Archive for March, 2012

New Boss: Same as the Old Boss?

The Bears fired General Manager Jerry Angelo after the 2011 Chicago Bears Season, ostensibly because they wanted changes. And ostensibly changes for the better. But new GM Phil Emery’s signing of former second-round draft bust Devin Thomas seems just like Angelo’s modus operandi from 2011, signing former bust-outs Vernon Gholdson, Amobi Okoye and Roy Williams. […]

Bears add RB Michael Bush

Rather surprising in my opinion, to hear today that the Bears signed former Raiders running back Michael Bush. Bush was thought to be the best available running back on the free agent market. Bush received a lucrative four-year contract worth $14 million with $7 million guaranteed. Yes, it helps the Bears to get a quality […]

Bears Free Agency Recap: Day Three

I haven’t had the chance even in my own mind to run through everything the Bears have done in the first three days of free agency, so here’s a recap. First, the Bears traded for Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall. They we find out Marshall had “slugged” a woman just two days prior. Great. Marshall has […]

Marshall Implicated in Recent Altercation

That feel-good feeling didn’t last long. Profootballtalk.com is reporting this morning that new Bears receiver Brandon Marshall allegedly got himself in trouble again recently. VERY recently-as in this past Sunday. Did the Bears know? Did Miami know? Lots of questions to be answered here, hopefully soon. Always something with the Bears. Share

Bears Trade for Marshall, Pursue Mincey

Had to run errands after work and missed the first big news of 2012 NFL Free Agency break when the Bears acquired Miami wide receiver Brandon Marshall via trade. The Bears will send two third-round picks to the Dolphins, who acquired Marshall for Denver in 2010 for two second-round picks. Finally the Bears are the […]

Mullen: Bears Leaders for Mario Williams

John Mullin of csnchicago.com has been busy banging out reports this afternoon, and in his most recent update, he states that per NFL sources the Bears are the leaders in the to sign Texans DE Mario Williams. Wow. Usually NFL teams can’t devote two monster contracts to one position. The Bears are already guaranteeing Julius […]

2012 NFL Free Agency

Been…so…busy that boom-just realized the 2012 NFL free agent signing period is just four short days away. At midnight Tuesday morning and with almost (over?) $20 million in cap space (reduced by Matt Forte‘s franchise tag number), let’s hope the Bears can do some damage. Without turning into the 2013 “dream team” bust. The more […]

Ding, Dong, Omiyale is GONE!

My buddy Bill in the UK beat me to it! Look, Frank Omiyale seems like a really great guy, so no personal offense intended. But the release of Omiyale is a relief. Signed as a potential sleeper star by Jerry Angelo prior to the 2009 season, Omiyale looked solid in backup appearances as a tackle […]