Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod returned to practice Monday on a limited basis, exactly one week after suffering a calf injury in the second padded practice of training camp.
The stat line Bears second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea put up against the Rams – 1 solo, .5 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hit – doesn’t accurately convey just how dominant he was. Paea was powerful, tenacious, relentless, showed tremendous hustle, and owned his gap all game.
Through three games of the 2012 season, the Bears defense is proving that it’s still good enough to win this year and, maybe more importantly, the future might not be as dire as it seems.
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears beat the St. Louis Rams 23-6 on Sunday.
Brian Urlacher was again on the practice field Wednesday, but the more important development may have been the sighting of Adam Podlesh who was punting.
It appeared the battle was over last week, but the Bears’ first depth chart confirmed Monday that J’Marcus Webb is the starting left tackle.
Good luck, now, to that ravenous swarm that descended on Bourbonnais yesterday.
Bears linebacker Nick Roach won the team’s Brian Piccolo Award Tuesday, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of former Bears player Brain Piccolo.
Check out who won this week’s game ball from The McNeil and Spiegel Show.
Lovie Smith does appear to have his own supply of paper towels, though, that he’s been able to pull out of the supply closet, to unroll as needed to mop up the pessimism (and who would engage in that, dare I ask?) and keep his team from slipping into the abyss.
Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina will likely miss the next two games after he sprained his posterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to the Lions.
Questions have been pouring in since the Bears lost to New Orleans Sunday. Let’s see what’s on tap in this week’s mailbag.
The Bears have signed draft pick Stephen Paea to a four-year contract, and have agreed to terms with fellow draft pick Chris Conte.
Considering the Chicago Bears picked near the end of each round of the NFL draft, general manager Jerry Angelo on Saturday thought he did a reasonable job filling team needs.
The Chicago Bears traded up from the end of the second round to draft defensive tackle Stephen Paea from Oregon State.
Shortly after the Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, the front office started evaluating and forming an NFL Draft strategy. On Thursday nigh that strategy gets put into action.
This is the third in a series of mock drafts for the Chicago Bears leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night.
The poking, prodding, measuring, weighing and timing of future NFL commodities is over. Well not quite, players still have pro days and individual workouts to showcase their talents, but the NFL Scouting Combine is finished.