Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has put a priority on bringing back his own free agents, but he's already lost of them them to the open market. Backup tight end John Gilmore is headed to the Sunshine State as the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
February 29, 2008
Lance Briggs is good as gone and Bernard Berrian will have many suitors, so the Chicago Bears could lose two of their top talents once the free agency period begins Friday. Even though Jerry Angelo is putting a priority on keeping his core players, can he come through in the clutch? Here's the latest ...
February 28, 2008
The Chicago Bears were not a good offensive team this past season, although they appear to be in pretty good shape at the tight end position for the first time since Mike Ditka was sporting that crew cut back in the `60s. Bear Report takes a look back at 2007 and previews 2008 for the tight ends.
February 8, 2008
The Bears have not drafted a tight end in the first round since Mike Ditka in 1961. Greg Olsen knows that expectations are high for him despite the fact that he's just a rookie, but he welcomes the challenge with open arms and can't wait to begin his NFL career. Although he may not live up to the hype, it certainly won't be because he buckled under the pressure he's facing.
June 20, 2007
The Bears may have been in the market for a tight end, but now it appears they will most certainly be on the lookout. Gabe Reid, the team's third-string tight end and occasional backup fullback was not tendered a contract as a restricted free agent. He is now free to sign with any club and has most likely played his last game in a Bears uniform.
March 4, 2007
After years of clamoring to get the tight end position more involved in the Bears passing game, Desmond Clark emerged as a legitimate weapon the first two weeks of the 2006 season. But after suffering a sprained foot last week in Minnesota, all of a sudden, a crucial element of Rex Grossman's success may not be available on Sunday. It's time for John Gilmore and Gabe Reid to step up.
September 27, 2006