Israel Idonije

Saints defensive lineman Kasim Edebali pressures Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in New Orleans' 31-15 win at Soldier Field on Monday night. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Jay Cutler Doesn’t Have A Starting Job, But He’s A Comic Book Hero Now

Ahh, just priceless timing.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2014

Chicago Bears v New York Giants

Bears Part Ways With DL Idonije, QB Johnson

The Chicago Bears active roster currently sits at 88 players.


Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Better Problems For Bears’ Defense

The Bears’ defensive problems are more about fitting puzzle pieces together than personnel now.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Israel Idonije. (Getty Images)

Bears Sign Israel Idonije To 1-Year Deal

Idonije is returning to Chicago, where he played his first 10 seasons.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

Israel Idonije. (Getty Images)

Report: Idonije Set To Visit Bears

Israel Idonije played his first 10 seasons for the Bears and may be interested in returning.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Calvin Johnson.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – Detroit Lions

It’s hard to understand why the Lions haven’t made finding a second receiver a bigger priority.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Lake Michigan shoreline in winter

Kids Get Mayor Emanuel To Jump In A Lake (For Charity)

Thousands of Chicago students essentially told Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go jump in a lake — a very cold lake, to boot — when they hit the books this summer.


Cornelius Washington. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Cornelius Washington

In a passing league, a defense can never have too many pass rushers.

670 The Score–07/31/2013

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Mayor, Former Bear Issue Reading Challenge To Kids

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Bears lineman Israel Idonije have told children participating in the city’s summer reading program that they’ll jump into Lake Michigan for next winter’s Polar Plunge if the kids can read 2 million books this summer


Brian Urlacher and Israel Idonije. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears DE Idonije: ‘I Think Urlacher Is Going To Be Back’

Free agent defensive end Israel Idonije is making his intentions completely clear: He only wants to play two or three more years and he wants to do it in Chicago.

670 The Score–03/08/2013

Brian Urlacher

Hoge: Urlacher Proves The NFL’s Concussion Message Is Worthless

Whether the NFL’s efforts to properly educate its players and the world about head injuries is sincere, it doesn’t really matter.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

Charles Tillman.  (David Banks/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Laurence Holmes Breaks Down Bears-Lions

Time offers the opportunity for perspective, so I thought it would be a good idea to wait each week to give my thoughts on the Bears game. The idea being that 24 hours allows for me to watch the game over and talk to a few more people. Hence, “The 24 Blog.”

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

Chicago Bears players played a prank on rookie Shea McClellin by handing him this fake dinner tab for more than $38,000 after a rookie dinner Tuesday night at Mastro's Steakhouse. Defensive lineman Israel Idonije posted this photo of the fake bill on his Twitter account. (Courtesy

Bears Play Prank On Rookie McClellin With Fake Tab

It’s not cheap feeding hungry Bears.


Israel Idonije

Idonije Tweets Picture Of $38k Dinner Bill

It must have been a good night indeed for Bears defensive end Israel Idonije.

670 The Score–10/10/2012

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass against the St. Louis Rams at Soldier Field on September 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: ‘Well?’ Not Quite Yet

If that was the “get well” game many expected for the Bears, we can conclude that the patient is still in need of observation.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford as defensive tackle Stephen Paea closes in at Soldier Field on September 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears’ Defense Smothers Rams For 23-6 Victory

Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears beat the St. Louis Rams 23-6 on Sunday.


Shea McClellin. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Most Important Bears: No. 10 Shea McClellin

A panel of 15 670 The Score hosts, reporters and producers ranked their top 10 most important Bears players for the 2012 season. First up: No. 10 Shea McClellin

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Matt Forte runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Durkin: Some Advice Phil Emery Didn’t Ask For

One off-season will not be enough to solve the myriad of personnel issues but here’s some short-term advice for Phil that he certainly didn’t ask for.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Brandon Jacobs breaks the tackle of Chris Harris and Tim Jennins en route to a touchdown. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Bears-Giants

A quick look back at the good, bad and ugly from last night’s 41-13 loss to the Giants.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Robbie Gould

Gould, Idonije Ready To Get Back To Football

Now that the labor dispute is over, there is a tremendous amount of excitement — and relief — among players in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011