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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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

Chicago Bears Make Final Cuts to Get Down to 53 Players
September 1st, 2013 at 11:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears roster is down to 53, after parting ways with five players Saturday. The team safety Brandon Hardin, linebacker J.T. Thomas, tackle Cory Brandon, defensive tackle Corvey Irvin and receiver Terrence Toliver to get their roster down to the required number. Thomas was considered an up-and-coming player on special teams, after...

Chicago Bears Cut Tackle J’Marcus Webb
August 30th, 2013 at 9:28 AM
The tumultuous tenure of offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb is over in Chicago, as the Bears decided to part ways with him Friday morning. Webb, as could be expected from the social media maven who coined "J'Webb Nation," broke the news himself on Twitter:  ***PHOTO1*** Webb entered camp having been moved from starting left...

Chicago Bears Cut QB Jordan Palmer Despite Strong Performance
August 30th, 2013 at 9:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jay Cutler wasn't exactly looking over his shoulder, but it seemed as if quarterback Jordan Palmer had won himself a job with the Chicago Bears with his performance Thursday night.  Except, the team surprisingly waived him Friday morning.  Palmer announced the move via Twitter: ***PHOTO2*** Palmer was 11-17 passing, for 111 yards...

Chicago Bears Henry Melton and Earl Bennett Nearing Returns from Concussions
August 28th, 2013 at 12:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** Injured Chicago Bears Henry Melton and Earl Bennett are progressing towards returns, according to head coach Marc Trestman. Trestman told reporters Wednesday that Melton should be ready to go by early next week. Bennett is slightly more behind, but he has been spotted wearing a helmet at practice. Melton, a defensive tackle, left the...

Report: Bears and QB Matt Blanchard Reach Injury Settlement
August 27th, 2013 at 1:11 PM
The Chicago Bears have released quarterback Matt Blanchard after agreeing to an injury settlement, according to the Chicago Tribune. Blanchard broke his hand earlier in the preseason, and the timetable for his return is still unknown.  After coming to this agreement, the earliest he could re-sign with the Bears would be...

Chicago Bears Encouraged by Rookies on the Offensive Line
August 22nd, 2013 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears are in the middle of a youth movement on the offensive line.  Both rookie right tackle Jordan Mills and rookie right guard Kyle Long have impressed so far this preseason, and could be in line to crack the starting lineup on opening day. The duo isn't just impressing...

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....

BREAKING: Robbie Gould Placed on Injured Reserve; Chicago Bears Sign Olindo Mare
December 11th, 2012 at 1:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears have placed kicker Robbie Gould on season-ending IR with a calf injury and took little time to sign a replacement. ***PHOTO2*** They have brought in veteran Olindo Mare to take over for Gould, who injured his calf prior to the start of Sundays' game. Mare last played in 2011 with...

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 Fan Stabbed, Killed in Jacksonville Bar
October 8th, 2012 at 1:40 PM
***VIDEO1*** William Christopher Pettry, 42, of Lake Villa, Ill., traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., with a friend gearing up to see his Chicago Bears take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Unfortunately, Pettry never made it as he was stabbed at Fionn MacCool's, an Irish restaurant and bar, at the Jacksonville Landing area, and later...

NFL Referee Lockout Ends: Refs Back Tonight
September 27th, 2012 at 6:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** The NFL and NFL Referees Association announced at midnight that they've reached a tentative agreement and will end the lockout that began in June. The deal is reportedly for eight years, which is the longest involving on-field officials in league history. "We are glad to be getting back on the field for...

Chicago Bears to Workout RB Ryan Grant
September 25th, 2012 at 11:43 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears will workout ex-Packer running back Ryan Grant at Halas Hall today. ***PHOTO2*** The fact that the Bears are working out the running back would make you think Matt Forte won't play Monday. In Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, Michael Bush took some shots according to head coach...

Green Bay Packers 23 – Chicago Bears 10: Rapid Reaction
September 13th, 2012 at 11:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** "Good luck" staying on your feet Jay Cutler. That was the message the Green Bay Packers should've handed out after Cutler wished them well covering his wide receivers. Cutler was sacked seven times in this one, and was constantly being flushed out of the pocket. The Green Bay defense caused four Jay...