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Vikings and Brian Urlacher? Hmmmmm...

Vikings and Brian Urlacher? Hmmmmm...

Here's what we know: The Chicago Bears have yet to find a common financial ground with linebacker Brian Urlacher, a free agent who wants to continue playing in 2013. The Minnesota Vikings' middle linebacker is a free agent and making the rounds. Does th…
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  • Bears 'up against cap' after Tuesday's spree

    Bears 'up against cap' after Tuesday's spree

    ESPN.com Mar 13, 2013
    The dust began settling Wednesday for the Chicago Bears following their triumphant dive into free agency. After signing left tackle Jermon Bushrod (five years, $39.5 million) and tight end Martellus Bennett (four years, $20 million), the Bears cut ties …
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  • Jaguars sign Geno Hayes

    Jaguars sign Geno Hayes

    profootballtalk.com Mar 13, 2013
    The Jaguars signed Bears free agent linebacker Geno Hayes to a one-year deal on Wednesday, the team said. The team also confirmed the release of wide receiver Laurent Robinson, a move reported earlier in the day. The 25-year-old Hayes will work again wi…
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  • Jay Cutler ‘comfortable’ with playing out contract in 2013

    Jay Cutler ‘comfortable’ with playing out contract in 2013

    MARK POTASH: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, in the final year of his contract, said he is not anticipating the Bears negotiating another extension and has no problem playing out the final year of the contract, making 2013 a ‘’prove-it’’ season.
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  • Bears letting go of Matt Spaeth

    Bears letting go of Matt Spaeth

    profootballtalk.com Mar 13, 2013
    The Bears have cut tight Matt Spaeth, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reported Wednesday. According to Dickerson, Spaeth was to receive a $500,000 roster bonus on Thursday. The 29-year-old Spaeth played 31 games in two seasons with Chicago, catching 13 p…
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  • Bears expected to release Matt Toeaina

    Bears expected to release Matt Toeaina

    profootballtalk.com Mar 13, 2013
    The Bears made a couple of big additions on Monday with the signings of tight end Martellus Bennett and tackle Jermon Bushrod, which means they need to make some cuts elsewhere to keep themselves in a position to bid on players they might like to add to…
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  • Jay Cutler: Bushrod, Urlacher and contract

    Jay Cutler: Bushrod, Urlacher and contract

    ESPN.com Mar 13, 2013
    Jay Cutler has been sacked at a higher per-game rate than any NFL quarterback over the past three years, so naturally he expressed relief Wednesday that the Chicago Bears had finally found him a legitimate left tackle. In an appearance on ESPN 1000 , Cu…
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  • Kellen Davis released by Bears

    Kellen Davis released by Bears

    He flashed potential, and Kellen Davis was given every opportunity to fill the void left by Greg Olsen. But Davis, a 2008 fifth-round pick, ultimately disappointed.
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  • Peter King: Pats failure to keep Welker must be crushing blow to Brady

    Mar 13
    It is highly unlikely that Wes Welker signing in Denver for a relative pittance is what Tom Brady had in mind when he gave the Patriots $15 million in cap relief two weeks ago.
  • Don Banks: Not just leverage: Welker spurns Patriots, signs with Broncos

    Mar 13
    He wears, at times, the unflattering tag of "system'' receiver, but I guess we're about to find out if Wes Welker can live with being known as a multiple-system receiver. Because the newest Broncos play-maker just left his comfort zone in New Engla…
  • Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers save money under cap

    Mar 13
    The Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders used the 'June 1" cut designation on three players released Tuesday in order to save room under this year's salary cap.
  • NFL - Day 1 winners and losers in free agency

    Mar 13
    Jeffri Chadiha says the Dolphins and Chiefs are the clear winners after the first day of free agency but the Ravens and Steelers are left hurting.