| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
As the NFL draft nears — it takes place May 8-10 — we're taking an 11-day, position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need.
General manager Phil Emery can only hope the calculated gamble he took last fall...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
What a difference a (pro) day makes.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Maybe it’s me, but when Bears general manager Phil Emery says that new Bears linebacker Shea McClellin was the team’s best "pass disruptor" when he played defensive end, everyone looks stupid.
First, Julius Peppers. Emery’s statement...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The question isn’t who will replace Julius Peppers.
No, the question is who couldn’t.
You there, reading this piece on your laptop, get in there at right defensive end for the next snap. You couldn’t lose outside contain much worse...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
The Bears’ bid to rebuild their defense on the fly to complement one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses is starting at the top of the free-agent class.
Multiple sources indicate they are in play for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Next stop on Henry Melton's free-agency tour: St. Louis.
The incumbent Chicago Bears defensive tackle is scheduled to visit the Rams on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Melton visited the Dallas Cowboys on Monday as he...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:07 AM
What are the chances the Bears make a push for Jared Allen? It feels like they have cap space and no real proven pass rushers on the roster. -- @DitkavHurricane from Twitter
This was by far the most popular question in the mailbag this week. A lot of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Is Phil Emery going to surprise us all and go offense in the first round? -- @fronczak68 from Twitter
You need to learn to never say never in the NFL but I don’t know how the Bears will accomplish remaining work needed for the defense by going...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:29 PM
The Bears have done a lot of work to build the roster since the end of the regular season and in free agency. What about an extension for wide receiver Brandon Marshall who is entering the final year of his contract? Is that in the cards for Phil Emery?...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The NFC features some of the NFL's best defenses, which includes the Seattle Seahawks, the reigning Super Bowl champions.
This conference also features a couple of teams - Philadelphia, Chicago, Carolina, Arizona - that appear to be on the rise, and a...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Henry Melton's ongoing recovering from ACL reconstruction surgery is sure to affect his value on the free-agent market. Melton had surgery Oct. 8 to reconstruct the ACL in his left knee, and although he expects to be ready for training camp, teams...