It wasn’t the answer that Pernell McPhee gave, so much as the smile that went with it, that will please past and present generations of Bears.
His “return” to the NFL — a start on a short week after nearly four years idle — was a mixed success but apparently enough of one to earn Jimmy Clausen a second look at backup quarterback to Jay C
Brandon Marshall was a fourth-round draft choice. Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett were both found in the second round. Green Bay’s Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson were both second-rounders.
The Bears have 18 players who are slated to become unrestricted free agents on March 10.
Because of the Olympian achievements of various personnel oversights – undrafteds and castoffs like Patriots hero DB Malcolm Butler and Seahawks insta-star WR Chris Matthews – a focused spotlight