In his first season in Chicago, left tackle Jermon Bushrod helped Jay Cutler (and Josh McCown) turn the Bears into one of the top offensives in the NFL.
The Bears announced on Thursday afternoon they have claimed offensive tackle/guard Michael Ola off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.
The most popular player in Bears town has not infrequently been the backup quarterback.
The backup quarterback sometimes is the most popular player in preseason Chicago. This year the No. 1 candidate for the job — Jordan Palmer — is perhaps the most questioned.
Bears fans are most pumped up by all the offseason acquisitions, but there are other reasons to be encouraged.