Turk McBride DL CHI 8 Months
Bears DL Turk McBride has been diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles' tendon, and is done for the season.
The seventh-year pro was looking to latch on in Chicago as a nickel specialist. McBride suited up just 15 times over the past two seasons in New Orleans. Although he's still only 28, an Achilles' issue is going to jeopardize McBride's career considering his recent play.
Turk McBride DL CHI 12 Months
The Bears will host free agent DL Turk McBride on Tuesday.
Though younger, McBride would be a homeless man's version of Israel Idonjie as a defensive end on early downs who kicks inside in the nickel. McBride was the 54th overall pick in the 2007 draft. He's never been a high-impact player.
Turk McBride DL CHI Jun 04 '12
Turk McBride is expected to open the season as the Saints' starting right end with Will Smith out on suspension.
Smith is suspended the first four games for his bounty-scandal role. McBride also started during Smith's two-game StarCaps suspension last season, and generated five quarterback hurries in those contests. He'll return to a backup role once Smith returns. McBride had two sacks in eight 2011 appearances.
Turk McBride DL CHI Mar 09 '12
Saints re-signed DE Turk McBride to a one-year contract.
McBride looked like a shrewd signing last summer after a five-sack season in Detroit, but he had no noticeable impact in New Orleans. The 27-year-old finished with two sacks in only eight appearances and was a healthy game-day scratch for much of the season. McBride shouldn't struggle to make the 53-man roster, but he's not the answer to the Saints' pass-rushing woes.
Turk McBride DL CHI Aug 31 '11
Turk McBride is expected to take over as the Saints' starting left defensive end following Alex Brown's release.
First-round pick Cam Jordan has started his career slowly, while McBride racked up six tackles and a sack in the first three preseason games. The job may eventually go to Jordan, but McBride is currently the superior option. In eight starts last season, McBride tallied five sacks and three forced fumbles.
Turk McBride DL CHI Jul 31 '11
Saints agreed to terms with DE Turk McBride, formerly of the Lions.
The 26-year-old McBride can play both end and tackle, and he recorded career highs in sacks (5) and forced fumbles (3) as an eight-game starter in Detroit last season. The signing makes it increasingly unlikely that the Saints will be able to afford bringing back Alex Brown. They have Will Smith, rookie Cam Jordan, McBride, and promising rush specialist Junior Galette at end.