Obafemi Ayanbadejo better have enjoyed playing in the exhibition finale against the Browns. He will sit out the first four games of the season after testing positive for a banned substance, but he promises to be ready to go come Week 5. Ayanbadejo spent some time with BearReport.com in the locker room after Thursday's loss, and subscribers can listen to that interview right here.
August 30, 2007
Obafemi Ayanbadejo, the brother of Bears special-teams standout Brendon Ayanbadejo, has been suspended by the NFL for four games after testing positive for a banned substance. He will still be able to compete in training camp and the preseason. Ayanbadejo is the first Midway Monster to violate the league's steroid policy since another unheralded fullback, Daimon Shelton in 2002.
August 9, 2007
The Bears needed a fullback after J.D. Runnels went down with a knee injury, and veteran Obafemi Ayanbadejo was at the top of the list. Ayanbadejo spent time with BearReport.com after Friday's morning session and talked about banging heads with his brother Brendon, the Anquan Boldin/Larry Fitzgerald combination, and the differences between an offensive play and a special teams play.
August 3, 2007
The Bears didn't waste much time filling Tank Johnson's roster spot, claiming fullback Jon Goldsberry off waivers from Tampa Bay. Jason McKie appears entrenched as the starter, but can Goldsberry compete with the newly-signed Obafemi Ayanbadejo for a roster spot? Scout.com Buccaneers expert Matthew Postins stops by BearReport.com with his insider analysis on the newest Midway Monster.
June 29, 2007
With Bryan Johnson finally being released after a training camp injury last season and J.R. Runnels likely to spend 2007 on injured reserve, the Bears have been looking for depth at fullback. Obafemi Ayanbadejo joined the fray earlier in the offseason, and now Jon Goldsberry has been claimed off waivers. The former Bill and Bucanneer will compete with Ayanbadejo and starter Jason McKie.
June 27, 2007
This is usually a pretty quiet time of year for most NFL teams, but the Bears continue to make headlines. The signing of Ofafemi Ayanbadejo made brother Brendon quite happy, and Devin Hester continues to impress everyone with his work at wide receiver. OTA workouts continued this past Monday and Wednesday at Halas Hall, and BearReport.com had a front row seat for all the action.
June 15, 2007
Even though the Bears signed starter Jason McKie to a contract extension last year and drafted backup J.D. Runnels from Oklahoma in the sixth round, GM Jerry Angelo showed some interest in an additional fullback this offseason. With Runnels now going down because of injury, Angelo acted quickly. Obafemi Ayanbadejo, the brother of special teams star Brendon Ayanbadejo, has been added.
June 14, 2007
Depth. That's the word we keep hearing. A deep team, a team that can survive injuries. That's what Michael Bidwell and Denny Green want to build, especially after last season's Cardinal MASH unit. But can the Cardinals really be looking for backfield help in the draft after signing the best Unrestricted Free Agent back in the draft?
March 30, 2006