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“Iron” Mike Ditka on Hand at Tuesday’s Chicago Bears’ Practice
August 20th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** A familiar face was roaming the sidelines at Chicago Bears' practice Tuesday.  Legendary former head coach Mike Ditka was on hand, as a guest of none other than new coach Marc Trestman. The Bears official twitter account tweeted a photo Tuesday afternoon.  Ditka hasn't been seen at practice for more than...

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 Vs Arizona Cardinals: Week 16 Injury Report and Preview
December 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Earl Bennett CONCUSSION QUESTIONABLE LB Blake Costanzo CALF QUESTIONABLE LB Geno Hayes KNEE PROBABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER QUESTIONABLE WR Brandon Marshall HAMSTRING PROBABLE DE Shea McClellin KNEE PROBABLE DT Henry Melton CHEST DOUBTFUL T Jonathan Scott HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING OUT Arizona Cardinals Pos Player Injury NFL Status DE Calais Campbell CALF PROBABLE WR Early Doucet CONCUSSION OUT LB Quentin Groves FOOT QUESTIONABLE TE Rob Housler KNEE QUESTIONABLE S Rashad Johnson HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE TE Mike Leach BACK, SHOULDER PROBABLE T Nate Potter KNEE QUESTIONABLE S James Sanders CALF QUESTIONABLE RB Anthony Sherman KNEE QUESTIONABLE DE Ronald Talley ANKLE QUESTIONABLE CB Greg Toler HAMSTRING PROBABLE DT Dan Williams HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE *** If the Chicago Bears don't win this game, their playoff hopes are all but gone, and Lovie Smith might actually be fired on the...

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...

Former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka Suffers ‘Very Minor Stroke’
November 16th, 2012 at 9:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former Chicago Bears head coach and tight end Mike Ditka was hospitilized Friday after suffering what doctors called a "very minor stroke." Ditka, 73, hasn't had any major health issues of late, but did suffer a heart attack while coaching the Bears in 1988. According to the Chicago Tribune, Ditka said, "I...

Chicago Bears Don’t Expect Johnny Knox to Play This Season
October 31st, 2012 at 1:23 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bears placed wide receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list during training camp in hopes he may be ready to play at some point this season. Unfortunately for Knox, that doesn't seem to be the case. Knox lost 30 pounds off his 6-0, 185-pound frame after...

Devin Hester’s Role in the Offense
October 1st, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Devin Hester started the year at the Chicago Bears' No. 2 wide receiver opposite Brandon Marshall. Although he has lined up opposite Brandon Marshall to start the game, he's seen his playing time diminish through the first three weeks. In fact, against the Rams he was only on the field for...

Chicago Bears: State of the Locker Room Following Jay Cutler’s Bump
September 18th, 2012 at 6:07 PM
***VIDEO1*** The sideline controversy between quarterback Jay Cutler and left tackle J'Marcus Webb is still being discussed in public, something that could be troublesome for the Chicago Bears moving forward. Cornerback D.J. Moore talked to the media this afternoon, and may have made the entire situation worse. Moore called Cutler's actions during Thursday...

Lovie Smith: No High Ankle Sprain for Matt Forte
September 17th, 2012 at 11:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** Good news for Matt Forte, he doesn't have a high ankle sprain. That's what Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, but didn't go into specifics on the running back's ankle. Forte was injured during the Bears 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday night and it was reported he...

Gabe Carimi: Mike Tice Uncertain If Ready
September 6th, 2012 at 11:53 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bears used its first-round draft pick last season on right take Gabe Carimi. Unfortunately, a right knee injury almost cost him his entire rookie season, and the Bears' offensive line struggled. As we're days away from Week 1, Carimi is calling that knee a non-factor. He's ready to play. Offensive...

Mike Tice: Chicago Bears LT Competition is Wide Open
August 14th, 2012 at 8:23 AM
It was reported last week that J'Marcus Webb was running away with in the Chicago Bears position battle for starting left tackle. Following the first preseason game, that may no longer be the case. Most first team players played just a series or two to open the preseason. Webb, however, was...

Jay Cutler to Have More Freedom in Chicago Bears Offense
August 1st, 2012 at 8:01 AM
Newly appointed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice has been in constant contact with quarterback Jay Cutler throughout training camp thus far. ***PHOTO1*** Tice, who was the team's offensive line coach for the past two seasons, has said he wants Cutler to indicate his 'likes' and 'dislikes' about the plays they run....

Michael Bush’s Role: the ‘Battering Ram’
July 31st, 2012 at 9:18 AM
With Matt Forte in the midst of a contract dispute, the Chicago Bears went out and signed running back Michael Bush to a four year contract as a precautionary measure. Now that Forte has signed and is working out in camp, the question beings, where will Michael Bush be slotted in...

Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith Safe Through 2012
July 28th, 2012 at 2:46 PM
***VIDEO1*** Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said on Friday that Lovie Smith would be the head coach for the Chicago Bears in 2012, and new general manager Phil Emery would have the freedom to make a change at season's end. "We told Phil when he came in that Lovie had to be...