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  • 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...
  • Bears starters no match for Seahawks in 34-6 loss

     Bears starters no match for Seahawks in 34-6 loss
    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 ...
  • NFL alerts teams of practice squad expansion

    NFL alerts teams of practice squad expansion
    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...
  • Shea McClellin making strides at new position

    Shea McClellin making strides at new position
    Shea McClellin flipped his hips and turned to cover Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown late in the second quarter of Thursday's exhibition game. The Bears strong-side linebacker was running stride for stride as Brown came out of his break on a deep out...
  • Monday's Bears camp rundown

    Monday's Bears camp rundown
    Position battle: Safety Chris Conte: In his second practice since returning from the physically unable to perform list, Conte intercepted Jordan Palmer's underthrown wobbler in the end zone. The crowd cheered him — imagine that — as he...
  • Tuesday's Bears training camp rundown

    Position battle: Running back Shaun Draughn: The veteran turned upfield after catching a pass during team drills. Cornerback Sherrick McManis ran beside Draughn and punched out the ball. The defense recovered the fumble. Draughn had only one carry for 2...