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Cousins wants to be Vikings QB for “next decade”

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Cousins wants to be Vikings QB for “next decade”

Kirk Cousins wants to be the Vikings QB for the next decade.

And all of Chicago rejoices.

Cousins was singing the praises of rookie lineman Garrett Bradbury, the team’s first round draft pick who will reportedly get the chance to win the starting center job, when he painted a scenario that would have Bears fans rushing to sign on the dotted line with the collective force of Khalil Mack’s one-handed knockout of Riley Reiff.

“I told (Bradbury), ‘I’d like to work together for about the next decade,’ ” Cousins said according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I just tried to set that vision for him and say, ‘You be the guy here for the next decade and let’s not have to worry about having anybody else snap for the quarterback.’ ”

The Bears sacked Cousins six times in two games last season, so someone just let Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman know to blow past Bradbury so quickly that they won’t wrinkle his game day wardrobe.

“He tucks his shirt in every day,” Cousins said. “I think that sends a message right there. He is ready to work. I respect that.”

That’s where everything went wrong in a Vikings' Week 17 collapse with everything on the line against the Bears - a team-wide dress code violation.

It’s good enough news for the Bears that the Vikings are stuck with Cousins for two more years for the rest of his fully guaranteed 3-year $84 million contract. But the idea of making it a full decade?

Yeah, we like that.

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Injury Report: Trey Burton, David Montgomery, Adam Shaheen all non-participants in practice Thursday

Injury Report: Trey Burton, David Montgomery, Adam Shaheen all non-participants in practice Thursday

As the Bears prepare for a pivotal Week 11 matchup with the Rams, the team's injury report is trending in the wrong direction.

Take a look at the report from Thursday:

David Montgomery (ankle) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday. Trey Burton (calf), Isaiah Irving (quad), Adam Shaheen (foot) and Danny Trevathan (elbow) also didn't practice.

Last Saturday, the Bears signed RB Ryan Nall and LB James Vaughters off their practice squad — potential candidates to see more run with Trevathan likely to miss time and Montgomery's status up in the air.

The Rams reported earlier this week that RT Rob Havenstein, WR Brandin Cooks and DB Darious Williams are all already ruled out for Sunday.

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears not attending Colin Kaepernick's workout

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Bears not attending Colin Kaepernick's workout

Hub Arkush, David Schuster and Patrick Finley join Laurence Holmes on the panel.

0:00- The NFL releases the list of teams that have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick's workout. The Bears are not on that list. The panel debates that and if we can trust Ryan Pace's quarterback scouting abilities.

12:00- Jason Goff joins Laurence to talk about Coby White's big game and preview Thursday night's big game against the Bucks.

19:00- Jose Abreu accepts the White Sox' qualifying offer. So what is Rick Hahn's next move?

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

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