Bears tweak roster with three cuts

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Bears tweak roster with three cuts

Rookie minicamps dont allow practices in full equipment or pitting players against each other in contact. They do allow evaluations, however, of undrafted free agents and tryout players with a purpose in mind.

Were trying to find a ruby, said offensive coordinator Mike Tice. If we can find ourselves a ruby -- someone we can polish up and turn into a nice shiny stone -- that wouldnt be a bad thing either.

The Bears found seven possible rubies in the form of players in for a tryout and they signed those on Sunday, including a guard, tackle and tight end. To create roster space, three former ruby hopefuls were waived on Monday: tackle Levi Horn, tight end Andre Smith and guard Reggie Stephens.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Winter meetings trades for Cubs and White Sox

Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score) and David Schuster (670 The Score) joined David Kaplan on the SportsTalk Live panel for Thursday's show.

Baseball’s winter meetings are over. Could Rick Hahn have done more this week? Plus which closer will have a better season- current Cubs closer Wade Davis or former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman?

How much upheaval will there be on the Bears’ coaching staff this offseason? Plus are the Bulls in slump or are we finally seeing the real team show up?

Listen to this episode of the SportsTalk Live podcast here:

Report: Dexter Fowler closing in on deal with Cardinals

Report: Dexter Fowler closing in on deal with Cardinals

Dexter Fowler won't be making a surprise return to the Cubs next season.

Fowler is closing in on a deal to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

The Cubs signed outfielder Jon Jay last week to a one-year deal, pretty much sealing Fowler's future with the Cubs.

In two seasons in Chicago, Fowler batted .261/.367/.427 with 30 home runs and 94 RBI, and a World Series ring.