Long Opens Up About the End, Welcoming Roberson, Options for Prince, and Other Bears Bullets

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Long Opens Up About the End, Welcoming Roberson, Options for Prince, and Other Bears Bullets

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As I searched for something to make for Sunday’s Super Bowl party, I found myself looking for inspiration from my friend Jim’s website. Between the short-rib chili and buffalo chicken meatballs, there are some darn good options.


  • It is a two-year pact for Roberson, who has thrived as a cornerback in the CFL after starting his college career as a quarterback at Indiana before moving on to finish at Illinois State. Roberson joins a crowded position room that includes two-time Pro Bowler Kyle Fuller, established starter Prince Amukamara, nickel defender Buster Skrine, and youngsters trying to break out such as Kevin Toliver II, Duke Shelley, Stephen Denmark, Michael Joseph, and Xavier Crawford (who signed a futures contract earlier in the offseason). That is plenty of bodies, but there is no such thing as too much secondary depth.
  • Yesterday, we discussed the fallout of the Roberson signing. Clearly, there will be no shortage of competition at the cornerback position this summer.
  • While answering questions sent to his mailbag, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune doesn’t seem to believe the Bears would cut Prince Amukamara in order to save $9 million in cap space. The reasoning? Biggs thinks the Bears would have to take a chunk of that money to re-invest in a replacement. And while I understand that perspective, the team could also turn to a possible selection in Round 2 and hand the keys to a rookie. That option isn’t even thrown out there by Biggs, which I feel is a bit of an oversight. I suppose the Bears and Amukamara could get creative and do something similar to what was done with Kyle Long last year with a contract restructuring. But broaching that conversation is never easy.
  • It is a pretty wide-ranging mailbag for Biggs, who discusses the failures of the offense in not getting Tarik Cohen the ball more, why the Bears might be wise to shy away from drafting a quarterback in Round 2, what to look for in a signal caller, Javon Wims’ role, and more. Give it a read.
  • Ah, man. Didn’t we have a feeling something was wrong with Kyle Long when he didn’t look right early in the season? Here’s the reason:

  • OUCH. Playing through a groin injury seems impossible. And yet, Long pushed through because he is a tough guy who wanted to play through it all. Of all the ways for a career to end, trying to gut through an injury when you’ve already been through as much as Long had been through to that point, stinks.
  • More Long:


  • How I feel when the Bears offense takes the field:


  • #shrugemoji
  • Robbie Gould is diving deep into old tape. Anything for a Super Bowl edge:

  • One of my few regrets in life is not seeing Prince live in concert before he passed. Even still, his Super Bowl performance was an all-timer. This is worth the read:

  • Oh, word?

  • Ron Wolf is one of the greatest general managers in modern NFL history, but this statement feels short-sighted:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.