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)