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Phil Emery

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  • ESPN's Kiper: Bears should draft defensive linemen early

    ESPN's Kiper: Bears should draft defensive linemen early
    You know it’s the NFL offseason when the series of teleconferences with draft analysts kicks off. And on Thursday morning, ESPN’s Mel Kiper moved us forward in earnest by discussing, among other things, how the Chicago Bears could get the best...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Versatile Hageman a possibility for Bears

    Versatile Hageman a possibility for Bears
    INDIANAPOLIS—General manager Phil Emery’s experience drafting Bears defensive end-turned-linebacker Shea McClellin reinforced for him the importance of a prospect’s versatility, he said Thursday. If Emery has that trait near the top of...
  • Mayock: Bears should 'sprint to podium' if DT Jernigan available

    Mayock: Bears should 'sprint to podium' if DT Jernigan available
    Add NFL Network’s Mike Mayock to the list of draft analysts who consider Florida St. defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to be a top candidate for the Chicago Bears to select with the 14th pick in May’s draft. “I think Jernigan is a guy...
  • Trying to make sense of Emery's ongoing disaster

    Trying to make sense of Emery's ongoing disaster
    Maybe it’s me, but when Bears general manager Phil Emery says that new Bears linebacker Shea McClellin was the team’s best "pass disruptor" when he played defensive end, everyone looks stupid. First, Julius Peppers. Emery’s statement...
  • Bears sign RB Shaun Draughn

    Bears sign RB Shaun Draughn
    The Bears on Wednesday signed free-agent running back Shaun Draughn to a one-year contract, the team said. He joins Michael Ford as the only tailbacks on the roster behind Pro Bowler Matt Forte.   Draughn has averaged 3.7 yards on 63 carries in 20...
  • If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'

    If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'
    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: As an investor in “Dallas Buyers Club,’’ not to mention a cameo as a bartender, Adam Dunn might leave spring training for Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. For...
  • Tackling the Bears' defensive line

    Tackling the Bears' defensive line
    The question isn’t who will replace Julius Peppers. No, the question is who couldn’t. You there, reading this piece on your laptop, get in there at right defensive end for the next snap. You couldn’t lose outside contain much worse...
  • Bears preparing play for defensive end Michael Bennett

    Bears preparing play for defensive end Michael Bennett
    The Bears’ bid to rebuild their defense on the fly to complement one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses is starting at the top of the free-agent class. Multiple sources indicate they are in play for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett,...
  • 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...