CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 10: Defensive end Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears stands on the field during warm ups prior to the Bears game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julius Peppers
Happy Fat Tuesday and welcome to Bear Bites, which is filled with Bears news like a paczki is filled with yum.
The Bears paid Julius Peppers a ton of money, and looking at the numbers, he earned it. Pep was on the field nearly 88 percent of the time in 2010. (Chicago Tribune)
Over his long tenure with the Bears, Lovie Smith has made some good calls, mixed in with plenty of bad ones. Here's a look at the smart decisions. (Windy City Gridiron)
Speaking of Smith, he spent Sunday chairing an event for the American Diabetes Association. Finding a cure for the disease is close to his heart as Smith's mother suffered from diabetes for years before passing away in January. (ChicagoBears.com)
Several of the Bears special teams players have expiring contracts, so uncertainty clouds the future of the third phase. (ESPN Chicago)