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  • Difficult to justify risk in Bears' signing of Ray McDonald

    Difficult to justify risk in Bears' signing of Ray McDonald
    A newsman trusts his instincts. Bears Chairman George McCaskey knows this from his days long ago working as a journalist for WBBM-TV, back when he lived skeptically by the adage that if your mother says she loves you, check it out. McCaskey either...
  • John Fox more a 'sooner than later' coach when it comes to fixing defense

     John Fox more a 'sooner than later' coach when it comes to fixing defense
    PHOENIX — The first time John Fox walked into the Bears headquarters, it was based at Lake Forest College and the team wasn't far removed from victory in Super Bowl XX. Fox was there in 1986 to learn about the vaunted defense from Vince Tobin, who...
  • John Fox supports Bears' signing of 'great teammate' Ray McDonald

    John Fox supports Bears' signing of 'great teammate' Ray McDonald
    PHOENIX -- A day after the Chicago Bears reached a controversial and heavily scrutinized one-year contract agreement with defensive end Ray McDonald, coach John Fox became the team’s latest spokesman to endorse the move and the thorough research...
  • Wait, what changed George McCaskey's mind about Ray McDonald?

    Wait, what changed George McCaskey's mind about Ray McDonald?
    I liked George McCaskey’s first answer: no. The Bears chairman was asked by new general manager Ryan Pace to consider the case of Ray McDonald, a defensive end with a recent history of charges of violence against women. McCaskey said he reviewed...
  • Bears don't need Ray McDonald and his troubled past

    Bears don't need Ray McDonald and his troubled past
    Character matters. Until it doesn’t. Until there’s a pass rusher available. The Bears agreed to terms with Ray McDonald. He’s a talented defensive end. He will be reunited with new Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who...
  • Explaining Jay Cutler to John Fox; informing Joakim Noah about LeBron

    Explaining Jay Cutler to John Fox; informing Joakim Noah about LeBron
    Guessing about quarterbacks is a bad thing in the NFL, almost as bad as importing Canadian Football League coaches. But there’s new Bears coach John Fox, sounding like he’s guessing about Jay Cutler’s problems. “Maybe he got to...
  • Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case

    Bears criticized for signing player under investigation in sex assault case
    In August, defensive end Ray McDonald of the 49ers celebrated his 30th birthday with friends at his 4,800-square-foot home in San Jose overlooking a golf course. Guests arrived as early as 3 p.m. with the party going strong enough to generate a noise...
  • There's much that bears watching regarding Cubs and White Sox

    There's much that bears watching regarding Cubs and White Sox
    MESA, Ariz. — Devoted Cubs fan George McCaskey, representing the Bears at the NFL owners meetings a few cacti down the road, took advantage of the boondoggle to attend a weekend spring-training game at Sloan Park. Did McCaskey see a Cubs team...
  • Transcript: George McCaskey addresses Ray McDonald signing

    Transcript: George McCaskey addresses Ray McDonald signing
    PHOENIX -- Chicago Bears owner George McCaskey understands what’s at stake. Tuesday’s signing of defensive end Ray McDonald comes with risk and plenty of potential drama. After McDonald experienced multiple legal run-ins in 2014 -- first...
  • Bears chairman approves Ray McDonald signing after in-person meeting

    Bears chairman approves Ray McDonald signing after in-person meeting
    PHOENIX — George McCaskey analyzed Ray McDonald's file of legal problems — allegations of assaulting women — and said no. No way would a player prone to such poor decisions be part of his Bears. The 96-year-old club was not about to...
  • Bears receive no compensatory draft picks

    Bears receive no compensatory draft picks
    The NFL rewarded 32 compensatory picks for this spring’s draft to 14 teams Monday evening. The Chicago Bears, however, will not be receiving any of those selections, which are determined annually by evaluating a team’s key free agent additions...