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Noah goes to bat for Tebow

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Noah goes to bat for Tebow

"Tim Tebow-mania" has taken the sports world by storm in recent weeks. Turn on the news, read the newspapers and surf the internet, everything you see is Tebow this and Tebow that. You may not agree with his religious beliefs or you may think Denver's defense is the sole reason why the Broncos sit on top the AFC West.

One thing is for certain, he's got a believer in fellow Florida Gator, Joakim Noah. The two spent time in Gainesville together and both won a National Championship in their respective sport.

When asked if he's taking Tebow or the Bears on Sunday, Noah's answer may have disappointed quite a few people in Chicago.

"Timothy! We got to show Timothy a little love here. You know for all the haters out there you know, the guy is kicking ass. Making me very proud to be a Gator boy," Noah said.

Noah is known to be hated around the NBA by other team's fan-bases, but Bulls' fans and his teammates love him. The same could be said about Tebow.

"I had a class with him, but you know, he's the real deal. You know he's a very humble guy and somebody who you know his teammates love him and you see they battle with him every night," Noah said.

It's no secret that Tebow doesn't have the most orthodox throwing style, but he's been a winner at every stop in his football career.

"He might not throw the ball great and that's all everybody wants to talk about. At the same time, people really underestimate the fact that you know his guys really go to bat for him. It was the same way at Florida and I can see is the same way with his team in Denver," Noah said.

Will the Bears be able to stop Denver's winning streak? What are your feelings on Tebow? Share them in the comment box below.

Taylor Gabriel says goodbye to Chicago in two-part Twitter post

Taylor Gabriel says goodbye to Chicago in two-part Twitter post

The Bears parted ways with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, releasing him and cornerback Prince Amukamara on Friday.

Gabriel, who played two seasons with the Bears, took to Twitter to thank the fans and the city of Chicago as a whole for his time with the squad. His kind message came attached to video clips of two of Gabriel's six receiving touchdowns as a Bear.

Over his two years and 25 games with the Bears, Gabriel racked up 96 receptions, 1,041 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

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5 players the Bears can target to replace Prince Amukamara

5 players the Bears can target to replace Prince Amukamara

The Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara on Friday in a move that was expected in order to free up salary-cap space in advance of free agency this March.

By moving on from Amukamara, the Bears will have an additional $9 million to spend on the open market, which could ultimately be used on his replacement. It could also be shifted to other positions of need along the offensive line or on that pesky veteran quarterback who's sure to rile up the fan base.

There's also the Allen Robinson contract extension that eventually needs to get hammered out.

The good news for Chicago is there are several viable options who will be available in free agency and the NFL draft that can replace Amukamara in the starting lineup. Here's a look at five of them:

5 players the Bears can target to replace Prince Amukamara