Friday, March 5, 2021

Benson, Jones injuries open door for unknown rookie

Injuries to running backs Thomas Jones and Cedric Benson will give Bears fans a good look at an unfamiliar face this preseason. Undrafted rookie running back P.J. Pope is expected to get the majority of the carries in the preseason opener Friday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Bears GM finds QB at local scrap heap

Jerry Angelo wasn't planning on picking up a new quarterback this off-season. One just happened to fall in his lap.

Bears cut Orton, Blake; ‘You can never have too few quarterbacks’ says GM

Success for the 2005 Chicago Bears came despite long odds. The team lost starting quarterback Rex Grossman to a major preseason injury, and the shaky play of rookie Kyle Orton was just enough to help the defense-minded team win the NFC North crown.

ESPN viewer Mel Kipered to death; Famed draft analyst’s continual updates finally too much...

Pete Hellman was supposed to celebrate his 32nd birthday this week, but the Lakeview native will instead be buried after he was Mel Kipered to death during ESPN's coverage of the 2006 NFL draft.

Bears D to take Pro Bowl by storm; Players vow to make up for...

The vaunted Chicago defense did their best to preserve their honor by stating they would, one week after games actually matter, lead the NFC to victory in the Pro Bowl. Embarrassed on their home turf by Carolina's offensive outburst nearly one month ago, led by wide receiver Steve Smith, in the divisional playoff round, the Bears All-Pros have decided to draw a line in the sand of the beaches of Hawaii.

NFL announces Stupid Bowl I

Amid concerns over lackluster ratings predictions and waning national interest in Super Bowl XL, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue unveiled a whole new game at a Thursday morning press conference.