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Bears Partner with Red Cross to Help Tornado Victims
November 21st, 2013 at 11:05 AM
The Chicago Bears and the Red Cross are coming together to help victims of the violent storms in Illinois earlier this month. The Bears and Bears Care will auction off game-worn and used equipment from the team's win against the Ravens.  They'll also take donations at www.chicagobears.com/tornadorelief. All donations and proceeds will be...

Playing Reporter: Bears Linebacker Lance Briggs Reveals NFL Fine for Rookie Jon Bostic
August 21st, 2013 at 9:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic was fined $21 thousand Wednesday for a hit he levied on an unsuspecting San Diego Chargers wide receiver last week. The fine was revealed by none other than Bears star linebacker Lance Briggs on his twitter account:  ***PHOTO2*** ***PHOTO3*** The NFL has yet to confirm the fine.  Bostic...

Reports: Former Chicago Bears Wide Receiver David Terrell Charged with Felony
August 19th, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Former Chicago Bears’ wide receiver David Terrell reportedly resisted arrest as police officers attempted to detain him on felony drug charges in Chicago, Friday. ***PHOTO1*** ESPNChicago.com reported that Terrell was caught with marijuana and other paraphernalia in the Bronzeville neighborhood Friday, and reportedly struck one officer.  An  officer was reportedly taken to the hospital,...

Chicago Bears Fire Every Offensive Coach
January 17th, 2013 at 9:57 PM
***PHOTO2*** Marc Trestman is looking for a fresh start with the Chicago Bears. Every coach on the offensive side of the football has been let go since the hiring of Trestman as the team's 14th head coach in its history. ***PHOTO1*** The offense was terrible for Chicago this year, at times looking lost as...

Rod Marinelli Won’t Return as Defensive Coordinator for Chicago Bears
January 17th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
***VIDEO1*** While Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery was searching for a new head coach for the team, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli wasn't even a candidate. When he hired Marc Trestman as head coach, the move put Marinelli's fate with the team in jeopardy, so he took matters into his own hands...

Chicago Bears Hire Marc Trestman to Replace Lovie Smith
January 16th, 2013 at 10:40 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bears closed their search for the 14th head coach in team history by making the decision to hire Montreal Alouettes' Marc Trestman in the wee hours of the morning. Bears general manager Phil Emery decided on Trestman after an exhausting interviewing process that included 12 known candidates for the...

Chicago Bears Win; Still Miss Out on Playoffs
December 30th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Minnesota Vikings were not only able to beat the Green Bay Packers today, but in turn also knocked the Chicago Bears out of the playoff picture. The Vikings locked up the No. 6 and final seed in the NFC, and the Chicago Bears are going home, despite their narrow...

Chicago Bears’ Lance Briggs Backs Brian Urlachers Comments Regarding Fans
December 21st, 2012 at 7:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** After team leader Brian Urlacher opened his mouth about the fans, other teammates are beginning to follow suit. Linebacker Lance Briggs is the latest Chicago Bear to talk about being booed at home. "Obviously, some people think the way it came off, they might be upset about it," Briggs said. "I understand...

Former Chicago Bears’ John Helwig’s Daughter Charged for Illegally Collecting Pension Checks
December 20th, 2012 at 9:23 AM
After a strange set of events, the NFL has charged the daughter of John Helwig, a Chicago Bear player in the 1950s, with illegally collecting money from an NFL pension plan years after her father's death. Constance Helwig-Langlois was charged Wednesday with fraud in Detroit. Court documents show that Helwig's wife, Ruth,...

Chicago Bears’ Brian Urlacher Says He Doesn’t Care About the Fans
December 17th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ouch. What more is there to say if you're a fan of the Chicago Bears. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has been the face of the franchise for years, and after the team lost to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, he gives the fans a shot to the jaw. "Two of the people...

Fantasy Football Week 15: Playoff Start’em or Sit’em
December 16th, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers: Week 15 Injury Report and Preview
December 16th, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Earl Bennett CONCUSSION OUT LB Lance Briggs KNEE, HIP PROBABLE RB Michael Bush RIBS QUESTIONABLE QB Jay Cutler NECK, KNEE PROBABLE TE Kellen Davis KNEE PROBABLE LB Geno Hayes KNEE QUESTIONABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER OUT DE Shea McClellin KNEE DOUBTFUL DT Henry Melton CHEST DOUBTFUL DT Stephen Paea FOOT PROBABLE T Jonathan Scott SHOULDER PROBABLE G Chris Spencer KNEE PROBABLE CB Charles Tillman SHOULDER PROBABLE DT Matt Toeaina KNEE QUESTIONABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING OUT Green Bay Packers Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Donald Driver THUMB QUESTIONABLE CB Davon House ILLNESS PROBABLE G T.J. Lang ANKLE PROBABLE LB Terrell Manning SHOULDER QUESTIONABLE LB Clay Matthews HAMSTRING PROBABLE S Jerron McMillian BACK PROBABLE DE Mike Neal SHOULDER PROBABLE WR Jordy Nelson HAMSTRING OUT T Marshall Newhouse WRIST PROBABLE G Josh Sitton HIP QUESTIONABLE RB James Starks KNEE OUT DE C.J. Wilson KNEE OUT S Charles Woodson COLLARBONE OUT DL Johnny Jolly Suspension OUT *** You know how you know it's Week 15? Look at the lists. Both teams have...

Chicago Bears: Will Lovie Smith Be Back If Team Fails to Make the Playoffs?
December 13th, 2012 at 7:23 AM
***VIDEO1*** This looks all too familiar for the Chicago Bears, doesn't it. It isn't uncommon for the team to get off to a hot start under head coach Lovie Smith, only to taper off at the end of the year to the point where the team is no longer in the playoff...

Chicago Bears Have Weak Plan B to Brian Urlacher
December 6th, 2012 at 7:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** Despite the injury Brian Urlacher suffered at the end of last season, as well as his age, it's rather surprising that the Chicago Bears never acquired an adequate backup to their middle linebacker for situations like this. Doctors said Urlacher would miss about 2-4 weeks with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Hamstrings...

BREAKING: Brian Urlacher to Miss at Least 3 Weeks with Hamstring Injury
December 4th, 2012 at 2:39 PM
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is expected to miss the next three games with what sources are calling a Grade 2 hamstring strain. The eight-time Pro-Bowler suffered the injury on the second-to-last play of Sunday's overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks. It's an injury that has the potential to sideline Urlacher for...

Seattle Seahawks Shock Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Behind Russell Wilson Late Game Heroics
December 3rd, 2012 at 8:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** With the NFC playoff race as tight as it is, Russell Wilson had a message for his teammates when they took possession of the ball at their own three-yard line, down 14-10 late in the fourth quarter. "I just told the guys, 'This is what the season comes down to, right...

Fantasy Football Week 13: Start’em or Sit’em
December 2nd, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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4 Chicago Bears Fined for Actions During Sunday’s Win Over Minnesota Vikings
December 1st, 2012 at 2:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and middle linebacker Brian Urlacher were among the Chicago Bears that received fines from the NFL for their actions in Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings. Cutler was fined $10,000 by the league for flipping the ball at Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson after a short run...

Chicago Bears’ Brandon Marshall Says Some Players Use Viagra on the Field
November 29th, 2012 at 7:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Football may be more of a game of inches than we all believed. When asked about Adderall, the stimulant now coming under the league's scrutiny, Chicago Bears star wide receiver Brandon Marshall took his answer in a completely different direction, according to Brad Biggs. He said that NFL players have resorted to...

Jay Cutler Involved in 2 On-Field Altercations Sunday
November 28th, 2012 at 1:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** Throughout his career, Jay Cutler sure has rubbed some people the wrong way. That has been made evident here, here and here amongst many more places that you could fill in on your own. As a result, Cutler is criticized more often than not, even if it's undeserving. Prior to Sunday's...