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Phil Emery

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Packers planning to use ex-Bear Peppers in hybrid role

    Packers planning to use ex-Bear Peppers in hybrid role
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — The sight of Julius Peppers standing alongside Clay Matthews might take some getting used to, but there they were Thursday during the Packers’ organized team activities under a bright sky with the stands at Ray Nitschke Field...
  • Bears add former Notre Dame QB Clausen to mix

    Bears add former Notre Dame QB Clausen to mix
    Jimmy Clausen has a short window to prove himself. But, at least for now, he has an opportunity. The Bears added the 26-year-old quarterback to their backup competition Thursday, signing Clausen to a one-year deal and waiving linebacker Lawrence...
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5 things we learned during Bears offseason

    5 things we learned during Bears offseason
    The Bears concluded their two-month offseason program Thursday, the first step on a journey they hope leads to the playoffs. Players were prohibited from wearing shoulder pads or tackling during nine voluntary and three mandatory practices, so true...