Bears Blitz: Thursday

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In the Chicago Sun-Times, Mike Mulligan and Brad Biggs report the details of first-round pick Greg Olsen's shiney new contract. "Olsen, the 31st overall pick, will receive almost $4.9 million in bonus money in a deal that provides the biggest windfall in 2008 in the form of a $3.5 million option bonus. The total value of the contract, including incentives, could reach $10.7 million." Read the rest of Mulligan and Biggs Right Here ...

At ESPN.com, Eric Karabell breaks down the fantasy football potential of Cedric Benson now that he is the unquestioned starter in the backfield. "Let's put it this way: You're going to have to draft him as the undisputed starter he is. Although he's full of promise, it means you might have to select him a little earlier than you want to. There are no guarantees on Benson." Read the rest of Karabell Right Here ...

At FOXSports.com, Randy Hill wonders if the NFL will put together a minor league since NFL Europa was officially shut down last week. "Any credentialed NFL beat writer will tell you that NFL practices feature numerous repetitions for frontline players while relative scrubs stand around like condemned buildings. This creates quite the ironic situation for stalwarts on the 'practice squad' who -- if they're fortunate -- are allowed to shadowbox when the active players are finished." Read the rest of Hill Right Here ...

Here at BearReport.com, the Scout.com NFL team experts get together to discuss which players from their respective clubs could be undervalued sleepers this season. "The Bears employ a man-blocking scheme with their offensive line almost exclusively, which suits Benson's bulldozing style quite well. And while he has suffered a few ticky-tack injuries during his two seasons in the league and battled a reputation as a loner from time to time, he seems much more comfortable in his own skin these days and has done a better job endearing himself to teammates." Read the rest of the Scout.com collaboration Right Here ...

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