Chicago Bears News 3-25-13

Catching up on the latest Chicago Bears news since Friday:

The Bears have signed linebacker James Anderson from Carolina to a one-year contract. Anderson will replace departed strongside linebacker Nick Roach.

Chicago-area native Tom Zbikowski has been signed to provide special teams play and depth at safety.

Chicago Tribune reporter Dan Pompei gives a nice sendoff to Bears legend Brian Urlacher. I still wish the two sides could have reached a deal, and the more I think about it, the more sad I become that it had to end this way.

Former Bears receiver Harlon Hill passed away Friday at the age of 80.

Could the Bears actually host the kickoff of the NFL season on Thursday, September 5th? I kind of doubt it, as there are more compelling matchups for the Ravens. But this is the kind of thing that is talked about at this time of year.

The Bears re-signed cornerback Zack Bowman and signed free agent defensive end Turk McBride.

No time is being wasted in the Bears’ quest to replace Brian Urlacher. On Friday afternoon, they signed maligned but talented middle linebacker D.J. Williams, who ends up being Urlacher’s heir apparent.

Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times writes that NFL teams frequently have problems sending their legends into the sunset.

Mike Ditka weighs in on the Urlacher situation, and how he thinks Steve McMichael will do if he’s elected mayor of suburban Romeoville.

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