Bears expected to ‘take their shot’

Bears to ‘take their shot’ at trading for Russell Wilson originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Bears keep getting connected to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and that’s exciting fans.

But he hasn’t explicitly asked for a trade yet.

“I expect the Bears to at least take their shot here,” Jeremy Fowler said on SportsCenter. “A source told me Russell Wilson likes that they have an emerging offensive line, a good solid offensive-minded coach in Matt Nagy, and they have an intriguing market in Chicago.”

We’ve heard the reasons Wilson loves Chicago before, here comes the good stuff.

“I keep hearing from the Seattle side, the Seahawks are not going to deal him. They have nothing in the works. Russell Wilson himself doesn’t expect to be dealt right now, but Wilson is watching the situation closely because he wants more… he wants to see himself better protected, some future plans

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Here’s what Russell Wilson likes about the Chicago Bears

The Seattle Seahawks remain intent on not trading quarterback Russell Wilson, but that hasn’t stopped the Wilson to the Chicago Bears rumors from swirling.

The Seahawks aren’t actively “shopping” Wilson, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, “but calls made from other teams inquiring have been answered.” And you have to believe the Bears are one of those teams, especially after Wilson made it clear Chicago was one of four preferred trade destinations.

At first glance, the Bears aren’t the most attractive destination, even compared to Wilson’s other preferred destinations in New Orleans, Dallas and Las Vegas.

But reports indicate Wilson likes the idea of joining the Bears because he wants to turn around a historic franchise and, eventually, he’d like to get into the management side of football.

That’s not all Wilson likes about Chicago. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Wilson likes the Bears because they have “an emerging

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Cal Football: Ten ‘Super Seniors’ Returning for the Bears in 2021

They are calling them Super Seniors, which does not suggest octogenarians with the ability to fly or bend steel beams with their minds.

It is a catchy and appropriate title for a one-time class of college athletes returning for a final season they aren’t usually afforded.

Athletes from this past college football season are being allowed to “replay” their season, given the option by the NCAA to return for one more year of athletic eligibility after a year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will make for some deeper, more experienced teams across the country next fall, and Cal will benefit significantly.

Cal had 16 seniors or redshirt seniors on its 2020 roster, and 10 of them are taking advantage of the NCAA ruling to remain on the team in 2021.

“It’s great news for the program. I think it’s a win-win,” Cal coach Justin Wilcox said. “It helps our

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Cal-Stanford Basketball Live Game Thread: Bears Lose 5th Straight

Cal suffered its fifth straight loss – the Bears longest losing streak of the season – as Stanford defeated the Bears 70-55 on Thursday night in Berkeley.

Oscar da Silva led Stanford with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaiden Delaire added 14 points for the Cardinal, which shot 54.2 percent from the field. Matt Bradley led the Bears with 24 points while going 5-for-7 on three-pointers. Andre Kelly added 15 points.

The Bears (7-13, 2-11 Pac-12) trailed by 12 at halftime, and Stanford (11-7, 7-5) won despite being without three starters (Daejon Davis, Bryce Wills, Ziaire Williams) for the fifth straight game.

The Cardinal and Cal play each other again on Sunday night at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.

Pregame: Both teams came into Thursday’s game on losing streaks. Cal (7-12, 2-10 Pac-12 before Thursday’s game) was riding a four-game losing streak, matching its longest losing streak of the season. 

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