| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:24 AM
NFL teams gather in Indianapolis this week for the scouting combine, the underwear decathlon in which college football players try to look like athletes because dumb NFL football teams draft athletes instead of football players.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:48 AM
The time for handshakes, back slaps and pleasantries has passed for the new Bears' regime. General manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox have begun their uphill push to restore their 5-11 team to respectability.
That process continues Tuesday when the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:19 PM
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown, who signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent last March, has been released, the team said Wednesday.
McCown started 11 of the Buccaneers' 16 games in 2014, including...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:08 AM
Ryan Pace hit the ground asking questions as general manager, trying to get a sense for how Todd Bowles would fit as the next coach of the Bears.
Thirty minutes into his position as head man of all football operations at Halas Hall, Pace walked into the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:02 AM
MOBILE, Ala. — As the Bears work to fill out John Fox's coaching staff and review personnel there is also the task of preparing for the NFL draft, the lifeblood of any organization, especially one in a rebuilding phase.
Fox and new general manager...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:22 AM
Brandon Marshall made a brief appearance in the suite of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during Super Bowl XLIX and now is the time to wonder if the wide receiver will be seen at Halas Hall when the new league year begins.
The Bears are locked into Jay...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:59 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Time's up.
Jay Cutler infamously said it takes three years to fully install an offensive system, and barring a stunner, the Bears will fire Marc Trestman and his staff Monday one year short of fulfilling that timeline.
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Forte didn't need to keep track of his catches Sunday as he hunted the NFL's single-season record for receptions by a running back. Injured quarterback Jimmy Clausen did it for him on the sideline.
So when Forte caught a dart...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Marc Trestman was fired Monday morning, with most of his staff, the fourth set of offensive coaches quarterback Jay Cutler has worked with since joining the Bears in 2009, presumably soon to depart.
Former general manager Jerry Angelo famously said five...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback.
When he became general manager of...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The Bears' purge Monday did not include most of Marc Trestman's coaching staff.
Only offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer was fired along with Trestman and general manager Phil Emery. Each assistant under contract for 2015 — including defensive...