| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
The Bears’ bid to rebuild their defense on the fly to complement one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses is starting at the top of the free-agent class.
Multiple sources indicate they are in play for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett,...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Next stop on Henry Melton's free-agency tour: St. Louis.
The incumbent Chicago Bears defensive tackle is scheduled to visit the Rams on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Melton visited the Dallas Cowboys on Monday as he...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:06 PM
PITTSBURGH — Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker vaguely explained his position Wednesday when he was asked whether he would call more blitzes to jump-start a sputtering pass rush.
"We'll blitz when we need to, and when we want to," he said....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Philadelphia plays at Dallas in a winner-take-all game next Sunday with the NFC East title hanging in the balance.
That means another mental matchup between Eagles Coach Chip Kelly and Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
Kelly and Kiffin are...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was charged with misdemeanor assault and public intoxication after he was arrested early Sunday morning at a sports bar in Grapevine, Texas.
Melton “became belligerent with some of the staff members of...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Peyton Manning grabbed another slice of NFL history Sunday, throwing his 51st touchdown pass to claim the league’s single-season record.
The record toss was Denver Broncos quarterback Manning’s fourth touchdown of the day -- a 25-yard strike...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-...
| 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?...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Jay Cutler made quick, accurate decisions, Matt Forte was dangerous everywhere and Marc Trestman’s play-calling used the width and depth of the field. Like that, the Bears piled up 212 yards and three TDs in their first 20 plays. Now, can they do...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Julius Peppers wasn’t on the Bears injury report, so we have to trust that nobody is lying and that Peppers is healthy.
If so, then that narrows the options to one: Peppers was just plain bad in the win over the Bengals.
It wasn’t as if he...