Breaking down new-look Bears: Pressure to avoid chaos mounts amid changes

Change is welcome in Chicago after a 3-13 season, its worst in more than 30 years, and a third consecutive last-place finish in the NFC North. And change is what the Bears will get.

The eight-year Jay Cutler era, sprinkled with sparks but drenched in disappointment, ended when the Bears released the quarterback at the start of the 2017 league year — right before they signed Mike Glennon to a 3-year, $45 million deal.

“We can confirm his passing and at this time there is nothing suspicious to report,” Orlando police Sgt. Wanda Miglio told Omnisport, “but we are conducting an investigation regarding his unattended passing.”

The cause of Kennedy’s death remained unknown as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Kennedy spent his entire 11-year career in Seattle after being selected by the Seahawks with the No. 3 overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. He started 153 of 167 games, recording 668 tackles, 58 sacks and three interceptions.

An eight-time Pro Bowl and five-time All-Pro selection, Kennedy additionally earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1992 and later became just the second Seahawk to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. His No. 96 jersey has also been retired by the Seahawks.

Four men — three from the United Kingdom and one from Cheap Jerseys Direct Germany — are getting chances to realize NFL dreams in 2017.

As part of the NFL’s new International Player Pathway Program, Alex Gray (Falcons, from UK), Alex Jenkins (Saints, from UK), Eric Nzeocha (Buccaneers, from Germany) and Efe Obada (Panthers, from UK) will be carried on their respective teams’ practice squads during Cheap Jerseys America the 2017 season, the league announced Thursday.

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