Bears Blitz: Monday

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In the Chicago Sun-Times, Carol Slezak believes that Brian Urlacher's uglier-by-the-minute domestic sitation is none of the public's business. "Did you feel as if you were reading a letter that wasn't addressed to you when you read Urlacher's text messages (the ones he doesn't remember sending)? I did. I'm not repeating any of the messages here because this newspaper already has printed them. But they clearly weren't intended for anyone but the mother of his son to read." Read the rest of Slezak Right Here ...

In the Chicago Tribune, John Mullin reports that Lance Briggs has until 3 p.m. on Monday to sign a long-term contract extension or will be forced to play for the one-year franchise tender of $7.2 million. "One possible compromise: Briggs could agree to sign and play this season in exchange for the Bears' promise not to apply the franchise tag again next year. Otherwise, Briggs' threat to sit out the first 10 games serves only to cost him about $425,000 per week, since no long-term deal is allowed after 3 p.m. Monday." Read the rest of Mullin Right Here ...

At ESPN.com, the Scouts Inc. crew ranks every offensive line in the NFL from No. 1 all the way down to No. 32. "The coaching staff would like to improve on the 3.8 yards per carry they gained last season, and that will likely have to happen from the middle of the line because neither tackle is a great drive-blocker. Kreutz, Brown and Garza are aggressive blockers with quick feet, but they lack the raw power to create big running lanes." Find out where the Bears rank Right Here ...

Here at BearReport.com, John Crist consults with Nate Caminata of RoarReport.com for an in-depth look at the Lions in 2007. "Two players of interest are defensive end Ikaika Alama-Francis and safety Gerald Alexander. Each possesses incredible athletic prowess and could see immediate playing time should they transition well. Alama-Francis is built in the Jason Taylor mold, making him a player that both the coaching staff and media will be watching intently." Read Part I of the Crist/Caminata collaboration Right Here ...

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