The Chicago Bears wrapped up offseason practice this week, so it's time to recognize the players…
Olsen Primed for a Pro Bowl in '09
The Monsters of the Midway had a tremendous offseason and bettered themselves at several positions on both sides of the football, but they still have a hole to be filled at wide receiver. Needless to say, trading Kyle Orton and a pair of first-round draft picks to Denver for Jay Cutler leaves them in much better shape at quarterback, as the former Bronco is fresh off his first appearance in the Pro Bowl. The protection up front should also be improved, especially if free-agent signee Orlando Pace still has some pep in his step at left tackle. Defensively, Pisa Tinoisamoa will vault into the starting lineup right away and gives the Bears arguably the best linebacking corps in the game. While general manager Jerry Angelo did add three receivers in the draft this past April – Juaquin Iglesias in Round 3, Johnny Knox in Round 5, and Derek Kinder in Round 7 – he wasn't able to pry Anquan Boldin out of Arizona. The organization has been linked to chatter surrounding both Plaxico Burress...
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