| 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:07 AM
What are the chances the Bears make a push for Jared Allen? It feels like they have cap space and no real proven pass rushers on the roster. -- @DitkavHurricane from Twitter
This was by far the most popular question in the mailbag this week. A lot of...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:51 AM
The Chicago Bears’ reloaded defense and high-powered offense will soon get back to work. Players are scheduled to report to Halas Hall on Tuesday, April 22, for the start the team’s offseason program.
Coaches then will start meeting with...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Jared Allen has recorded double-digit sacks in each of the last seven seasons. That’s a right defensive end the way it oughta be.
The way Julius Peppers used to be.
The way the Bears need one to be.
Even before introducing new defensive end...
| 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....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The official introduction came Monday afternoon at Halas Hall: Jared Allen, newest member of the Chicago Bears.
Five days after the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the organization, Allen arrived for his...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Absolutely, Jared Allen said.
And he’s absolutely right.
“Absolutely, I think the Bears are closer to winning a Super Bowl than people think,’’ Allen said, and yeah, it’s true because of Allen.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:40 PM
If Dennis Rodman can become a beloved figure in Chicago, you can learn to love Jared Allen.
Reaction to the Bears signing one of the best pass rushers in the NFL on Wednesday ranged from euphoria to "Oh man, now I have to root for Jared Allen?"...
| 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 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:18 PM
In the beginning: Jared Allen will turn 32 on April 3. He was born in Dallas, raised near San Jose, Calif., and went to college at Idaho State, where he was an All-Big Sky defensive lineman and long snapper.
Surprise, surprise: He was a fourth-round...
| 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...