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Bears Bites: Burleson Breaks Arm, Bennett Comes Through Big

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Bears Bites: Bears #4 In ESPN's Power Rankings

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In Wednesday's edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at what happened to Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson on Tuesday, as well as get some more thoughts on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's non-slide on Sunday night. 

- Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker wants his players to get to the quarterback in the pocket (preferably while he still has the ball), but they aren't doing a very good job of accomplishing that. [CSN Chicago]

- The Bears worked out a couple of potential replacements for injured defensive tackle Henry Melton on Tuesday, but haven't signed anyone just yet. [Chicago Tribune]

- Earl Bennett had a rare opportunity to score a key touchdown for the Bears on Sunday, and he took full advantage. He discussed his chance, as well as his future, in an interview on Tuesday. [Bears.com]

- Jay Cutler may not be that great a QB at night, but his performances at Ford Field over the course of his career have been nothing short of excellent. [Chicago Sun-Times]

- We have more reaction on whether or not Cutler should have slid on his first down run on Sunday night, from Matt Eurich. [Chicago Bears Huddle]

- OT Roger Gaines and DE Cheta Ozougwu were signed to the Bears' practice squad on Tuesday, and QB Jerrod Johnson and OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb had their contracts terminated by the Bears to make room. [ESPN Chicago]

- The Bears are steadily climbing the power rankings of ESPN, as well as in the eyes of football pundits around the league. They reached #4 on the list this week. [ESPN]

- Finally, Lions WR Nate Burleson had an interesting night on Monday night, breaking his arm in a one-car accident just outside of Detroit. [ESPN]

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