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Lance Briggs on Track for Dec. 22nd Return
December 13th, 2013 at 4:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs could be ready to return by Dec. 22nd vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Briggs fractured his shoulder in late October, and the Bears defense has struggled ever since.  Briggs had 75 tackles and two sacks before getting hurt, and the Bears have had the NFL's worst run...

Marc Trestman: Chicago Bears Still in Playoff Hunt
December 2nd, 2013 at 9:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** Despite a thoroughly disappointing overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman isn't giving up on the team's playoff chances. “There are some historical points of view that show that it doesn’t [mean the Bears can't make the playoffs].  We’ve got a long season left. We’ve got...

Chicago Bears’ Kyle Long Fined for Altercation Vs. St. Louis Rams
November 27th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long was fined $7,875 by the NFL for his role in an altercation between the Bears and St. Louis Rams last Sunday, but if it wasn't for a little brotherly love, it could have been worse. The Chicago Trubune reports, the fine is for a confrontation between Long,...

Slow Start Dooms Chicago Bears in Loss to St. Louis Rams
November 24th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
First the Chicago Bears allowed a 65-yard touchdown to Tavon Austin on the Rams first possession.  Then, a Matt Forte fumble led to a second St. Louis score just seconds later, and the Bears never recovered.  Chicago lost 42-21 in St. Louis, and failed to capitalize on a Detroit Lions...

Chicago Bears’ McClellin Expects to Play Vs. St. Louis Rams
November 21st, 2013 at 7:09 PM
After missing two games with a hamstring injury, bears defensive lineman Shea McClellin is expecting to return Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. “Sitting out is terrible. It's the worst thing. You just want to be out there with the guys helping out, especially if they're not doing too good. It's...

Bears QB Jay Cutler Attends Practice Again Without Cast
November 21st, 2013 at 12:52 PM
After spending last week in a hard cast for his injured ankle, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appears to have progressed enough in his rehab that he doesn't need it anymore. Cutler was spotted at practice Thursday, once again not wearing the cast.  ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson tweeted a picture of Cutler: ***PHOTO1*** Despite...

Chicago Bears Outlast Storm, Baltimore Ravens for Win
November 17th, 2013 at 11:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the most severe November storms in memory tore through the Midwest.  But even that couldn't keep the Chicago Bears from winning their sixth game of the season, 23-20 in overtime, over the Baltimore Ravens, and pulling in to a tie for first place in the NFC North. The game was...

Hazing Banned in Chicago Bears Locker Room
November 7th, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Rookie hazing practices in the NFL are in the spotlight as more information is uncovered about the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito story with the Miami Dolphins.  In Chicago, wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been vocal in his support of the Chicago Bears locker room, and its lack of hazing. There's a good reason...

Charles Tillman, Martellus Bennett and Julius Peppers Return to Practice
October 17th, 2013 at 7:47 PM
The Chicago Bears' preparations for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins were in full swing for practice Thursday. The Bears had near-full participation in the practice at the Walter Payton Center according to an ESPN Chicago blog. Cornerback Charles Tillman, WR Martellus Bennett and DE Julius Peppers all returned to practice after...

Chicago Bears See “Bad Jay” Return in Loss to Detroit Lions
September 30th, 2013 at 3:27 PM
In comic books, an evil twin usually wears opposite colors and has a goatee.  On the Chicago Bears, he throws interceptions.   "Bad" Jay Cutler made his first appearance of the season for the Bears, in a loss to the Detroit Lions Sunday.  He threw three interceptions and lost a fumble....

Chicago Bears Sign DE Landon Cohen, Place Henry Melton on IR
September 28th, 2013 at 10:57 AM
As expected, the Chicago Bears placed defensive lineman Henry Melton on injured reserve, and will start Nate Collins in his place Sunday. But the team did sign some depth on the d-line, agreeing to terms with Landon Cohen. Cohen has spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars,...

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...

No Lovie, No Problem. Chicago Bears Defense Keeps Rolling Under Marc Trestman
September 23rd, 2013 at 10:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Bears hired offensive minded-head coach Marc Trestman in the offseason, many fans worried it meant the end of the team's suffocating and opportunistic defense.  But after three games it's clear; the reports of the demise of the Bears' defense have been greatly exaggerated. Chicago's defense once again proved...

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler Has High Praise for Pittsburgh Steelers Despite Slow Start
September 21st, 2013 at 1:53 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers may be winless so far this season, but Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't buying that they're down and out. "It's a really veteran group so they're going to be savvy.  They're not going to give up cheap plays, they're going to try and limit your big plays,"...

Chicago Bears Power Rankings Roundup: Week 2
September 17th, 2013 at 3:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** With two come-from-behind wins to start the 2013 season, the Chicago Bears are on the rise in the Power Rankings.  Here's a composite of a few rankings from around the web:   The Bears' average rank is 8.75, with a high rank of 7 and a low of 10.   FoxSports.com: #7 "The Bears are...

Power Rankings Roundup: Chicago Bears After Week 1
September 10th, 2013 at 12:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** The week one "Power Rankings" are out around the internet, and despite beating one of the top teams in the AFC the Chicago Bears still sit behind the Green Bay Packers.  Yes, the 0-1 Green Bay Packers.  The Bears' rivals to the north couldn't hold on to a win in...

Chicago Bears Victory Monday; How the Bears Beat the Cincinnati Bengals
September 9th, 2013 at 11:22 AM
***PHOTO1*** It took a patented (well, soon to be maybe) Jay Cutler second-half comeback, but the Chicago Bears found a way to win their season opener 24-21 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, the defense turned the Bengals over on three occasions.  Yes, at times it seemed like the Bengals coaching staff was...

Chicago Bears Come Back from 11 Points Down to Beat Cincinnati Bengals
September 8th, 2013 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jay Cutler hasn't been known for second-half comebacks in his Chicago Bears career, but that could be changing after he led his team back from an 11-point deficit to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the season opener. Cutler completed 21 of 33 passes, for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception....

Wide Receiver Earl Bennett Agrees to Pay Cut with Chicago Bears
September 6th, 2013 at 11:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett has agreed to take a $1 million pay cut, according to NFL Network's Ian Rappaport. Bennett was believed to be on the roster bubble after struggling to get healthy after a concussion earl in training camp.  The restructured contract may have been what solidified his...

Key to Victory: Chicago Bears Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
September 5th, 2013 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears host the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon to open the regular season, in a matchup of two teams trying to elevate themselves into elite status.  The Bengals are a chic pick to come out of the AFC, while the Bears are adjusting to a new staff and scheme....