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Olin Kreutz to join NBC Sports Chicago's Bears coverage team

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Olin Kreutz to join NBC Sports Chicago's Bears coverage team

Chicago, IL (August 20, 2019) – NBC Sports Chicago - THE Home of the #AuthenticFan - has announced Chicago Bears legend/six-time Pro Bowl center OLIN KREUTZ will be joining the network as a game day studio analyst for the upcoming 2019 NFL season. In addition to his game day analyst role, which includes joining former Bears teammates Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Matt Forte, and host Laurence Holmes on Football Aftershow presented by Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 281 immediately following every Bears game, Kreutz is also scheduled to make additional appearances throughout the NFL season on a variety of NBC Sports Chicago’s programs and cross-platform content offerings.

“I’m happy to be joining the NBC Sports Chicago family and look forward to be working alongside Laurence and, of course, my former teammates, Lance, Alex and Matt,” said Kreutz.

“Olin has established himself as one of the very best NFL analysts in the city and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him join our expert Bears game day coverage team beginning this season,” added Kevin Cross, Senior Vice President/General Manager, NBC Sports Chicago.  “The addition of Olin showcases our year-round commitment to deliver the very best Bears coverage to our dedicated, multi-platform viewing audience.”

Kreutz, a third-round pick out of Washington in the 1998 NFL Draft (64th overall), spent 13 of his 14 pro seasons in a Bears uniform and is tied for second with Steve McMichael on the team’s all-time games played list (191), trailing only former Bears teammate Patrick Mannelly (245).  In addition, Kreutz trails only Walter Payton by one game on the team’s all-time games started list with 183.  Among Kreutz’ honors in his illustrious Bears career include six Pro Bowl appearances (2001-06), first-team (2006) and second-team (2005) All-Pro selections, being named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team, along with being honored as a four-time recipient of the prestigious “Brian Piccolo Award” (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010).

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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