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Fuller gets his deal signed

The Bears are the 1st team to sign their 1st round pick from the 2014 draft. Defensive back Kyle Fuller has agreed to a four year deal with an option for a fifth year according to multiple sources. The corner back from Virginia Tech was touted by some as the best defensive back in the […]

May 2014 by jeremymolchan

Can Phil Make Magic Again?

With the draft a week away all Bears fans are wondering what Phil Emery has up his sleeve this year. Last year with his first pick Phil went with at the time a highly questionable pick of  Kyle Long.

The offensive guard from  Oregon was at best a late second round pick in most mock drafts. Phil saw something in Long and wanted to get him off the board before someone else did. And that gamble paid off. Long had a stellar season at guard for a overall productive Bears offensive line. Even being selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

This year all speculation leads to the Bears looking to add some pieces to a aging defense that struggled with injuries last season. With the offseason free agent signings of  Lamar Houston and Willie Young. And bringing back players like Charles Tillman and Nate Collins the front office looks to be focused on the defense.  With a need for players at the defensive tackle and safety position it’s anyone’s guess who the Bears have on there radar.

The latest mock draft from  ESPN’s Mel Kiper has the Bears drafting CB Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State. Gilbert who has been called “The most talented cover corner in this year’s draft class” has great speed and size. He has had some off the field issues and is known to have a short temper. A top 15 projected pick could potentially be there at 14 for the Bears.

In most other mock drafts including ESPN’s Todd McShay at 14 the have the Bears selecting the Defensive Tackle out of Pittsburgh Aaron Donald.  The 6’1 287 pound tackle stock soared after his combine and pro day. He’s projected as the number 1 defensive tackle in the draft. He would fit very well into the Bears scheme and with a need for a run stopper he seems like a great fit.

In a week we will know. Until then it is all speculation.  And as Geno Smith and myself learned from previous drafts. No-one really knows who’s going where. Phil Emery has shown he isn’t scared to go against the grain. So all we can do is sit back and watch along with the rest of the world on Thursday May 8th.

Two more free agent signings

GM Phil Emery continues to find pieces hopeful to finishing up a puzzle that leads the Bears back to the postseason. Two free agent signings this morning, the bigger of the two being veteran defensive end Willie Young from the Detroit Lions. Young, to be 29 next season, finally got a chance to start for […]

March 2014 by jeremymolchan

Back to the drawing board

Per Adam Schefter, free agent defensive end Michael Bennett has resigned with the Seattle Seahawks.  Four year deal worth 34 million dollars.  Rumors earlier had the Bears at that same amount per year, 8.5 million, but obviously this news means the Bears will need to go a different direction.

March 2014 by jeremymolchan

Free agency rumors heating up

There is strong indication that the Bears are in the mix to land free agent defensive end Michael Bennett when the free agency period begins tomorrow for the NFL. The Bears may have the inside track with Micheal’s brother, Martellus, already a member of the Bears and Martellus has been very vocal in regards for […]

March 2014 by jeremymolchan

Changes to the defense

Marc Trestman speaking with the media in Indianapolis as the NFL combine is set to get underway indicated that 2012 1st round pick Shea McClellin will move from defensive end to linebacker for the 2014 season. A surprise is the status of Jonathan Bostic who will be moved around as well. “We know one thing […]

February 2014 by jeremymolchan

Bears Tag Henry Melton

Henry Melton, considered one of the top free agents the Bears wanted to re-sign, has now been tagged by Chicago for this season. The tag means that he will make almost 8 and a half million dollars this season, unless a longer-term deal is agreed upon. Right now, the Bears have him tagged in order […]

March 2013 by chrbro

Looking at Pick 20

With Brian Urlacher set to hit free agency and questions abounding in the Bears organization about the future of the team, we look to the upcoming NFL Draft to see where the Bears will go. Many people have suggested Manti Te’o, but that has been disputed for both the questions surrounding his unusual situation last […]

February 2013 by chrbro

A Sad Story: Knox Calls it Quits

One of the more disappointing stories in the NFL has finally come to a close this week, as former Chicago Bears wide receiver and returner Johnny Knox decided to hang up his cleats and retire from the game. At only 26, the Bears and Knox both hoped for a long career that would provide big […]

February 2013 by chrbro

Ticket Prices Rise Again

Despite missing the playoffs for a second straight season, the Chicago Bears have raised their ticket prices once again. This time, the prices were raised by an average of 4.2%, after being raised by 9.2% leading into this year. This means that since 2009, the ticket prices have gone up by 30%, and are now […]

February 2013 by chrbro