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  • Defensive line will determine Bears' success

    Defensive line will determine Bears' success
    The Bears have a fluid situation at safety and linebacker and the backup quarterback battle might create storylines for the remainder of preseason after Jordan Palmer played effectively and Jimmy Clausen one-upped him. But if this team is going...
  • 4 things to watch in Bears 1st exhibition

    4 things to watch in Bears 1st exhibition
    The Bears' exhibition opener Friday night against the Eagles at Soldier Field will be their first true test to help them begin settling an uncertain depth chart. The starting units aren't expected to play long. But there are still several notable...
  • NFL UPDATE: How players with Virginia connections fared in preseason Week 1 (plus Hall of Fame Game)

    When many of us last saw Logan Thomas, he was getting knocked woozy in Virginia Tech's Sun Bowl loss to UCLA on New Year's Eve. Even before then, he took plenty of criticism -- often deservedly so, he admitted -- for inaccurate passing. But Saturday...
  • NFL UPDATE: Players with Virginia connections on team rosters

    Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: LS 82 Mike Leach (W&M). QB 6 Logan Thomas (Va. Tech, Brookville High). OLB 47 Adrian Tracy (W&M, Potomac Falls High). G 78 Earl Watford (James Madison)....
  • $1 could make difference for two Bears

    $1 could make difference for two Bears
    BOURBONNAIS—In a system where the salary cap for the 2014 NFL season is $133 million, a $1 bill with George Washington on the front can make a difference. If Brian de la Puente or Nate Collins look like they are going to have a role in the...
  • If Bostic starts for Bears, then so does trouble

    If Bostic starts for Bears, then so does trouble
    If Jon Bostic starts this season, the Bears are in trouble. I don’t think Bostic is ready to be a starting middle linebacker for a Super Bowl contender, and apparently, neither do the Bears, or they wouldn’t have re-signed D.J. Williams and...
  • Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    With the Bears drafting Kyle Fuller (which looks to me like a great pick) and considering they have two starting corners in Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, do you think it is possible fourth-round pick Brock Vereen will be on the field more than...
  • NFL draft preview: Defensive tackle

    As the NFL draft nears — it takes place May 8-10 — we're taking an 11-day, position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need. Bears status General manager Phil Emery can only hope the calculated gamble he took last fall...
  • Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' mailbag
    Now that Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall have been re-signed, who would the next likely target be for an extension? -- @BradPintar from Twitter The Bears have been on a serious pace signing players since the very end of last season. Then, Cutler,...
  • Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears beat Giants

    Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears beat Giants
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears held on for a 27-21 victory over the New York Giants Thursday at Soldier Field, improving them to 4-2 on the season. 1. The arrival of the Giants represented an opportunity for the Bears to get the dormant pass...
  • ESPN's Kiper: Bears should draft defensive linemen early

    ESPN's Kiper: Bears should draft defensive linemen early
    You know it’s the NFL offseason when the series of teleconferences with draft analysts kicks off. And on Thursday morning, ESPN’s Mel Kiper moved us forward in earnest by discussing, among other things, how the Chicago Bears could get the best...