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Halas Intrigue
The Bears’ looming property tax bill of close to $11 million leaves team brass looking elsewhere as they work toward breaking ground on a long-coveted dome.
Everyone will want to talk to general manager Ryan Poles as teams make record-breaking offers for the No. 1 pick and feel out what it would take to land Fields.
The new defensive coordinator is confident he can make a difference even though Matt Eberflus will be calling plays. “I will do everything that a coordinator is doing without actually calling the defense,” Washington said.
Waldron claimed his offense would work for Justin Fields or a draft choice. The Bears, though, are hiring him to coach one and not the other. And there’s no question the Bears job was attractive because of the No. 1 pick.
As always, the focus is on the Bears quarterback situation.
Waldron said he’s exchanged messages with Fields, who said Wednesday he was anxious to find out whether or not the Bears will trade him and draft a quarterback.
An expected property tax bill around $11 million is well above what team leaders were hoping to pay as they weigh the possibilities of building a dome either in the suburbs or along Chicago’s lakefront.
As momentum seems to grow for the Bears to draft Caleb Williams and trade Fields, he says he wants to stay in Chicago.
King, who will become the first female assistant coach in Bears history, spent the last four seasons as the Commanders assistant running backs coach.
General manager Ryan Poles will be at the center of the NFL world next Tuesday, holding court — publicly and privately — at the NFL Scouting Combine as he determines what the team will do at quarterback.
Recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, McMichael — who is battling ALS — is fighting with all he has to get there.
The Bears have vowed to keep Johnson around. They’ll be able to, starting Tuesday.
His improvement has left his wife Misty optimistic that the former Bears star, who has ALS, can leave a New Lenox hospital Tuesday with IV antibiotics.
McMichael was diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection that can be resistant to certain antibiotics, while in a New Lenox hospital, his longtime publicist Betsy Shepherd said in a statement Saturday.
Earlier this month, the Raiders hired him to call plays despite the fact that Getsy had never met head coach Antonio Pierce before their job interview.
He is set to undergo a procedure to clear fluid from his lungs, too, and is expected to leave the hospital in the coming days.
His family said they were asking for prayers for the 66-year-old Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee “Mongo,” who has ALS.
The Bears are cutting two veterans who were drafted by former general manager Ryan Pace and combined to make three Pro Bowl appearances.
The Bears taking a quarterback first overall would start a run on passers in the April NFL draft that general manager Ryan Poles should hope lasts past his next pick at No. 9.
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Three people are in custody, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves said.
He was named the Chargers’ senior offensive assistant.
Take USC’s Caleb Williams? Trade the pick? Keep Justin Fields? Do you have a headache yet?
There’s poetry in the possibility that the Steelers’ decision to cut a former Bears first-round quarterback Monday could portend their interest in their current one.