Observation deck: Benson ready to carry load
Despite the departure of Thomas Jones, Chicago's running game should be in good hands in 2007, writes John Clayton.
Midway through the first padded night practice, Dvoracek needed assistance from the trainer to get a wrap around his calf. It was only a cramp, but still highlighted the importance of Walker's acquisition. The Bears have lost Tank Johnson, Ian Scott and Alfonso Boone from their defensive tackle rotation, and Tommie Harris is coming off a hamstring injury that ended his 2006 season early. Walker is a solid inside player who should provide a little size in stopping the run. The happiest Bear is probably Brian Urlacher. If the Bears have trouble at defensive tackle, guards or center can get to him. The Bears also added short, but tough defensive tackle Anthony Adams from the 49ers.
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Thursday, July 26
Pasquarelli: Steelers' camp physical
Saturday, July 28
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Sunday, July 29
Pasquarelli: Saints' Bush eager for Act II
Monday, July 30 Pasquarelli: Bucs' Gruden likes what Garcia offers
Sunday, Aug. 5
Pasquarelli: McGahee at home in Baltimore
Monday, Aug. 6
Mosley: There's a new sheriff in Dallas
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Chadiha: Spikes savors his opportunity in Philly
Thursday, Aug. 9
Clayton: Whisenhunt whipping Cards into shape
Saturday, Aug. 11
Clayton: San Francisco brimming with confidence
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Pasquarelli: Bengals' Johnson a true workhorse
Thursday, Aug. 16
Chadiha: Even-keeled Losman ready to lead Bills
Friday, Aug. 17
Mosley: Texans' Williams sets bar high in Year 2