| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
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Bears re-sign DT Collins, QB Palmer
The Chicago Bears re-signed defensive tackle Nate Collins and quarterback Jordan Palmer to one-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Collins had 13 tackles, one sacks and three...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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NFL roundup: Lions owner Ford dies
Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford Sr. died of pneumonia at his home. He was 88.
Ford ran Ford Motor Co. for more than five decades in addition to owning the Lions. He was the last surviving...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:22 AM
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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Carolina’s Greg Hardy: off the board. Washington’s Brian Orakpo: off the board.
The Chicago Bears will head toward free agency next week with an eye on upgrading their defensive line. Yet two of the big name pass rushers that were headed for...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Do you expect the decision on Julius Peppers to be finalized by the start of free agency and/or pending the signing of a replacement? -- @jtbbears from Twitter
Two months removed from the end of the 2013 season there is little doubt in my mind the Bears...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:19 AM
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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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Moments before Michael Sam took the podium at the NFL scouting combine last weekend, eager to share his story and aspirations with a captivated media horde, another Missouri defensive end had his opportunity to introduce himself.
His name: Kony Ealy,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:27 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Bears understand Shea McClellin’s importance to their defensive rebuilding project. Maximizing their 2012 first-round pick’s production seems a necessity and a reasonable expectation for a unit that set a club record...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL scouting combine began Thursday with Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery taking turns at the Lucas Oil Stadium podium to address their offseason plans. Not surprisingly, they both spoke with urgency,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The NFL scouting combine kicks into gear Thursday in Indianapolis, with more than 330 draft prospects invited to march through the assembly line of interviews, medical exams and athletic testing.
NFL coaches, scouts and front-office personnel will...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:50 AM
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...