| Mar 15, 2015
| 12:22 PM
The marquee event of the Ed Block Courage awards is Monday night’s gala, where a player from each NFL team will be honored for the courage and sportsmanship they showed this past season.
However, the banquet, which will take place at the Hilton...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 5:06 PM
The unmistakable sound of silence.
It is what first comes to mind when many NFL prospects describe pro days.
Ask Da'Ron Brown, it's no different than playing in front of 50,000 screaming fans on Saturdays in the fall.
"As my old coach called it, you're...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 3:22 PM
When the Bears traded for Jay Cutler in spring 2009, I was ecstatic. He was a young, fresh-off-a-Pro Bowl-season, laser-rocket-armed QB. And he was mercilessly pummeled by opposing defenders for those first few years, "protected" by the leakiest offensive...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:36 AM
Please nobody tell Brandon Marshall that his trade to the Jets last Friday wasn’t the only thing that happened in the NFL over the weekend that potentially affected the Bears. At least six other developments around the league piqued just as much...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 6:13 PM
Ryan Pace's decision to trade Brandon Marshall to the Jets for only a fifth-round pick illuminates the new general manager's premium on team chemistry.
But there's no denying the trade-off. Marshall's departure creates a void on the stat sheet after...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:20 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants dipped into the free agency market Tuesday, coming up with two former Patriots: running back Shane Vereen and linebacker Jonathan Casillas.
A person with knowledge of the moves who requested anonymity...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:27 AM
The Dolphins could use former Hurricanes teammates Antrel Rolle, Andre Johnson and Vince Wilfork. And wouldn't it be as much fun to dream of them back in Miami as they dream of playing together?
On Monday, Rolle tweeted: "Would love to play with my...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Monday is the final day of the NFL’s three-day exclusive negotiating window that allows teams to contact pending free agents ahead of the market opening at 4 p.m. Tuesday. To this point the period, which permits contract discussions but not final...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 7:25 PM
The lead-up to free agency opened Saturday with NFL teams and agents doing a familiar dance of gauging interest while working to get a handle on the marketplace.
One agent described it as a game of "peek-a-boo" while another who did high volume signings...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
For a few fleeting moments Sunday, quarterback Jimmy Clausen and the Bears offense created the spark Marc Trestman coveted in benching Jay Cutler. They flashed Soldier Field back a year to happier times, when the coach was a celebrated figure because...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:00 AM
The most-watched prime-time show for the week in Central Florida was CBS' long-running "60 Minutes," which enjoyed a huge boost from a football lead-in.
But three NFL games and the Florida-Florida State game scored bigger audiences than anything in...