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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...
  • 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)....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brad Biggs' bonus Bears mailbag

    Brad Biggs' bonus Bears mailbag
    Is Phil Emery going to surprise us all and go offense in the first round? -- @fronczak68 from Twitter You need to learn to never say never in the NFL but I don’t know how the Bears will accomplish remaining work needed for the defense by going...
  • Tackling the Bears' defensive line

    Tackling the Bears' defensive line
    The question isn’t who will replace Julius Peppers. No, the question is who couldn’t. You there, reading this piece on your laptop, get in there at right defensive end for the next snap. You couldn’t lose outside contain much worse...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 6 (updated with injury news and reflects Falcons' bye week)

    In a painful season for the Houston Texans, Matt Schaub is injured on a fellow former U.Va. alum's sack ... Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): On...