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  • Is Lance Briggs on right track or laugh track with Bears?

    Is Lance Briggs on right track or laugh track with Bears?
    Lance Briggs keeps laughing at the suggestion he needs to behave differently as a 33-year-old linebacker than he used to, but nobody outside Halas Hall finds it as funny. By the end of the season, the joke could be on the Bears unless Briggs and the...
  • 10 thoughts after Bears' win over Jets

    10 thoughts after Bears' win over Jets
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ 27-19 road victory Monday night over the New York Jets that raised their record to 2-1. 1. The Bears have been turning to inexperienced players to fill the holes that keep opening on defense. First-round...
  • Urlacher: Briggs' day off 'not a big deal'

    Urlacher: Briggs' day off 'not a big deal'
    Brian Urlacher teamed with fellow linebacker Lance Briggs to form the core of a dominant defense that helped the Bears reach Super Bowl XLI under former coach Lovie Smith. Not surprisingly, Urlacher sees nothing wrong with good friend Briggs receiving...
  • Lance Briggs brushes off criticism of absence from practice

    Lance Briggs brushes off criticism of absence from practice
    Revelations into Lance Briggs’ Labor Day whereabouts surfaced Wednesday at Halas Hall with the standout linebacker explaining his Ferris Bueller-like escapades. The facts in a nutshell: Briggs took a day off Monday, missing Bears practice six days...
  • The hole in Trestman's thinking

    The hole in Trestman's thinking
    Everybody looked dumb. Marc Trestman and Lance Briggs talked about the linebacker’s ditching the first team practice with the 53-man roster for his restaurant opening in California, and everybody looked dumb. This wasn’t as bad as the...
  • Three-and-out: Allen's impact, Watkins' upside, Cain's arrival

    Three-and-out: Allen's impact, Watkins' upside, Cain's arrival
    In case you hadn’t heard, Lance Briggs’ California smokehouse is open for business with the longtime Bears standout having emceed the grand opening on Labor Day. Yet the debate surrounding Briggs’ Monday absence from practice for that...
  • Five make-or-break factors for Bears this season

    Five make-or-break factors for Bears this season
    In the NFL, where the smallest margins separate winners from losers, the Bears are stuck in the middle. They have come to be defined by mediocrity. They've finished within a game of .500 in five of the last seven seasons. And they have made the playoffs...
  • Bears' season-opening roster and depth chart

    Bears' season-opening roster and depth chart
    Starters in bold; *—rookie QUARTERBACKS (3): Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, David Fales* Cutler has the security of a big contract and a talented supporting cast other quarterbacks would kill for. Anything short of excellence would be disappointing....
  • Bears will name their 5 captains game by game

     Bears will name their 5 captains game by game
    Bears coach Marc Trestman and his staff will name team captains on a game-by-game basis instead of selecting them to serve for the entire season. "We have a lot of guys deserving," Trestman said after practice Friday. "There are not only leaders, but...
  • Will Bears defense be ready when the bell rings?

    Will Bears defense be ready when the bell rings?
    As the calendar flipped to September, the Bears marched into Week 1 of the regular season Monday, eager to attack this weekend's opener with the Bills. But 40 days after training camp opened, coach Marc Trestman probably would prefer even more time to get...
  • Briggs' absence says more about Trestman

    Briggs' absence says more about Trestman
    History suggests preseason football bores Lance Briggs as much as the rest of us. On the first day of training camp before the 2011 season, for instance, Briggs stopped me in a parking lot and smiled. The two of us crossed paths on the campus of...