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Bears rookie Evan Rodriguez wants to play catch

Bears rookie Evan Rodriguez wants to play catch

suntimes.com Updated Nov 17, 2012
Don’t classify Bears rookie Evan Rodriguez just as a fullback. “I’m just doing my job,” Rodriguez said. “Basically, it’s not classified what I completely am. It’s just whatever they put me at.” Rodriguez would like more opportunities in th
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  • Niners QB Smith practices, but is still uncertain

    Niners QB Smith practices, but is still uncertain

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
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  • Bears hardworking left guard Chilo Rachal is no craft dodger

    Bears hardworking left guard Chilo Rachal is no craft dodger

    suntimes.com Nov 17, 2012
    It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, cold or raining. Bears starting left guard Chilo Rachal can be seen going through sets and running through his footwork well after practice ends. Rarely a day goes by that Rachal isn’t the last player to leave the pr
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  • Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for Bears

    Matt Toeaina ruled out, Alshon Jeffrey probable for Bears

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Chicago Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina joins quarterback Jay Cutler and defensive end Shea McClellin as players officially ruled out for Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Toeaina was ruled out on Saturday after being unable to pr
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  • The Ditka Family Had A Pretty Rough Friday

    The Ditka Family Had A Pretty Rough Friday

    deadspin.com Nov 17, 2012
    Mark Ditka, son of Mike, is currently awaiting trial in Lake County, Illinois for his fourth DUI arrest, and for possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) turned up during the ensuing search of his car. More »
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  • Cubs announce 1-year deal with catcher Navarro

    Cubs announce 1-year deal with catcher Navarro

    CNNSI.com Nov 17, 2012
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs have agreed on terms of a contract with former All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro.
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  • Bears WR Alshon Jeffery seems good to go after breaking hand

    Bears WR Alshon Jeffery seems good to go after breaking hand

    suntimes.com Nov 17, 2012
    It looks like quarterback Jason Campbell will have another big target to go with receiver Brandon Marshall when he starts in place of the concussed Jay Cutler on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers. For the first time since breaking his right h…
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  • Video - 'Monday Night Football' Preview 01:16

    'Monday Night Football' Preview

    Nov 17
    Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Bears vs. 49ers at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
  • Video - Griffin's Double-Double Powers Clippers 01:06

    Griffin's Double-Double Powers Clippers

    Nov 17
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Los Angeles' 101-80 win over the Bulls.

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  • Adande: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue reminds franchise in transition of its …

    Nov 17
    With a franchise in flux, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his signature move enliven statue unveiling