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I'm currently a graduate student studying biology at the University of Notre Dame that follows sports (especially the Bears and Bulls) less like a hobby and more like a second job. Also a fan of all things dinosaurs. And Tolkien. Twitter: @kdthompson5

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Jerry Krause, architect of Bulls championships, passes away

Jerry Krause will never be remembered as a likable guy in Chicago, but the sports landscape of this time wouldn’t be the same without him. Krause, 77, passed away today as certainly one of the greatest general managers in Chicago sports, leaving behind his legacy of six championships with the Chicago Bulls. The man called “The Sleuth” for his secrecy on the job was never portrayed as a particularly endearin ...

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Dwyane Wade suffers fractured right elbow, out for regular season

The Chicago Bulls’ season just went from bad to even worse. CSN Chicago's Vincent Goodwill reported earlier that Dwyane Wade will miss the remainder of the regular season after an MRI revealed a fracture in his right elbow, dealing a significant blow to the Bulls’ sagging playoff hopes. https://twitter.com/vgoodwill/status/842416481052852224 Wade injured the elbow last night against the Memphis Grizzlies af ...

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Chicago Bears officially release QB Jay Cutler, move into new era

After eight seasons, Jay Cutler is no longer a Chicago Bear. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/839906660936200196 According to a report from Adam Schefter, Cutler asked for and was granted his release this morning, which will save the Bears $13 million in cap space for the purpose of signing free agents and rebuilding the roster. So ends the tenure of easily the most polarizing player in recent (perha ...

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Bears sign former Texans S Quintin Demps to 3-year deal

The Chicago Bears made an under-the-radar free agent signing to bolster the secondary today, securing former Houston Texans safety Quintin Demps to a 3-year, $13.5 million deal ($4.5 million per year). https://twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL/status/839880209314758658 https://twitter.com/QDemps/status/839858716686057472 Last year, at age 31, Demps recorded one of the highest tackle totals of his career (55) and ...

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Chicago Bears sign QB Mike Glennon, are still expected to draft QB

The era of Mike Glennon is upon us, Bears fans. Per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears have agreed to a deal with Glennon for 3 years/$43.5 M ($14.5M) to likely be the Bears’ Week 1 starter at quarterback this upcoming season. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/839813184018137088 Details of the contract have yet to be finalized. For those still not familiar with Glennon, the former 2013 3rd round pi ...

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Chicago Bears expected to release WR Eddie Royal

The Chicago Bears' receiver group is about to officially get thinner. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the team is expected to release WR Eddie Royal as soon as he is able to pass a physical. https://twitter.com/AaronLemingNFL/status/838792441872314368 There's no plainer way to say it: Royal just didn't work out with the Bears, and this move comes as no surprise. Originally brought in to ...

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Chicago Bears: Pats raise the stakes, claim Garoppolo won’t be traded

Has the dream been ruined, Bears fans? NFL.com’s Adam Schefter tweeted out this morning that the New England Patriots are unlikely to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at this time. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/836936509173415936 Well, guess we should take the Patriots at their words, right? Yeah, right. This has marketing ploy written all over it, though it is an interesting one from head ...

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Chicago Bears will not tag Alshon Jeffery; WR will free agency

The probability that Alshon Jeffery plays next season in another uniform just got higher. Per Nfl.com's Ian Rapaport, the Chicago Bears have opted not to tag Jeffery, meaning that he will now test the market as an unrestricted free agent. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/836169261768929282 While this does not mean that Jeffery absolutely will not return to the Bears—he can still sign with the team as a f ...

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Bulls trade Gibson, McDermott, pick to OKC for Payne, Morrow, Lauvergne

The Chicago Bulls have traded forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, along with a 2018 2nd-round pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for guards Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow and center Joffery Lauvergne. Gibson, who was drafted 26th overall out of USC by the Bulls in 2009, was enjoying career-highs in points per game (11.6), rebounds per game (7.4), and FG% (52.1), among other stats, in his first full se ...

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If Bears want a complete NFL offense, they need to pay Alshon Jeffery

Now that the window for franchise-tagging players has opened, the major issue of the Chicago Bears’ offseason—aside from what to do with the #3 overall pick in the draft—is officially on the table. Will the Bears re-sign unrestricted free agent WR Alshon Jeffery? And if they decide to do so, how will they do it? Starting yesterday, the Bears have a two-week period of time in which they could apply for the f ...

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