| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
One of the biggest weeks of the NFL offseason kicks off Monday with the beginning of the period in which teams may designate a franchise or transition player in order to protect his rights.
Then on Wednesday, the NFL community will congregate in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:45 AM
You know it’s the NFL offseason when the series of teleconferences with draft analysts kicks off. And on Thursday morning, ESPN’s Mel Kiper moved us forward in earnest by discussing, among other things, how the Chicago Bears could get the best...
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Expiring contracts: Charles Tillman, Henry Melton, Corey Wootton, Major Wright, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jeremiah Ratliff, Zack Bowman, Nate Collins, Kelvin Hayden, Craig Steltz, Landon Cohen.
Hot topic: Is Mel Tucker safe? Or isn't he?...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:01 AM
One month, Bears coach Marc Trestman is saying defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is doing an “amazing’’ job.
Next month, Trestman is leaving Tucker’s continued employment a question.
Thanks for all the support, boss....
| 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...
| 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 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...