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  • Sense of loss drives Ngata

    Sense of loss drives Ngata
    In Polynesian culture, a celebration, by definition, is not a private affair. Word of good news spreads as if it were carried by the wind, touching uncles, cousins, brothers, friends, sisters, girlfriends, ex-girlfriends and strangers, and without...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    Do you think the Bears should try to sign Jay Ratliff, if not for this season, then looking ahead to 2014-2016? -- Kashif K. That is a bad idea right now, in my opinion. I am not saying Ratliff will not be a contributor for a team in 2014 but if the...
  • Bears position analysis: Defensive line

    Bears position analysis: Defensive line
    For the first time since the 1985 season, the Bears landed two defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl as Julius Peppers and Henry Melton were selected as all-stars. Peppers led the defense with 111/2 sacks, his most since joining the club in 2010, and...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    The Bears' starting front four is going to be a force this season and hopefully for years to come, but after the starters the roster doesn't look so great. I'm wondering, what percentage of snaps the starters are expected to play and how important it is...
  • NFL draft preview: Defensive tackles

     NFL draft preview: Defensive tackles
    There's something for everyone in this class of defensive tackles. If it's a quick, pass rushing three technique you desire, Sharrif Floyd is your man. If you prefer a gigantic plugger, Johnathan Hankins will be your guy. Or if you need a combination, how...
  • Peanut Tillman gets “Chipwrecked”

     
    Chicago Bears' Charles Tillman is a busy man this season, both on and off the field. From his famous ball punch on Sundays to his quest to make an impact in the lives of the youth of Chicago with his Cornerstone Foundation . Tilliman on Monday hosted a...
  • Interview: Shaq roasting The Hoff? Diesel says it almost happened

    Interview: Shaq roasting The Hoff? Diesel says it almost happened
    Which nickname is future NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal going by now that’s he’s retired? Big Daddy? Superman? Shaq Fu? The Big Aristotle? Nope. Diesel. I know this because that’s how he introduced himself when I answered...
  • Smith decides to sit Harris

    The Bears defensive coaches raved all offseason about how Tommie Harris finally was healthy again and ready to regain his old form. So much for the high praise. In a somewhat shocking move, Harris was inactive for Monday night's game against the...
  • Bears to sign defensive tackles McCargo and Pressley

    Bears to sign defensive tackles McCargo and Pressley
    The Bears weren't able to add help at defensive tackle during the draft, so they found some on the street. An NFL source told the Tribune the team agreed to terms Thursday night with John McCargo, a former first-round draft pick of the Bills, and DeMario...
  • Cutler breaks thumb in Bears' victory over Chargers

    Cutler breaks thumb in Bears' victory over Chargers
    The quarterbacks didn't want to make it into their duel but that's what Sunday's meeting at Soldier Field came down to — Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers squaring off in a showdown of gunslingers. After the Bears prevailed 31-20 over Cutler's former...
  • Who were Bears' real workhorses?

    Who were Bears' real workhorses?
    Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency. He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' win over Giants

    Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' win over Giants
    Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. 1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....