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Phil Emery

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  • Bears are younger—but are they better?

    Bears are younger—but are they better?
    No Country for Old Men. At least we know Chicago is for the young. This week we say goodbye to Julius Peppers and Josh McCown and Devin Hester and maybe Charles Tillman. We say hello to Lamarr Houston, Ryan Mundy and Jordan Senn. Honestly, I have...
  • M.D. Jennings, FS

    M.D. Jennings, FS
    6-0, 187 Packers (2011-2013) Age: 25 College: Arkansas St. (undrafted, 2011) What he adds: Experience and depth on defense and experience on special teams. Bears general manager Phil Emery praised his coverage skills. Pressing question: Can he...
  • Bears right on Julius Peppers and Charles Tillman

     Bears right on Julius Peppers and Charles Tillman
    Three days after the Bears signed former Packers safety M.D. Jennings, their NFC North rivals stunned the league Saturday when they announced they had agreed to a contract with defensive end Julius Peppers. A cynic would say the Bears can't beat the...
  • No, Bears, a pass rusher must rush the passer

    No, Bears, a pass rusher must rush the passer
    A Bears team that tied for the fewest sacks in the NFL last season began free agency by signing a defensive end who recorded fewer sacks than Julius Peppers, a defensive end the Bears couldn’t wait to get rid of because, well, he didn’t record...
  • Bears' free-agent moves still leave holes on defense

     Bears' free-agent moves still leave holes on defense
    On the day in 2008 that Lamarr Houston publicly apologized for getting arrested as a University of Texas junior for driving drunk hours after a Longhorns victory, he ignored his lawyer's advice and followed his conscience to the podium. Houston, whose...
  • Jernigan disregarding mock draft projections to Bears

    Jernigan disregarding mock draft projections to Bears
    INDIANAPOLIS--Florida St. defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan pays no attention to the numerous mock drafts that project the Chicago Bears to draft him 14th overall in May. “I’m just staying to true to the process, man, just keeping my head down...
  • Bears confirm they will retain 4-3 defense

    Bears confirm they will retain 4-3 defense
    The Bears on Tuesday publicized a decision about their defense they made more than a month ago: They will remain a 4-3 base unit with enough schematic versatility to maximize their players' talent. "It's a matter of being able to utilize the people that...
  • Emery: Bears will evaluate Sam's 'skill set as a football player'

    Emery: Bears will evaluate Sam's 'skill set as a football player'
    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery on Monday expressed respect for Michael Sam and vowed to evaluate Sam on his football ability. Sam, an NFL prospect and the reigning SEC defensive player of the year, said Sunday that he is gay. “Michael...
  • Chicago Bears make it official: Devin Hester will not return for them

    Chicago Bears make it official: Devin Hester will not return for them
    Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. The Bears confirmed Thursday that they are parting ways with the three-time Pro Bowl pick after eight seasons, confirming what he told the NFL Network the previous day. So instead of a return to Chicago,...
  • Bears thank Hester in confirming his exit

    Bears thank Hester in confirming his exit
    The Chicago Bears on Thursday morning confirmed they will not re-sign return specialist Devin Hester. "For the past eight seasons we have been honored to have Devin Hester as a part of our organization,” general manager Phil Emery said in a...
  • NFL teams can't take Prince Shembo's word for it

    NFL teams can't take Prince Shembo's word for it
    After one Notre Dame football practice in August, coach Brian Kelly described defensive end Prince Shembo to reporters. "He plays the game with that chip where (he is) going to do whatever's necessary to be disruptive,'' Kelly said. "You almost have to...
  • Bears on watch as franchise tag period begins

    Bears on watch as franchise tag period begins
    One of the biggest weeks of the NFL offseason kicks off Monday with the beginning of the period in which teams may designate a franchise or transition player in order to protect his rights. Then on Wednesday, the NFL community will congregate in...