Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Sam Hurd, I mean, Bears news. Read on for how the team will be hurt by his absence, questions on what the Bears knew, distractions, and even a little bit of non-Hurd news.
- Special teams will be hurt by Hurd's absence. (Chicago Tribune)
- Did the Bears ignore warning signs on Sam Hurd? (Chicago Tribune)
- Lovie Smith says the team doesn't need any distractions. (ChicagoBears.com)
- Sam Hurd isn't the first NFL player to get in trouble with drugs. (Chicago Tribune)
- In non-Hurd news, the Bears are looking to extend the contract of Amobi Okoye. (CSN Chicago)