Bears acquire Timmons from Pittsburgh Chicago, Illinois The Bears saw an opportunity and quickly jumped on it. With the Steelers needing to dump salary in order to start the season, the Chicago Bears called up the Steelers with one player in mind. "Timmons is a guy we have loved for a long, long time. He has speed and skills as a linebacker and will fit perfectly next to Brian (Urlacher) and Lance (Briggs).." said Bears GM Jerry Angelo, adding "We are very happy." The Bears did give up a lot, including a first and third round pick along with young Free Safety Major Wright and left tackle Frank Omiyale. Still, it was nothing but smiles on the faces of those who run the Bears at Halas Hall Friday. The Bears now have arguably the best linebacker group in the NFL. Timmons will be welcomed with open arms says Bears captain Brian Urlacher. "The guy is a beast. He is going to dominate in our system, and I think one day when I am gone he will be the captain and middle linebacker of this defense. The guy is a true talent, and our expectations for this season are now that much higher. I can't wait for week 1." Neither can we, Brian...neither can we.