| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:39 PM
Devin Hester and Deion Sanders have been exchanging text messages recently.
"Just wishing each other happy holidays and stuff like that," Hester said Friday as he gathered up his gear in the Halas Hall locker room.
In perhaps his final game with the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:24 PM
When Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman broke his left collarbone in the second game of the 1998 season, he missed five Cowboys games over the next 50 days.
The wait was excruciating, even between owner Jerry Jones' news conferences.
"The pain was...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Looking as devastated as every Bears fan felt early Sunday evening, safety Chris Conte slowly walked away from his locker declining comment on the biggest play of the season.
Conte's eyes were red and his head was down as he stared at the carpet....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:14 AM
What does Phil Emery know about defense?
Other than his top draft picks in his first two years apparently can’t play it, I mean.
What does Marc Trestman know about defense?
Other than his choice of defensive coordinator can’t teach it to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:16 PM
For the record, there was crying in Tampa, Fla., on the day they formally introduced Lovie Smith as the next Buccaneers head coach.
But not from Bucs fans who feared for their team's offense under Smith.
"That's my grandson,'' Smith told reporters...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:26 PM
It's a strange week when Washington Coach Mike Shanahan is rolling the dice by taking out the healthy-enough Robert Griffin III, and Chicago Coach Marc Trestman is rolling the dice by putting in the healthy-enough Jay Cutler.
If Cutler doesn't match...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
In today's NFL, the quarterback is king.
The Bears and general manager Phil Emery reminded us of that Thursday when they announced a seven-year deal for quarterback Jay Cutler that reportedly includes more than $50 million in guaranteed money.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:56 PM
For 96 minutes of football therapy Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman transparently testified about their team as if they had raised their right hands and taken oaths.
Emery and Trestman ranged from sounding...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Expiring contracts: Charles Tillman, Henry Melton, Corey Wootton, Major Wright, D.J. Williams, James Anderson, Jeremiah Ratliff, Zack Bowman, Nate Collins, Kelvin Hayden, Craig Steltz, Landon Cohen.
Hot topic: Is Mel Tucker safe? Or isn't he?...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:17 PM
CLEVELAND — The Jay Cutler we don't see started winning Sunday's 38-31 game against the Browns last Tuesday morning.
Cutler started approaching his offensive linemen to gauge their reaction to him replacing Josh McCown, the NFL's hottest...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:09 PM
And just like that, the Bears' quarterback debate is settled.
Ha, we couldn't even write that with a straight face, much less say or think it.
Jay Cutler did just enough in his latest comeback from injury this season, throwing for 265 yards and...