Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on to find out about a departure, more on the Saints' bounty scandal, franchise tags affecting free agency, and a rap about an indicted former Bear.
Report: The Bears will part ways with back-up quarterback Caleb Hanie after he disappointed when filling in for Jay Cutler. (ESPN Chicago)
Former Bear and Saint Alex Brown defended his New Orleans offensive coordinator. (Chicago Tribune)
Stiff penalties on the New Orleans bounty scandal will make the NFL safer, not softer. (Chicago Tribune)