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  1. BBAO: No reason to push Urlacher deal

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Chicago Bears reported to training camp Tuesday with the best team they've had since the 2006 Super Bowl run. No one could rain on their parade, not even questions about a pending contract situation that no one s...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  2. Next up for Bears: Urlacher? Forte?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the relief and euphoria of his long-awaited contract extension, linebacker Lance Briggs described the Chicago Bears' offseason as "a miracle" and one that "on paper" has put him on the Bears' best team since he arrived in 2003. So as long as we're...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  3. Paul Ryan's oh-so-clever jab at Jay Cutler

    Kevin Seifert

    Via Twitter, blog regular @GBChicinMaine is pressuring me to post an item on week-old comments attributed to Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who apparently suggested the Bears are the best team in the NFC during a visit to a New Mexico eleme...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  4. MossWatch: Best team or just best players?

    Kevin Seifert

    With receiver Randy Moss now on board, the Minnesota Vikings now have six potential Hall of Fame players on their roster. Based on current career projections, that list includes Moss and: Quarterback Brett Favre Tailback Adrian Peterson Left ...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  5. JaMarcus Russell: Waking up

    Kevin Seifert

    My thoughts haven't changed on the Chicago Bears' decision to work out quarterback JaMarcus Russell. There is no harm in a workout, but I'm not at all convinced the sideshow Russell would bring to training camp is the best thing for a team transition...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: Breakout player

    Kevin Seifert

    Who is one potential breakout player for each NFC North team in 2013? Chicago Bears: Receiver Alshon Jeffery missed six games last season and played only 41.2 percent of the team's offensive snaps, but he was the team's second-best receiver by the...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each NFC North team thus far this offseason: Chicago Bears: Sometimes it's the move you don't make that stands out. The Bears were in a tough spot with guard Lance Louis, who was having the best seaso...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  8. Big Decision: Bears and Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: If there were ever a time for the Chicago Bears to make a clean and relatively controversy-free break from their history, it's now. Parting ways with one of the best and mos...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Devin Hester, Eric Weems will share returns

    Kevin Seifert

    We asked a few days ago why a team that boasts the best returner in NFL history would add another one in free agency. The likeliest explanation was for depth purposes, but absent any official word from Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery, we wer...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  10. NFL Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's playoff predictor continues to project three NFC North teams among the 12-team postseason field, and the Week 10 Power Rankings back up that sentiment. We now have three teams power ranked among the top nine in the NFL, giving us the best...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  11. Let's hear it for the 2011 preseason (or not)

    Kevin Seifert

    The best thing we can say about Week 4 of the preseason is that it's over, at least here in the NFC North. The next time one of our teams is on the field, it will be for real. In between, roster cutdowns from 8o to 53 will take place. The deadline is...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  12. The Dream Team of Tomorrow

    Kevin Seifert

    This week on ESPN.com, we'll pass the time developing an All-Pro team -- for three years from now. Yep. Using our handy tool, you now have your very own opportunity to vote for the players you think will be the best at their positions between 2014-16...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  13. Gabe Carimi: Instant upgrade for Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Jackpot! The Chicago Bears were at the mercy of 28 other teams Thursday night in their efforts to improve their offensive line. Their best-case scenario was for one of the to offensive tackles to get pushed down the board by a run at quarterbacks,...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Robbie Gould among those to report

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm doing my best to monitor NFC North post-lockout happenings Tuesday morning from here at blog headquarters. It appears that a handful of our players have reported to their team's facilities as a matter of labor strategy, knowing full well the NFL ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  15. Prudence, not pride, should drive Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    As they prepare for Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, the Chicago Bears should have only one goal in mind: What's best for them. They owe nothing to the teams whose playoff chances will be impacted by Sunday's result. There should be no service t...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  16. Week 12 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Our esteemed group of ESPN.com power rankers is slowly closing the gap between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Slowly. The Bears moved up five spots here in Week 12, but the Packers remain the best NFC North team in the minds of our panel...

    Blog | November 23, 2010