Bear Dawn: Jay Cutler likes Langford


There were a lot of questions posed to Jay Cutler concerning Langford. Here is his Presser. I also think we will get to see some of Ka’Deem Carey. Carey does not play on ST, and would not be on the roster if the Coaches saw no value in him as a running back.

The “Pick is in” Here are the results

For the Cap aficionados out there, the Bears have $2.7M available as of today. A bit shy of GB $10M.

Most of you now have heard how the US Defense Department has paid NFL teams to spotlight our military and has admitted it was a recruiting device. The Bears took no money from the government! Now the NFL is telling those teams to return the monies, it will be interesting to see who says no.

I was looking at the Bears 2016 FA list. Curious who do we re-sign out of this group?

Matt Forte, Shea McClellin, Alshon Jeffery, Will Montgomery, Vlad Ducasse, Patrick Omameh, Tracy Porter, Sam Acho, Jarvis Jenkins, Thomas Gafford(LS), Sherrick McManis, Jacquizz Rodgers and Zach Miller. (There are a few second tier players that will re-sign)

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at who some of the past Bears are doing with their new teams.

Tim Jennings TB 5 games 3 started 12 Tackles, 5 Assist and 1 PD. Per TB media, Jennings was dressed in Scout team uniform at practice today. Speculation is that he could be inactive for third game in a row.

Chris Conte TB 7 games 6 started 1 INT 34 Tackles 8 assist.

Major Wright TB 3 games 1 started 3 Tackles 1 assist. He has a hamstring injury Questionable for the Giants game.

Jon Bostic NE 3 games 0 starts Used mostly on ST.

Jared Allen CAR 3 games 3 started 2 sacks 1 PD 5 Tackles 6 Assist

Peanut Tillman CAR 7 games 7 started 1 INT 5 PD 18 Tackles 13 Assist

Mason Foster WAS 4 games 0 starts

Other than Tillman the others have had little impact. Allen may rally his career but has missed some time with back issues. I think its safe only Tillman is missed on this current Bears roster. Not saying it was a mistake to let him go, but he has survived the injury bug so far and played well.

Aug 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears guard Matt Slauson (68) during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field. Chicago won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Slauson has been nominated by USAA for the Salute To Service Award. This award, which is presented each year by USAA and the NFL, “honors a league member who demonstrates an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community. USAA is the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL.”

The Bears chose Matt and here is the write up:

“Matt played one season at Air Force Prep School in Colorado Springs and his brother Chris is currently serving in the military. Chris earned a degree in Astronautical engineering from the Air Force Academy. He’s an Air Force major, a C-17 jet pilot who has flown three tours in the Middle East.

Matt supports any military initiatives coordinated by the Bears. He has visited children from military families at Great Lakes Naval Base as part of a program in conjunction with the USO called Teen/Tween Tuesdays with the Bears. Quarterly events are planned for the children, similar to the bowling and pizza night Matt attended on the base. He also takes every opportunity possible to visit with members of the military who are invited to watch an OTA or mini-camp practice at Halas Hall.

Matt has great gratitude and appreciation for all service men and women. He is truly thankful for their service and worthy of this award.”

In an effort to shore up their O line the Bears brought in three players for workouts: OT Aaron Adams, OT James Brewer and OG Martin Wallace. Of the three, Brewer has the most experience having spent 4 seasons with the Giants, playing in 26 games and starting 8. No word on contracts yet.