The Chicago Bears first Thanksgiving Day game in ten seasons is one of six nationally televised games included as part of the team’s 2014 regular season schedule announced Wednesday evening. The Bears will visit Detroit, a frequent Turkey day opponent on Thursday, November 27.
The Bears open their schedule at home against the AFC’s Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 7.
Holding to his word of creating competition at every position, Chicago Bears General Manager Phil Emery made another move Monday to back up that statement when the Bears agreed to terms with wide receiver Josh Morgan on a one-year deal.
The team’s official release is listed below:
The 6-1, 220-pound Morgan has appeared in 79 games with 54 starts in six seasons with San Francisco (2008-11) and Washington (2012-13), hauling in 199 receptions for 2,488 yards (12.5 ypc) and 11 touchdowns. He has added 27 kickoff returns for 625 yards (23.1 ypr), eight punt returns for 59 yards (7.4 ypr) and 12 rushing attempts for 116 yards (9.7 ypc).
After four months of evalutions, game tape, and personal interviews, the Chicago Bears will soon be on the clock for the 2014 NFL Draft. Here’s one early look at how things might shake out, following an offseason full of player signings and some necessarly deletions.
Draft capsules courtesy of The Slant…2014 NFL Draft Guide. For expanded coverage, visit www.theslantdraftguide.com
Round 1, pick 14: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh….True, the Bears made plenty of offseason noise with the import of Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, and recently, Jared Allen. They also re-signed veteran Jeremiah Ratliff, but still have a hole in the interior of the line with the departure of Henry Melton via free agency to Dallas. Donald is a bit undersized, but plays with a non-stop motor and is a relentless pass rusher determined to break through the line of scrimmage. READ MORE