| May 1, 2015
| 8:14 PM
Eli Harold's wait was longer than expected, but he was finally selected Friday night by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the NFL draft.
Harold, a graduate of Ocean Lakes High in Virginia Beach who left Virginia after his junior season,...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:41 PM
Danny Shelton, Dante Fowler Jr., Shane Ray and Vic Beasley know the Bears will be looking at nose tackles and edge rushers in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday in Chicago.
"Yeah, I talked to the Bears, (I'm) talking to them throughout this whole...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 6:08 AM
One man will not make the kind of pass rush the Bears want with their new defense.
Just because they struck first in free agency when they signed outside linebacker Pernell McPhee doesn't mean they should skip a chance to add another player at the...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:52 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL's defensive rankings over the last four seasons show why Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox targeted coordinator Vic Fangio last month. His talented 49ers defenses finished in the top five in total yards...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Dante Fowler Jr. smiled while chatting with reporters Friday morning. He's at ease and confident in the face of scrutiny here at the NFL scouting combine. The defensive end out of Florida likes to stay loose and a crack about his...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire regularly lowered his shoulder pads and accelerated into opponents' backfields during the past two seasons, leveling unsuspecting quarterbacks and running backs.
It was a recurring display of skill that earned Delaire...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:53 AM
If the Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense, which position is the most vital in the first round? Nose tackle, pass-rushing outside linebacker or safety? -- @Aronw1A
I answered a similar question to this two weeks ago when I turned to a coach with...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:32 PM
Aldon Smith, the dynamic pass-rusher for the San Francisco 49ers, has popped his home in San Jose on the market for $2.988 million.
Entered through a gated drive, the three-story Traditional features a double-height entry with sweeping staircase, modern...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 12:03 PM
If the Bears are indeed transitioning to a 3-4 defense under the new coaching staff, how would you rank the need for positions to be filled? What are the most important positions? -- Larson Boy, New York
Good question and one that is a little...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 7-2 (1): Tom Brady says key to his success at this point in his career is an early bed time.
2. Cardinals 8-1 (2): Drew Stanton 2-1 as a starter already this season so no reason to believe this heads south with...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:06 PM
It started when Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry experienced some chest discomfort during Thursday's game at Oakland. Now it has evolved into something far more ominous.
Berry, who underwent a weekend of tests at the University of Kansas Medical...