Homecomings, Value Signings, Remembering the Year of the Fridge, and Other Bears Bullets

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Homecomings, Value Signings, Remembering the Year of the Fridge, and Other Bears Bullets

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HBO’s Succession returns tonight. That’s it. That’s the lead-in for Sunday’s Bullets.

Well, that and this video:

OK … is it 8 p.m. CT yet?

  • Although, when it comes to Gould, my mind asks questions. Well, one in particular. I’m not sure what might be a bigger hangup: Gould being 40 and out of what seems to be the Bears’ target age range for free agents or that Chicago already has a kicker?
  • I’m not trying to kick Cairo Santos out the door. The guy has made 90 percent of his kicks since re-joining the Bears in 2020. Considering what we’ve been through since Gould left in 2016, I know better than to take Santos’ success for granted. HOWEVER, last year’s missed extra points were a bugaboo that gnawed at me — even when we were hoping for Bears losses. Maybe it was a brief case of the yips. But if it isn’t, I hope the Bears have a backup plan.
  • As for Gould, I’m open to having a discussion regarding his potential return. Gould is an all-time fan favorite and a great kicker. Plus, I’m a sucker for homecoming stories. Sometimes, we — as a sports-consuming public — get way too bogged down in the minutiae and we lose sight of potentially fun stories. A Bears-Gould reunion would be a fun story to watch play out. And I think it would be a fun one to tell.

“My dream has always just been to play in the NFL,” Tonyan said. “I had no idea where I was going to be, how I was going to get there, whatever, but I just knew I was going to be in the NFL. And wherever that journey took me or whatever I had to do to get there – changing from quarterback to receiver now to tight end – just playing football is my dream and my life. I love it. It does so much for my friends, family, just giving opportunities across the board just to live a great life and a blessed life.”

  • What makes Tonyan’s arrival even sweeter is that it is at a relative bargain:

  • Tonyan and Josh Oliver are two different types of tight ends. They have different skill sets. And their respective teams have given them different responsibilities. So it isn’t exactly a 1-for-1 comp. But when it comes to TE2 types, the Bears appear to have gotten a bargain with the Tonyan signing. Good for them. Hopefully, this lottery ticket cashes in a big way for this offense.
  • Speaking of players on a steal of a contract, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson has details of D’Onta Foreman’s new deal with the Bears:

  • I’m rooting hard for Foreman to cash in those playoff rushing yards and postseason touchdown incentives.
  • A tip of the cap to the Patriots for drawing up a creative deal for ex-Bears lineman Riley Reiff:

  • In case you’re curious, the Bears are still in the market for offensive line help. And they apparently have eyes for veteran right tackles.
  • Please accept my apology for being a day late on this, but better late than never … right?

  • Play-in Pat Bev is unstoppable, so there isn’t a matchup that worries me. Then again, our friends at BN Bulls bring up some good points:

  • Love reading good news about prospects hitting dingers:

Author: Luis Medina

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