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  1. LS Mannelly undecided about future

    Jeff Dickerson

    DES PLAINES, Ill. -- If Bears free-agent long snapper Patrick Mannelly does not return to Chicago for a franchise record 17th season, the team's all-time leader in games played (245) would probably lean toward retirement. That's the scenario Mann...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. Patrick Mannelly wins Ed Block Award

    Jeff Dickerson

    Chicago Bears veteran long-snapper Patrick Mannelly has been voted the 2013 Ed Block Courage Award winner. Mannelly will be presented with the award on April 8, at a luncheon held at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. The Ed Block Courage Award ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. 2013 FA review: LB James Anderson

    Jeff Dickerson

    Money: Signed a one-year deal for $950,000 that also included a $200,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus. Anderson took up $1.25 million worth of salary cap space in 2013. Stats: Anderson became the first Bears player other than Brian Url...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. Bears trainer joins Smith in Tampa

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears lost a valuable member of their support staff Friday when assistant head athletic trainer/director of rehabilitation Bobby Slater left the organization after 15 years to become the head athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers....

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  5. Bears position outlook: Linebackers

    Jeff Dickerson

    Free agents: James Anderson, Blake Costanzo and D.J. Williams. The good: Before suffering a minor shoulder fracture that forced him to miss seven games, veteran weakside linebacker Lance Briggs was in the midst of another Pro Bowl-caliber season. ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  6. Decision for Sunday in Briggs' hands

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Much like the Chicago Bears' path to the NFC North title, Lance Briggs controls his own destiny. The decision to play Briggs on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles now rests solely in the hands of the seven-time Pro B...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. Josh McCown of Chicago Bears should start over Jay Cutler -- Bria...

    Jeff Dickerson

    Former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher thinks Chicago should stick with Josh McCown at quarterback, even if Jay Cutler receives the necessary medical clearance to return from the high-ankle sprain that has kept him out the past four games.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  8. Mailbag: Expectations for Hester vs. Vikings

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here is this week's edition of the mailbag: 1. JD, huge Devin Hester fan here. I almost cried when they took away his punt return touchdown last week. Can we expect Devin to light it up against Minnesota? -- Brendan, Peoria, Ill. Dickerson: B...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  9. Stock Watch: In McCown they now trust

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Josh McCown, QB: Losing Jay Cutler for a minimum of four weeks because of a torn groin muscle is a tough pill to swallow, but McCown at least gives the Bears a chance on offense. McCown gave the Bears all they could ask for against the W...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  10. Urlacher: Cutler never called after I retired

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Retired middle linebacker Brian Urlacher revealed in a Yahoo! Sports interview that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was the only ex-teammate who failed to reach out to Urlacher after he retired on May 22, even though the Bear...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  11. Camp Confidential: Chicago Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- One year after taking over for Jerry Angelo as general manager of the Chicago Bears, Phil Emery put his stamp on the organization by firing longtime head coach Lovie Smith, despite a 10-6 finish to the 2012 regular season -- the ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  12. Camp Confidential: Chicago Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- One year after taking over for Jerry Angelo as general manager of the Chicago Bears, Phil Emery put his stamp on the organization by firing longtime head coach Lovie Smith, despite a 10-6 finish to the 2012 regular season -- the ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  13. Briggs: Comfortable being uncomfortable

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - When the Chicago Bears severed ties with future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, it thrust seven-time Pro Bowl weak side linebacker Lance Briggs into a more vocal role. For the first time since college, Briggs is responsible for cal...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  14. Road to Bourbonnais: How good can D be?

    Jeff Dickerson

    As long as the Chicago Bears' veteran defensive core stays healthy, this figures to be an above-average unit, even after the departure of head coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. But to ask the Bears' defense to duplicate w...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  15. Urlacher legacy one of loyalty to Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    For being one of the greatest players in Chicago Bears franchise history, Brian Urlacher had a lukewarm relationship with the club's fan base in recent years. And that's a shame. We all make mistakes, and certainly Urlacher is human like the ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  16. Lovie: Urlacher became family to me

    Jeff Dickerson

    Recently retired middle linebacker Brian Urlacher acknowledged during an interview Tuesday with ESPN 1000's "Waddle an Silvy Show" that he would "one-hundred percent" still be playing for the Chicago Bears if the organization had not fired long-time ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013