| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
When the Bears retired Mike Ditka's old No. 89 in May, they announced that his would be the team's final retired number. And no wonder: their 14 retired numbers is the most in the NFL. Among the great players whose jerseys will not be removed from...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
When it comes to blending excitement with gloom over sports teams, no place does it better than Chicago.
So our town is in somewhat of a frenzy over the start of Bears' camp Friday at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, which most apparently expect to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:09 PM
When Brian Urlacher first established himself as the Bears' middle linebacker, he was playing between pretty solid players in Rosevelt Colvin and Warrick Holdman.
The trio had a good bond. Young and not yet savvy to the realities of the business side of...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Jon Bostic may never be all that Brian Urlacher was. Or all that Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus or Bill George were.
But the Bears, in the worst way, need him to be more than Dante Jones or Tom Hicks were.
It's true there are no meager expectations...
| Mar 27, 2013
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After seeing Manti Te'o shave about one-tenth of a second off his 40-yard dash time Tuesday, hearing the linebacker sing down a hallway inside the Guglielmino Athletics Complex confirmed the skip in his step.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Ravens officials made it clear at this week’s NFL meetings that their primary focus over the next month is not what remains on the free-agent market.
With 12 selections in next month’s draft, the organization is busy evaluating college...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The Bears haven't wasted time moving on from Brian Urlacher, signing two linebackers over the weekend to provide a veteran presence for a defense in transition.
Former Panther James Anderson signed a one-year contract Sunday, and he's in position to...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Phil Emery had been moving along pretty well in changing a Chicago Bears teams that missed the playoffs five of the last six years.
Then came last week.
Emery went from the mousy handling of Brian Urlacher to replacing him with a problem that might...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Corona del Mar High quarterback Cayman Carter, Newport Harbor tailback Talalelei Teaupa and Estancia running back Robert Murtha highlight three of 17 seniors from Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools nominated to play in the 54th Brea Lions Club...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Christian Jones was making the toughest decision of his football-playing life. Back in January, the Florida State linebacker was wondering if he was about to become a former Florida State linebacker when he sat down for a conversation...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Jay Cutler said the new offense will take three years to learn, but he only gets two max if he underperforms, right? -- @DreddRunner, from Twitter
I think if Cutler underperforms, I think he gets one year, no more. And really that’s all Marc...