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Bears bring back D.J. Williams
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D.J. Williams opened last season as the starting middle linebacker for the Bears, but his run in the job came to an early end when a torn pectoral muscle forced him to injured reserve after six games. Williams will get another chance to make an impact o…Upvote Share Tweet
New Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston evoked an old-school attitude when asked about signing a free-agent contract in Chicago. “What set the Bears apart for me besides having a team that’s in a position to win is the attitude of the players who have pl…Upvote Share TweetJosh McCown has become a traveling man — and that doesn’t exactly bode well for the Bears’ chances of retaining their highly sought-after backup quarterback. McCown’s search for the ideal situation at this point in his career took him to Tampa Bay, wher…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated 12 hours agoJonathan Martin was traded from Miami to the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday night, reuniting the lineman with his college coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated 10 hours agoWith Jared Allen’s asking price seemingly too high for the Denver Broncos, the former Minnesota Vikings defensive end has turned his attentions elsewhere. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Allen is now speaking with the Chicago Bears and Seattle S…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated 11 hours agoMusings, observations and the occasional insight from a whirlwind first day of the NFL's free agency period (what a day for Twitter to crash in mid-afternoon)...Upvote Share TweetSign a guy coming off a career-high six sacks in 2013 in Lamarr Houston, only to cut a player in Julius Peppers coming off a down year in which he contributed 7.5 sacks after back-to-back seasons of 11-plus sacks. On the surface, it doesn’t make a ton o…Upvote Share TweetNolan Arenado and Kyle Parker each hit home runs and Jorge De La Rosa pitched three innings of two-hit ball Tuesday, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 13-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in front of a Cactus League-record 14,840 fans.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated 14 hours agoJohn Danks pitched four-hit ball for five innings and Jose Abreu went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Bears, whose safety play was lacking a season ago, have dipped into free agency in an attempt to strengthen the position. According to ChicagoBears.com, the club has reached a two-year deal with Giants safety Ryan Mundy. Mundy, 29, notched 77 tackle…Upvote Share Tweet
Bears sign special teams standout Jordan Sennprofootballtalk.com Updated 16 hours agoThere can be an early run on something other than pass-rushers and pass-protectors. The Bears sign a standout special teamer early in free agency, announcing a one-year deal with Panthers linebacker Jordan Senn. The 5-foot-11, 225-pound Senn — who is ba…Upvote Share Tweet
Accentuating the positive, B. Jackson having fun againMLB.com Updated 16 hours agoBrett Jackson is having a good time playing baseball again, and it shows. The young Cubs outfielder couldn't say that last season, when he battled injuries and finished the year at Double-A Tennessee. He couldn't say that in 2012, when he led the Pacifi…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated 16 hours agoCHICAGO -- The idea of three-time Pro Bowl returner Devin Hester reuniting with ex-Chicago Bears' special teams coordinator Dave Toub in Kansas City remains "a possibility," according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, but the…Upvote Share Tweet
As expected, Bucs to show interest in Charles Tillmanprofootballtalk.com Updated 18 hours agoWhile the Buccaneers decide what to do with the expensive cornerback already on the roster, they may have a replacement on the way. According to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, the Bucs are expected to show interest in Bears free agent cornerback …Upvote Share Tweet
Choo out with sore elbow, hopes to play WednesdayMLB.com Updated 21 hours agoOutfielder Shin-Soo Choo is the latest Rangers player to come down with one of those nagging Spring Training ailments. Choo said he has been bothered by a sore left elbow and was out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.Upvote Share Tweetsuntimes.com Updated 22 hours agoRICK MORRISSEY: We’re finding out with Brian Urlacher that the healing process is not helped when the former athlete is handed a microphone on a regular basis.Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmer hoping second chance turns into first opportunityCNNSI.com Updated 23 hours agoJimmer Fredette is hoping his second chance turns into his first opportunity to prove he belongs.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs' prospect Archie Bradley generating lots of buzzCNNSI.com Updated 23 hours agoHe's only 21 years old, but Arizona phenom Archie Bradley is already pushing for an MLB shot.Upvote Share Tweet
Parker Leads Spurs Past BullsMar 11Tony Parker scored 20 points in the Spurs' 104-96 win over the Bulls.
Bears Release Julius PeppersMar 11Adam Schefter on the Bears releasing veteran defensive end Julius Peppers.
Bears Add HoustonMar 11ESPN.com Bears reporter Michael C. Wright discusses the Bears' first day of free agency and the impact of acquiring Lamarr Houston.
Sources: Houston Signs With BearsMar 11Herm Edwards discusses the Bears signing Lamarr Houston to a five-year, $35 million deal.
The Billion-Dollar DayMar 12Tuesday, 1 a.m. ET: The NFL’s first billion-dollar day is over, and it’s officially the craziest day in the 22-year history of free agency. I’ve done the math with the available numbers: 64 player signings for an estimated total outlay of $1,001,500,000…
Don Banks: Cap numbers lead to cut stars; more Snaps from free agencyMar 11Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a whirlwind first day of the NFL's free agency period (what a day for Twitter to crash in mid-afternoon)...
Don Banks: Déjà vu in New England as Julian Edelman hits the open marketMar 11One of the more surprising headlines on the first day of the NFL's free agency period was the news that the New England Patriots couldn't manage to strike a deal with receiver Julian Edelman and keep their leading pass-catcher from last season off the m…
Brooklyn Nets to sign Jason Collins for remainder of seasonMar 11The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season once his 10-day contract expires after Friday according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.