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    Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    That would make for some good discussion in the midwest:

    Bears could target versatile Vikings RB Taylor - Chicago Breaking Sports



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    I think this is a smart move by Chicago. Minnesota has made some comments stating that they'd like to re-sign him. So, even if the Bears don't end up getting Taylor, their interest might make the Vikings spend more than they would have.

    The only thing is that Minnesota management made the comments about Taylor prior to the release of Tomlinson, Westbrook, and Jones. They might not be in such a hurry to get Taylor locked up, now.


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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    I think Westbrook goes to the Vikings, Taylor to the Bears, and the Lions will make a run at Jones



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrelrobert View Post
    I think Westbrook goes to the Vikings, Taylor to the Bears, and the Lions will make a run at Jones
    If Westbrook can pass his physical, I wouldn't have too much of a problem with this. Taylor's role with Minnesota is primarily as a 3rd down back. Westbrook would fit nicely there.


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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    The Lions and Texans are expected to "lead the charge" for free agent Chester Taylor.

    Taylor was expected to continue talking with the Vikes, but it sounds like he wants more money and a bigger workload. He'd start over Maurice Morris in Detroit while Kevin Smith (ACL surgery) works his way back. Houston is slightly surprising, as they've insisted their preference is for a young running back.



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    The Lions and Texans are expected to "lead the charge" for free agent Chester Taylor.

    Taylor was expected to continue talking with the Vikes, but it sounds like he wants more money and a bigger workload. He'd start over Maurice Morris in Detroit while Kevin Smith (ACL surgery) works his way back. Houston is slightly surprising, as they've insisted their preference is for a young running back.
    At first I was hoping that the Vikings would re-sign Taylor, but since I learned about the whole Final Eight rule that is in effect because of the lack of salary cap, I'm hoping that someone signs him so the Vikings can actually go after a free agent. Dunta Robinson would look nice in purple, I think.


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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Would the Bears think about bringing back T.Jones??? Or is that bridge already burned to the ground??



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Quote Originally Posted by RhoadsRage View Post
    Would the Bears think about bringing back T.Jones??? Or is that bridge already burned to the ground??
    I wondered this too. I feel a little bad for Thomas Jones. He's been an incredibly productive and consistent running back for the last 6 years. Since he came to Chicago in 2004, he's averaged 1220 yards and 8 TD's per season. Those are pretty impressive numbers, and yet no team seems to want to hang onto him for more than a few years. He had some injury and inconsistency early in his career, but has proven to be a heck of a football player in recent history. He'll likely end his career with more than 10,000 rushing yards but will likely never really be remembered as anything but a journeyman. Then again, he probably sleeps on a pile of money every night, so I can't feel too bad.


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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I wondered this too. I feel a little bad for Thomas Jones. He's been an incredibly productive and consistent running back for the last 6 years. Since he came to Chicago in 2004, he's averaged 1220 yards and 8 TD's per season. Those are pretty impressive numbers, and yet no team seems to want to hang onto him for more than a few years. He had some injury and inconsistency early in his career, but has proven to be a heck of a football player in recent history. He'll likely end his career with more than 10,000 rushing yards but will likely never really be remembered as anything but a journeyman. Then again, he probably sleeps on a pile of money every night, so I can't feel too bad.
    He's a helluva lot better than his brother Julius, who has been an epic flop.



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Quote Originally Posted by RhoadsRage View Post
    Would the Bears think about bringing back T.Jones??? Or is that bridge already burned to the ground??
    Absolutely 0% chance he goes back to chicago. He would rather play for the CFL than the bears. (I don't know that for fact but when they cut him in favor of Benson that did not sit well with him considering his production vs. benson's)



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    The Bears may also sign Julius Peppers. That would be a huge get for Chicago.



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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    I would like to keep him in Minny but if hes not happy with his work, AND if we can get a good replacement like Westbrook I'd be ok with that. His injury problems scare me though. Maybe a lesser workload would help him stay on the field.

    Frankly I'm still ****** enough with the fumbles that I'd not scream about trading a certain other running back though.


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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Sounds like it is now a done deal, as is Peppers to Chicago.
    just heard this as well. Hopefully now that Minnesota is allowed to sign a FA, they will make a move.


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    Re: Might The Bears Target Chester Taylor?

    Hummmm…one has to wonder if Chester Taylor will be sitting in his rocking chair when he's 65 one day and be satisfied that he took the opportunity to make a bit more money but in doing so, ended up watching his former team make it to the Super Bowl (and dare I say, win it) and moreover, not only missing the playoffs, but finishing in 3rd place in the conference behind Green Bay.


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