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Lance Briggs Practices with Starters, Limited for Chicago Bears
December 18th, 2013 at 4:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs practiced with the first team Wednesday, but was limited according to the team.  Briggs has missed two months with a shoulder injury, but head coach Marc Trestman is still hopefull he'll be able to make his return Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. “It’s still day-to-day,” Trestman...

Chicago Bears’ Nate Collins Ready for Starting Role
September 26th, 2013 at 9:06 AM
Chicago Bears' defensive lineman Nate Collins has built a reputation for being a solid contributor.  With the season-ending injury to Pro Bowler Henry Melton, he's now being thrust into the role of starter on a 3-0 team.  But Collins thinks he's ready for the challenge. "Just having the opportunity to be...

Chicago Bears’ Charles Tillman Still Fighting Nagging Injuries
September 26th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Chicago Bears' Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman is still battling injuries, and was held out of Wednesday's practice. A knee injury has been hampering Tillman for weeks, but it is a going strain from the final moments of the Bear's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday that has become an...

Chicago Bears Injury Roundup: Expect Charles Tillman to Be Fine, More from Julius Peppers
September 19th, 2013 at 9:38 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears defense hasn't hasn't exactly looked like it's normal self early in the season.  Part of the problem may be that a couple of its stars are either banged up, or under the weather. Charles Tillman was held out of Wednesday's practice thanks to a knee issue that's bothered...

Chicago Bears Expecting More Pressure from Noticably Quiet Julius Peppers
September 11th, 2013 at 7:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** Bears Pro-Bowl defensive lineman Julius Peppers battled injuries throughout the preseason, and there were concerns about his availability for the regular season opener.  Peppers started, last Sunday against the Bengals, but you might not have known it from watching the game.  Peppers finished with no tackles, no quarterback hits, and...

Chicago Bears Flash Glimmer of Offensive Potential Against Oakland Raiders
August 24th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** It must have been a heck of a pep talk from "Da Coach," Mike Ditka, in practice this week.  Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sliced the Oakland Raider defense for 142 yards and a touchdown, running back Matt Forte powered his way to 76 yards, and that was in just a...

Report: $21K Fine for Chicago Bears’ Jon Bostic Against NFL Rules
August 22nd, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Chicago Bears fans and players alike have been fired-up about the $21K fine handed down to Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic, after this hit last week against the San Diego Chargers. ***PHOTO1*** The team, especially, has been extremely vocal in expressing its disappointment in the fine.  Well it turns out it...

Chicago Bears Expect Julius Peppers to See Action at Oakland Raiders
August 21st, 2013 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman expects star defensive end Julius Peppers to see his first preseason game action Friday, when the team faces off against the Oakland Raiders. Peppers has been battling a sore hamstring, but was expected to be able to suit up last week against the San Diego Chargers....

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...

Mr. Boom Bostic: Why Handing the Keys to Rookie Jon Bostic is Good for the Chicago Bears
August 20th, 2013 at 2:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** For more than a decade, middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears has been the home of an all-time great.  But with Brian Urlacher gone, the Bears have two choices: a veteran stop-gap, or an unproven rookie with miles of potential. The Bears should choose the rookie. With veteran D.J. Williams battling a...

Chicago Bears Veteran LB Brian Urlacher Retires
May 22nd, 2013 at 9:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears lost veteran linebacker Brian Urlacher to retirement today. The Bears have long been known for their strong defense, and for the last 13 seasons, Urlacher has been a leader on that defense. Chicago will be hard pressed to find a replacement for Urlacher, who averaged over 100...

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 Prove They Can Beat the Non-Elite in Thrashing of Arizona Cardinals
December 24th, 2012 at 12:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears kept their playoff chances alive Sunday by dismantling the Arizona Cardinals 28-13, in a game that wasn't as close as the score suggests. The Bears improve to 9-6 on the season, but still remain behind the Minnesota Vikings in their search for a playoff birth. The defense returned to...

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...

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...

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...

Jay Cutler Expects to Play Sunday Vs. Green Bay Packers
December 11th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jay Cutler took a vicious hit from Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen in Sunday's 21-14 loss, leaving everyone worried the quarterback suffered yet another concussion. He's had a history of them throughout his career, even going back to his Vanderbilt days, but Cutler was lucky to avoid one on this...

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...

Chicago Bears Vs. Seattle Seahawks: Keys to Victory
December 1st, 2012 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** The records may indicate otherwise, but this week's matchup between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks is a matchup between two very similar teams. Both key on establishing the run, want their stars in the secondary to make plays and can create pressure on the opposing quarterback with their front four....