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Restricted FA Manning signs tender

Posted by GameSetMatch on 19th May 2010

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that safety Danieal Manning signed his restricted free-agent tender of $1.176 million.

“He’s just glad it’s done,” Manning’s agent Russel Hicks told ESPNChicago.com. “This was never a big distraction because Danieal chose to go in awhile ago and be part of the team. All he wants to do now is move forward and be part of a Super Bowl contender. That’s all he’s worried about.”

A former second-round pick, Manning has started 40 of 61 games for the Bears at free safety, cornerback, nickel, and strong safety. Manning skipped the start of offseason voluntary workouts, but rejoined the team just prior to the draft.

A four-year veteran, Manning has posted 286 tackles, six interceptions, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, in addition to 14 pass breakups and two sacks.

Click here to read the full article – By Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com



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Jim Harbaugh Autograph Signing

Posted by GameSetMatch on 6th May 2010

 

Jim Harbaugh
Former Chicago Bear Star Quarterback
Upcoming Signing – 5/16/2010

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When: 5/16/2010
Phone: (908) 258-7228

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Hester open to cutting back receiver role

Posted by GameSetMatch on 4th February 2010

For two seasons, the Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester was the most electrifying return man in the NFL. Now Hester, the receiver, wouldn’t mind getting back to his roots.

“I know what I’m best at,” Hester said Thursday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “The return game is my bread and butter, so if I had to cut back on my receiving and go back to returning, that’s something I would love to do.”

Hester scored 11 regular-season touchdowns on punt and kickoff returns from 2006 to 2007, and brought a kick back for a score in the Super Bowl in 2007. In an effort to get his play-making ability on the field more, Bears coaches turned Hester into a receiver before the 2008 season, and the experiment has had mixed results.

Hester has averaged 54 catches for 711 yards in his two full seasons as a receiver, but his return game has suffered. He hasn’t scored a touchdown on a return since Dec. 30, 2007 against the New Orleans Saints. After returning 31 kicks without a score in 2008, Hester returned just seven in 2009 as Danieal Manning and Johnny Knox got the bulk of the work.

Hester said the coaching staff makes the decisions, and he is willing to do whatever they ask.

Click here to read the full article – By of ESPNChicago.com



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Autopsy: Adams died of cardiac arrest

Posted by GameSetMatch on 18th January 2010

Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died Sunday morning of cardiac arrest, the Greenwood, S.C., county coroner said. He was 26.

Greenwood County coroner James T. Coursey told ESPN that Adams, a Greenwood native, was taken to the emergency room at Self Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.


Adams, who had just completed his third season in the NFL, went into cardiac arrest at his family’s home early Sunday morning, said Marcia Kelley-Clark, chief deputy coroner for Greenwood County.

The autopsy showed Adams had an enlarged heart, a condition Kelley-Clark said can often lead to a heart attack. But Adams’ relatives didn’t know about it.

“Nobody was aware of any kind of medical condition,” Kelley-Clark said.

Toxicology tests are being run by the State Law Enforcement Division, though drug use was not suspected as a factor in Adams’ death. However, those results probably will not be available for at least two months, Kelley-Clark said.

“I remember him at the 2007 Draft as a fine young man,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said of Adams on Sunday. “Our condolences to Gaines’ family, his teammates on the Bears and Buccaneers, and their organizations on their loss.”


Click here to read the full article – By of ESPN.com



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Chicago Bears Hats

Posted by GameSetMatch on 23rd November 2009

Chicago Bears Hats
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Chicago Bears NFL Basic Logo Uncuffed Knit Cap

Chicago Bears NFL Basic Logo Uncuffed Knit Cap

Chicago Bears NFL Reebok Multi Team Color Hat

Chicago Bears NFL Reebok Multi Team Color Hat

Chicago Bears Reversible Reebok Cuffless Knit Hat

Chicago Bears Reversible Reebok Cuffless Knit Hat


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Bears’ Wolfe out with kidney injury

Posted by GameSetMatch on 20th November 2009

A lacerated kidney will force Chicago Bears running back Garrett Wolfe to miss the remainder of the season, the team confirmed Friday.


The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the story.

Wolfe suffered the injury on Nov. 8 versus Arizona, and he was hospitalized for the next few days. Still, the Bears were optimistic Wolfe would be able to return in 2009.

The Bears said Wolfe will be placed on injured reserve.

Practice squad running back Kahlil Bell is a strong candidate to be promoted to the 53-man roster.

Click here to read the full article – By Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com



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Chicago Bears Holiday Gifts

Posted by GameSetMatch on 16th November 2009

Chicago Bears Holiday Gifts
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Chicago Bears NFL Parachuting Santa Glass Ornament

Chicago Bears NFL Parachuting Santa Glass Ornament

Chicago Bears NFL Light Up Icicle Ornament

Chicago Bears NFL Light Up Icicle Ornament

Chicago Bears NFL Team Celebration Ornament

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Wolfe hospitalized with kidney injury

Posted by GameSetMatch on 9th November 2009

Chicago Bears running back Garrett Wolfe remained hospitalized Monday after suffering a kidney injury in the 41-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, a league source confirmed.

According to the source, Wolfe is expected to return at some point this season, and may end up missing only a handful of games.

The Bears initially announced Wolfe’s ailment as a back injury. Lovie Smith will meet the media at 3 p.m. ET, and may shed some more light on the injuries to Wolfe, Charles Tillman and Al Afalava.

Click here to read the full article – By Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com



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Riddle me this: Who is Cutler?

Posted by GameSetMatch on 6th November 2009

Who is Jay Cutler? Do you know? Do you have any real sense of the most-spotlighted athlete in our city at this time?

And if you’re honest, I think you’ll admit you don’t, either.

Derrick Rose, without question the other leading athlete celeb in town, is an open book, a veritable billboard of information and self-revelation compared to Cutler. Patrick Kane, who is moving up the chart with a bullet, is moderately chatty and lightly provocative, even when dealing with taxi-driver misfortunes.

But Cutler, the long-term and very wealthy face of our franchise sports team — the Bears rule and always will rule in a city of broad shoulders — has been here more than a half-year, yet it’s as though he hasn’t been here at all except for the football games, the eight-second sound bites and the often-blank-faced or seemingly irritated looks during officially sanctioned media moments.



Click here to read the full article – By RICK TELANDER of Chicago Sun-Times



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Below are links to memorabilia available for Jay Cutler.

Jay Cutler Signed Official NFL Football

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Top 10 ways for Chicago Bears’ offense to improve

Posted by GameSetMatch on 3rd November 2009

Rob Ryan called.

The Browns defensive coordinator revealed that his sideline exchange Sunday with Jay Cutler consisted of: “You were $#$#%$# better in Denver. … And your offensive line is $#$%$## too!”

Just kidding.


But when offering 10 suggestions for a Ron Turner offense that has stalled the last three games, as special as Cutler can be, it seriously starts with the quarterback.

1 Get even more out of Cutler.

He has been good. Unfortunately, this Bears team needs Cutler to be great. Admittedly it sounds unfair. Without Cutler, the Bears are battling the Lions for the NFC North basement. Some of Cutler’s worst errors in judgment have come from him trying to make too much happen. But Cutler is the best player on the roster, a top-10 quarterback, and the offense will remain stagnant until he resumes making the did-you-see-that kind of plays he did during a three-game winning streak.


Click here to read the full article – By David Haugh of Chicago Tribune



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