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Phil Emery

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  • Bears training camp snapshot: Defensive line

     Bears training camp snapshot: Defensive line
    The Bears made big offseason investments in rebuilding their defensive line that should pay off after training camp. Biggest offseason developments: The Bears' defensive line overhaul centered on guaranteeing a total of $30.5 million to free agents...
  • Johnny Manziel among top NFL training camp storylines

     Johnny Manziel among top NFL training camp storylines
    It's almost time to pack bags in Buffalo, as the Bills report to training camp Friday at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. They are the first team to open camp, with the Bears reporting to Bourbonnais on July 24. It has been an eventful...
  • Top 10 headlines from Bears' offseason

     Top 10 headlines from Bears' offseason
    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...
  • For Bears, future is now — or else

     For Bears, future is now — or else
    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...
  • Bears must improve defense for 2014 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT After finishing 30th in defense among the NFL's 32 teams, it is no secret that the Chicago Bears will be focused on that side of the ball when they line up for their first training camp...
  • Readers Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    In your opinion, did the Bears improve their defensive line with the additions of Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston, Willie Young, Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton? Conversely, did the loss of Henry Melton, Corey Wootton and especially Julius Peppers to...
  • Why is there not more coverage of a teams' scouts?

    Why is there not more coverage of a teams' scouts?
    Q: If the draft is how you build a franchise, then why is there not more coverage of a teams’ scouts? I don't mean fluff or assassination jobs, just journalism 101. How many current Bears scouts gave Jerry Angelo advice? How does the Bears’...
  • Mannelly retires from Bears after 16 seasons

    Mannelly retires from Bears after 16 seasons
    The flawless precision with which Pat Mannelly went about his job snapping the football for 16 years and the leadership he brought to the locker room as the longest serving player in Bears history are reasons why the club waited this deep into the...
  • How would you grade Phil Emery's defensive drafting ability?

    How would you grade Phil Emery's defensive drafting ability?
    By my count, over three Phil Emery drafts, and projecting starters for 2014, he has drafted eight offensive players for three starters, which is probably OK, but 11 defensive players for one starter (Jon Bostic or Shea McClellin) and that is a disaster. I...
  • Consistency was Patrick Mannelly's real specialty

     Consistency was Patrick Mannelly's real specialty
    The joke was old by late October 2010 but most Fridays after practice, I would walk past Pat Mannelly and ask for his thoughts on setting a record that Sunday. Mannelly passed Steve McMichael as the Bears' record holder for career games on Sept. 27,...
  • Patrick Mannelly's presence will be missed

    Patrick Mannelly's presence will be missed
    For years, Patrick Mannelly occupied a locker in the corner of Halas Hall where he often sat quietly observing the scene as reporters interviewed Bears teammates who made bigger headlines and earned larger salaries. Over 16 seasons, Mannelly has seen...
  • Clausen shows enough to get training camp nod

    Clausen shows enough to get training camp nod
    Jimmy Clausen will be heading to Bourbonnais for training camp with the Bears. The 26-year-old quarterback received a public vote of confidence from head coach Marc Trestman shortly after the team’s mini-camp ended Thursday. Clausen, who was...