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Bears take a look at a few linebackers

Larry Grant AP

The Bears won’t have linebacker Lance Briggs in the lineup for the next six weeks, which means it is time for them to start looking for someone to fill out the depth chart at the position during his absence.

Several linebackers worked out for the Bears on Friday in hopes of landing that roster spot. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Larry Grant, Brian Rolle and Julian Stanford were showing off their skills for the team and that there may have been other hopefuls involved in the workout as well. Grant, who served a four-game suspension to start the year, has the most experience of the group and Rolle was a sixth-round pick of the Eagles in 2011.

The Bears have an open roster spot, although, per Biggs, they may wait to officially add anyone to the roster until Monday because of salary cap concerns.

Chicago also took a look at a few wide receivers, including 2012 Cowboys sixth-rounder Danny Coale, on Friday. They dropped Ricardo Lockette from their practice squad this week, which may signal where they’d be looking to stash anyone they sign. Former Eagles quarterback Mike Kafka was also in, although it appears he was simply there to throw to the receivers rather than vie for a spot in the temporarily Jay Cutler-less quarterback room.

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18 Responses to “Bears take a look at a few linebackers”
  1. thepftpoet says: Oct 25, 2013 1:47 PM

    The Bears are a joke

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 25, 2013 1:52 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Oct 25, 2013 1:47 PM
    The Bears are a joke

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    —-

    This is true, but they’re still miles better than the Vikings.

  3. rickywatts80 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:02 PM

    Bears need a ton on D next year.

  4. msalvash says: Oct 25, 2013 2:10 PM

    @poet lets take away your starting DT, DB, QB & LB and see how your team does..they still had a chance to beat the skins with all those players on the sidelines….

  5. jojopuppyfish says: Oct 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    Please turn Shea into a LB…..it might save his career

  6. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    bears should sign grant he was a solid backup here and played well when willis was injured for a couple games. Briggs can’t polish willis’cleats so it should be a smooth transition from briggs to willis..

  7. jazsrt says: Oct 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    If the Bears are a joke at 4-3, what does that make the Vikings at 1-5?

  8. backdapack4evr says: Oct 25, 2013 2:29 PM

    They still suck

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:37 PM

    jazsrt says:
    Oct 25, 2013 2:15 PM
    If the Bears are a joke at 4-3, what does that make the Vikings at 1-5?

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    The laughingstock of the NFL?

  10. jazsrt says: Oct 25, 2013 2:46 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Oct 25, 2013 2:37 PM
    jazsrt says:
    Oct 25, 2013 2:15 PM
    If the Bears are a joke at 4-3, what does that make the Vikings at 1-5?

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    The laughingstock of the NFL?
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    Touche.

  11. tharoostah says: Oct 25, 2013 2:57 PM

    Bring back Urlacher for “one last ride”.

  12. jazsrt says: Oct 25, 2013 3:08 PM

    tharoostah says:
    Oct 25, 2013 2:57 PM
    Bring back Urlacher for “one last ride”.
    ________________________________

    He’d be on IR by the 2nd quarter.

    Tillman is having trouble finishing games, Briggs is hurt, Peppers is not performing as he once has in the past.

    If this season has shown anything,, it’s that the Bears defense needs to get younger, not older.

  13. kabasaman says: Oct 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    Emery needs to admit its time to rebuild. What he did in one year to help the offense was great, but I think it’s going to take at least 2 drafts to make the defense legit. That is, if he doesn’t take any more Shea McClellan’s……

  14. chicagobtech says: Oct 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    kabasaman, the message was given when the Bears said they were not going to talk contract extensions for any player until after the season ends.

  15. 4dabears says: Oct 25, 2013 6:49 PM

    They should also be looking for somebody off the street to replace Conte!

  16. cmosiedrum says: Oct 25, 2013 6:53 PM

    I agree that the Bears should sign Larry Grant as he was a solid backup here in SF and played really well for us! The Faithful owe him a debt of thanks for filling in so well when Willis was injured for a few games.

    I still don’t know why the Niners let him walk when he became a FA this year. It would be a good move for da Bears to pick him up.

  17. iowahbr says: Oct 28, 2013 7:42 AM

    Bears lose ground against their rivals and the bye. Detroit and the Pack both move ahead. How we went from 10 and 6 and not making the play-offs to 8 and 8 or 7 and 9 and not making the play-offs. Someone start the new system/ new coach/old D machine.

  18. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 28, 2013 10:47 AM

    So….

    Packers 45, Bears 24

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