Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Bears’
Posted: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Chicago Bears, Christine Michael, Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Jay Cutler, Marshawn Lynch, New York Giants, Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks, Tony Romo
In today’s Three and Out: A pair of NFC East quarterbacks proclaim themselves ready to play; the Seahawks back off any talk of a running back committee.
Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Chicago Bears, Christine Michael, Markus Wheaton, Marquess Wilson, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks
In today’s Three and Out: Christine Michael will get lots of work for the Seahawks; the Bears and Steelers are trying out secondary receivers.
Posted: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals, Case Keenum, Chicago Bears, Domenik Hixon, Houston Texans, Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates, Tom Savage
In today’s Three and Out: The Texans are set to stage a quarterback competition; Andre Ellington could see a big workload as Arizona’s No. 1 running back.
Posted: Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Gil Brandt Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Dominique Easley, Florida, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams
Representatives from seven NFL teams — including Chicago Bears defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni, Baltimore Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line coach Todd Wash — were present for a workout by Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley on April 17. Easley missed most of the 2013 season with a torn ACL, and won’t be a full go until June. However, he did do position drills. Easley moved very well in those position drills and displayed good quickness. His best position in the NFL is at defensive end. Easley has visits scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.
Posted: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Javon Ringer, Lance Moore, Markus Wheaton, Matt Forte, Mike Williams, Phillip Tanner, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Woods, Stevie Johnson
In today’s Three and Out: Markus Wheaton will have a bigger role in 2014; the Bears need someone to fill a backup RB role.
Posted: Friday, April 4th, 2014 | Gil Brandt Tags: Al Louis-Jean, Boston College, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots
Boston College cornerback Al Louis-Jean worked out Thursday in front of representatives from two NFL teams — the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots — at Brockton (Mass.) High School. The workout took place outdoors and run on FieldTurf, and there were 10-15 mile-per-hour wind gusts. Louis-Jean (6-foot-1 3/8, 187 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds against the wind and 4.53 seconds with the wind. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-5 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.41 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.03 seconds. Louis-Jean, who has 32 3/4-inch arms, did eight reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Louis-Jean is a free-agent pickup possibility following the conclusion of […]
Posted: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Adam Vinatieri, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Matt Forte, Ray Rice
In today’s Three and Out: Matt Forte is ready to continue his workhorse role; Gary Kubiak is optimistic about Baltimore’s run game … and FGs worth four points?
Posted: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 | johnjuhasz Tags: Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Josh McCown
Faced with the choice of either potentially losing Jay Cutler or placing the franchise tag on him, the Bears decided to saddle up for the long-term haul. The two sides have agreed to a seven-year deal that will keep Cutler in Chicago through 2020. Cutler’s best season with the Bears came in his first year in Chicago (2009) when he threw for 3,666 yards and 27 touchdowns. Not coincidentally, that was the only year in which Cutler played a full 16 games. Injuries have hampered his production in recent seasons, and what’s somewhat surprising about this extension is Chicago has a more than capable backup QB. Josh McCown had five starts in the 2013 season, and e threw two or […]
Posted: Monday, December 23rd, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Chicago Bears, Dennis Johnson, Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Chicago Bears, Dennis Johnson, Jay Cutler, Josh McCown
Till the end: If you’re in one of those die-hard leagues where teams start players through Week 17, give Browns RB Edwin Baker a try. He was in the game on almost every offensive snap during Sunday’s loss to the Jets, and he finished with 17 carries for 64 yards and a TD. Cleveland finishes the season with a road trip to Pittsburgh, whose defense has been leaking yards and points in recent weeks. With so many starters disappointing in Week 16, maybe Baker can give you an unexpected boost to close out the year. Loyalty program: Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed Jay Cutler will remain the starter in Week 17. Count me in the crowd that says […]
Posted: Friday, November 29th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Anquan Boldin, Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar, Matt Forte, Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers, Vernon Davis
In today’s Three and Out: Michael Crabtree and Matt Forte are in … Lance Dunbar is out.
Posted: Monday, November 18th, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Case Keenum, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Peterson, Case Keenum, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Peterson
Case not closed: So, the Texans didn’t need much time to declare Case Keenum will start in Week 12 against the Jaguars. “I’ve got total confidence in him,” said coach Gary Kubiak. Except most of his fantasy owners don’t anymore after the inexplicably poor performance against a Raiders secondary that doesn’t exactly terrify opposing quarterbacks. If you own Keenum, I’m sorry. I really don’t know what to tell you, other than the Jags defense presents a good opportunity for him to get back on track. Nonetheless, keep your other options as open as possible. I wouldn’t start Keenum this week unless I had absolutely zero alternatives. Have a seat, Jay: The Bears have already ruled out Jay Cutler (ankle, […]
Posted: Monday, October 21st, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Brandon Weeden, Chicago Bears, Doug Martin, Jay Cutler, Jermichael Finley, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Brandon Weeden, Chicago Bears, Doug Martin, Jay Cutler, Jermichael Finley, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford
Cutler among those injured in Week 7: What a rough week for a number of fantasy staples, if not superstars. Sam Bradford and Reggie Wayne both had torn ACLs. Brian Cushing had disgusting and unimaginable injuries to his knee. Jermichael Finley suffered a concussion and was in ICU through most of Monday. Doug Martin may or may not be out for the year depending on whether you believe Greg Schiano. And as long as we’re at it, let’s just add Jay Cutler to the list. Bears head coach Marc Trestman told reporterson Monday that Cutler will miss “a minimum” of four weeks with a torn groin muscle and will be “week to week” after that point. Trestman said Cutler told him he […]
Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, LaMichael James, Nate Burleson, Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, LaMichael James, Nate Burleson, Vikings
Burleson has lofty post-injury goals: Can Nate Burleson reach 1,000 receiving yards this season despite missing time after a pizza-related car accident that even he is laughing about now? He certainly thinks so. Burleson averaged about 80 receiving yards per game in the first three weeks of the season, which would have put him on pace to go well over 1,000 over the course of a 16-game season. But the recent accident will become a bigger obstacle the longer it lingers. The good news, though? With a number of inter-divisional games left, the Vikings, Packers and Bears all rank in the bottom 10 at defending the pass this season. Yes, it’s early. But the opportunities will be there. Get back […]
Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Montee Ball, Robert Griffin III, Ronnie Hillman, Washington Redskins
In today’s Three and Out: RG3 is “of course” a go for Week 1; the Broncos are going RB-by-committee
Posted: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Head coaches, Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Arizona Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert, Brandon Marshall, Brandon Weeden, Bruce Arians, Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller, Carson Palmer, Cecil Shorts, Chicago Bears, Chip Kelly, Cleveland Browns, Danario Alexander, Doug Marrone, Dwayne Bowe, EJ Manuel, Fred Jackson, Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jamaal Charles, Justin Blackmon, Kansas City Chiefs, Keenan Allen, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, LeSean McCoy, Marc Trestman, Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles, Philip Rivers, rashard mendenhall, Rob Chudzinski, San Diego Chargers, Trent Richardson, Vincent Brown
New coaches around the NFL mean new philosophies. It also means new impacts on some of fantasy football’s top producers. We examine what these changes could mean.