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  • Bears' transition to 3-4 defense creates long list of needs

    Bears' transition to 3-4 defense creates long list of needs
    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...
  • Dante Fowler Jr. fits Bears needs as 3-4 outside linebacker

    Dante Fowler Jr. fits Bears needs as 3-4 outside linebacker
    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...
  • Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire enters NFL draft pool deep with 'tweeners'

    Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire enters NFL draft pool deep with 'tweeners'
    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...
  • What position is most vital when switching to a 3-4 defense?

    What position is most vital when switching to a 3-4 defense?
    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...
  • 49ers' Aldon Smith puts his Bay Area home on the block

    49ers' Aldon Smith puts his Bay Area home on the block
    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...
  • What are the most important positions in a 3-4 defense?

    What are the most important positions in a 3-4 defense?
    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...
  • Emotional Terry Beckner Jr. chooses Missouri

    As East St. Louis defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. launched into opening remarks Wednesday live on ESPNU, his emotions caught him off guard and tears streamed down his cheeks. "I don't know to explain it, because I wasn't expecting for them to come,"...
  • NFL notes: 49ers GM says Michigan contacted team about Jim Harbaugh

    NFL notes: 49ers GM says Michigan contacted team about Jim Harbaugh
    Michigan has contacted the San Francisco 49ers regarding Coach Jim Harbaugh's status, the NFL team's general manager acknowledged. "As long as it's handled correctly, [it's OK], and I think the University of Michigan, in reaching out, did handle it...
  • Big decisions coming quickly for Bears' new general manager

    Big decisions coming quickly for Bears' new general manager
    The clock is ticking. And the Bears know it. When the plume of smoke finally lifted from Black Monday last week, five head coaching positions and two general manager jobs had opened. The Bears joined the Jets as the only teams with both vacancies. And...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Vikings

    10 thoughts after Bears' loss to Vikings
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era. 1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
  • Kansas City's Eric Berry has mass on chest, feared to have lymphoma

    Kansas City's Eric Berry has mass on chest, feared to have lymphoma
    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...