| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Bears general manager Phil Emery has been staring at a lengthy offseason checklist since the 2013 season fell through a trap door in a 33-28 home loss to the Packers in the regular-season finale.
Emery already has taken care of several huge priorities...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Free agency is filled with hopes, dreams, reaches, nightmares and plenty of money but there is no telling what will come the way of NFL teams when the signing season opens at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Clubs officially are allowed to make direct contact with...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:48 PM
With a long list of priorities to address on defense, the Bears plugged one significant hole Wednesday when they and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $4 million, with $600,000 guaranteed.
The deal comes...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. Unwilling to use $10 million or more of valuable salary cap space to protect an asset, the Green Bay Packers face the likelihood that they'll no longer have the services of both cornerback Sam Shields and defensive tackle B.J. Raji,...
| 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 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The Bears would have no problem paying Julius Peppers $14 million next season if they knew he could be a game-changer every Sunday, a pass-rushing force capable of wreaking havoc on quarterbacks.
They also would find a way to make his $18.1 million...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Do you expect the decision on Julius Peppers to be finalized by the start of free agency and/or pending the signing of a replacement? -- @jtbbears from Twitter
Two months removed from the end of the 2013 season there is little doubt in my mind the Bears...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The NFL scouting combine produced some solid options for the Bears with the 14th pick in the first round with prospects such as Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert along with safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:20 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Phil Emery was the college scouting director of the Chiefs when they used the fifth overall pick in 2010 on safety Eric Berry.
No safety has been drafted higher since Eric Turner went No. 2 to the Browns in 1991. So Emery has...