During the Bears current four-game winning streak, the offensive line has been a bright spot, protecting Jay Cutler and paving a way for Matt Forte. Now, with Williams lost for the season with a wrist injury, the Bears must regroup and work with a new left guard, Edwin Williams.
After another win in the NFC on Monday night, the Bears moved to 5-3 on the season and inched their way closer to a playoff spot.
Leading charge for the Eagles is the versatile Michael Vick, who’s legs are just as much a threat as his arms. Add to that mix an explosive group of wide receivers and a running back rushing for over five yards per carry, and the Bears have a tantalizing challenge.
With the Bears looking up at an undefeated Packers team, the two NFC Wild Card spots are looking more and more realistic.
With the Bears coming off their bye week, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune and The National Football Post joined The Mully and Hanley Show to discuss the NFL Week 8, as well as some of the Bears expiring contracts.
As he plays out the final year of his rookie contract, Forte turned down the Bears contract offer in search of more money.
Gabe Carimi, who was sidelined with a knee injury in Week 2 that caused him to miss five games, practiced Wednesday and is likely to play when the Bears return against the Eagles next Monday night.
When the Bears drafted then-tackle Chris Williams with the 14th-overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, they thought they were getting their left tackle of the future.
With Matt Forte surpassing the 1000-yard mark of total yards through seven games this season, the contract-extension talks will most certainly follow.
Brian Urlacher has been out of practice all week tending to his family after the sudden death of his mother, but the middle linebacker intends to play against the Saints in New Orleans Sunday.
A number of Bears remain unsigned, including center Oline Kreutz, linebacker Nick Roach, defensive tackle Anthony Adams, wide receiver Rashied Davis and punter Brad Maynard.
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the framework for a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players could be finalized by this weekend, and officially agreed on by July.
Former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress spent nearly two years in prison before being released on Monday. While he may no longer be what he was before he was sent to jail, the Bears are still in need of a big receiver, so pursuing Burress would make sense.
Although it may have been court ordered, the fact that the NFL and players held a “secret” meeting in a Chicago suburb might be a sign that the two sides want to limit the distractions and focus on getting a deal done.
The Chicago Bears had an eventful first round in the 2011 NFL Draft. Chicago drafted an offensive tackle who was high on everyone’s draft board and botched a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chicago Bears desperately need help along the offensive line if they want to pickup where they left off last season. But don’t be surprised if the team goes after more than one player to bolster that group.
The biggest news from Halas Hall so far this offseason, outside of anything Jay cutler related, was that the Bears denied the Tennessee Titans permission to interview Mike Tice. But what will be the next big news?
The regular season, playoffs and Super Bowl are over. Now the focus of the football world can turn squarely on the NFL labor talks.
Chicago Bears’ punter Brad Maynard is one of 14 players on last year’s roster who will become unrestricted free agents. If Maynard doesn’t return the Bears may have just signed his replacement.
This will be one of the more interesting NFL offseasons in recent memory. Not only will there be roughly double the free agents as normal, but the negotiations between the NFL and NFL Players Union could save or doom the 2011 season.