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Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em: Israel Idonije

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For the second offseason in a row, Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije is set to become a free agent. Should the team re-sign the veteran or let the 32-year-old walk?

The Chicago Bears surely had no idea what they were getting in 2003 when they signed free-agent defensive lineman Israel Idonije to the practice squad. All the physical attributes (6-6, 275) were there, but Idonije was as raw as sushi and needed years of polishing. Working as both defensive tackle and defensive end, he started just eight games his first six seasons with the team. In 2010, former...

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