Israel Idonije RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bears cut Israel Idonije

    Pro Football Talk "Israel Idonije’s second stint with the Bears didn’t last long. Idonije, a veteran defensive lineman who played in Chicago from 2004 to 2012 and then returned this year after one year in Detroit, was released today just two months after he signed. Although Idonije is a well-liked and..." June 19

  • Israel Idonije acknowledges helping Lions' offense against Bears

    Michigan Live "Israel Idonije says all the credit for the Detroit Lions' explosive offensive performance against the Chicago Bears belongs to the offensive players who executed their game plan. But when pressed whether he had a role in that game plan which yielded a 40-32 win the former Bears defensive..." October 03

  • Lions' Jim Schwartz says Bears' allegations 'ridiculous'

    The Oakland Press "Some Chicago Bears players told a Chicago ESPN reporter on Sunday that they thought former Bears defensive end Israel Idonije who now plays for the Lions had tipped the Lions off to their stunts because every time they ran a power stunt Reggie Bush saw it and made the most of it. “I really..." September 30

  • Against ex-teammates, Lions' Israel Idonije wants to make up for 'subpar' game

    Detroit News "Lions defensive end Israel Idonije said he'll have some extra motivation for Sunday's game against the Bears but it has nothing to do with playing his former team. In the Lions win over the Redskins last week Idonije didn't record a single tackle and his only statistical contribution was one..." September 27

  • Lions have a playmaker and a leader in Israel Idonije

    Fox Sports Detroit "One way or another the Detroit Lions have had a knack for finding ways to lose games over the years. Death taxes and a Lions' blunder at the most inopportune moment. A year ago when they were losing their final eight games to finish 4-12 there were distractions going all the way back to the..." August 01

  • Lions' Israel Idonije, President Barack Obama getting well acquainted

    Detroit Free Press "When Israel Idonije visited the White House on Monday for an event to honor service-award winners, he did not get to meet with President Barack Obama. Idonije swears it was because the president had to rush out and not because Idonije left Obama’s beloved Chicago Bears and signed with the..." July 17

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Israel Idonije Lions deal: $905,000, $840,000 salary, $65,000 bonus, $485,000 total guaranteed, $620,000 cap figure minimum salary benefit

  • Lions agree to terms with free agent DE Israel Idonije

    NFL.com "The Lions significantly boosted the talent level along their defensive line Tuesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with free agent defensive end Israel Idonije, 32. The 10-year veteran spent the last nine seasons in Chicago, where he racked up 272 tackles and 28.5 sacks. He’s started..." June 25

  • Lions sign former Bears DE Israel Idonije

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions may have just quietly added their most productive defensive end. Longtime Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije reportedly signed today. According to Pro Football Talk, the deal is for one year. The Lions have not announced the signing nor a corresponding roster..." June 25

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Free-agent DL Israel Idonije visited the Titans today, per league source.

  • Are 49ers interested in Israel Idonije?

    Niners Nation "All things considered, this is kind of a curious tweet. Idonije stands 6'6" and is 275 pounds. He has been a 4-3 defensive end for the Bears, but would seem to be a bit of a tweener if he ended up with the 49ers. He is about ten pounds under Justin Smith's listed weight, and 18 pounds over Aldon..." March 22

  • Urlacher, Idonije and others are officially UFA's now

    Chicago Sun-Times "With the clock striking 3 p.m. in Chicago, a number of Bears -- notably linebackers Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach, offensive linemen Lance Louis and Jonathan Scott and defensive lineman Israel Idonjie -- became unrestricted free agents with free agency officially opening in the NFL. Bears..." March 13

  • Israel Idonije says he wants to retire with Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Veteran defensive lineman Israel Idonije wants to play two or three more years in the NFL and he hopes that they're spent in Chicago with the Bears. That's what Idonije, who has been with the Bears since 2004, said during an interview on 670 The Score with Laurence Holmes on Thursday night...." March 07