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Former Bears head coach Jack Pardee dies at 76, took team to playoffs in 1977 Updated Apr 1, 2013
Jack Pardee coached the Bears for only three years, but it didn’t take him long to make an impact in anything he did. With the help of general manager Jim Finks and some good timing - the Bears drafted Walter Payton four weeks after Mr. Pardee was hir
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  • Titans agree with Kevin Walter, Chris Spencer Apr 1, 2013
    The Titans have reached one-year deals with center / guard Chris Spencer and wide receiver Kevin Walter, the club said Monday. Spencer and Walter figure solid backups if they do not garner spots in the Tennessee lineup. The 31-year-old Spencer appeared …
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  • Sports Science: D.J. Fluker Apr 1, 2013
    At the NFL scouting combine, the Chicago Bears were said to be interested in Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker. Then they went and signed left tackle Jermon Bushrod on the first day of free agency, sliding J'Marcus Webb into a competition with Gabe Carim…
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  • Rams bring back Chris Williams Apr 1, 2013
    The Rams got a quick look at offensive lineman Chris Williams last season, but decided to take a longer one. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams re-signed Williams to a one-year deal today, which could be worth up to $2.75 million. The former B…
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  • No fooling around on this April 1 Apr 1, 2013
    So on the occasion of April Fools Day, the Twitter accounts of two NFC North teams engaged in a friendly exchange of images. The Minnesota Vikings started it with this suggestion and photograph of a gang-sack of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler: Pla…
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  • On the Bears' LBs and O-line Apr 1, 2013
    The Chicago Bears opened the "voluntary" portion of their offseason program Monday, having made a series of mid-level moves last week that re-organized their linebacker group and effected a swap at right guard. After catching up on the rest of…
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  • Robert Griffin III vents about officiating on Twitter after Baylor women lose in NCAA tournament Apr 1, 2013
    It's safe to say that Baylor alum and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was less than pleased with the circumstances that led the Lady Bears to an early exit in the women's NCAA basketball tournament. Baylor came in as the defending nat…
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  • Quick Hits: Packers, Lions, Vikings Apr 1, 2013
    I usually try to post a "Quick Hit" item to catch up after missing some blog time, but the Chicago Bears' activity over the past week merits its own post. That item will publish shortly. For now, let's catch up on the other 75 percent of the d…
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  • Bears waiting for Toeaina to get healthy before cutting him Apr 1, 2013
    The Bears decided last month to cut defensive tackle Matt Toeiana after he refused to take a pay cut. But they still haven’t cut him. So what are they waiting for? According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears can’t cut Toeiana until he re
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