| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:21 PM
NFL Team Report - New York Jets - INSIDE SLANT
Running back Chris Johnson signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets.
Johnson, 28, was released by the Tennessee Titans after six 1,000-yard seasons in Nashville.
The Jets envision Johnson as a big-...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:07 PM
NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT
Defensive end Jared Allen signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Chicago Bears, who were not known to be in the bidding for one of the NFL's most productive pass rushers.
Allen, 31, is the third...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:29 PM
The Bears have done a lot of work to build the roster since the end of the regular season and in free agency. What about an extension for wide receiver Brandon Marshall who is entering the final year of his contract? Is that in the cards for Phil Emery?...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:33 AM
From a football standpoint, I don't think the upgraded charge on running back Ray Rice changes things too much. The Ravens planned on adding at least one running back before Rice’s legal issues began and once they did, they were prepared for the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:05 AM
WR Earl Bennett had his contract terminated by the Bears. After falling to the fifth option in the passing attack, Bennett managed just 243 receiving yards on 32 catches primarily out of the slot last season.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:02 AM
New Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is confident. But if you listen to every interview that he’s done since signing with the team, it’s clear that he wants everybody to know that he doesn’t view himself as the final piece to the Ravens&...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The NFL scouting combine produced some solid options for the Bears with the 14th pick in the first round with prospects such as Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert along with safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
This season always has been about Jay Cutler. Sunday’s game against the Browns certainly was all about Cutler.
Especially about Cutler.
After missing four games because of injuries and then regaining his starting position after Josh McCown&...
| Oct 24, 2013
Not since the Three Stooges studied the age-old question of heredity versus environment has there been a more fascinating test of epigenetic theory than the one the Bears are about to embark upon.
•Does the system make the player or is it the other...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Perhaps the only Bears playmaker who has made fewer plays against the Packers than quarterback Jay Cutler has been running back Matt Forte.
Which is not good news for a team that doesn’t have Cutler -- for this week, at least, depending on who you...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:14 PM
The intersection between serious, down-to-earth business and relaxed, carefree fun in professional football often becomes congested and confusing.
As the Bears prepare to face the Packers on Monday night in Green Bay, we all are guilty of over-analyzing...