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Phil Emery

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  • Many decisions for Bears, but biggest at safety

     Many decisions for Bears, but biggest at safety
    CLEVELAND — The Bears have one decision remaining for their starting lineup when it comes to Week 1 against the Bills but no clues were available in the exhibition finale Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Who is the starting free safety to...
  • In the Wake of the Web: Haugh on Castro, Conte, Notre Dame-Michigan

    In the Wake of the Web: Haugh on Castro, Conte, Notre Dame-Michigan
    For openers… Speculation about Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro’s future practically began before the swelling in his left ankle subsided. Castro likely will miss the rest of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain Tuesday...
  • Santonio Holmes stands out in Bears' exhibition finale

     Santonio Holmes stands out in Bears' exhibition finale
    CLEVELAND — You can assess Thursday night's Bears exhibition game against the Browns through whatever lens you'd like. Officially, it was a 33-13 loss, a result that gave the Bears a 2-2 preseason record. (Take that for all it's worth.)...
  • Tape won't lie: Bears defense looks the same

    Tape won't lie: Bears defense looks the same
    "We've got to watch the tape," was the common refrain in the Bears' locker room. So go ahead and pick one. The game tape from Sunday's 23-20 overtime letdown to the Bills, who came to Chicago and won for the first time ever, or choose one from the...
  • Bears' plan to rotate safeties is unconventional

     Bears' plan to rotate safeties is unconventional
    Depth is a wonderful thing in football, but the old saying is when you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one. With the 2014 season set to kick off, the Bears must be hoping that adage doesn't apply in a roundabout way to their safeties. They...
  • Bears' season-opening roster and depth chart

    Bears' season-opening roster and depth chart
    Starters in bold; *—rookie QUARTERBACKS (3): Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, David Fales* Cutler has the security of a big contract and a talented supporting cast other quarterbacks would kill for. Anything short of excellence would be disappointing....
  • Three-and-out: Allen's impact, Watkins' upside, Cain's arrival

    Three-and-out: Allen's impact, Watkins' upside, Cain's arrival
    In case you hadn’t heard, Lance Briggs’ California smokehouse is open for business with the longtime Bears standout having emceed the grand opening on Labor Day. Yet the debate surrounding Briggs’ Monday absence from practice for that...
  • INSIDE SLANT - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT Bears' defense is an aging whine The 2013 season had just ended in disaster for the Chicago Bears and general manager Phil Emery sat down to address the media about how he was going to...
  • Briggs' absence says more about Trestman

    Briggs' absence says more about Trestman
    History suggests preseason football bores Lance Briggs as much as the rest of us. On the first day of training camp before the 2011 season, for instance, Briggs stopped me in a parking lot and smiled. The two of us crossed paths on the campus of...
  • Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts as Bears' roster cuts loom

    Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts as Bears' roster cuts loom
    CLEVELAND—Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears rested 40 of the 75 players on their roster Thursday night, concluding the preseason with a 33-13 loss to the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. 1. Roster cuts are coming. The Bears are required to reduce...
  • Bears defense remains bit of a mystery

    Bears defense remains bit of a mystery
    Twenty-eight snaps. That's how many plays Jared Allen had in preseason action. The number of looks there were with the 32-year-old defensive end that the highest hopes have been pinned on for improving the Bears defense. He missed the exhibition...
  • The hole in Trestman's thinking

    The hole in Trestman's thinking
    Everybody looked dumb. Marc Trestman and Lance Briggs talked about the linebacker’s ditching the first team practice with the 53-man roster for his restaurant opening in California, and everybody looked dumb. This wasn’t as bad as the...