Posted tagged ‘Chicago Bears’

Chicago Bears Gaines Adams Dies

January 17, 2010

According to published reports, Chicago Bears defensive end Gaines Adams died this morning.

From Yahoo Sports:

Chicago Bears defensive end and Clemson alum Gaines Adams died this morning after being taken to Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina. Scout.com’s Roy Philpott, who broke the news, indicated that County Coroner James T. Coursey released the information. Early reports say that Adams died of a heart attack, though an autopsy has yet to be performed.

After amassing 28 career sacks at Clemson, Adams was selected fourth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He logged 83 tackles and 12.5 sacks in three seasons with the Bucs before being traded to the Chicago Bears in October of 2009.

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Brian Urlacher Done for Season

September 14, 2009

A devastating blow to the Chicago Bears who may have lost LB Brian Urlacher for the season last night after suffering a dislocated wrist against the rival Green Bay Packers.

From ESPN:

The six-time Pro Bowler had told the Chicago Tribune in a brief text message early Monday that his season was over.

Urlacher left Sunday’s 21-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a wrist injury in the third quarter.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Urlacher dislocated his wrist, and no timetable had been set for his return.

Citing unnamed sources, the Tribune reported on Sunday night that Urlacher will have surgery when the team returns to Chicago. The newspaper reported that Urlacher had an X-ray at halftime, but an MRI was not needed.

From USA Today:

Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that his “season is over” in a text message.

Bears coach Lovie Smith will meet reporters later in the day.

Urlacher, a 10-year veteran, was expected to have surgery on Monday. He left Sunday’s game after injuring his wrist on a tackle in the second quarter.

OSHA to Look Into Dallas Cowboys’ Facility Collapse

May 4, 2009

OSHA is examining what caused the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility to collapse on Saturday, paralyzing a scout and injuring 11 others.

From CNN:

“We’re trying to determine if there were any violations, or determine the cause,” said Elizabeth Todd, spokeswoman for Region 6 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA investigators will be interviewing witnesses and looking for identifiable hazards, she said. The procedure is routine and implies no wrongdoing, Todd said. OSHA has six months to finish its investigation.

Meanwhile, the CEO of a company that makes similar buildings says he believes fewer people would have been injured if the Cowboys’ facility had been supported by air rather than a metal frame.

About 70 people — including players, coaches, staff and media — were inside the metal-framed structure for a rookie mini-camp practice when a line of heavy thunderstorms hit the dome.

Video from the incident shows the lights swinging violently from the dome’s ceiling seconds before the ceiling crashes to the ground. Players and coaches rushed to help those trapped.

“It was as if someone took a stick pin and hit a balloon,” said photographer Arnold Payne, who was shooting the practice for CNN affiliate WFAA-TV.