| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Down, set… shop!
NFL free agency opens this week, and with the salary cap set at $133 million per team, each club has $10 million more in buying power than it did last season.
Although the signing period doesn't begin until Tuesday at 1 p.m....
| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Phil Emery is drafting defense this week. The Bears general manager is drafting it early and often, and he’s not very good at it.
Emery said last week that he had six choices he feels worthy of taking with the...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Bears' defensive scheme will feature "significant changes" in Mel Tucker's second season as coordinator, Tucker said at rookie camp Friday.
"There are some significant changes in terms of some of the techniques that we’re going to play, how...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
What is the No. 1 position the Bears can't ignore in first three rounds? -- @nolejoe from Twitter
Tough to select just one when you consider the needs. The signing of a player like Jared Allen makes it clear general manager Phil Emery is driven to see...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 3:23 PM
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.
The offseason's revolving door at defensive end sent Julius Peppers to Green...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:12 AM
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,...
| May 28, 2014
The Bears' first organized team activity of the spring had the look and feel of an offseason practice, with technique, fundamentals and core schemes taking the stage as the main focus of the afternoon.
However, after watching the Bears run through drills...
| May 30, 2014
| 7:24 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — When Phil Emery set out to rebuild the Chicago Bears defensive line in free agency, he cast a wide net at the outset.
The Bears were all-in on Michael Bennett before the defensive end re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks and...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:50 PM
As a star receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the speedy DeSean Jackson made a career of creating separation from defenders.
Now, it's the Eagles who have created separation, releasing him this week amid reports his off-field issues outweighed his...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
What a difference a (pro) day makes.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout...
| 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 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Now that’s an offseason.
It took a while, but Phil Emery finally got the pass rusher the Bears needed.
None of this Willie Young stuff. If he could get only three sacks while playing on a Lions line with the best tandem of defensive tackles in...