December 21, 1998 |
After being undrafted, James Allen has been waived, relegated to the practice squad and declared inactive. Given the chance he has long sought, Allen had Chicago's best single-game rushing effort of the 1990s Sunday, gaining 163 yards in his first NFL start to lead the Bears to a 24-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens to end a six-game losing streak. "Wow. I always knew I could do it. I always had confidence in myself.
August 18, 1997 |
Curtis Conway, the Bears' leading receiver and long-ball threat, broke his left collarbone in Sunday's night 22-10 exhibition victory over the Arizona Cardinals (0-3) at Chicago. The Bears are 2-2. Bear Coach Dave Wannstedt said Conway would be out six to eight weeks. "It's a real shame," he said. "It's part of the game. He dove for the ball and the guy ended up on top of him." Last season, Conway became the first receiver in Bear history to put together consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
December 9, 1996 |
Big openings along the line of scrimmage, big gains beyond it. Rashaan Salaam felt like a rookie again. "It's been a long time," Salaam said Sunday after rushing for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the Chicago Bears' 35-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams. "It feels pretty good to run for 100 yards but I kind of feel bad they didn't put me in there until we don't have a chance for the playoffs," he said. "I just wish I would have gotten more playing time when it was on the line."
July 24, 1993 |
Injuries came in bunches at the Chicago Bears' training camp at Platteville, Wis., with reserve defensive lineman Tim Ryan and rookie free-agent tackle Tony Nichols suffering knee injuries within minutes of each other in a morning scrimmage. Both could be sidelined for weeks. Ryan, Nichols and No. 1 running back Neal Anderson, who injured a hamstring earlier in the week, flew back to Chicago for tests and returned Friday night.
May 25, 1993 |
The Chicago Bears signed their first-round draft pick, former USC wide receiver and kick returner Curtis Conway, to a three-year contract.
April 26, 1993 |
Curtis Conway admitted he was a bit nervous Sunday as he waited to find out when he would be picked in the NFL draft. The swift USC wide receiver and kick returner, who turned pro after his junior season, didn't have long to wait. The Chicago Bears used the seventh pick overall to select the versatile Trojan, who in only three seasons became the school's all-time leading kickoff returner. "Now I can go eat," he said with a laugh.