Bears Work Out Punters, NFL News
Published on October 2 2013 6:16 am
Last Updated on October 2 2013 6:16 am
Written by Millie Lange
(Lake Forest, IL) -- Bears punter Adam Podlesh could be feeling some heat. The team reportedly brought in six punters yesterday for a private workout at Halas Hall. Drew Butler, T.J. Conley, Chris Kluwe, Mat McBriar, Brian Moorman and Tress Way all worked out for Chicago. Podlesh signed a five-year contract worth $10-million in 2011.
The Bears are changing things up on the practice squad. The team has signed safety Sean Cattouse to the practice squad while terminating the practice squad contract of running back Harvey Unga. Cattouse is a Chicago native that came into the NFL last season with the Chargers. Unga never played in a regular season game in four seasons.
The Bears are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. Chicago gets back on the practice field today at Halas Hall to prepare for this week's home game against the New Orleans Saints. The Bears are 3-and-1 on the season while the Saints come in at 4-a following Monday night's victory over the Dolphins.
Rams Host Jags Sunday
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rams get back to work this week as they prepare to host the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams are coming off a 35-11 loss to the 49ers last Thursday that dropped them to 1-and-3 on the season. The Jaguars are one of three teams still winless at 0-4 after losing 37-3 Sunday to Indianapolis.
The Rams get linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar back this week from suspension for violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. They have also agreed to terms of new contract with Dunbar, the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" reports. Dunbar made 157 tackles last season and also intercepted two passes and forced two fumbles.
Patriots' Wilfork Has Achilles' Surgery
(Foxboro, MA) -- New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is recovering after successful surgery Tuesday for a torn right Achilles' tendon. His wife, Bianca, tweeted a photo of her husband resting comfortably with his right foot in a cast. The Patriots have yet to publicly disclose Wilfork's injury, but are expected to place him on season-ending injured reserve.