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Jay Cutler wants to spread the wealth, but it hasn’t happened

Jay Cutler wants to spread the wealth, but it hasn’t happened

suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
With 108 receiving yards Sunday against the Bears, the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson will become the first player to reach 2,000 in a season. “It’s impressive what they’re doing,” quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday, referring to Johnson and q
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  • Bears DT Henry Melton calls Lions ‘dirty team’

    Bears DT Henry Melton calls Lions ‘dirty team’

    Asked what he expects Sunday from the Detroit Lions in a make-or-break game for the Bears, defensive tackle Henry Melton used the word ‘‘dirty’’ several times. ‘‘They’ve always been a dirty team since I’ve been here,’’ Melton said. Tha
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  • Five Bears named to Pro Bowl

    Five Bears named to Pro Bowl

    suntimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    For the second consecutive season, the Pro Bowl will be special for Bears cornerback Charles Tillman. Last January, he made his Pro Bowl debut. On Jan. 27,  if the Bears don’t go on a  Super Bowl run, he’ll start for the NFC alongside teammate Tim J
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  • Bears need share tactics

    Bears need share tactics

    suntimes.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    With 108 receiving yards Sunday against the Bears, the Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson will become the first player to reach 2,000 in a season. “It’s impressive what they’re doing,” quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday, referring to Johnson and q
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  • Teammates will miss Pierzynski's desire to win

    Teammates will miss Pierzynski's desire to win

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    "I always thought of A.J. as a winner," said Rangers manager Ron Washington, during Wednesday's conference call to announce Pierzynski's one-year deal with Texas, ending Pierzynski's successful, colorful eight-year run with the White Sox. &quo…
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  • Winter storm causes postponement of Bulls-Pacers game

    Winter storm causes postponement of Bulls-Pacers game

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls has been postponed by a snowstorm that hit the Indianapolis area.
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  • One thing to know: Will Bears fans be wearing cheeseheads this …

    One thing to know: Will Bears fans be wearing cheeseheads this Sunday?

    yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012
    Ever wonder what a Chicago Bears fan looks like wearing a cheesehead? Mike Florio says for this week only we'll find out as the Bears look to sneak into the playoffs with a victory over the Lions and a Packers win over the Vikings. As we've seen this d
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  • Hahn understands fan reaction to A.J.'s departure

    Hahn understands fan reaction to A.J.'s departure

    MLB.com Dec 26, 2012
    Hahn may be general manager of the White Sox, but he's also a fan in his own right. So he understands White Sox fans' disappointment over A.J. Pierzynski's eight-year run on the South Side of Chicago coming to an end when his one-year deal with the Rang…
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  • Bulls' Deng sprains right ankle against Rockets

    Bulls' Deng sprains right ankle against Rockets

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Luol Deng sprained his right ankle in the Bulls' loss Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game.
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  • Bears' Forte expecting to play, Urlacher might too

    Bears' Forte expecting to play, Urlacher might too

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    Bears' Forte expecting to play, Urlacher might too
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  • Rams’ gamble on Janoris Jenkins is paying off in a major way

    Rams’ gamble on Janoris Jenkins is paying off in a major way

    yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012
    Perhaps it was his time with the Chicago Bears of the 1980s that gave St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher a sense of how to bring the best out of players that other teams would find too much of a challenge. When your quarterback (Jim McMahon) is mooni…
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  • PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot Seat

    PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching Hot Seat

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    With reindeer flying and mistletoe hanging overhead, it’s been far too busy the last couple of days for PFT Live to be part of your lives but Christmas is in the past and Week 17 is rapidly approaching. That means it is time to turn our attention back t
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  • Bears sign a safety: The Bears aren’t sure whether starting saf…

    Bears sign a safety: The Bears aren’t sure whether starting safety C…

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    The Bears aren’t sure whether starting safety Chris Conte will be able to play in their must-win game against the Lions in Week 17, so they added a player to the roster to give themselves a little insurance against his absence. The team announced the si
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  • LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe &…

    LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy Duel

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    The past year was a good one for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Championships. Rings. Respect. Fear. They hogged all the goodies. Christmas day was no different. Yesterday’s NBA Finals rematch in Miami between the Heat and Thunder was a rugged, physic
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  • Video - Banged-up Chicago Bears facing must-win against Detroit Lions 03:42

    Banged-up Chicago Bears facing must-win against Detroit Lions

    Dec 26
    Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times stops by "Around the League" as the Chicago Bears prepare for a do-or-die situation against the Detroit Lions in Week 17.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-DET 01:00

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CHI-DET

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Bears-Lions
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Bears-Lions 00:52

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Bears-Lions

    Dec 26
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Chicago at Detroit

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