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Bears Thu Feb 26 2009

Grossman Gone, Bears Kick Off Free Agency by Kicking Rex Out

Good-night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Or at least a city who will better appreciate your, uhhh, unique skill set behind center. Ladies and gentlemen, Rex Grossman, the ham-fisted, turnover-prone, undersized and cannon-armed Chicago Bear quarterback is a Bear no more. Only the second Bears QB to lead the team to a Super Bowl, Grossman, never was warmly received by the fans, media or, seemingly, the organization and it showed in Rex's uneven performances throughout the years. For the Bears this an obvious and strong statement in making it clear (as if him starting all season long wasn't enough) that the Kyle Orton era is sooo on, so, get ready NFC North, or something like that. Meanwhile, for Rex the pursuit begins for him to find a roster spot as a starter: Helllloooo, Tampa, San Francisco. Or as an adequate second-stringer: Houston, Philly, I'm looking at you.

Rex, we hardly knew ye.

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