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Price on fresh start with Bears: 'This is great'

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Price on fresh start with Bears: 'This is great'

Brian Price couldn't participate in the Bears' first padded practice of 2012 training camp due to NFL rules, but he couldn't be happier to be in Chicago.

The former second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of UCLA started 14 games over his first two seasons, but injuries and personal issues led the Bucs to part ways with the talented defensive tackle.

A brand new beginning, a fresh start, Price told reporters in Bourbonnais. It doesnt get any better than this. It's a defensive town, great leaders. The love of the game is just coming back to me.

"Watching practice, it was hard to watch and not be a part of it. Just the tempo, watching the guys, learning from all these guys, this is great; Im happy to be a part of it.

Price had three sacks and 24 tackles last season and will likely begin the season as a backup to Henry Melton and Stephen Paea.

Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.

Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.

The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)

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