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  • Looks like Clausen already has taken Palmer's job

    Looks like Clausen already has taken Palmer's job
    I don’t know every criteria by which Marc Trestman is judging his backup quarterbacks, but Jimmy Clausen won. I think it’s over and Clausen has won the spot behind Jay Cutler. Premature? Maybe. But ultimately true. You watch. Clip & save....
  • As Chicago debuts go, Zach Miller's was memorable

     As Chicago debuts go, Zach Miller's was memorable
    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...
  • Thursday's Bears training camp rundown

    Thursday's Bears training camp rundown
    Position battle Safety Danny McCray: McCray, 26, has run with the first-unit defense the last two practices, a move that's allowing coaches to get a more complete evaluation of his skills. In four seasons, McCray has made only 10 starts, used mostly...
  • Bears training camp recap: Day 1

    Bears training camp recap: Day 1
    Position battle: Linebacker Shea McClellin: The Bears' 2012 first-round pick would have sacked Jimmy Clausen in 11-on-11 drills if hitting the quarterback was allowed. McClellin worked around the left edge as the play developed, evidence of how his...
  • Bears training camp rundown

     Bears training camp rundown
    Position battleTight end Matthew Mulligan: The five-year veteran continues to practice as the No. 2 tight end behind Martellus Bennett. Coaches like his ability in the running and passing games, and he showed that Wednesday. On a running play to the left...
  • Bears take look at McCray with starters at safety

    Bears take look at McCray with starters at safety
    Safety Danny McCray worked with the Bears’ first-string defense Wednesday, replacing fourth-round draft pick Brock Vereen. Coach Marc Trestman cautioned not to read too much into the change, saying he wanted to see how McCray, a special teams...
  • Matt Bowen plays 10 questions on the Bears

     Matt Bowen plays 10 questions on the Bears
    Competition was the name of the game for Matt Bowen as a rookie safety with the Rams in 2000. The offense was loaded with players such as Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt and Orlando Pace, which made practice better every day for a...
  • For Bears in 2014, it's playoffs — or bust

     For Bears in 2014, it's playoffs — or bust
    Oddsmakers in Las Vegas have set the over-under for the Bears' 2014 win total at 8 1/2 (-155). That seems about right. Since losing Super Bowl XLI in January 2007, the Bears' average regular-season win total is 8.6. They've won at least eight games five...
  • Bears training camp recap: Day 2

     Bears training camp recap: Day 2
    Position battle Backup QB Jordan Palmer: Palmer's grip on the No. 2 role is loose, at best. And with each interception and each unimpressive practice, the door opens wider for his competitors. So far, through two days of camp, the 30-year-old hasn't...
  • Monday's Bears camp rundown

    Monday's Bears camp rundown
    Position battle: Backup running back Shaun Draughn: He's entering his fourth season but has only 63 career carries, the vast majority of those coming in 2012 with the Chiefs. He's listed as Matt Forte's backup on the depth chart for Friday's...
  • Lessons learned after 8 Bears practices

    Lessons learned after 8 Bears practices
    The Bears begin their second full week of training camp Monday with an eye on their first exhibition game Friday night at Soldier Field against the Eagles. Thank goodness for games, because there's a limit to what can be gleaned from practices that don'...
  • Bears training camp recap: Day 4

    Bears training camp recap: Day 4
    Position battle: Wide receiver Josh Morgan Morgan is the most accomplished NFL pass catcher among the contenders for a reserve role, but he has been working with the third string behind Micheal Spurlock and Josh Bellamy. Morgan dropped two passes...