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  1. Bears' Kyle Fuller shines on Day 1

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears drafted Kyle Fuller at No. 14 overall because the organization believed Fuller had the ability to make an immediate impact on defense, even though two Pro Bowl cornerbacks were already on the roster. It's da...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Tillman on Chi return: "This is a business"

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The chances of Charles Tillman returning to Chicago for a 12th season seemed remote at the onset of free agency in March. Tillman, an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his illustrious career, appeared destined to r...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  3. Observations: Vereen challenging at FS

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Based on the organized team activities (OTA) portion of the Chicago Bears' offseason program, rookie fourth-round pick Brock Vereen looks to be a serious contender to earn a permanent place in the starting lineup. Vereen took...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. Observations: Scuffle breaks out

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A brief skirmish broke out at Tuesday's organized team activity during a team drill between members of the Chicago Bears' starting offense and defense. Involved in the short-lived fracas was defensive end Lamarr Houston, right ta...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  5. Conte: 'No setbacks' with repaired shoulder

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chris Conte is unsure of the exact date he'll receive medical clearance to return to the field, but the Chicago Bears free safety said on Tuesday he's experienced no setbacks with his surgically repaired shoulder. Conte underw...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. GM Phil Emery: Greater value at CB over S

    Jeff Dickerson

    One week after Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery called the safety position "wide open," the Bears bypassed the top two safeties in the 2014 NFL draft class (Calvin Pryor and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix) and selected Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. GM rules out Tillman move to safety

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The arrival of cornerback Kyle Fuller will not force 33 year old veteran Charles Tillman to move to safety. Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery confirmed Friday that Tillman is not a candidate to switch positions. "Yo...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  8. Bears draft focus: CB

    Jeff Dickerson

    With veteran two-time Pro Bowler Charles Tillman back in the fold on just a one-year deal, the clock is ticking for the Chicago Bears to find a future starting cornerback. Ideally, the Bears would draft a corner that is comparable in size to Till...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Cornerback Pierre Desir on Bears' radar

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears' search to find a tall cornerback to eventually replace veteran Charles Tillman led the team's Director of College Scouting Marty Barrett to attend the private Pro Day last month of Lindenwood's Pierre Desir, according to a source p...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Bears free agency: good and bad

    Jeff Dickerson

    Good Tim Jennings Position: Cornerback Contract: Third contract with Bears -- four years, $22.4 million Years of service with Bears: 2010-present Recap: The Bears viewed Jennings as a placeholder when they initially signed him to a two-year de...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. Tillman's deal maxes out at $3.25M

    Jeff Dickerson

    Cornerback Charles Tillman's new one-year deal with the Chicago Bears is worth a maximum of $3.25 million, according to NFLPA records posted Tuesday morning. Tillman is scheduled to earn a base salary of $2.25 million in 2014, with $250,000 of t...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  13. Tillman's return surprises Briggs

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Veteran cornerback Charles Tillman's decision to return to the Chicago Bears on a one-year deal even surprised his closest friend on the team. Seven-time Pro Bowl weakside linebacker Lance Briggs told ESPN 1000's "Carmen and Jurko Show...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  14. Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears reach one-year deal

    Jeff Dickerson

    Cornerback Charles Tillman is returning to Chicago, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Bears.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  15. Emery calls Tillman 'ongoing process'

    Jeff Dickerson

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery offered no update on the team's chances of re-signing veteran cornerback Charles Tillman when he spoke with the Chicago media on a conference call on Thursday. "No different than yesterday," Emery said. "I...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  16. 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