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Bear Bites: NFL D-Day, Part II



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    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 09: National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) executive director DeMaurice Smith talks with the media following meetings at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building for extended labor negotiations March 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a labor dispute during a 7 day extension of talks. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** DeMaurice Smith

    Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites. Today is, once again, D-Day for the NFL, as the extension to the collective bargaining agreement expires tonight. It does not look good. The rhetoric from both sides has been high, which means the compromise and conciliation is low. Onto the news:

    • Special teams coach Dave Toub is headed to Italy to drop some knowledge on their top American football team. That, and presumably, to eat, pray and then love. (
    • According to Ndamukong Suh, the Bears offensive line is over the hill. Oh REALLY? Well, yeah. Really. (Detroit Free Press)
    • Johnny Knox's off-season plans include endorsing Avitae, a new energy drink, and continuing to work out whether there's a lockout or not. (Chicago Tribune)

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