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More Awards: Four Bears make USA Today's 'All Joe Team'

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Since 1992, USA Today has been handing out their All Joe Team awards, and this year, we have four members of the Bears squad represented:

Israel Idonije, Corey Graham, Chris Harris, and Matt Forte.

What is the All Joes Team?


The All-Joe team was born in 1992 as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman's work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. His work in the trenches didn't lead to much glory … unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City's fifth-ranked defense or the team's wild-card run. USA TODAY has honored the unsung Joes of the NFL ever since.
A big time congrats to our guys in Navy and Orange who are getting recognized... great seasons by all!