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Second-round pick Jonathan Bostic not worried about filling Bri…

Second-round pick Jonathan Bostic not worried about filling Brian Urlacher’s shoes

suntimes.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Pressure? What pressure? Jonathan Bostic doesn’t see any when it comes to potentially being the replacement for longtime linebacker Brian Urlacher. Bostic, a middle linebacker from Florida whom the Bears took with the No. 50 selection, sees a chance to
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  • Kyle Long says he will put in the time and effort to earn start…

    Kyle Long says he will put in the time and effort to earn starting guard spot

    suntimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Kyle Long estimates that his football IQ was a “zero” when he first arrived at Oregon. “I had never been exposed to terminology,” Long said. At first, Long, whom the Bears selected with the 20th overall selection in this year’s draft, didn’t w
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  • Report: Evan Rodriguez cleared of charges

    Report: Evan Rodriguez cleared of charges

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    Bears fullback / tight end Evan Rodriguez has been cleared of charges stemming from a March incident in Miami, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Rodriguez reportedly faced disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest charges, but his at…
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  • Kyle Long and the Bears: How? Why?

    Kyle Long and the Bears: How? Why?

    ESPN.com suntimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    It's easy to make a list of why the Chicago Bears shouldn't have drafted Oregon guard Kyle Long. Long has a thin Division I resume, having played in 11 games during his only year at Oregon and starting less than half of them. He has a long list of chara…
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  • Bears among teams putting off QB shopping until later

    Bears among teams putting off QB shopping until later

    suntimes.com Apr 26, 2013
    Average. That’s the word Bears general manager Phil Emery used to describe this year’s quarterback class. But Emery said he still wants a QB if a selection warrants it and he has a pick to use. There wasn’t a quarterback selected in the first 10 pic
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  • Video - Chicago Bears draft Jon Bostic No. 50 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft 01:20

    Chicago Bears draft Jon Bostic No. 50 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Apr 26
    The Chicago Bears drafted Florida LB Jon Bostic with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…
  • Don Banks: With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more Snaps

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-riveting first round of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall ...