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Taylor excited about Bears

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Chester Taylor enjoyed his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

But he said he's ready for a new adventure with the Bears.

"Chicago has real talent," Taylor told the Sun-Times. "Every time we played them, they gave us trouble.

"I just wanted a fresh start. I wanted to come out here and get the opportunity to compete and play a lot more."

Taylor, though, made clear that he did not demand to be the starting running back ahead of incumbent Matt Forte.

"I didn't come here like that," he said. "He's a great player. I'll come in with the mindset that we're teammates, but we'll compete."

Besides, he said, depth is key at his position.

"Running backs go down a lot. You got to have two maybe three running backs," he said. "It's a long season."

Taylor said he enjoyed playing with Adrian Peterson in Minnesota and learning from Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy.

"It was a good experience," he said of his four seasons with the Vikings.

But Taylor said Chicago was also appealing because it's not too far from his family in Detroit, and he's always enjoyed the city and fans.

"Other than football, I love the city," he said. "There's always something to do. Great food. Great restaurants.

"Every time we played them here, no matter how cold, the fans were always out here."

Meanwhile, with free agency just underway, Ken Sarnoff has been arguably the busiest agent thus far. Sarnoff landed his client, receiver Nate Burleson, a five-year, $25 million contract with the Detroit Lions. The deal reportedly included $11 million in guarantees. Then, he flew to Chicago to finalize Taylor's $12.5 million deal with the Bears. On Saturday, he'll take an early flight Detroit.

Sarnoff, though, had one happy client on Friday.

"I'm excited," Taylor said. "I was out of free agency real quick. It's great to have another job right now."

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Welcome Chester; you will add depth to the team.
Now we just need Julius and one other veteran from the St. Louis Rams.


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"Chicago has real talent," Taylor told the Sun-Times. "Every time we played them, they gave us trouble....

LMAO.....I know that has to sting Queens fans....


BEARS

Anybody else here believe that this is a form of revenge toward the Queens? Anybody?

im very happy hope springs eternal for bears fans FINALLY

"Chicago has real talent," Taylor told the Sun-Times. "Every time we played them, they gave us trouble....


LMAO.....I know that has to sting Queens fans....


BEARS

It's too bad they didn't get in on the Anquan Bolden deal also. I think they could have done without the 3rd and 4th round picks to acquire a receiver of his quality. Even so the Bears have made some major strides to be a force in the N.F.C. again. Who knows maybe Marshall will become available from Denver. A move that could include Olsen, even though I'd hate to see him go when he's just coming into his own. Can't wait for next season already. Way to go Bears.

The Ravens gave up so little because they are going to have to pay a lot to Boldin. I think he is a great talent but his injuries keep coming to mind. So which would you expect to get more injuries from: playing in cold weather or warm weather? He had a lot of leg injuries and warm weather is really not good for legs. That can explain it as well. But you can't give it any thought. I'm happy with what we have.

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