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Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:59:48 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Chester Taylor this offseason because they are getting RB Ryan Williams (knee) back from injury.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:22:28 -0800
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells' (knee) snaps are being managed as he continues to deal with a knee injury. The team has been using a lot more one-back sets with RBs LaRod Stephens-Howling and Chester Taylor.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 18:21:15 -0800
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells carried eight times for 33 yards in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers. RB Chester Taylor actually led the team in rushing, getting just one attempt for 34 yards. It was the longest run against the 49ers this season.
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:28:35 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) will miss practice time for the rest of the season, and he admitted that he isn't as explosive as he was before the injury. RBs LaRod Stephens-Howling, Alfonso Smith and Chester Taylor will likely be used more as a result.
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:48:31 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, casting more doubt on his availability for Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. RB Alfonso Smith will start if Wells can't play, with RBs LaRod Stephens-Howling and Chester Taylor also seeing some work.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:45:16 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Alfonso Smith is expected to start in Week 8 if RB Beanie Wells (knee) is not able to play. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RBs Chester Taylor and LaRod Stephens-Howling would also see time with the team using a little bit of a running back-by-committee approach.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:52:20 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Chester Taylor, OT D'Anthony Batiste, TE Jim Dray, FS Kerry Rhodes, QB Richard Bartel, DL Ron Talley, TE Todd Heap inactive for Week 7.
Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:08:28 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Chester Taylor got the start in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks, but he was replaced by Alfonso Smith after eight carries, and Smith played the balance of the game. "It's a tough situation, to come in and have to play when you haven't been with the team very long," Whisenhunt said of Taylor. The team signed Taylor during the week of the regular season opener.
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:35:56 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Chester Taylor had eight carries for 20 yards in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. He also posted one catch for 12 yards. He had nine touches in the absence of RB Beanie Wells (hamstring), but RB Alfonso Smith had more than double the touches with 20.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:25:20 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Chester Taylor will be part of the game plan in Week 2 after not being active in Week 1. The team decided to sit Taylor out because he only had a few days of practice since joining the team.
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:41:59 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Chester Taylor, OT D'Anthony Batiste, TE Jim Dray, QB John Skelton, CB Korey Lindsey, CB Michael Adams, WR Stephen Williams inactive for Week 1.
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 11:32:07 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Chester Taylor (Bears) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 12:52:49 -0700
Free-agent RB Chester Taylor (Bears), who was just released by the Chicago Bears, shouldn't be on the free-agent market for long. He excels as a third-down back, so other teams will likely pursue him quickly.
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:56:25 -0700
The Chicago Bears have release veteran RB Chester Taylor. Head coach Lovie Smith previously told Taylor that he was no longer in the team's plans because of the strong play by RB Marion Barber III.
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:13:32 -0700
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor likely will be will not make the final 53-man roster.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:00:43 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor was back with the team at practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, after he left the team's complexes a day earlier thinking he had been released. However, there is still a chance he does get cut, since he is behind RBs Matt Forte, Marion Barber III and Kahlil Bell.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:53:16 -0700
The Detroit Lions may pursue Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor once the Bears release him.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:31:44 -0700
The Chicago Bears have informed RB Chester Taylor that he will be released before the regular season starts.
Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:29:46 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor said he was unhappy when he was told he would not be playing in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27. There is a chance that Taylor will not make the final roster.
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:33:22 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor isn't worried the team added RB Marion Barber III to the mix. "I just feel like they added more depth in the backfield," Taylor said. Taylor is set to make $1.25 million in salary this year and is coming off a disappointing season where he averaged just 2.4 yards per carry and gained 267 yards rushing.
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 06:38:36 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor and TE Brandon Manumaleuna have been the only skill players to not attended the player-organized workouts on a regular basis.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:03:50 -0800
The Chicago Bears are happy with RB Chester Taylor and are not going to release him, according to Brad Biggs, of NationalFootballPost.com. Taylor was the first running back with more than 100 carries since the merger in 1970 to average less than 2.4 yards per attempt. "We're definitely satisfied with him. I am sure he would have liked to have had more yards, more carries, but Matt took off and Matt is the horse we rode," said running backs coach Tim Spencer. "I certainly like Chester and I am sure he will be better next year statistically. I am happy with him. Chester made everybody better."
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:49:00 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor is likely to remain with the team in 2011, according to a source, reports Adam Caplan, of FOXSports.com.
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 06:27:02 -0800
The Chicago Bears are expected to release RB Chester Taylor, according to a source, reports John Mullin, of CSNChicago.com.
Fri, 04 Feb 2011 06:45:28 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte wants the team to rectify the disparity of salaries between himself and RB Chester Taylor, according to Sean Jensen, of Chicago Sun-Times. Forte was the most productive but third-best-paid among Bears running backs this season. "I appreciate Chester, and we have a good rotation going on," Forte said. "But I just hope the Bears' management and coach Lovie (Smith) get together and do what's fair. I'm just hoping they do the right thing, but there's really nothing I can do about it." Forte said his agent, Adisa Bakari, has had preliminary talks with the Bears. However, the club may not be inclined to hand out any extensions this offseason.
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:42:25 -0800
The Chicago Bears got a combined 42 rushing yards from RBs Matt Forte and Chester Taylor on 12 carries in a Week 6 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, the team's opponent in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 16, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune. "What we have to do (is) run the ball and control the clock; keep (Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck) off the field," Forte said Wednesday, Jan. 12. "We have to give our defense a rest, and then wear the Seahawks' defense down."
Sat, 18 Dec 2010 13:14:13 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor (knee) and CB Charles Tillman (foot) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 18, and are not on the injury report for Week 15, according to NFL.com.
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:24:54 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor (knee) and CB Charles Tillman (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 17, and are expected to play in Week 17, reports Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 19:52:09 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor (knee) and LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) were each limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 16.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:55:29 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor (knee) and DT Marcus Harrison (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 10, and are not listed on the injury report for Week 14, reports Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune.
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 15:05:56 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor (knee) and LB Nick Roach (back) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 9, reports ChicagoBears.com.
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:05:41 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor (knee) and LBs Nick Roach (back) and Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, reports Shalise Manza Young, of The Boston Globe.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 07:11:33 -0800
Chicago Bears RBs Chester Taylor and Kahlil Bell had to be separated during practice Thursday, Dec. 2, according to Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune. The situation was resolved before it escalated, according to a source, who said there was a suspicion something had been brewing between the two. Practice quickly resumed.
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:18:03 -0700
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said he'd like to see RBs Matt Forte and Chester Taylor on the field together, the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen reports.
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 10:05:11 -0700
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz said that RB Chester Taylor will take over as the team's goal-line back, according to Chicago Bears Radio Network's Zach Zaidman.
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 06:10:26 -0700
The Chicago Bears designated RB Chester Taylor has their short yardage back in Week 5, but may see his playing time decrease in Week 6 with QB Jay Cutler (concussion) expected to play, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 07:16:48 -0700
The Chicago Bears have been happy so far with the play of RB Chester Taylor, who has served as a perfect complement to RB Matt Forte, according to ChicagoBears.com. Taylor generated 73 yards on 12 touches (nine rushes and three receptions) in Week 1. "We had a chance to play against Chester a lot of years and really looked up to his football game," head coach Lovie Smith said. "We felt like he could give us what he's given us. Exactly what we thought he would be, we've seen, whether it's in pass protection or catching the ball out of the backfield."
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:52:32 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has had nine carries for 114 yards during the preseason, with 89 of the yards coming on one carry, reports Jay Taft, of The Rockford Register Star. RB Chester Taylor has eight carries for 11 yards. The two spent most of the preseason talking about coexisting together in the same backfield. So far, it seems to be working out OK. "It is working fine. I've been through this in Baltimore and Minnesota with Adrian Peterson and Jamal Lewis, so I know how to work well with another back in the backfield," Taylor said. "You have to help each other out in the backfield because it's going to be a long season."
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:58:21 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer (foot), LB Brian Iwuh (knee) and RB Chester Taylor (hamstring) returned for the team's practice Thursday, Aug. 19, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 06:25:46 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has not been guaranteed the starting job this season but is expected to receive the first opportunity as the starter, according to Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Tribune. It is not known if Forte will be the team's third-down back or if that job will go to Chester Taylor.
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 06:51:14 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte worked hard during the offseason, improving on his lower body and upper body strength, according to running backs coach Tim Spencer on ChicagoBears.com. "He made a point to get back and get his body in better shape," Spencer said. Forte was healthy enough to play last year, but was rarely full speed due to injuries. Spencer said the team was looking for Forte to improve on his yards per carry and yards per catch last year, and they feel those will improve this season because Forte will be fresh. "He won't have to take the entire load. He can share it," Spencer said of Forte's role sharing touches with RB Chester Taylor. "Chester will do well, and they can kind of feed off each other," he added.
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 06:49:43 -0700
Chicago Bears running backs coach Tim Spencer said he feels good about the team's acquisition of RB Chester Taylor during the offseason, reports ChicagoBears.com. "Chester is a smart football player. He's been around a long time, so he knows a lot about the little ins and outs. You don't have to teach him that. He studies the game. So from that aspect, you feel real comfortable about putting him in there. He is a veteran who has taken care of his body and doesn't have a lot of mileage on his body," Spencer said.
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 07:25:08 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is not threatened by the addition of RB Chester Taylor to the offense, according to The Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen during an interview on SIRIUS/XM Fantasy Sports Radio. Forte is focused on improving this year after having a poor second season.
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:20:09 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports via Twitter that Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said RB Matt Forte will be the starting running back initially but that he will be in competition with RB Chester Taylor.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 15:58:36 -0800
Brad Biggs, of The Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears RB Chester Taylor said one of the factors in choosing to sign with the Bears was the chance to play against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team, twice per year.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:57:17 -0800
Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Chicago Bears have signed unrestricted free-agent RB Chester Taylor (Vikings) to a four-year deal worth $12.5 million. Taylor will receive $7 million guaranteed in the first year of the contract.
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 21:12:34 -0800
Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free-agent RB Chester Taylor (Vikings) is expected to visit the Chicago Bears Friday, March 5, according to a league source.
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 08:59:23 -0800
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to show interest in Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Chester Taylor, according to the NFL Network.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:24:47 -0800
Mike Wobschall, of Vikings.com, reports Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said during a radio interview said the Vikings would like to re-sign most of their impending free agents including RB Chester Taylor, WR Greg Lewis, DL Jimmy Kennedy and CB Benny Sapp.
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:41:16 -0800
Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to meet with the agent of impending free-agent RB Chester Taylor during the NFL Scouting Combine.