Bears still shut out on GM candidates


Bears still shut out on GM candidates

Reggie McKenzie, the first name was given, moved on the Oakland Raiders GM job and coach Hue Jackson was promptly fired. McKenzie was explicit, that the change was because he wanted to hire my own guy.

It doesnt automatically follow that the reason he never visited the Bears was that he couldnt have fired Lovie Smith. Jackson defined abrasive; Smith has been anything but.

Exact reasons for lack of interest in Chicago wont be easily discerned. But until the Bears hire (or promote) someone, the question will be there...

Eric DeCosta let all suitors know that he was not interested in leaving the Baltimore Ravens as the heir apparent to the successful operations of GM Ozzie Newsome.

Eagles personnel director Ryan Grigson interviewed with and was set to be hired by the Indianapolis Colts for their job vacancy created by the dismissals of Bill Polian and son, according to Adam Schefter over at ESPN. Atlanta Falcons personnel director Les Snead is under consideration, as is Bears current player personnel director Tim Ruskell.

(Presumably Ruskell wont turn down an interview request. Presumably the Bears wont have to ask, in fact)...

Bears sign LB Devante Bond to replace Roquan Smith on active roster

Bears sign LB Devante Bond to replace Roquan Smith on active roster

The loss of Roquan Smith to injured reserve on Monday (torn pec) created an obvious need for the Bears at linebacker on the depth chart.

Fellow starter Danny Trevathan will likely miss Sunday's game against the Packers as he continues to rehab his elbow injury, which leaves little depth behind Nick Kwiatkoski and Kevin Pierre-Louis, the reserves-turned-starters in Week 15.

As a result, Chicago signed former Buccaneers linebacker Devante Bond on Monday.

Bond, 26, was selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft after a strong career at Oklahoma and has six starts on his resume over the last three years. He was released by the Buccaneers on October 19 after being suspended by the NFL for four weeks for violating the league's PED policy. 

Bond will slide into a reserve role for the Bears.

Allen Robinson's 'Within Reach Foundation' hosts holiday shopping spree for Chicago Youth Centers

Allen Robinson's 'Within Reach Foundation' hosts holiday shopping spree for Chicago Youth Centers

Bears wide receiver has had his best stretch of the season recently, collecting at least 5 receptions and a touchdown in each of his last three games. But Robinson is taking the cake as perhaps the Bears MVP off the field too, as his "Within Reach Foundation" just accomplished an awesome goal in providing quite a great experience for a group of underprivileged youths. 

Robinson's Within Reach Foundation hosted 25 kids from the Chicago Youth Center and gave the kids an excellent experience that started with an early Christmas shopping spree for each kid. Also as a part of the event, each child received football with Robinson's autograph on it and a $150 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. 

"A lot of kids don't have things under the Christmas tree... being able to do this for kids is fun," stated Robinson. 

The ultimate goal of Robinson's Within Reach Foundation is to positively impact at least 5,000 students by the end of 2020 through their various outreach programs. 

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