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:
- Things got very snippy between NFL executive Jeff Pash and NFLPA executives DeMaurice Smith and George Atallah. A U-turn was even involved. (Shutdown Corner)
- 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. (ChicagoBears.com)
- A close look at the Bears recent drafts shows that Johnny Knox was the best get, while Jarron Gilbert was a bust. (Yahoo! Sports)
- 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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