Bears schedule 2018: Chicago gets chances to establish itself as contender

The Bears’ 2018 schedule presents plenty of opportunities for Chicago to prove itself as an up-and-coming contender in the NFC. The home schedule alone features games against the Patriots and Rams, plus the usual slate of NFC North rivals.

Amin Elhassan: This is an aggressive play for Leonard, to be sure, but in a league increasingly favoring offenses that are predicated on preventing ball-stopping, while highly valuing the ability to switch everything defensively, it’s not hard to see how this is a no-brainer for Boston.

Leonard is the poster child for offensive efficiency, and with a lineup of 6-foot-8-plus athletes across the board, Boston would boast a deep enough, well-coached, flexible roster that could legitimately contend with the Golden State Warriors.

Pending the physical, the Celtics would be best served by aggressively pursuing Leonard, going so far as to entertain adding additional picks (up to and including the Lakers/Kings pick owed from the Jayson Tatum deal last June). Re-signing Marcus Smart would become a priority, and the return of Gordon Hayward would provide some of the playmaking lost by Irving’s departure.

“She was extremely upset and told him if he broke up with her she would ‘trash his career,’” Ennis’ attorney Stephanie Rickard said in a statement, via NBC Bay Area.

Ennis allegedly sustained eight to 10 blows to the head in an incident which occurred Feb. 11 in Los Gatos, Calif. Foster was charged in April.

After Ennis learned Foster had been brought up on multiple charges, she says she tried to recant her statement at the police department.

“(Foster) did not strike her, injure her or threaten her,” Rickard said in the statement.

Foster has been charged with two counts of domestic violence, one felony charge of possession of an assault weapon, and another charge of preventing a victim from reporting a crime.

The police allege Foster caused Ennis great bodily harm including a ruptured ear drum.

However, Ennis says she has video of the fight with another woman where she actually sustained the injuries and that Foster is innocent of the charges.

Buffalo also traded up in the first round for Tremaine Edmunds, selecting the Virginia Tech linebacker at No. 16. The Bills gave up the Nos. 22 and 65 picks in their deal with the Baltimore Ravens while acquiring a fifth-round pick (No. 154).steelers_060

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