| 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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Philadelphia plays at Dallas in a winner-take-all game next Sunday with the NFC East title hanging in the balance.
That means another mental matchup between Eagles Coach Chip Kelly and Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
Kelly and Kiffin are...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
General manager Phil Emery entered free agency this week on a mission to find two starting defensive ends to fortify the Bears’ beleaguered front.
He completed that task Thursday morning when he signed Willie Young to a three-year, $9 million...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Running back Matt Forte no doubt is pleased the Bears are bringing back cornerback Charles Tillman and he hopes defensive tackle Henry Melton will return too.
In any case, he has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:06 PM
PITTSBURGH — Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker vaguely explained his position Wednesday when he was asked whether he would call more blitzes to jump-start a sputtering pass rush.
"We'll blitz when we need to, and when we want to," he said....
| May 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Jackie Shipp became Arizona State's defensive line coach last season, and he helped Will Sutton, the Bears' new third-round defensive tackle, repeat as Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Shipp was the Miami Dolphins' first-round pick in 1984. He...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Jay Cutler made quick, accurate decisions, Matt Forte was dangerous everywhere and Marc Trestman’s play-calling used the width and depth of the field. Like that, the Bears piled up 212 yards and three TDs in their first 20 plays. Now, can they do...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Julius Peppers wasn’t on the Bears injury report, so we have to trust that nobody is lying and that Peppers is healthy.
If so, then that narrows the options to one: Peppers was just plain bad in the win over the Bengals.
It wasn’t as if he...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Yep, it's almost over.
No, not the Bears' season. Only the most pessimistic fan would fear the worst from a 3-0 team.
Rather, "Breaking Bad" has just one more episode remaining to incinerate our nerves before its five-season run ends Sept. 29. And...