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Khari Thompson

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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Believe it or not, Rajon Rondo just might return to the Bulls next year

File this under “Things I wouldn’t have believed two months ago”: the Chicago Bulls likely want Rajon Rondo to return next year. In his end-of-season address with Gar Forman, John Paxson said that there was a “really good chance” that the Bulls would exercise their second-year option with Rondo. This would pay him $13.4 million to stay with the team next season as the Bulls apparently aim to try once again ...

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VIDEO: Jimmy Butler takes flight on Aaron Gordon for alley-oop

The Chicago Bulls’ 122-75 pantsing of the Orlando Magic was about as uninteresting a basketball game as could be, even with the Bulls’ playoff lives on the line. But thankfully, Jimmy Butler gave us one incredibly memorable moment. With the Bulls already up by 24 late in the third quarter, Butler took flight off a lob from Nikola Mirotic and finished the dunk threw contact from former dunk contest runner-up ...

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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. 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. 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). 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’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. 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. 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?’s Adam Schefter tweeted out this morning that the New England Patriots are unlikely to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at this time. 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'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. 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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