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  • Nix could fortify Bears' revamped defensive line

    Nix could fortify Bears' revamped defensive line
    A busy offseason overhauling the defense isn’t yet complete, with the Chicago Bears needing to find additional pieces via the NFL draft. The question is where those pieces will fit in the puzzle. General manager Phil Emery has signed or re-signed...
  • Bears hope for good 'return' on investment

    Bears hope for good 'return' on investment
    Comparisons to Devin Hester are going to come for Chris Williams or whoever winds up becoming the Bears' primary returner. It has nothing to do with what is realistic for Williams, who was a record-setting returner in the CFL in 2011 and '12 as well...
  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    The Bears have done a lot of work to build the roster since the end of the regular season and in free agency. What about an extension for wide receiver Brandon Marshall who is entering the final year of his contract? Is that in the cards for Phil Emery?...
  • QB Freeman visits Bears

    QB Freeman visits Bears
    Free agent quarterback Josh Freeman visited the Bears on Monday, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. General manager Phil Emery last month said the Bears would continue evaluating veteran quarterbacks to compete with Jordan Palmer for...
  • Bears restructure Cutler's contract to clear cap space

    Bears restructure Cutler's contract to clear cap space
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ten days into free agency, the Bears went to the contract of Jay Cutler to create an additional $4 million in salary-cap room for 2014. The Bears restructured Cutler’s contract Friday, converting $5 million of his $22.5 million...
  • The fear in Bears free agency

    The fear in Bears free agency
    The first question is whether the Bears can address any of their many defensive problems as the free-agency signing period opens Tuesday. The second question is whether Phil Emery can say no. Both questions involved Michael Bennett. The brother of...
  • Hoping Bears see urgency for Jared Allen

    Hoping Bears see urgency for Jared Allen
    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...
  • Young hopes to help Bears with length, toughness

    Young hopes to help Bears with length, toughness
    General manager Phil Emery entered free agency this week on a mission to find two starting defensive ends to fortify the Bears’ beleaguered front. He completed that task Thursday morning when he signed Willie Young to a three-year, $9 million...
  • Forte confident of Emery's plan to rebuild defense

    Forte confident of Emery's plan to rebuild defense
    Running back Matt Forte no doubt is pleased the Bears are bringing back cornerback Charles Tillman and he hopes defensive tackle Henry Melton will return too. In any case, he has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a...
  • Allen brings big talk with big sack numbers

    Allen brings big talk with big sack numbers
    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. Because free-agent...
  • Jared Allen says Bears 'closer than people think'

    Jared Allen says Bears 'closer than people think'
    There was no turning back. It had been five days since Bears general manager Phil Emery had rubber-stamped the deal, a four-year contract for pass-rush virtuoso Jared Allen. The guaranteed money ($15.5 million) was all Allen's. The deal's maximum...
  • Three things to know about Jared Allen's Chicago arrival

    Three things to know about Jared Allen's Chicago arrival
    Five days after making their biggest splash in free agency with the signing of defensive end Jared Allen, the Chicago Bears formally introduced the five-time Pro Bowler on Monday at Halas Hall. Allen's arrival is expected to invigorate a needy pass rush....