Category Archives: Free Agency

Your Newest Bear: Jimmy Kennedy

With all the injuries at defensive tackle that have resulted in Antonio Garay and Anthony Adams being placed on IR, and now the latest injury to Darwin Walker‘s elbow, you kinda figured the Bears would have to sign somebody to play this weekend.

They have, and it’s former Penn State Nittany Lion, and St. Louis Rams first round pick Jimmy Kennedy.

The Bears signed 6-foot-4-inch defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy to the active roster Tuesday to help fill a void with season-ending injuries to Anthony Adams and Antonio Garay.

Kennedy, who played under Lovie Smith with St. Louis Rams, was a first-round pick of the Rams in 2003 and former teammate of Adams’ at Penn State. He was traded from the Rams to the Denver Broncos before this season, then released by the Broncos in September.

Great! Lovie went and signed himself another former player who had a modicum of success under him! That worked out so well with Adam Archuleta!

This team is so fucked.

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Bears Already Looking For Orton’s Replacement

The Bears just officially named Kyle Orton their starter a few hours ago, and already the search for next year’s quarterback has begun. You see, the words Kyle and Orton don’t generate much confidence when placed together.

According to Ryan Wilson over at FanHouse, Donovan McNabb and Derek Anderson are atop the Bears wish list.

…the Bears should keep an eye on the Donovan McNabb situation in Philadelphia. Who knows how this will play out, but just because Grossman put up a 82.1 passer rating over the last month is not reason enough to re-sign him.

That said, I think acquiring Anderson is way too expensive, and it’s important to remember why he’s having so much success: the Browns’ offensive line is doing an unbelievable job in pass protection. McNabb, while still a good NFL quarterback, looks like he could turn into Steve McNair any second. McNair came to the Ravens last season after a prodigious career with Houston/Tennessee, but old age and injuries caught up to him. And now, his career could be over.

This is our future?

Donovan McNabb is no longer Donovan McNabb, and coming home to Chicago to play behind this shittastic offensive line isn’t going to make him any fucking better. He’d last six plays in this town before he broke his leg in 15 different places.

I don’t mind Derek Anderson so much, but Ryan is right, he’s playing behind an offensive line that does an incredible job in pass protection. He’ll cost too much money, which means the Bears probably wouldn’t be able to hold onto Lance Briggs, and they won’t have as much to spend on other areas.

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