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  • NFL draft preview: Safety

    NFL draft preview: Safety
    As the NFL draft nears, we're taking an 11-day, position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need. Bears status Underperformance last season against the run and the pass prompted a shake-up that's expected to carry over from free...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    The Bears have done a lot of work to build the roster since the end of the regular season and in free agency. What about an extension for wide receiver Brandon Marshall who is entering the final year of his contract? Is that in the cards for Phil Emery?...
  • Houston has the right idea; not sure about Emery

    Houston has the right idea; not sure about Emery
    The first time Lamarr Houston faced the Chicago media, the pricey free-agent defensive end was asked about replacing the now-departed Julius Peppers, of course. But Houston’s answer was telling a bigger truth about himself and what passes for a...
  • One big reason Bears offense will be better

    One big reason Bears offense will be better
    The Bears' offense is talking like it’s going to become more of a force, and it already was a big deal. The basis for this confidence and optimism was progress borne of continuity, as detailed in our story by Dan Wiederer. Bears offensive...
  • At some point, you have to tackle

    At some point, you have to tackle
    Shea McClellin ended Aaron Rodgers’ night on the first series of Bears-Packers on Monday Night Football. Yes, that Shea McClellin. Yes, with a sack of that Aaron Rodgers. Slamming down the Packers quarterback in the red zone, the Bears so-called...
  • Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss

    Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss
    DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
  • Pick an area, and the Bears stunk

    Pick an area, and the Bears stunk
    OK, so it wasn’t going to be easy for the Bears this season, but yeesh, did it have to be this awful? The Bears lost both lines of scrimmage, lost the ball, lost control of things the second quarter, and that’s how you lose an ugly...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. 1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
  • Bears have that run-down feeling again

    Bears have that run-down feeling again
    ST. LOUIS — Any running back can gash the Bears these days. All-Pro or second-stringer, established veteran or off-the-street free agent, bruiser or speedster. Credentials are irrelevant. This once-proud defense stops the run like a colander stops...
  • Marshall offensive catalyst for Bears' 27-21 victory

    Marshall offensive catalyst for Bears' 27-21 victory
    Brandon Marshall really wanted to see the football more. It came his way plenty Thursday night. Brandon Marshall desperately needed a Bears victory. He helped provide it. With a pair of glowing green cleats and two crowd-pleasing touchdown...
  • Bears' show a hit on road too

    Bears' show a hit on road too
    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....