Matt Forte rests on the bench after scoring the game-winning touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14.
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Following in the footsteps of Walter Payton, Matt Forte has used uphill running to regain explosiveness after knee surgery. (Chicago Bears)
Brian Urlacher is still not happy that Jay Cutler was criticized after the NFC Championship game. Hopefully, he'll take out his anger on the field this fall. (Chicago-Sun-Times)
The players are locked out, but jersey prices at the NFL Shop are up $5. That makes sense. (CBS Sports)
The lockout canceled the rookie symposium, a yearly three-day event that tries to teach the newbies life skills. One former attendee argues the rookies aren't missing much. (National Football Post)
If you're down in the dumps about the Bulls -- who isn't? -- just watch this video of Corey Wootton sacking Brett Favre. Instant pick-me-up. (Windy City Gridiron)