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Chicago Bears add new offensive wrinkle with running back Jacquizz Rodgers

The Chicago Bears have added a new element to their offense by signing running back Jacquizz Rodgers this afternoon. Rodgers was most recently a member of the Atlanta Falcons where he was used in a number of ways, including running back, slot receiver and kick returner. At 5-foot-6, 200-pounds he brings a different style that the Bears are not accustomed to.  He is strong between the tackles, has a burst an ...

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Should the Chicago Bears look at Garrett Grayson in the NFL Draft?

With all of the attention going to the top rated quarterbacks in the draft, there has not been a ton of conversation about the next tier of players. One of the main reasons for that is experts are saying this is an extremely weak draft for QB prospects.  You will hear names like Brett Hundley from UCLA, Bryce Petty from Baylor and Sean Mannion from Oregon State.  There is another name that Bears fans should ...

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Chicago Bears end of season grades: Tight End

It was only during last training camp in Bourbonnais did we notice Martellus 'Marty' Bennett show the behavior that helped lead to his exit from the Cowboys. It was a seemingly physical play that Kyle Fuller exhibited in a practice session that led Martellus to body slam the rookie to the ground after he swatted the ball out of Martellus' hands. Was it intentional harshness of a rookie, or simply an aggress ...

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Bears 2014 Rookie Class Review

The Bears have 14 rookies on their roster right now. 12 of which have been on the roster for extended periods of time and have played. I know that it is early to look at the returns on a draft class, but this class has shown enough that I think it can be discussed. After so many drafts that we have preached patience, and wait 3 years, only to not have them pan out, so let’s look at a draft that appears to b ...

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Blackhawks trade up to pick Nick Schmaltz at No. 20

The NHL draft took place Friday night and for the Chicago Blackhawks Friday was already a "garden work" kind of day. The Hawks took care of business Friday morning by inking goaltender Antti Raanta, forwards Ben Smith and Jeremy Morin to two-year extension deals just hours before the 2014 NHL draft took place. The Blackhawks originally had the 27th pick in the draft, but according to multiple Chicago Blackh ...

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Chicago Cubs draft Kyle Schwarber

Despite a need for a pitching, the Chicago Cubs decided to go another route and draft Indiana C/OF Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft. After seeing Brady Aiken and Carlos Rodon get picked before the Cubs were up, they decided to save some money for the next few rounds and draft under slot. In 2014, Schwarber hit .348 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 57 games. The Cubs love pow ...

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Bears Mock Draft One Week Out

[14] S Calvin Pryor [Louisville] 5'11" 207lbs. [4.58 40, 18 reps, 34.5 vertical, 9'8" broad]   Phil Emery in his first 2 drafts has routinely addressed the Bears biggest need with his 1st round pick. With Chris Conte and Ryan Mundy starting right now, and that is if Conte can come back from a shoulder operation in time, I do not see how you cannot argue that S is the Bears biggest need.   The Bears have tal ...

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2014 Chicago Bears Mock Off Season

With Free Agency just over five days away, each fan base dreams of what their team(s) will accomplish this off season. The salary cap jumped up exactly $10 million from a year ago, with that comes more cash to spend. While the Chicago Bears appear to be strapped for space, there are many ways the team can create extra space. As of right now, the team currently projected to have right around $9.36 million to ...

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What should the Bears do at Defensive End?

The problem I keep coming back to with this off-season is that the Bears need a DE. Even if Peppers is restructured and Wootton is re-signed, the Bears need a starting calibre DE. The failure of the McClellin pick has left them with very little pass rush in the cupboard.   This is where the problem begins as this offseason does not appear to have a DE group, in free agency or the draft, that excites me at a ...

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Bulls Pick New Mexico’s Tony Snell At 20

In Thursday's NBA draft, the Bulls selected Tony Snell with the 20th overall pick. What do we know about Tony Snell, and how does he fit in? Let's review what we know, and speculate his short and long-term roles on the Bulls roster. Age: 21 Height: 6'6" (6'7 1/4" with shoes) Weight: 198 lbs Wingspan: 6'11.5" Snell's position is a SG/SF, which is basically the kind of 2's that the Bulls seem to love under Th ...

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