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Post Preseason Game 1 Projected Depth Chart

Throughout the preseason I will be looking at an evolving depth chart based on performance and other factors. This depth chart will have commentary on key battles and what we have seen in the preseason. QB: Cutler, Clausen [2] -I think it is clear that Clauson has more talent than Palmer and has the arm strength advantage, which means you can call a similar game to Cutler. Palmer simply cannot execute any o ...

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Northwestern suspends Venric Mark for two games

Northwestern has announced that senior running back Venric Mark is suspended for the first two games of the season. Northwestern plays California on August 30 for the home opener and Northern Illinois at home on September 6. Mark was suspended for undisclosed violation of team policy. "I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that," the senior said in a statement released by the sch ...

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Cubs get Jacob Turner in trade with Marlins

A source told ESPN Insider Keith Law Friday that the Chicago Cubs have acquired right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins. The Cubs are sending a couple of minor league relievers to Miami. The Cubs offense is on its way up but the pitching still needs help. Turner, drafted with the ninth pick in the 2009 draft by the Detroit Tigers and is 4-7 this season with a 5.97 ERA. He is 9-21 with a 4.7 ...

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Bears Preseason: Who To Watch

Bears preseason begins tonight at 7 PM CST as the Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. I know we are all excited to see the starters in action once again, especially the offense led by Jay Cutler, but don't expect them to see too much time. Just like any preseason, the focus is usually on the backups or perhaps two players of the same position competing for the starting role. In tonight's ga ...

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Fantasy Football 2014: Five players that can have a sophomore slump

Some people believe in the sophomore slump while others don't. A sophomore slump can be defined more than one way, just depends on who your talking to. My version of a sophomore slump isn't where a second year player does so bad that you wouldn't even want him on your fantasy football roster. Mine is where the sophomore gets predicted to do better due to his low performance he had in his rookie year, or the ...

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Cubs Designated Outfielder Nate Schierholtz for Assignment

According to Cubs insider Patrick Mooney, the Chicago Cubs designated outfielder Nate Schierholtz for assignment on Wednesday and activated relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa from the disabled list. Schierholtz struggled this year with the Cubs hitting .192 with six home runs and 33 RBI's. Last season he hit a career high 21 home runs with 68 RBI's but just couldn't get it going this season. He is an outstanding ...

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Baez promotion begins new era for Chicago Cubs

8274. That’s how many games Cubs fans have had to watch their beloved North Siders lose since they last won a world series. Pathetic right? Well good news, that number might not climb too much higher, maybe. The news broke on Monday that the Cubs would be calling up top prospect Javier Baez from AAA Iowa. Baez, the Cubs second best rated prospect according to MLB.com, struggled early in the season but earne ...

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Bears Face Two Early Blows

Yesterday at Bears practice was far from the best. First, the Bears lost Marquess Wilson to a collarbone injury who was expected to be the 3rd wide receiver behind Marshall and Jeffery. After hearing about that unfortunate injury, we learned that Bears tight end Martellus Bennett slammed rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller into the turf after the rookie tackled Bennett around the neck. The rest of the players on ...

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2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers/Busts

With the Hall of Fame game in the books, the 2014 football season is officially underway. Everywhere around the world fans are getting ready for their big day, draft day. Knowing who your 2014 fantasy  football sleepers/busts are will take you along way. Most fans know who they should approach in the first through sixth rounds of fantasy drafts but what about in the middle of the draft and toward the end of ...

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It Evidently Doesn’t Take Much in the Heat of Summer and Other Points of View

Bears Patrick Finley at the Chicago Sun-Times on the injury to the collar bone of Marquess Wilson: "When Marquess Wilson crashed to the ground Monday, so did the Bears’ best chance of finding a reliable wide receiver alongside two Pro Bowl performers." "The Bears are left with a smattering of in-house candidates to play alongside the league’s best pass-catching duo. None is as tantalizing as Wilson, whose p ...

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