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Lions' Raiola to Melton: He's a clown

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Lions' Raiola to Melton: He's a clown

Henry Melton made several derogatory comments about Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola on Wednesday, before the Bears defensive tackle was announced as a Pro Bowl starter. Melton said Raiola was old and a dirty player but one who did more chirping than acting.
Hes old and he just talks, Melton said.
And he listens.
Raiola declared Melton a clown in my book, reported Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Raiola mocked Meltons selection to the Pro Bowl over the likes of Detroit teammate Ndamukong Suh and Minnesotas Kevin Williams.
This guy made the Pro Bowl? Raiola marveled. Over Kevin Williams, who worked through injuries all year? Over Suh, whos a better player than this guy? Come on.
Its tiresome, especially from a guy like this, a guy that didnt even play the last two weeks...In my book, hes a clown. Thats all I got.

Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

Bears to don throwback helmets Sunday against Giants

The Bears are throwing it back to the past this weekend at Soldier Field.

The Bears will rock 1960s throwback helmets Sunday when they take on the New York Giants. The helmet is navy blue and features a white "C" logo and gray facemask, whereas the current helmet has an orange "C" and white facemask.

A look at the throwback lid:

The Bears donned those helmets from 1962-72 during the playing days of  Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, now Hall of Famers. They won the 1963 NFL Championship along the way.

“I think a lot of Bears fans remember the ‘60s, especially the ’63 championship team winning at Wrigley against the Giants with those ‘Cs’ on our helmet,” Bears chairman George H. McCaskey said. “And of course Butkus and Sayers and all the great memories they provided. That small change I think means a lot to people.”

As 2019 is the Bears' 100th season as a franchise, they've been honoring a different decade at each home game. The Bears have also installed seven-foot tall bobbleheads around Chicago each week featuring players from that week's celebratory decade.

Unsurprisingly, this week's game will celebrate the 1960s, with Butkus and Sayers represented in life-size bobblehead form:

The Bears will give out bobbleheads of Butkus and Sayers to the first 20,000 fans who arrive at Sunday's game.

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Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

Mitch Trubisky practiced in full on Thursday

As Chicago continues to analyze Mitch Trubisky’s hip and figure out if his benching was actually injury related or performance related, the injury report from practice makes it seem like he should play on Sunday.

Trubisky was a full participant in practice on Thursday, just as he was on Wednesday. Back-to-back full practices would seem to indicate he should be full go for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

If not, then chaos will ensue.


As for the rest of the injury report, offensive lineman Bobby Massie was not limited with his back injury while linebacker Isaiah Irving was limited with a quad injury.

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