pro Bowl left tackle Jermon Bushrod would be joining Bennett in the Windy City on a five-year, $36 million deal, making him the highest paid offensive lineman in team history. [Read more…]

2011 NFL Free Agent Signings, Trade Rumors, NFL News: Frank Gore, Barrett Rudd and More!

The NFL free agent frenzy continues as Antonio Cromartie returns to the NY Jets. The Arizona Cardinals sign Todd Heap and the Chicago Bears part ways with Olin Kreutz. Where did Cedric Benson sign? What are the latest 2011 NFL signings? Free Agent moves? NFL Trade rumors?

The Sportsbank.net has you covered better than Nnamdi Asomugha covers a wide receiver!

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What Else Can Go Wrong For The Green Bay Packers?

Entering the season, the Green Bay Packers were the trendy pick for the NFC’s representative in the Super Bowl. I would be interested to see how many of those people would like to go back and change their predictions after watching the team lose three key starters to significant injuries. To make matters worse, the Packers failed at pursuing RB Marshawn Lynch and now have to play the Vikings’ Randy Moss (historically a Packer killer) at least twice this season.

Here’s a breakdown of each of the Packers’ early misfortunes and what they need to do to win the NFC North.

By: Nick Grays

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