Idonije thriving in starting role

Breakout Bears D-lineman is ready for a return to his native country

Updated: November 5, 2010, 1:05 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Israel Idonije can help his Bears teammates this Sunday when they play the Bills in Toronto. He can teach them about his nation's currency. He can give them a little history on Canadian football. He can explain Canadian customs, both the one in the airport and the whole "eh" thing.

Just as long as they don't attempt the Canadian national anthem.

"Oh man, nobody knows that," said the affable defensive end. "We tried that [for a TV bit] during Super Bowl [week] and it was ...

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