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  1. Mayor explores Soldier Field expansion

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring whether to add thousands of seats to Soldier Field. The preliminary proposal would add 5,000 seats. The stadium that's home to the Chicago Bears has a capacity of 61,500 people for football games...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  2. Poll indicates 49 percent of Americans are pro football fans

    About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, and nearly a third of those fans say they would not consider attending a Super Bowl -- even though few have any idea how much it costs.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  3. Vikings: Patterson honored by PFWA

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, who was already named to the Associated Press All-Pro team earlier this month, got another honor on Monday afternoon. The Pro Football Writers Association named Patterso...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  4. Patterson, Peterson named to All-Pro teams

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Not only is Cordarrelle Patterson going to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, he's also a first-team All-Pro. The kick returner claimed the spot on the Associated Press' All-Pro team after posting the second-highest kickoff return average si...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. Jay Cutler confirms marriage

    Associated Press

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler says marriage has done one thing for him: the Chicago Bears quarterback feels much older. "I feel old, I really do," Cutler said Tuesday in confirming that he and actress Kristin Cavallari had recently married. "It...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  6. Payton's mother dies at 87

    Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. -- Alyne S. Payton, the mother of late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, has died in Jackson, Miss. She was 87. Family members say she died in the hospital Monday after a long illness. Officials with Westhaven Memorial F...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  7. Ex-Bear Knox giving up football

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox says he's giving up football. Read the entire story....

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  8. Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings and J.J. Watt of Houston Tex...

    It's unanimous, on both sides of the ball.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2013
  9. Report -- Ron Rivera, Jerry Richardson of Carolina Panthers to me...

    A person familiar with the situation says Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with Ron Rivera Saturday morning to discuss the coach's future with the team.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  10. Darnell Dockett of Arizona Cardinals fined an amount in 'six figu...

    Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett has been fined a "six-figures" amount for allegedly spitting at teammate Kerry Rhodes and disobeying the team's plan to let the Jets score, a source told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  11. McMahon: I should have played baseball

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who is suffering from early-stage dementia, has told a Chicago television station that while he appreciates what football has done for him, if he could do it over, he would play baseball. Re...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. Ex-Packer RB Grant was nearly a Bear

    Associated Press

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Ryan Grant had finished a workout and was close to signing a deal with the Chicago Bears when the Washington Redskins called with an offer he liked better. "I was on my way to do a physical in Chicago," Grant said. "Agreed to Washi...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Manning expected to play couple of series

    Associated Press

    Peyton Manning will make his return to the field Thursday night for the first time in 19 months when the Denver Broncos visit the Chicago Bears. A four-time MVP, Manning missed all of last season with a nerve injury in his neck that weakened his t...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  14. Briggs has high expectations for Bears

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Lance Briggs envisions big things for the Chicago Bears this coming season. The Pro Bowl linebacker said it "definitely could be" the best team he's played on after sweeping changes during the offseason that sent expectations soaring. ...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  15. Bears trim roster, waive three players

    Associated Press

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have waived offensive tackle Levi Horn, tight end Andre Smith and guard Reggie Stephens. The Bears announced the moves on Monday, trimming their roster to 89 players. Horn spent most of the past two season...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  16. Urlacher likes new Bears uniforms

    ESPNChicago.com

    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is a fan of the NFL's new Nike jerseys, which were unveiled Tuesday. Urlacher tweeted: "new jerseys are sweet...Classic Chicago Bears look." From The Associated Press: The league and Nike showed off the n...

    Blog | April 03, 2012