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Bears notebook: Shea McClellin staying at defensive end despite Urlacher injury
suntimes.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
The Bears have used rookie defensive end Shea McClellin in a variety of ways, but don’t expect to see him at linebacker this week against the Vikings in Minneapolis. If the Bears have something in the works, they aren’t discussing it. “They want meUpvote Share Tweet
Mike Tice’s conservative style suiting Bears’ offenseIt was a case of the Bears’ offense being in rhythm or close to it. Max protection was used, Jay Cutler’s dropbacks were short and his passes were quick. Matt Forte and Michael Bush plowed away on numerous carries. It was a game plan by offensive coorUpvote Share TweetWith linebacker Brian Urlacher out because of a hamstring injury, the Bears’ Plan B is set in stone.Upvote Share TweetThe hottest position of this Hot Stove season is the hot corner. Cliff Corcoran examines the thin third-base market, the lack of multi-year contracts for starting pitchers and more.Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Cubs agreed to a deal Thursday with Japanese relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Dec 6, 2012The Cubs re-signed third baseman Ian Stewart to a one-year contract on Thursday, less than a week after non-tendering him.Upvote Share TweetLet's take a quick spin through the Thursday practice report in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Running back Michael Bush (ribs) and cornerback Tim Jennings (…Upvote Share TweetFor Nick Roach, replacing Brian Urlacher at middle linebacker meant one additional duty Thursday at Halas Hall. The veteran had to stand at the podium in the media room and answer questions.Upvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.Upvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Vikings' season will be on the line Sunday against the Chicago Bears. As such, linebacker Chad Greenway has asked fans to get "super-duper drunk" in order to boost the Vikings' home-field advantage at the Metrodome.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: NFL Week 14 PicksIf the Pats get the AFC's No. 2 seed, they'll have earned it, thanks to a brutal two-game stretch that starts now. Can they slow the Texans' playmakers? Peter King picks Week 14.Upvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: Appreciate Heat now, as upcoming tax threatens a potential dynastyWhether you love or hate the Miami Heat, you ought to appreciate their runs at the championship over the next two seasons. Because owner Micky Arison may not be able to afford his team by 2014-15.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 for his second horse-collar tackle in as many weeks, a source familiar with the situation confirmed.Upvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: Well then. Wednesday evening got interesting pretty quickly. We weren't expecting Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, but no one thought he was headed for injure…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012With wide receiver Earl Bennett possibly out for the Chicago Bears match up with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the return of Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester to practice on Wednesday was a tremendous positive for the battered Bears. Jeffery has missed…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Cowboys Keeping Playoff Hopes AliveDec 6Episode 232: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cowboys chances to make the playoffs. John Clayton breaks down the impact of Brian Urlacher's injury on the Bears defense. The NFL32 discuss the return of Ben Roethlisberger.
M & M: Does Brian Urlacher's injury derail Bears season?Dec 6Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk go head-to-head on whether Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher's injury will only lead the Bears to a downward spiral, and if Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez should be the starter.
Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota VikingsDec 6NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Bears-VikingsDec 6The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Chicago at Minnesota
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.