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Bears Bites: Marshall Contract Smart, but Slightly Risky

Also, there is a surprising potential leader in the race to return kicks for the Bears

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    Wide receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears tries to avoid a tackle by cornerback Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys during a game at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

    In this midweek edition of Bears Bites, we discuss the leader in the derby to become the Chicago Bears’ new kick returner, whether or not the Super Bowl is a viable goal for the Bears this season, and we take a look at some reactions to the team’s decision to re-sign wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

    -We start off with some news about the Bears and their kick returning situation, as Phil Emery made it a point to say that Chris Williams, a pick-up for the Bears off of free agency from the New Orleans Saints, could potentially be a guy that could fill the role. [CBS Chicago]

    -With the moves that the team has made in the offseason, as well as the peaking offensive stars that they have under head coach Marc Trestman, the Bears could be poised for a Super Bowl or bust kind of season, writes John Mullin. [CSN Chicago]

    -Cris Carter is one of the greatest wide receivers to ever put on a pair of shoulder pads, but if Brandon Marshall can continue to produce at the level that he has been producing at, he could end up eclipsing Carter’s career numbers. [ESPN Chicago]

    -The Bears were smart to lock Marshall up to a contract, but in the eyes of Matt Eurich, the move does come with some risk attached. [Bleacher Report]

    -With Marshall’s decision to renew his contract in a live television appearance, the Bears seem to be an even more ideal candidate for the HBO show “Hard Knocks.” [Daily Herald]

    -Rookie quarterback David Fales, who the Bears took in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, got an enthusiastic welcome to the team from Jay Cutler in a congratulatory phone call. [Chicago Sun-Times]


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