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Bears GM Phil Emery seems to be lucky and good

Bears GM Phil Emery seems to be lucky and good

suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 14, 2013
When the Bears fired Jerry Angelo after the 2011 season, they were looking for a general manager who would be more successful in acquiring top-tier talent. But they also were looking for a general manager with better luck. Despite all his due diligence,…
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  • Free-agent deals prove Spencer, Melton were smart

    Free-agent deals prove Spencer, Melton were smart

    profootballtalk.com Mar 14, 2013
    Last Friday, we pointed out that Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer and Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton were wise to sign their franchise tenders. The market for defensive lineman has proven that it was a good idea to take the money that was on t…
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  • Bears’ free-agent moves leave Jay Cutler with no more excuses

    Bears’ free-agent moves leave Jay Cutler with no more excuses

    suntimes.com Mar 14, 2013
    RICK MORRISSEY: Now it’s all up to Jay Cutler. There shouldn’t be any more obstacles or excuses, not after Bears general manager Phil Emery bought him a top-notch left tackle in Jermon Bushrod and an excellent tight end in Martellus Bennett on the fir
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  • Matt Cassel released. Vikings? Bears?

    Matt Cassel released. Vikings? Bears?

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    On the occasion of Matt Cassel's release by the Kansas City Chiefs, we should review the NFC North's pair of backup quarterback openings. Cassel figures in at least one, if not both, of those situations. First off, the Detroit Lions (Shaun Hill) and Gre…
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  • BBAO: Catching up after Urlacher, Jennings

    BBAO: Catching up after Urlacher, Jennings

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: So we've been sidetracked a bit with two intra-division stories: The Minnesota Vikings' cursory talks with Chicago Bears free agent linebacker Brian Urlacher, and the Vikings' decision to host Green Bay Packers receiver Gr…
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  • Kellen Davis set to visit Steelers

    Kellen Davis set to visit Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Mar 14, 2013
    With the signing of Martellus Bennett to a four year, $20 million deal on Tuesday, the Chicago Bears decided to part ways with tight end Kellen Davis. Now Davis has his first visit lined up since becoming a free agent. According to Ian Rapoport of the N…
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  • For Bears, ex-Saint Jermon Bushrod’s ring has immeasurable valu…

    For Bears, ex-Saint Jermon Bushrod’s ring has immeasurable value

    suntimes.com Mar 14, 2013
    There was one thing new Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod had that some of the other top offensive tackles didn’t. And it was something coach Marc Trestman called “value that you can’t measure.” A Super Bowl ring. “There is nothing like taking th
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  • New Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is quite a showman

    New Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is quite a showman

    suntimes.com Mar 14, 2013
    With Halas Hall under construction, the Bears arranged metal folding chairs in front of a wood podium and blue, sponsor-stamped backdrop on the track inside the Walter Payton Center. From there, new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett delivered something …
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  • Don Banks: No Peyton this time, but quarterback market is cranking to life

    Mar 14
    Compared to last year's headline-fest in both the first round of the draft and free agency (see Peyton-palooza), it has been a relatively sleepy NFL offseason for quarterback movement. Especially since ex-49ers starter Alex Smith found his new work addr…