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  Bears | Craig Steltz cut    Tue Aug 26, 10:36 AM

The Chicago Bears released SS Craig Steltz.

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  Bears | Several more sitting tonight    Thu Aug 14, 06:55 PM

Chicago Bears FS Adrian Wilson (Achilles'), TE Dante Rosario (undisclosed), C Brian De La Puente (undisclosed), WR Chris X. Williams (hamstring), OG Eben Britton (hamstring), CB Isaiah Frey (hamstring), SS Craig Steltz (pectoral), OT Jordan Mills (foot) and DE Willie Young (quadriceps) will not be available tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: Mostly this is a matter of resting some guys who are banged up but who they also know the value of already. If it goes beyond this game, then worry. For now, nothing to see here.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz placed on PUP    Thu Jul 24, 06:32 PM

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (pectoral) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

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  Bears | Safety jobs slowly taking shape    Tue Jul 8, 11:21 PM

Chicago Bears FS Ryan Mundy, FS Brock Vereen and SS Craig Steltz will likely make the roster this season, and FS Chris Conte (shoulder) will also make the roster as long as he recovers from a shoulder injury. If the team decides to keep five safeties, FS M.D. Jennings would likely make the cut ahead of SS Danny McCray.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz could be on bubble    Sat Jul 5, 11:12 AM

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz could be on the roster bubble during training camp if SS Adrian Wilson shows that he is healthy during camp.

Footballguys view: Wilson is not the same player he used to be, but he's better than Steltz if healthy. The Bears have made numerous changes to their defense, and they should be much better on that side of the ball in 2014.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz does individual work    Fri Jun 20, 04:12 PM

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (pectoral) participated in individual drills in practice Thursday, June 19.

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  Bears | Brock Vereen competing for starting job    Mon Jun 16, 06:29 PM

Chicago Bears FS Brock Vereen has been getting an opportunity to take first-team reps during organized team activities. Veterans FS Chris Conte (shoulder) and SS Craig Steltz (torn pectoral tendon) are both recovering from their respective surgeries and unable to participate.

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  Bears | Safety jobs wide open    Fri May 2, 04:47 PM

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said it is a wide-open competition for safety jobs and the best players will win. Bears safeties Ryan Mundy, M.D. Jennings, Danny McCray, Chris Conte and Craig Steltz are all expected to battle for starting spots. The Bears are also expected to continue to address the position at the NFL Draft or through free agency.

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  Bears | Re-sign Craig Steltz    Tue Mar 18, 04:26 PM

The Chicago Bears re-signed SS Craig Steltz to a one-year deal Tuesday, March 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Friday injury report for Week 12    Fri Nov 22, 03:54 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle), LB Lance Briggs (shoulder), DT Stephen Paea (toe) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) have been ruled out for Week 12. S Craig Steltz (concussion) is questionable. CB Isaiah Frey (hand), OT Jordan Mills (quadriceps), LS Patrick Mannelly (calf) and DE Shea McClellin (hamstring) are probable. Cutler, Briggs and Paea did not practice Friday, Nov. 22. Steltz and Ratliff were limited while the others practiced in full.

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  Bears | Thursday practice report for Week 12    Thu Nov 21, 04:41 PM

Chicago Bears DT Stephen Paea (toe) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 21. CB Isaiah Frey (hand), S Craig Steltz (concussion) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) were limited. OT Jordan Mills (quadriceps), LS Patrick Mannelly (calf) and DE Shea McClellin (hamstring) practiced in full.

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  Bears | Wednesday practice report for Week 12    Wed Nov 20, 05:23 PM

Chicago Bears CB Isaiah Frey (hand), DT Stephen Paea (toe) and S Craig Steltz (concussion) all did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. OT Jordan Mills (quadriceps) and DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) all were limited in practice. LS Patrick Mannelly (calf) and DE Shea McClellin (hamstring) both fully participated in practice.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz continues to rehab    Tue Jan 15, 09:00 PM

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (pectoral) underwent surgery to repair a torn right pectoral tendon Dec. 15. He spent several weeks in a sling, but he is now out of the sling and expected to be fully recovered when the team officially begins their offseason program in a couple of months.

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  Bears | Two more land on IR    Tue Dec 11, 02:42 PM

The Chicago Bears placed S Craig Steltz (chest) and CB Sherrick McManis (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 11. The team also signed free-agent LB Jerry Franklin (Broncos) to an undisclosed two-year deal and promoted WR Joe Anderson to the active roster. OG Chris Riley was re-signed to the practice squad and OL Andre Gurode was waived.

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  Bears | Two defenders suffer injuries    Sun Dec 9, 07:56 PM

Chicago Bears CB Sherrick McManis (knee) and SS Craig Steltz (chest) left the Week 14 game against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half and they did not return.

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  Bears | Chris Conte has separated shoulder    Tue Aug 21, 08:22 PM

Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (shoulder) suffered a separated shoulder in the team's last preseason game against the Washington Redskins. He's been ruled out of both of the final preseason games, but he thinks he can play in the regular season opener Sept. 9 against the Indianapolis Colts. 'It's a day-to-day thing. As long as I have range of motion and strength, I should be good. They haven't given me any exact day,' Conte said. S Craig Steltz will be paired with S Major Wright with Conte out.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz contract update    Sat Mar 17, 02:56 PM

Updating a previous report, the Chicago Bears signed SS Craig Steltz to a two-year deal worth $1.64 million. The deal does have escalators that can increase the value of the contract.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz agrees to terms    Fri Mar 16, 05:32 PM

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Craig Steltz (Bears) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Expected to try to re-sign Craig Steltz     Fri Feb 17, 02:41 PM

The Chicago Bears are expected to attempt to re-sign impending free-agent SS Craig Steltz this offseason but Steltz could also receive interest from other teams.

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  Bears | Another safety pairing in Week 14    Sat Dec 10, 01:34 AM

Chicago Bears SS Major Wright (shoulder) will miss his third straight game in Week 14, meaning the team will use its eighth different safety pairing in 12 games with FS Chris Conte and SS Craig Steltz.

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  Bears | Seven probable for Week 1    Fri Sep 9, 07:01 PM

Chicago Bears RB Kahlil Bell (knee), TE Kellen Davis (back), DT Anthony Adams (calf), LB Lance Briggs (knee), FS Chris Conte (head), SS Craig Steltz (hip) and LB Patrick Mannelly (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 9. They are listed as probable for Week 1 and are expected to play.

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  Bears | Eight practice in full    Thu Sep 8, 06:14 PM

Chicago Bears DT Anthony Adams (calf), RB Kahlil Bell (knee), LB Lance Briggs (knee), S Chris Conte (head), TE Kellen Davis (back), WR Sam Hurd (ankle), OL Patrick Mannelly (calf) and S Craig Steltz (hip) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 8.

Footballguys view: Without Marion Barber in the lineup the Bears will use Bell as the primary backup behind Matt Forte.

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  Bears | Six practice in full    Wed Sep 7, 08:36 PM

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (knee), TE Kellen Davis (back), OL Patrick Mannelly (calf), RB Kahlil Bell (knee) and FSs Craig Steltz (hip) and Chris Conte (head) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Bears | Six players fully practice    Wed Sep 7, 06:14 PM

Chicago Bears RB Kahlil Bell (knee), TE Kellen Davis (back), LB Lance Briggs (knee), SS Craig Steltz (hip), FS Chris Conte (head) and LS Patrick Mannelly (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Bears | Week 20 Inactives    Sun Jan 23, 02:27 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared QB Caleb Hanie, FS Craig Steltz, WR Devin Aromashodu, C Edwin Williams, OT Herman Johnson, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, DL Marcus Harrison inactive for Week 20.

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  Bears | Week 19 Inactives    Sun Jan 16, 12:30 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared QB Caleb Hanie, FS Craig Steltz, TE Desmond Clark, C Edwin Williams, OT Herman Johnson, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, DL Marcus Harrison inactive for Week 19.

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  Bears | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Jan 2, 03:45 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared QB Caleb Hanie, FS Craig Steltz, WR Earl Bennett, C Edwin Williams, OT Herman Johnson, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, DL Marcus Harrison inactive for Week 17.

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  Bears | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 26, 11:57 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared QB Caleb Hanie, FS Craig Steltz, TE Desmond Clark, FB Eddie Williams, OT Herman Johnson, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, DL Marcus Harrison inactive for Week 16.

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Joshua Moore player page


  Bears | Six expected to play in Week 16    Fri Dec 24, 04:08 PM

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (shoulder), CB Zackary Bowman (foot), CB Corey Graham (calf), CB Charles Tillman (knee), FS Major Wright (ankle) and FS Craig Steltz (ankle) are no longer listed on the team's injury report and are expected to play in Week 16, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.

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  Bears | Six defensive players practice Thursday    Thu Dec 23, 04:45 PM

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (shoulder), CBs Zackary Bowman (foot), Corey Graham (calf) and Charles Tillman (knee), FS Major Wright (ankle) and FS Craig Steltz (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 23.

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  Bears | Four practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 22, 04:59 PM

Chicago Bears CB Zackary Bowman (foot), CB Corey Graham (calf), S Craig Steltz (ankle) and S Major Wright (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 22.

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  Bears | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 28, 03:13 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Barry Turner, QB Caleb Hanie, DL Corey Wootton, FS Craig Steltz, TE Desmond Clark, C Edwin Williams, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell inactive for Week 12.

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  Bears | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 14, 11:48 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Barry Turner, QB Caleb Hanie, DL Corey Wootton, FS Craig Steltz, TE Desmond Clark, C Edwin Williams, RB Kahlil Bell, CB Zackary Bowman inactive for Week 10.

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  Bears | Week 9 Inactives    Sun Nov 7, 11:46 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared QB Caleb Hanie, DL Corey Wootton, FS Craig Steltz, TE Desmond Clark, C Edwin Williams, RB Kahlil Bell, DL Marcus Harrison, CB Zackary Bowman inactive for Week 9.

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  Bears | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 12, 08:54 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared QB Caleb Hanie, DL Corey Wootton, FS Craig Steltz, WR Earl Bennett, OT J'Marcus Webb, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, DL Marcus Harrison inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Earl Bennett just doesn't fit in the Mike Martz offense, but he still could do something in another offense or for another team down the line.

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Joshua Moore player page


  Bears | Craig Steltz unlikely to play    Fri Sep 10, 08:12 PM

Chicago Bears S Craig Steltz (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 10, but is unlikely to play during Week 1, reports Brad Biggs, of The Chicago Tribune. He has been listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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  Bears | Three limited in practice Thursday    Thu Sep 9, 05:00 PM

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle), TE Desmond Clark (ankle) and SS Craig Steltz (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 9.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz misses practice Wednesday    Wed Sep 8, 05:17 PM

Chicago Bears SS Craig Steltz (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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  Bears | Three players will not play in preseason game    Sat Aug 21, 03:37 PM

Chicago Bears FS Major Wright (finger), SS Craig Steltz (ankle) and QB Caleb Hanie (shoulder) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.

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  Bears | Four sidelined Thursday    Thu Aug 19, 09:58 PM

Chicago Bears S Major Wright (finger), S Craig Steltz (ankle), S Josh Bullocks (quadriceps) and WR Earl Bennett (hamstring) missed the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 19, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz week-to-week    Mon Aug 16, 05:49 PM

Chicago Bears FS Craig Steltz (ankle) is considered week-to-week because of an ankle injury, reports Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune. He has not been ruled out for Week 1.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz injured in preseason game    Sat Aug 14, 09:29 PM

Chicago Bears FS Craig Steltz (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14, and will not return to the game, according to Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz works with first team    Thu Aug 12, 08:27 PM

Chicago Bears S Craig Steltz took the majority of the first-team defense reps at safety alongside S Chris Harris while S Danieal Manning (hamstring) continues to work his way back from a hamstring injury, report ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright. S Major Wright worked primarily with the second team.

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  Bears | Craig Steltz performing well in minicamp    Sun May 23, 07:20 PM

Chicago Bears FS Craig Steltz has performed well in the team's minicamp and could find himself in the starting lineup, reports Dan Pompei, of the Chicago Tribune. Steltz had an interception and a pass breakup Sunday, May 23, while S Chris Harris dropped a potential interception.

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  Bears | Steltz probable for Week 17    Fri Jan 1, 04:56 PM

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears FS Craig Steltz (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1. He is listed as probable for Week 17 and will play.

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  Bears | Steltz limited Thursday    Thu Dec 31, 05:49 PM

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears FS Craig Steltz (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 31, and is questionable for Week 17.

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  Bears | Three miss practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 30, 05:26 PM

Chicago Bears FS Al Afalava (knee), FS Danieal Manning (calf) and FS Craig Steltz (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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  Bears | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 20, 03:24 PM

The Chicago Bears have declared FS Craig Steltz, CB D.J. Moore, WR Devin Hester, OL James Marten, DL Jarron Gilbert, WR Juaquin Iglesias, DL Matt Toeaina, OT Orlando Pace inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Devin Aromashodu should get a lot of targets with Hester out again this week.

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  Bears | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 13, 11:55 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared LB Cato June, FS Craig Steltz, CB D.J. Moore, WR Devin Hester, DL Jarron Gilbert, WR Juaquin Iglesias, DL Matt Toeaina, OT Orlando Pace inactive for Week 14.

Footballguys view: Earl Bennett gets a bump, as does Johnny Knox and Greg Olsen, as the Bears spread Devin Hester's targets around.

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  Bears | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Dec 6, 11:52 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared FS Craig Steltz, CB D.J. Moore, TE Desmond Clark, DL Gaines Adams, WR Juaquin Iglesias, LB Lance Briggs, DL Matt Toeaina, OT Orlando Pace inactive for Week 13.

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