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Phil Emery

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  • NFL draft: NFC and AFC North draft needs

    The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the North divisions: AFC North This should sound familiar: The Cleveland Browns are looking for a quarterback. They...
  • Bears draft LSU DT Ego Ferguson 51st overall

    Bears draft LSU DT Ego Ferguson 51st overall
    The Chicago Bears addressed their interior defensive line need by drafting LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson in the second round with the 51st-overall pick on Friday night. Ferguson, who measured 6 feet 3, 315 pounds at the scouting combine in February,...
  • Bears Q&A: Minnesota defensive backs coach on Brock Vereen

    Bears Q&A: Minnesota defensive backs coach on Brock Vereen
    The Bears had a script heading into the final day of this weekend’s NFL draft. In the fourth round, general manager Phil Emery was aiming to come away with a running back-safety combination, addressing two major needs on his roster. Only one...
  • Bears Q&A: Virginia Tech secondary coach on Kyle Fuller

    Bears Q&A: Virginia Tech secondary coach on Kyle Fuller
    Virginia Tech secondary coach Torrian Gray coached cornerback Kyle Fuller, the Bears’ first-round pick, all four years in college. He helped nurture Fuller’s versatility in coverage, a trait that attracted the Bears to him. In a recent phone...
  • Bears Q&A: LSU defensive line coach on Ego Ferguson

    Bears Q&A: LSU defensive line coach on Ego Ferguson
    LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley held that position with the Chicago Bears from 2007-08. General manager Phil Emery can see how Haley applied his expertise to defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, whom the Bears drafted in 51st overall Friday. "He’...
  • NFL draft tracker: Bears' picks and their impacts

    NFL draft tracker: Bears' picks and their impacts
    The Bears prioritized defense in the 2014 draft, as expected. They used four of their eight picks, including their first three, to help rebuild a unit that set a franchise record last season for yards allowed.  Here we break down the impact of each pick...
  • Bears trying to reverse recent trend at safety

     Bears trying to reverse recent trend at safety
    The Bears might not settle on starters at safety until the preseason, and new faces working with the first team this spring already have an understanding of the team's recent history at the position. Asked if he was aware of the turnover the Bears...
  • Bears hope backup QB competition won't matter

     Bears hope backup QB competition won't matter
    Some serious hand-wringing is going on in Dallas, where Kyle Orton hasn't shown up for mandatory minicamp, forcing Brandon Weeden to take the first-team reps at quarterback for the Cowboys while Tony Romo recovers from back surgery. Orton, the former...
  • New-found maturity wears well on Jay Cutler

     New-found maturity wears well on Jay Cutler
    In the old days, before a new $126 million contract eased the pressure and a second son added perspective, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler responded to questions about his maturation as well as he did receivers who ran the wrong routes. Cutler typically...
  • Jay Cutler opening up as Bears minicamp gets underway

    Jay Cutler opening up as Bears minicamp gets underway
    The Bears completed their first day of a three-day mini-camp Tuesday at Halas Hall entering the home stretch of their offseason program. After Tuesday’s practice, quarterback Jay Cutler met the media, holding his first press conference since early...
  • Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    With the Bears drafting Kyle Fuller (which looks to me like a great pick) and considering they have two starting corners in Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings, do you think it is possible fourth-round pick Brock Vereen will be on the field more than...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    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...