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Grizzlybear34

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2019, 10:49:35 am »
We had the top scoring defense in the league and an offense that scored 15 points in the playoffs... which should have been 18!  But anyway, Amos was a nice piece, but not irreplaceable when you start naming names on the defense.  If our defense gets a bit weaker, but our offense adds a key piece (Bell), I am good with that.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2019, 03:26:33 pm »
Looks likke tomorrow will be a big day. Bell supposedly becomes a FA tomorrow. According to the NFL Channel the Bears arent in the mix for Bell. Absolutely no mention of the Bears and any pursuit for Bell.

davebear

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2019, 03:54:00 pm »
Looks likke tomorrow will be a big day. Bell supposedly becomes a FA tomorrow. According to the NFL Channel the Bears arent in the mix for Bell. Absolutely no mention of the Bears and any pursuit for Bell.

All players without contracts become FA tomorrow.

Yesterday Bears interest in Bell was all over the internet, today nothing.

It looks like the pundits don't know which teams have made offers as they qualify their statements such as: "may have made an offer"

Bell walked away from $14.5M last year so who knows how much more he wants now.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2019, 05:21:21 pm »
I'm seeing 17-18M as a rumored offer by the Jets...

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2019, 06:35:40 pm »
In general, if the Jets want something, you should not want it.
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dallasbear

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2019, 06:40:53 pm »

Packers release Nick Perry...might be a 1 year option for our 3rd OLB spot to replace Lynch (but I'd prefer Lynch).

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2019, 07:49:26 pm »
If you can't beat him, sign him


dallasbear

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2019, 08:20:28 pm »

With both White and Bellamy gone Bears needed another wideout and solves KR problem.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2019, 08:41:00 pm »
Patterson will be a nice weapon for nagy.  He can line up all over the field and force the defense to account for him.

He's also the best kick returner in the NFL....

dallasbear

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2019, 10:10:11 pm »

I recall the Pats lining up Patterson in the backfield and running him up the middle...on the goal line.

Now if I can just figure out how to pronounce his first name.   

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2019, 10:39:21 pm »
If he can stay healthy he is a weapon.

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2019, 12:21:28 am »
No Bell. Bell to the Jets - 4 years 52.5 million. $35 million guaranteed. Max 61.5.

At least no one in our division got him

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2019, 12:22:37 am »
No to Nick Perry. 1 good year.

davebear

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2019, 01:22:42 am »
Wow Bells contract averages $13m and he wouldn't play for $12.5m last year.

Bears probably could have fit that in their cap.

Grizzlybear34

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Re: 2019 Chicago Bears
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2019, 05:23:08 am »
I think you have the look at the guarantee money of 35 million.  That is basically 3 years of 12 million/season.  Bell has been the most used RB in the game since 2015 and he wanted some security for injury.  I don't approve of him sitting out the season, but the Steelers didn't want to sign him long term so he is banking against a major injury and loss of income.  Really can't blame him.


I imagine Bell had an overinflated value of himself in negotiation with the Steelers.  Then burned his bridges.   Then, took what he could get.