| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:53 PM
The first thing the Bears do when it comes to organizing a game plan each week is to go over pass protections.
If they can't block a play, they're not going to run it.
That process becomes more complex this week with center Roberto Garza,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Jay Cutler spent Thursday's practice throwing to the likes of Santonio Holmes and practice squad receiver Josh Bellamy instead of refining routes with Pro Bowlers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. And the timing hardly could be worse.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The Chicago Bears on Friday afternoon waived third-string quarterback David Fales and released veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden, people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
The transactions created two vacant roster spots the Bears need to fill...
| Sep 13, 2014
The Bears face some long odds Sunday night when they play the 49ers and try to avoid their first 0-2 start since 2003. They're 61/2-point underdogs and have lost eight straight games in San Francisco. Maybe a change of venue — this is the first...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Sitting at his desk as a bond broker in South Florida one day in February 1995, Marc Trestman heard his phone ring.
His assistant said it was 49ers coach George Seifert, whose team had just won Super Bowl XXIX days earlier. Trestman thought it was a...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Game week in Chicago begins much the same way training camp opened in Bourbonnais, with the Bears facing uncertainty at safety, linebacker and on special teams.
That's not the kind of continuity any NFL team seeks from one season to the next.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:45 PM
One day later, Chicago continued to buzz about Friday's memorable debut packed with possibility and hope.
No, not that one.
With due respect to Cubs prospect Javier Baez and baseball's most exciting last-place team, the city's first exposure to...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Santonio Holmes' first practice with the Bears began routinely enough. He took his turn in position drills, quickly chopping his feet, navigating a row of cones before darting to his right and catching a pass from an assistant coach.
In what remains...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Just throwing, um, stuff against the wall:
We’re up to four days now since Derrick Rose’s first game, and he still hasn’t practiced or played. And then he’s going to play, what, three games in five days in a tournament nobody...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Chicago Bears columnist Brad Biggs tackles readers' questions:
Q. What’s your take on Lance Briggs missing practice Monday for his restaurant opening? – @steveoatms from Twitter
A. For starters, I don’t think Briggs’ whereabouts...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Showtime officials said they always wanted to have a current player on the panel for "Inside The NFL," but the logistics never could be worked out.
Even with the show moving this season to Tuesdays, the day off for NFL players on most weeks,...