NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) leaves a meeting with NFL owners at a hotel on March 2 in Chantilly, Virginia. The NFL owners are meeting in Chantilly to discuss negotiations with the players union about a collective bargaining agreement that expires March 3.
Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your collection of all the Bears news that matters.
- It's decision day. The NFL's collective bargaining agreement runs out at 11 p.m. Chicago time. Owners and players are negotiating today, and these are the possible outcomes. (National Football Post)
- Blackhawks enforcer Bob Probert was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the same type of brain damage that was found in several football players, and what Dave Duerson wanted his brain checked for when he committed suicide. (New York Times)
- Tommie Harris made a classy move on his way out of town. He took out a full-page ad in the Tribune, thanking fans and teammates for their support. (Chicago Breaking News)
- Earl Bennett isn't the only receiver using the off-season to get tatted up. Here's Johnny Knox's new ink. (TwitPic)
- Judging by the low-level tender the Bears placed on back-up quarterback Caleb Hanie, he's not of huge value to the team. (Chicago Tribune)
- Defensive backs have the most to gain by showing off their skills at the combine. (Shutdown Corner)
- In the midst of a possible work stoppage, Bears fans need some happy memories. How about Mike Singletary's profile as one of the league's 100 best players? Bonus: listening to Joe Theisman discuss his fear of Singletary and Richard Dent. (Windy City Gridiron)
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