Fresh Extension Nearing?
Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Devin Hester, Jay Cutler.
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has a history of handling and rewarding his standout players in the appropriate manner, at the appropriate time.
Next in line for a raise: versatile running back Matt Forte
Forte reported to Bears camp on-time, avoiding a holdout, because Angelo said to him: “A deal will get done, he said I’m a priority of his.”
While there hasn’t been any progress to note of, the former member of the Green Wave should be patient:
“It’s a negotiation, you got to find that common ground,” the Bears GM said on Sunday. “That part of it will be a challenge.”
If Forte revisits the past, he will know his turn to get rewarded will come soon rather than later.
Kretuz calling it quits: After the Bears signed Spencer, signaling the end of Olin’s run in the Windy City, the center said he’s “just not sure if he wants to play for anyone else.” Going out as only a Bear.
Iwuh returns: One of the Bears’ best performers on special teams, Brian Iwuh, will be back with the team. The club announced a one-year deal for the Colorado product. Iwuh, the former Jaguar, was tied for second on the squad with 18 stops on special teams last season.