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With Floyd going down I had a feeling this might be something they would consider as soon as we heard Houston was available....... I do not begrudge getting Fangio another warm body to work with.

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One ex-Bear replaces another!

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Chargers sign Michael Ola, put Matt Slauson on IR

The Chargers announced on Monday that guard Matt Slauson will miss the rest of the season with a biceps injury and they made a roster move on Tuesday to get a healthy body on the roster.

The team has signed offensive lineman Michael Ola to the 53-man roster. He’ll take Slauson’s spot as the team has placed the veteran on injured reserve.

It’s the second time that the well-traveled Ola has spent time with the Chargers. He spent time on their practice squad and saw action in one game during the 2015 season before moving on to the Lions.

Ola made seven starts for the Lions that year, but didn’t make the team in 2016 and Ola wound up playing in six games for Buffalo. He’s also spent time with the Seahawks, Bears, Giants and Dolphins since starting his professional career with stints in the Arena League and CFL.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/24/chargers-sign-michael-ola-put-matt-slauson-on-ir/

 

Anyone else find it weird that Michael Ola made his start for the Bears because Matt Slauson got injured, and now the same exact thing happened on the Chargers?

Keep Calm, and listen to Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath.

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Texans release Lamarr Houston

The Giants aren’t the only ones making way for a youth movement.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Texans are releasing veteran outside linebacker Lamarr Houston.

Acquired earlier this season after Whitney Mercilus was lost for the season (when it made sense to add veteran parts), Houston had a sack in five games, and returned a fumble for a touchdown against the Colts.

But with last night’s loss to the Ravens effectively killing their slim playoff hopes (such that the losses of J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson didn’t do that already), they apparently figured they might as well play some younger players.

The 30-year-old Houston was plagued by injuries during his time with the Bears, but could be of service to someone else down the stretch.

Guess who's back?......

 

Aaron Leming
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#Bears announce they have claimed OLB Lamarr Houston after cutting him at the start of the season.
3:23 PM · Nov 29, 2017
 

Bears claim Lamarr Houston off waivers

Who says you can’t go home again?

The Bears claimed outside linebacker Lamarr Houston off waivers from the Texans on Wednesday.

Houston played in 26 games for the Bears over three seasons, making nine sacks and 57 tackles from 2014-16. He tore an anterior cruciate ligament while celebrating a sack in 2014 and then tore it again in 2016. The Bears placed Houston on injured reserve again this season with another knee injury before reaching an injury settlement with him September 6.

The Texans signed Houston on October 10 after losing Whitney Mercilus for the season. Houston made a sack and returned a fumble for a touchdown in five games with the Texans.

Houston, 30, has 26.5 career sacks since the Raiders made him a second-round pick in 2010.

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smh

over under on when he blows his knee out celebrating a meaningless sack in garbage time?

Maybe the Bears brought Houston back for the anniversary celebration. After all it was the sack on Jimmy G that led to that ACL injury of Houston's!  Iirc this would be the 3rd anniversary! LoL! wink

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Eagles sign Charmin to an extension

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the deal will result in more than $26 million being fully guaranteed to Jeffery if he’s still on the roster on the third day of the 2018 league year. If he’s not, he’ll walk away with $14 million in new money for, essentially, the final five games of the regular season and however many playoff games the Eagles play.

Here’s the full breakdown of the new deal:

1. Signing bonus of $6.25 million.

2. $1 million prorated base salary for the balance of the 2017 season, fully guaranteed. (His existing 2017 salary was unchanged.)

3. $6.5 million option bonus for 2018, fully guaranteed at signing.

4. $1.25 million base salary for 2018, fully guaranteed at signing.

5. $250,000 workout bonus for 2018, fully guaranteed.

6. $11.75 million base salary for 2019, guaranteed for injury at signing. It becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year.

7. $250,000 workout bonus for 2019, fully guaranteed.

8. $12.75 million base salary for 2020, $1 million of which is guaranteed for injury at signing. The $1 million becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2019 league year.

9. $250,000 workout bonus for 2020.

10. $12.75 million base salary for 2021.

11. $250,000 workout bonus for 2021.

12. $1 million in incentives, and $3 million in escalators. (Of the $4.5 million in incentives under his current deal, Jeffery had reached $250,000.)

For a guy who hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiving season since 2014, the deal is somewhat surprising. It keeps him as a practical matter in Philly through 2019, with a team option for 2020 and 2021, and he’ll make on average more than $13 million in 2018 and 2019.

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26 million reason why he will now start having "soft tissue" injuries. Also, hilarious point that they fully guaranteed his workout bonus....LOL (that is money wasted!)

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My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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Titans bring back Demontre Hurst

The Titans have added cornerback Demontre Hurst to their roster for the third time in the last year.

The team announced the signing on Monday, which reverses a move they made late in the regular season. Hurst was waived before Week 17 because the Titans needed running back help with DeMarco Murray injured.

Hurst first signed with the Titans last April, but failed to make the 53-man roster out of training camp. He did not see any game action during his brief December return to the team.

Hurst played in 32 games for the Bears between 2014 and 2016. He had 58 tackles, two interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble during his time in Chicago.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/02/05/titans-bring-back-demontre-hurst/

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Eagles sign De’Vante Bausby, Billy Brown

The Eagles signed cornerback De’Vante Bausby and tight end Billy Brown, the team announced Tuesday.

Bausby, 25, originally signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Kansas City waived him not long after, and he later joined the Bears’ practice squad.

He played four games with the Bears in 2016, making 12 tackles.

The Chiefs signed him again last offseason, but he failed to make the roster and joined the Eagles’ practice squad.

Brown, 24, signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent last May. He joined their practice squad after getting waived out of the preseason.

He has never appeared in a regular-season game.

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Charmin to miss Pre-Season....what else is new?

Report: Alshon Jeffery could miss preseason after shoulder surgery

Posted by Charean Williams on February 21, 2018, 4:16 PM EST
Alshon Jeffery‘s goal is to return for the 2018 regular-season opener after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Eagles receiver could miss the preseason, Les Bowen of philly.com reports.

The team, though, hasn’t ruled out Jeffery’s return this summer and hopes “all goes well” so he can get back sooner.

Jeffery underwent surgery on his right rotator cuff Wednesday morning after playing through the injury all season. He still made 57 catches for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season despite injuring his shoulder in a July 30 practice. Jeffery added 12 catches for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason, including a 34-yard score in the Super Bowl.

He signed a four-year extension with the Eagles in December after arriving on a one-year, free-agent deal last spring.

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My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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Charmin to miss Pre-Season....what else is new?

Report: Alshon Jeffery could miss preseason after shoulder surgery

Posted by Charean Williams on February 21, 2018, 4:16 PM EST
Alshon Jeffery‘s goal is to return for the 2018 regular-season opener after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Eagles receiver could miss the preseason, Les Bowen of philly.com reports.

The team, though, hasn’t ruled out Jeffery’s return this summer and hopes “all goes well” so he can get back sooner.

Jeffery underwent surgery on his right rotator cuff Wednesday morning after playing through the injury all season. He still made 57 catches for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season despite injuring his shoulder in a July 30 practice. Jeffery added 12 catches for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason, including a 34-yard score in the Super Bowl.

He signed a four-year extension with the Eagles in December after arriving on a one-year, free-agent deal last spring.

Hey......got to give Charmin credit, he played through the injury/pain.  Too bad it was another team besides the Bears....sad

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Charmin to miss Pre-Season....what else is new?

Report: Alshon Jeffery could miss preseason after shoulder surgery

Posted by Charean Williams on February 21, 2018, 4:16 PM EST
Alshon Jeffery‘s goal is to return for the 2018 regular-season opener after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Eagles receiver could miss the preseason, Les Bowen of philly.com reports.

The team, though, hasn’t ruled out Jeffery’s return this summer and hopes “all goes well” so he can get back sooner.

Jeffery underwent surgery on his right rotator cuff Wednesday morning after playing through the injury all season. He still made 57 catches for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in the regular season despite injuring his shoulder in a July 30 practice. Jeffery added 12 catches for 219 yards and three touchdowns in the postseason, including a 34-yard score in the Super Bowl.

He signed a four-year extension with the Eagles in December after arriving on a one-year, free-agent deal last spring.

Hey......got to give Charmin credit, he played through the injury/pain.  Too bad it was another team besides the Bears....sad

On his way to a SB, let's see how much he plays through now, with a fat contract and that goal checked off the list.

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System arbitrator rules for Martellus Bennett in signing bonus fight

Posted by Mike Florio on February 27, 2018, 4:32 PM EST
 

The Packers signed tight end Martellus Bennett last year as a free agent, a rare acquisition by Green Bay of a veteran with name recognition. The experiment failed, the Packers waved him, and the team thereafter attempted to recover signing-bonus money under the argument that he had not disclosed a pre-existing shoulder injury.

On Tuesday, System Arbitrator Stephen Burbank dismissed the team’s effort, allowing Bennett to keep all of his $6.3 million signing bonus.

The NFL pursued the case on behalf of the Packers, claiming that “Bennett affirmatively misrepresented, and failed to provide full and truthful information concerning, his physical condition in connection with a March 2017 physical examination prior to the execution of a Player Contract with the Packers.” The Packers specifically alleged that Bennett concealed a rotator cuff injury.

The grievance failed because the Packers waived Bennett — and because the Patriots claimed the contract on waivers. Burbank determined that allowing the Packers to recover any portion of a signing bonus paid under a contract now held by another team would be inconsistent with the league’s waiver system. Put simply, if the Packers had wanted to pursue a recover of Bennett’s signing bonus, the Packers should not have waived Bennett.

Once they did, and once the Patriots claimed the contract on waivers, the Packers lost the ability to recover any of his signing bonus.

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LOL, Marty Bennett sticks it to the Pack! It is almost like he is still a Bear at heart!

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My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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