| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:31 AM
SEATTLE — The sun-splashed, 75-degree evening that welcomed the Bears to the Pacific Northwest on Friday offered a reminder that this is August, when the games don't count in the standings. It's a reminder they sorely needed when looking up at the ...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The NFL passed along a memo to teams Tuesday with rubber-stamped approval for expanding practice squads from eight to 10 players this season, a move that will go into effect immediately and will essentially open up 64 new job opportunities around the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The Bears' final 53-man roster has begun to crystallize after 14 training camp practices and two exhibition games. Players have two exhibitions and five full practices remaining to impress general manager Phil Emery, coach Marc Trestman and Trestman's...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Jay Cutler is far and away the Chicago Bears' highest-paid player, averaging $18 million a season, but the quarterback didn't even crack the top 10 of Madden 15's player ratings.
Cutler's favorite target, Brandon Marshall, took that honor with a 96...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied in the fourth quarter Sunday to hand the host San Francisco 49ers a 28-20 loss.
1. The defense has been under fire. It didn’t play well last season, didn’t make enough splash plays in preseason...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Before 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became a star and, along with several contemporary athletic quarterbacks, changed how his position can help a team's rushing attack, he made his first career start against the Bears on a Monday night in November...