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  1. Samardzija: Urlacher was 'perfect' for Bears

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- Count Chicago Cubs pitcher -- and former football player Jeff Samardzija -- as another person who will miss Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. Urlacher announced his retirement on Wednesday, after 13 years in the NFL, the same ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  2. Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers clutched onto NFL dream i...

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs did everything they could to talk Colin Kaepernick into playing baseball in 2009, but the University of Nevada quarterback had a different dream that he wasn't ready to relinquish.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  3. Cubs players getting into the NFL spirit

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- To mark the occasion of the first Sunday of NFL football, Chicago Cubs players will wear an NFL Football jersey of their choice on the flight from Pittsburgh to Houston on Sunday night. The themed flight is in the interest of bonding...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  4. Samardzija too proud to jump to football

    As a record-setting receiver for Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija might have had a bright NFL future, but he chose baseball and signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2006. After three seasons of shuttling between the major and minor leagues as well as the start...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  5. Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija too proud to make jump back to foot...

    The Chicago Cubs' Jeff Samardzija said he is too proud to make the jump back to football.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  6. Samardzija still not up to speed

    Keith Law

    The Chicago Cubs took Jeff Samardzija in the fifth round of the 2006 draft and gave him a $10 million major-league contract to buy him away from a potential career as a wide receiver in the NFL. The major league contract, signed before the 2007 seaso...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  7. Keith Law -- Jeff Samardzija still looks like a mistake by the Ch...

    Keith Law

    The Cubs made a big commitment to Jeff Samardzija, but in doing so, and subsequently pushing his developmental pace to justify their own beliefs, they now have a roster pitcher who doesn't belong. Samardzija looks no closer to competent, says Keith Law.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  8. Marc Silverman says the Chicago Bulls should have shut down Joaki...

    Marc Silverman

    The Bulls' mistreatment of Joakim Noah's foot injury is not surprising.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  9. Cubs sign Samardzija to five-year, $10 million deal

    Jeff Samardzija decided to give up football and stay with baseball.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2007
  10. Samardzija plays before smaller crowds in minors

    Notre Dame receiver Jeff Samardzjia is considering a dual career in pro football and pro baseball.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2006