Bears players shocked by Hurd arrest

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Bears players shocked by Hurd arrest

Bears teammates were rocked Thursday by news that wide receiver Sam Hurd had been arrested on federal drug charges that claim Hurd was in fact a major dealer of cocaine and marijuana.

Im just shocked about the situation, said wide receiver Roy Williams, a teammate of Hurds with the Dallas Cowboys and who signed with the Bears along with Hurd on July 29.

Its a situation that I dont want anyone to be in, especially a close friend or a teammate Ive been playing with now four or five years now. Especially a guy from Texas, with a wife and daughter.

Its tough for me, just cause Im not into drugs or anything like that. But I know it has to be tough for him, because he has his family, and thats a choice that he made. And theres consequences, with the choices that you make.

Defensive tackle Anthony Adams was stunned earlier this season by allegations of child sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky, defensive coordinator at Penn State, Adams alma mater.

I dont know, I dont know, Adams said quietly, shaking his head. Im just finding out about this.

The on-field concern now becomes whether or not the situation is a distraction, not so much during next Sundays game against Seattle, but in the days of preparation.

Sam's a nice guy, well liked, well liked in the locker room, said linebacker Lance Briggs. He's a guy we all were just getting to know.

Whether it's a teammate, whether it's another football player, basketball player, baseball, it doesn't really matter. You hate to see this happen to anyone. We all make mistakes, but this is just sad to see.

Raiders' move to Las Vegas approved by NFL owners: When's Bears' first trip to Sin City?

Raiders' move to Las Vegas approved by NFL owners: When's Bears' first trip to Sin City?

The Oakland Raiders won't be the Oaklnad Raiders for much longer.

NFL owners approved by a 31-1 vote Monday the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, meaning Sin City will soon have its own NFL team.

With the Raiders playing in the AFC, the move doesn't affect the Bears much. But there eventually will be a road trip to Nevada.

When's the first time the Bears could play in Vegas?

Now, that's contingent on a couple things.

First, the NFL needs to keep its current scheduling model, which pits certain divisions against one another every few seasons.

Second, will the Raiders even be playing in Vegas by 2019?

A new stadium needs to be built, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that the Raiders will stay in Oakland for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, potentially getting to Vegas for the 2019 season — when the Bears could play there in the team's inaugural campaign in the desert. But a new stadium might not be done by then, keeping the Raiders in Vegas another season. Or, maybe the Raiders could play where UNLV plays.

Whether it's two years down the road or more, there will one day be a Bears road trip to Vegas, one it's fairly certain Chicago fans will be interested in joining.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Texas A&M DL Myles Garrett

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Texas A&M DL Myles Garrett

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Myles Garrett, DL, Texas A&M

6'4" | 272 lbs.

2016 stats:

33 tackles, 15 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 2 PD, 2 FF

Projection:

First round

Scouting Report:

"Elite edge rusher who possesses rare explosiveness and the fluid-movement skills and agility of an NBA shooting guard. Good size, but he's never likely going to be a hold-your-ground run defender, and might be best suited as an outside linebacker. However, his ability to explode into the backfield through a gap or around the edge gives him disruptive potential on every snap. Garrett still needs to fine-tune his pass-rush strategy and could stand to give more consistent effort from the start of the snap until the whistle. But his pass-rush production and athletic traits point toward an all-pro career." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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