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Dusty Dvoracek | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/3/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 303
College: Oklahoma
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Bears DT Dusty Dvoracek was arrested Friday night after an altercation at a bar on Oklahoma University's campus, according to okblitz.com.
Dvoracek was charged with public intoxication, assault and battery, and interfering with an official process. The 2006 third-rounder has finished each of his four NFL seasons on injured reserve, though isn't currently listed on the Bears' roster. Sat, Jan 16, 2010 08:59:00 PM
Source: okblitz.com

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Bears waived/injured DT Dusty Dvoracek (torn ACL).

Chicago is likely ready to give up on Dvoracek after four trips to the I.R. in four seasons. He probably won't get a restricted free agent tender next spring.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 05:38:00 PM

After a week of questions, Bears NT Dusty Dvoracek did indeed suffer a torn ACL and he will miss the season.

Dvoracek tore the knee in last week's preseason game. It's his fourth straight season-ending injury. At first Dvoracek said reports that he was out for the year were incorrect, but now it's been confirmed.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 01:54:00 PM

Bears NT Dusty Dvoracek will undergo exploratory surgery to see if he has a torn ACL, as initially reported by the Chicago Sun Times.

The club already knows Dvoracek's MCL is sprained. If a torn ACL is found, Dvoracek will undergo reconstructive surgery and miss the 2009 season.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 03:49:00 PM

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Monday that NT Dusty Dvoracek has only been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.

Two reports this morning said Dvoracek had a torn ACL. Smith, however, admitted that further testing needs to be done, indicating more ligament damage could still be discovered. Dvoracek has no timetable for return.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 05:19:00 PM

Bears NT Dusty Dvoracek called a Chicago Sun Times report that he has a torn ACL "wrong" prior to Monday's practice.

However, ESPNChicago.com confirmed the report and Dvoracek's teammates say they already know he's out for the season. We can imagine Dvoracek is having a hard time facing reality in the last year of his contract.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 02:35:00 PM

Bears DT Dusty Dvoracek is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Saturday night's preseason game.

This is remarkably the fourth straight season-ending injury for the backup lineman since being a third-round pick in 2006. With the Dvoracek out, Matt Toeaina has a better chance at making the roster. Marcus Harrison and Anthony Adams will compete for the starting nose tackle job.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 08:42:00 AM

Dusty Dvoracek has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for his late hit on Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick last week.

Dvoracek was penalized 15 yards on the play, which was a 19-yard completion turned into a 34-yard one. Replays show that he took two steps before hitting Fitzpatrick.
Sun, Aug 23, 2009 10:45:00 AM

Bears DT Dusty Dvoracek says he's 100 percent recovered from a torn biceps tendon that ended his season.

Dvoracek's career is at a crossroads after ending three straight seasons on injured reserve. Though last year was his most productive, the emergence of second-year tackle Marcus Harrison threatens to push him down the depth chart.
Thu, May 28, 2009 09:09:00 PM

Bears DT Dusty Dvoracek (biceps) and LB Hunter Hillenmeyer (hand) will not participate in the team's upcoming minicamp.

Hillenmeyer had hand surgery late last season while Dvoracek is continuing rehab on a torn right biceps suffered late in Week 13. Dvoracek's career is at a crossroads after finishing a third straight season on injured reserve.
Mon, Mar 16, 2009 11:07:00 AM

Bears placed Dusty Dvoracek (biceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

This was the third straight season that ended on I.R. for Dusty. This was also Dvoracek's most productive year; with 12 starts and 40 tackles, which leads the team among linemen. He still might be fighting for his roster life next year.
Tue, Dec 9, 2008 02:47:00 PM

The Chicago Tribune reports the Dusty Dvoracek may have trouble making the Bears next season.

The Bears like the gritty defensive tackle, but Israel Idonije is more versatile and has stayed healthier than Dvoracek, who has wound up on IR the last three seasons. Idonije is also up for a new contract.
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 09:10:00 AM

An MRI revealed that Bears NT Dusty Dvoracek ruptured his biceps in Week 13. He will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's Dusty's third straight season ending on IR. He tore his ACL in 2007 and spent his rookie year on IR due to a foot injury. Rookie Marcus Harrison can state his case to be Chicago's long-term linemate for Tommie Harris down the stretch. Dvoracek may be too brittle to be relied on as a full-time player.
Mon, Dec 1, 2008 05:08:00 PM

Bears coach Lovie Smith described NT Dusty Dvoracek's arm injury as "serious" in his post-game press conference Sunday.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Dvoracek is "likely" lost for the season. Dvoracek's health this year after two lost seasons to begin his career was a big reason why Chicago's rush defense has gotten back on track. The Bears fell to 24th against the run in 2007, but are ranked sixth in 2008.
Mon, Dec 1, 2008 08:38:00 AM

Dusty Dvoracek injured his arm on the Bears' first defensive drive Sunday night and has been ruled out for the game.

Dvoracek was taken straight to the locker room without even being examined on the sidelines, so there's a good chance the injury is serious. The 300 lb defensive tackle is key to the Bears' run defense, so his absence should benefit Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor.
Sun, Nov 30, 2008 08:40:00 PM