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Vernon Gholston is a Chicago Bear

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The Bears’ somewhat wacky start to the offseason continues.

Vernon Gholston will join Roy Williams in the windy city after signing a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

We’re having a little fun here, but it’s a fine gamble.  If anyone can coax production out of a pass rusher, it’s Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

Gholston likely signed for the league minimum salary or close to it.  There’s no guarantee he will even make the roster.

Chicago also announced they reached agreement with their first-round pick, tackle Gabe Carimi.

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29 Responses to “Vernon Gholston is a Chicago Bear”
  1. jaggedmark says: Jul 29, 2011 7:44 PM

    Get rid of Greg Olsen, then get Roy Williams, and now Vernon Gholston.

    Somebody tell the Bears the idea is to get better, not worse!!!

  2. salvaje50 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:46 PM

    Stay away from the bratwurst, Vernon

  3. woodg8 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:48 PM

    nice roy williams link

  4. swcoach says: Jul 29, 2011 7:48 PM

    Actually this might be a good move… Gholston played in a 4-3 at OSU then was drafted to be an OLB and a DE in a 3-4 which of course didn’t work. I think moving him back to a 4-3 DE will suit him much better and learning from Peppers wouldn’t hurt either.

    I hope he does really well for them.

  5. billinva says: Jul 29, 2011 7:48 PM

    Da Dumbears

  6. madmax80 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:52 PM

    Nice picture – almost makes you think he actually got a sack.

    Too bad he recorded zero sacks in 3 years and Pennington was 5 yeards down field in that shot.

  7. backindasaddle says: Jul 29, 2011 7:54 PM

    Why in the world would any team want to sign Vernon “4 cylinder” Gholston?

  8. brianbowman16 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:56 PM

    Did Mike Brown take control of the bears in the middle of the night? I mean as a Lions fan for 30 years, i am absolutely NOT complaining

  9. capslockkey says: Jul 29, 2011 7:58 PM

    If it was the Patriots who signed Roy Williams and Vernon Gholston, we’d be hearing how genius these moves are.

  10. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jul 29, 2011 7:59 PM

    If anyone can coax production out of a pass rusher, it’s Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

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    They said the same thing about Tommie Harris. Look how that turned out.

  11. goawayeverybody says: Jul 29, 2011 8:00 PM

    Ha ha ha the Bears must really hate Jay Cutler. They are deliberately tanking so they can get Andrew Luck in next year’s draft. So far I’d say it’s a race to the bottom between the Bears and the Seahawks.

  12. echoplex89 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:00 PM

    the bears got a 3rd pick for olsen, a soft possession TE.

    The panthers overpaid.

  13. profootballwalk says: Jul 29, 2011 8:05 PM

    ” If anyone can coax production out of a pass rusher, it’s Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.”

    Didn’t they say that about Rex Ryan?

  14. ehatem says: Jul 29, 2011 8:08 PM

    If the Patriots had signed Golston and Williams we’d be thinking their head coach wants to be fired. Its one thing to take a risk one players who had talent. Its another to take a chance on those who never did.

  15. goldrush94 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    Good luck defending the division title this year.

  16. mad5555 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    not exactly namdi signing, HUH?

  17. xstaticonradio says: Jul 29, 2011 8:24 PM

    He’ll get cut before the season, who cares

  18. heywoodjablome says: Jul 29, 2011 8:25 PM

    Championship

  19. tfbuckfutter says: Jul 29, 2011 8:29 PM

    Is it true the Bears are looking to re-sign Curtis Enis too?

  20. bears47 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:38 PM

    I read somewhere that Kreutz is “plan B” for the Bears. Unless there’s a spectacular center out there idk about, why are the Bears making Kreutz plan B? He knows the team better than anyone and is invaluable for his leadership. I’d really like to know who their plan A is because if it’s as lame as the other moves they made, they’ll prolly just make themselves worse.

  21. negativeinventoryreport says: Jul 29, 2011 8:41 PM

    That may be the most comically priceless thing I’ve ever seen on this site. Bravo.

  22. oscojoe says: Jul 29, 2011 9:00 PM

    Geeez thats to bad; he was a perfect type player for the jets.

    All hype, no game!

  23. lrt79 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:24 PM

    He was a stud in college who tanked pros playing in a different system.

    Maybe going back to the 4-3 he was so good in will spark some of that potential back into life.

    Or maybe he’ll just be a training camp body.

    That’s what happens when you gamble. You lose more often than you win but there’s always the chance of hitting the jackpot.

  24. philtration says: Jul 29, 2011 9:27 PM

    brianbowman16 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:56 PM

    Did Mike Brown take control of the bears in the middle of the night? I mean as a Lions fan for 30 years, i am absolutely NOT complaining
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    Must have used up all of your complaining on the Lions.

  25. monk316 says: Jul 29, 2011 9:36 PM

    @bears47, everything I’m hearing is that they are really working to sign Olin but the biggest hold up is the Bears want to sign for 2 years and Olin wants more. They need to get him signed and into camp. I’m guessing is talking with other teams to get an offer for 3 or more years to make the Bears make a decision.

  26. blackfootkiller says: Jul 29, 2011 10:19 PM

    Nice to see that Tim Ruskell is up in Chicago putting his signature on the Bears…He did it in Seattle, and took a Super Bowl team, and turned it to crap in 3 years. Good luck with that!

  27. birdmantd says: Jul 30, 2011 1:03 AM

    All reports from Jets sources say Gholston just doesn’t have the passion and dedication to play in this league. If that’s the case, why doesn’t he just take the millions he earned from his rookie contract and retire? I’ll be shocked if he makes any sort of impact.

  28. bearsrumors says: Jul 30, 2011 3:38 PM

    Another project for the Bears. This would be fine if they actually got some proven free agents.

  29. ejr2627 says: Aug 1, 2011 12:43 AM

    What the heck, can’t be worse than Tommie Harris and he is cheaper for one year. Not a bad gamble… I think.

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