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Countdown to Kickoff… 44 Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener


September 18, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; Chicago Bears running back Tyler Clutts (44) carries the ball up the filed against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

We decided to do a countdown to the Chicago Bears season opener on September 8th versus the Cincinnati Bengals.  Thanks to one of our Twitter followers,se decided to combine the countdown with a roster preview of sorts.

We’re 44 days from kickoff!  # 44 on the Bears roster is currently occupied by safety Cyhl (pronounced Kyle) Quarles.  He’s got one year of NFL experience under his belt after a collegiate career in Wake Forest.  He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.  He had a cup of coffee with the Patriots before catching on with the Bears this offseason.

In all honesty, Quarles is a loooonnngg shot to make the roster as there are a lot of veterans ahead of him.

There are quite a few #44’s in Bears history that are worth noting.  Fullback Tyler Clutts was the most recent, before he was traded to the Texans for Sherrick McMannis.  Kevin Payne, Cam Worrell, Brock Forsey, draft bust Curtis Enis and folk hero Bob “Sister” Christian.

We’re 44 days from kickoff.  Are you ready???