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Idonije's loss could be Bears' gain

Defensive end dropped 40 pounds in offseason

Originally Published: August 12, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- They praise Israel Idonije's versatility.

Elasticity is more like it.

When the six-year veteran talks about his 40-pound weight loss this past offseason after putting on more than 30 the year before, Idonije makes it sound as simple as changing jersey numbers.

"Just discipline," he said.

Jenny Craig herself should be so disciplined.

"He should be a nutritionist when he retires," said Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye.

The affable ...

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