The Chicago Bears agreed to a three-year contract with defensive end Willie Young and a one-year deal with receiver Domenik Hixon on Thursday. Young joins a defense that is getting a makeover after struggling in a big way last season. The Bears released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers this week and brought in defensive end Lamarr Houston from Oakland, linebacker Jordan Senn from Carolina and safeties Ryan Mundy (New York Giants) and M.D. Jennings (Green Bay).
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young on a three-year contract and former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. NFL.com reported Young's deal is for $9 million with $4 million in guarantees. Bears general manager Phil Emery has now added six unrestricted free agents in the first 48 hours of free agency, with Young and Hixon following defensive end Lamarr Houston (Raiders), safety Ryan Mundy (Giants) and linebacker Jordan Senn (Panthers) on Tuesday and safety M.D. Jennings (Packers) on Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Georgia coach Mark Richt knew that Justin Houston had all the physical tools to be a smashing NFL success. The young linebacker just needed to screw his head on straight.
Programming note: Watch today's 49ers press conference streaming live from Santa Clara with Vic Fangio and Greg Roman at 1:15 p.m.
Sept 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews were fined by the NFL on Friday as a result of hits over the weekend. Goldson drew a $30,000 fine for "unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area" during the second quarter of Sunday's 18-17 loss to the New York Jets. Goldson was penalized for committing a personal foul after hitting Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. Matthews was fined $15,000 for his late hit against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. ...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews were hit with fines by the NFL on Friday as a result of hits over the weekend.
Linebacker has neck injury
Sept 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Ndamukong Suh will appeal the $100,000 fine levied against him by the NFL for unnecessary roughness on his blindside hit to the knees of Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The Detroit Lions defensive lineman received the largest fine without a suspension ever given for an on-field violation. - - Cleveland Browns rookie outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was cleared for contact and was on the practice field with the team. ...
Sept 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh faces discipline from the NFL for diving at Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan's knees during Sunday's game, ESPN reported. Suh was penalized 15 yards for an illegal block during an interception return by Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, who scored an apparent touchdown that gave Detroit the lead. But the play was nullified because of Suh's illegal low block against Sullivan away from the play. ...
COMMENTARY | The Indianapolis Colts announced on Sept. 3 that linebacker Caesar Rayford has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a conditional draft pick -- a move that has sent Colts fans into an uproar.

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