The perfect preseason test for the Bears quickly turned into the perfect nightmare.
If you're going to find out how good you are, you'd might as well play the best. In their house.
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the first active NFL player to join Showtime's Emmy-award winning show "Inside the NFL" when he was hired by the network as an analyst.
The Bears thought enough of Chris Williams to sign the former CFL receiver/returner to a contract just days before the end of last season and have him inactive for the last game.
When the phone finally rang, Santonio Holmes was waiting for the call.