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Bears bring in Turk McBride

Falcons quarterback Ryan is hit by Saints McBride but managed to get the throw off during their NFL football game in Atlanta Reuters

With the Saints switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4, there’s been much discussion about which of their players fit  the new scheme.

One of them won’t have to worry about it.

According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago, the Bears have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Saints defensive end Turk McBride.

McBride’s a backup, with 9.5 sacks in six NFL seasons with the Saints, Lions and Chiefs. His addition might cast some doubt on the future of unrestricted free agent Israel Idonije, who hasn’t drawn much interest in the market.

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13 Responses to “Bears bring in Turk McBride”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 20, 2013 1:12 PM

    That’s a great football name.

  2. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 20, 2013 1:29 PM

    Good luck Bears. He produced nothing in a Saints uniform. Yeah he was on the worst defense statistically but the weak pass rush is a main culprit of that failure, and he was a pass rusher, go figure.

  3. Christian says: Mar 20, 2013 1:39 PM

    Rod Marinelli will get some production out of him–wait, wait … nevermind.

  4. citizenstrange says: Mar 20, 2013 1:42 PM

    Turd Ferguson says otherwise.

  5. nathpz says: Mar 20, 2013 1:50 PM

    You should write less ambiguous headlines. “Bring in” usually means “bring in for a visit,” not “sign.”

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 20, 2013 1:53 PM

    At least one Bear player will finally have a ring.

  7. germanstingray says: Mar 20, 2013 2:11 PM

    Is “Turk” short for “Turkey?”

  8. lks311 says: Mar 20, 2013 2:32 PM

    Another beneficiary of playing alongside Ndamukong Suh in Detroit. Went from there to Saints and fizzled. Take note with Avril, Seahawks fans.

  9. bears4life says: Mar 20, 2013 2:38 PM

    Hopefully this is purely a depth move or he can play ST because I don’t see this as a satisfactory replacement for a guy like Idonije who could play all 4 spots on the D-line and play them well. Anything more than the league minimum on this one is a fail.

  10. howiehandles says: Mar 20, 2013 3:16 PM

    He’s a body, not a starter. Let’s not make this out for more than it is.

  11. robf2010 says: Mar 20, 2013 4:20 PM

    “At least one Bear player will finally have a ring.”

    Yeah, but it’s Bushrod, not McBride.

  12. louiespoon says: Mar 20, 2013 6:12 PM

    That money should go to Izzy, he can play inside and out….

  13. larryboodry says: Mar 20, 2013 9:44 PM

    Gotta keep Izzy!

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