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Taylor to Bears

Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:56 pm
 

The Chicago Bears have added running back Chester Taylor to their offense, which will put him in direct competition with Matt Forte for playing time.

A league source confirmed that Taylor had agreed to terms with the Bears Friday. The deal is a four-year contract for $12.5 million with $7 million guaranteed.

Taylor is entering his ninth season and turns 31 this September, which makes his deal a nice one for a back his age.

Taylor backed up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota last season, rushing for 338 yards and catching 44 passes. He is regarded as one of the better third-down backs in the league.

With new Bears coordinator Mike Martz a big proponent of throwing the football, Taylor will be a valuable addition, joining Forte as two good pass-catching backs.

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2010 9:30 am
 

Taylor to Bears

Congrats on that 1 SB? Exactly how many do the Vikings have...



Since: Jul 30, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 12:15 am
 

Taylor to Bears

Great Move!  3 years ago.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:51 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

Sounds like stesst agrees w/ the 8-8 prediction.  Tavaris got the Vikes to 10-6, so I doubt they finish any worse than that, but Green Bay's QB will be back.  And outside C. Johnson, fumble fingers is the best RB in the game.  Still livin in '85 huh, congrats on that 1 SBWhat year are you living in? Not a whole lot to pick from is there?



Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:17 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

You may be impartial; but I also believe you're wrong.  Chester Taylor looked a step slower last year.  Worst rushing avg of career, as many fumbles as touchdowns.  Time for Albert Young, who looked impressive last preseason, to get some more looks.  This also frees the Vikings up to address a need in free agency, where they couldn't before as one of the final 4 teams in the playoffs.  I do wish the guy the best, perhaps he will get a bigger role with the Bears.  Don't see it as a huge loss for the Vikings however.



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:08 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

Both Chester and Julius were great pick-ups...but they better start worrying about their O-Line. Last year's was a disgrace.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 6:04 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

This is a HUGE loss for Minnesota.  I am a Redskins fan, so I am somewhat impartial.  From what I saw last year Chester Taylor was the best third down back in the NFL and one of the key reasons for the Vikings' success.  Yes he is getting old, but Minnesota only used him on 30% of their offensive plays.  He could have continued that workload for another two years or so barring injury.

I think the Vikings just made a big mistake.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

stress,

As many fumbles as Adrian Peterson has had, Chester Taylor's drop of the screen pass that turned into a interception td-return was just as big. At 31, Taylor is in the beginning of decline, but that should fit right in at Chicago. I will miss him, a good number two back, but the 6-10 record is more likely yours .. two programs going in opposite directions.

Jay Cutler? I'll bet you miss Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton. You had better be careful, or the Bears may be passed by the Lions.



Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 5:39 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

  Care to explain how you ge 8-8?



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 5:19 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

Sounds like stesst agrees w/ the 8-8 prediction.  Tavaris got the Vikes to 10-6, so I doubt they finish any worse than that, but Green Bay's QB will be back.  And outside C. Johnson, fumble fingers is the best RB in the game.  Still livin in '85 huh, congrats on that 1 SB.



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Taylor to Bears

 Vikqueens Fan


Taylor to Bears

enjoy fumble fingers all year and better pray you get to keep Green Bay's Quaterback otherwise you are looking at 6-10 and what would you know about Superbowls.



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