The Chicago Bears open minicamp workouts today at Halas Hall, but they'll do it without John St.…
Minicamp Minute: Players to Watch
Nathan Vasher The Monsters of the Midway were ranked just 30th in the league this past season defending the pass, and Vasher, a former Pro Bowler, may be the biggest question mark of all the defensive backs right now. Since signing a five-year, $28 million contract extension in the summer of 2007, Vasher has played in only 12 of 32 games because of various injuries. And even when he was healthy enough to suit up, he hasn't been nearly as effective as he was earlier in career – "The Interceptor" has only picked off two passes since the loss in Super Bowl XLI. Vasher is already being pushed for the starting job by the bigger and stronger Corey Graham, and cutting him or trading him isn't in the cards since that would result in a $4.77 million salary-cap charge. Charles Tillman should be fine at the other cornerback position assuming he recovers fully from the bum shoulders that bothered him for most of 2008, but Vasher needs to resurrect his career unless he wants to take a...
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