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Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago

John Fox: New conditioning program ‘will help’ Alshon Jeffery

Chicago Bears coach John Fox plans to implement changes to the club’s offseason conditioning program, tweaks he believes should help Alshon Jeffery as he ascends to the role of No. 1 receiver with Brandon Marshall out of the picture. “I really liked Alshon coming out [of college],” Fox said Wednesday from the NFL owners meetings. “One of the things I’d say is we had a lot of soft-tissue injuries last year as a football team.

Dallas Cowboys Blog | ESPN Dallas

Henry Melton's loss is Cowboys fifth of free agency

IRVING, Texas -- While it looks like DeMarco Murray will become a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys have lost another free agent with defensive tackle Henry Melton joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the Cowboys said publicly they would not close the door on Melton, privately it was never really an option. Melton would have been de-activated twice late last season if not for injuries to other players, including what was his return to his professional home against the Chicago Bears.

Washington Post

Redskins Blog: Redskins free agency: One team’s trash is another’s treasure

Google ‘sign Brian Orakpo,’ and up pop blog posts and articles linking him to the Bears, Cowboys, Giants, Jets, Eagles and so on, calling him things like ‘a perfect fit’ and a ‘big name to watch.’ In the video above, CSN Philly’s Geoff Mosher very reasonably mentions Orakpo’s injury history and lack of seasons with high sack totals, but also points out that it makes him a potential value signing who could produce at a level higher than what he is paid.Read full article >>

Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago

Ranking the Bears' free agents: No. 4

Free agency kicks off soon, so let’s count down the top 10 Chicago Bears’ players set on March 10 to hit the open market: Brian de la Puente, C/OG 2014 pay: $800,601 ($730,001 base salary, $65,000 signing bonus, $5,600 workout bonus). By the numbers: Participated in 501 snaps in 2014, playing in eight games with six starts. De la Puente started four games at center and two at left guard before going on the injured reserve on Nov. 26 with an ankle injury.

Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago

Ranking the Bears’ free agents: No. 6

Free agency kicks off soon, so let’s count down the top 10 Chicago Bears’ players set on March 10 to hit the open market: D.J. Williams, linebacker 2014 pay: $645,700 ($645,000 base salary, $700 workout bonus). By the numbers: Played in 12 games with 10 starts, and contributed 73 tackles, a pass breakup and two quarterback pressures, but was placed on the injured reserve on Dec. 11 due to a nagging neck injury that forced him out of the team’s sixth game.