NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 07: Sedrick Ellis #98 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on the Bears' defensive line plans, Evan Rodriguez's future, and how one rookie was already out in the community.
With Israel Idonije still not on the roster, the Bears need to explore defensive line optins. Free agent Sedrick Ellis will reportedly visit the team this week. (ESPN Chicago)
Evan Rodriguez was arrested twice this offseason. He hasn't earned the Bears' trust. (Chicago Tribune)
However, the Bears need to give their 2012 draft class a chance to work out. This means they are stuck with him. (ESPN Chicago)
Devin Hester made a plea for less negativity in the comments on his Facebook page. Most people listened, and yet some didn't pay attention. (Facebook)
In more positive news, Khaseem Greene became the first rookie from this year's class to become involved in the community. He signed autographs on Saturday to raise money for a teacher in Barrington who lost her teaching supplies to funding. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Former Chicago Bear Ron Smith, who played for the team in the 60s, died. He was 70. (Chicago Tribune)