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  • 'Canes great Frank Gore talks UM tradition, Duke Johnson

    'Canes great Frank Gore talks UM tradition, Duke Johnson
    The sight of former Hurricanes greats on Miami’s campus has become somewhat routine. And plenty of them were there again Wednesday for Miami's Pro Day. But even by UM’s standards, Wednesday’s parade of former Miami standouts was...
  • Former Bear Tank Johnson plans to offer advice to Ray McDonald

    Former Bear Tank Johnson plans to offer advice to Ray McDonald
    Tank Johnson isn't looking for a job in crisis public relations, but he knows a few things about the road to repairing an image. The former Bears defensive tackle is back in school working to complete his degree in sociology and hoping to get a job with...
  • A breakdown of which NFL teams need what positions in the 2015 draft

    A breakdown of which NFL teams need what positions in the 2015 draft
    One of the biggest pet peeves I have come draft time is getting a clear read on which NFL teams need what. The draft guides are usually horrible reference tools because most are printed before free agency starts, so I've started doing my own position...
  • Veteran linebacker Lance Briggs visiting 49ers

    Veteran linebacker Lance Briggs visiting 49ers
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers are hosting free agent linebacker Lance Briggs at team headquarters. Briggs' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the visit Monday. The Niners are in need of linebackers following the surprising retirements this...
  • New Bears regime brings Ray McDonald's troubled past to Chicago

    New Bears regime brings Ray McDonald's troubled past to Chicago
    Football players are rare and special. They are not like the rest of us, even applying standards beyond athletic skill. They play life under special rules and risks. They must be special as a condition of their existence. Otherwise, there's no useful...
  • Difficult to justify risk in Bears' signing of Ray McDonald

    Difficult to justify risk in Bears' signing of Ray McDonald
    A newsman trusts his instincts. Bears Chairman George McCaskey knows this from his days long ago working as a journalist for WBBM-TV, back when he lived skeptically by the adage that if your mother says she loves you, check it out. McCaskey either...
  • John Fox supports Bears' signing of 'great teammate' Ray McDonald

    John Fox supports Bears' signing of 'great teammate' Ray McDonald
    PHOENIX -- A day after the Chicago Bears reached a controversial and heavily scrutinized one-year contract agreement with defensive end Ray McDonald, coach John Fox became the team’s latest spokesman to endorse the move and the thorough research...
  • Wait, what changed George McCaskey's mind about Ray McDonald?

    Wait, what changed George McCaskey's mind about Ray McDonald?
    I liked George McCaskey’s first answer: no. The Bears chairman was asked by new general manager Ryan Pace to consider the case of Ray McDonald, a defensive end with a recent history of charges of violence against women. McCaskey said he reviewed...
  • Bears don't need Ray McDonald and his troubled past

    Bears don't need Ray McDonald and his troubled past
    Character matters. Until it doesn’t. Until there’s a pass rusher available. The Bears agreed to terms with Ray McDonald. He’s a talented defensive end. He will be reunited with new Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who...
  • Explaining Jay Cutler to John Fox; informing Joakim Noah about LeBron

    Explaining Jay Cutler to John Fox; informing Joakim Noah about LeBron
    Guessing about quarterbacks is a bad thing in the NFL, almost as bad as importing Canadian Football League coaches. But there’s new Bears coach John Fox, sounding like he’s guessing about Jay Cutler’s problems. “Maybe he got to...
  • Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case

    Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case
    In August, defensive end Ray McDonald of the 49ers celebrated his 30th birthday with friends at his 4,800-square-foot home in San Jose overlooking a golf course. Guests arrived as early as 3 p.m. with the party going strong enough to generate a noise...