After locking up tight end Martellus Bennett with a four-year contract, the Bears promptly cut both Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth.
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.”
A week ago, it was understandable to remain optimistic about the Bears chances going forward, despite obvious issues. This week, it’s impossible.
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz doesn’t view tight ends like most NFL coaches.
Lovie Smith said Monday that right guard Chris Spencer has a small fracture in his right hand, but the injury does not appear to be serious.
Bears running back Marion Barber is expected to make his debut Sunday against the Panthers, while Earl Bennett (chest) and Gabe Carimi (knee) were officially ruled out.
Running back Marion Barber and safties Chris Harries and Major Wright all particpated fully in practice on Wednesday after missing last Sunday’s game against the Packers.
The reasons for the Bears’ inefficiencies are many, and shared. But, really. Somebody get open.
Laurence Holmes takes your Bears questions every week in his mailbag.
When it comes to protecting Jay Cutler, the focus centers on the offensive line, but the line and protection of Cutler extends out to the edge.
The mailbag heats up this week as the Bears get ready for their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday.
The Bears traded tight end Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed draft pick.
The Bears created quite a stir with their tight ends Thursday, releasing one, signing a different one and shopping another.