| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Is Jon Bostic going to start at one of the two linebacker spots along with Lance Briggs? -- @KLynch721 from Twitter
Since January, I’ve said D.J. Williams is the man to beat out at middle linebacker and that is where Bostic is listed as a co-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:39 AM
You can stamp the labels on Shea McClellin. First-round pick. Failed defensive end. Potentially promising strong side linebacker. All of those fit.
But whatever lens McClellin is viewed through as the 2014 season nears, there is no question this will...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:48 PM
BOURBONNAIS — The high-pitched voice of Lance Briggs began to rise and the players in the defensive huddle were bouncing around.
The ebullient display during the Bears' second practice at Olivet Nazarene University on Saturday had to be a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:47 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Lance Briggs brought it up. He hasn't been to a Pro Bowl since 2011 after a streak of seven straight invitations to the game.
"I forgot what it feels like," Briggs said Thursday.
So, yes, that's extra incentive in the back of the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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'...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Jay Cutler is far and away the Chicago Bears' highest-paid player, averaging $18 million a season, but the quarterback didn't even crack the top 10 of Madden 15's player ratings.
Cutler's favorite target, Brandon Marshall, took that honor with a 96...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:39 PM
BOURBONNAIS—Here are some thoughts and observations from Bears practice on Thursday.
1. The defensive front seven was more disruptive than it has been in any practice so far. Throughout team drills, regardless of which level of the depth chart was...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:50 AM
BOURBONNAIS--The overhauled Bears defense made its debut at training camp Friday morning, giving fans a peek at the unit's preliminary two-deep depth chart, which took shape as follows:
RDE: Jared Allen, Trevor Scott
LDE: Lamarr Houston, Willie...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:36 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
TSX picks potential HOF players on each roster
Every day somebody -- including the media, players and coaches -- casually refers to a current star as a "future Hall of Famer."
Most of the time...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Bears' 2013 season came to a heartbreaking end with a 33-28 last-minute loss to the Packers on Dec. 29, a defeat that cost them the NFC North title and kept them out of the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.
That was a demoralizing finish...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In the topsy-turvy world of the NFL, where you often find a worst-to-first story, the Bears have managed to do something difficult since their last Super Bowl appearance.
They have found a way to hang around mediocre most of that period: Never quite...