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Khary Campbell could be fit for Bears in multiple ways

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If the Bears deem it necessary to go out and find some help on special teams, the club is believed to be at least considering veteran Khary Campbell, who was cut loose by the Houston Texans at the end of the summer.

Campbell was the leading special teams player for the Washington Redskins for the last five seasons, and fits what the Bears seek in a linebacker as he's a little undersized at 6-2, 224 pounds. Campbell can run, and the Bears might view him as a better backup at multiple positions on the defense than Darrell McClover, who they have had before. Of course, McClover knows the system, knows the coaches and could fit in seamlessly after a two-week stint during preseason.

The Bears have also had contact with Tim Shaw, who was cut by Jacksonville. Scout.com first reported the interest, and the club made calls this morning and last night. Shaw is also drawing interest from two other clubs. Special teams is expected to be an issue for the Bears with the wave of injuries that have hit as roles for Nick Roach and Hunter Hillenmeyer will be significantly reduced with them moving into the starting lineup. Add in the knee injury to cornerback Trumaine McBride, and Dave Toub's unit has taken a hit. Campbell could help them in all phases. The Bears are also believed to be considering Derrick Brooks, according to league sources. Brooks, 36, would not be help for special teams.

Stay tuned.

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Wow... this is a nightmare people. Get out the life jackets. Lovie's ever continuing hope in Tommie and Nathan will be his undoing. He may bench Nathan, but Tommie will continue to play and get buried 5 yards down field... Go get Alfonso Boone and plug him in at DT.

who cut LaRocque? Lovie, this is your last one!

Chicago isn't gonna find a starting caliber linebacker on the streets this time of year. The Bears are gonna have to make due with what they have for the starting lineup as of right now, which would be Hillenmeyer and Roach. Hillenmeyer isn't Urlacher, but he can get the job done inside, and Roach isn't bad. Roach could still prove to be a pretty good player for Chicago. The Bears need to grab somebody that can play special teams, enter Tim Shaw.

Back in 2007 Shaw was second in special teams tackles for the Carolina Panthers, he'd be a welcome addition to Toub's unit. The guy is versatile enough to play inside or outside also. In college he played DE and runningback, and loves playing the game. I say bring him in.

The injury/loss of Urlacher was a major blow. This is gonna test Lovie Smith's ability as a defensive coordinator, the unit did look pretty good last night vs a pretty good offense, but they are gonna be tested. Injuries are simply a part of the game. GO BEARS!!

Kevin we will know if Lovie can coach a D when we play the Vikings and Atlanta, two power running teams with good offensive lines. The Packers line is worse than the Bears, the Bears A-Gap is a hole.

This is Coach Smith's last year because he cut Joey Larocque? Joey Larocque????? Was Joey your cousin or your brother? I haven't heard his name since week 14 last year when he made his last special teams tackle. Man, talk about pressure.

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