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profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 12, 2013
Dozens of names popped up in the dozens of posts on PFT on Tuesday, but we haven’t heard anything about Brian Urlacher. The Bears linebacker is officially a free agent, but there doesn’t appear to be much movement at all on his possible return to ChicShare Tweet
According to a source, the Bears have signed Jermon Bushrod, a two-time Pro Bowl selection who has played his first six NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints, to a five-year deal.Share Tweet
Henry Melton signs franchise tenderDefensive tackle Henry Melton signed his one-year, $8.45 million franchise tender with the Bears on Tuesday, the club said. The move was expected. Per the CBA, the Bears and Melton have until July 15 t0 work out a long-term contract if they choose to do…Share TweetThe Chicago Bears agreed on terms Tuesday to sign former New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett to a four-year deal, making the tight end the club's first acquisition in 2013 free agency.Share TweetAfter trading their best wide receiver and cutting their best cornerback, the Vikings kept one of the top run-blockers. According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, the Vikings agreed to a multi-year deal with right tackle Phil Laodholt moments before th…Share Tweet
Bears part ways with team chaplain Ray McElroyApparently, not even God is immune to the pressure of a flat salary cap. The Bears made the unusual move of getting rid of their team chaplain, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Citing multiple sources, Jensen reported the team “partedShare Tweet
Bears casting a wide net in search for offensive line helpThe Bears may be “hot on” Phil Loadholt, but that doesn’t mean they’re cool on everyone else. According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Bears are looking at Jake Long and Jermon Bushrod as well, in hopes of clearing up a long-standing line prShare Tweetsuntimes.com Mar 12, 2013The Bears desire to upgrade the offensive line isn’t a secret, and they’re expected to be in play for the most prominent one - Jake Long.Share Tweet