Bears sign vet CG Gurode for OL reinforcement


Bears sign vet CG Gurode for OL reinforcement

The Bears did not take long to address the loss of guard Lance Louis, signing veteran guard center Andre Gurode on Tuesday and waiving veteran defensive tackle Amobi Okoye.

Gurode, 6-4, 318, was a five-time Pro Bowl center for the Dallas Cowboys and has started 127 of 151 games played over 10 seasons with the Cowboys (2002-10) and Baltimore Ravens last year after having offseason knee surgery. He was a second-round pick of the Cowboys in 2002, the second offensive lineman taken after the Bears selected Marc Colombo No. 29.

Gurode gained some unwanted notice in 2006 when as a Dallas Cowboy he had his helmet ripped off by then-Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who then stomped on Gurodes face. The wound required 30 stitches and resulted in a five-game suspension for Haynesworth, the apparent role model for Ndamukong Suh.

The signing points to some continuing uncertainty with the health of Chris Spencer, who suffered a knee injury in the Minnesota game, left for a series, tried to play again in the first half but was out for the second half. Gurode signed with the Ravens

The line was further reinforced with the signing of rookie Derek Dennis, signed as an undrafted free agent b Miami and playing for New England in the preseason. To make room for Dennis the Bears cut and guard Chris Riley.

The Bears also shuffled practice-squad wide receivers, adding Dale Moss and terminating the contract of Raymond Radway.

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race


Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: