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  1. Reviewing the Bears' drafts: 2012

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here's Part 4 of our series reviewing the past five drafts of the Chicago Bears. For the first time since 2002, the Bears had a new set of eyes overseeing the draft process. The Bears fired longtime general manager Jerry Angelo at the end of the 2...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Bears awarded WR Bellamy off waivers

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears were awarded wide receiver Josh Bellamy off waivers Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction wire, and the club also agreed to terms with tight end Matthew Mulligan on a one-year contract. Bellamy was cut by the Washi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. Bears covert in pursuit of Jared Allen

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The prospect of landing Jared Allen and his 128.5 career regular-season sacks forced the Bears to treat the pursuit of the free-agent defensive end like a covert operation. The Bears, like most NFL teams, try to limit the amou...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Source: Bears ask Weems to take pay cut

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears have asked veteran kick returner/wide receiver Eric Weems to take a pay cut from the $1.1 million total salary he is scheduled to earn in 2014, according to a source familiar with the situation. Weems is expected to b...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  5. Briggs to wear shoulder harness in '14

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- The left shoulder injury that knocked Bears linebacker Lance Briggs out of seven games last season will force the seven-time Pro Bowl selection to wear a harness under his shoulder pads next season. Briggs told ESPN 1000's "Carmen and J...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Chris Conte to compete for starting job

    Jeff Dickerson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Embattled Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte remains very much in the mix to win a starting job in 2014. Bears general manager Phil Emery said on Thursday that the team is expected to bring Conte to training camp and let the 20...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Source: Bears hire martial arts expert

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears hired renowned martial arts expert Joe Kim to be a skill development coach for the 2014 season, a league source confirmed Tuesday evening. Kim will work with all of the Bears' position groups on enhancing their use of hands when...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  9. Rookie review: RT Jordan Mills

    Jeff Dickerson

    Stats: Selected by the Bears in the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL draft out of Louisiana Tech, Mills started all 16 games at right tackle before leaving the regular-season finale against the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter with a foot injury tha...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  10. Bears position outlook: Safety

    Jeff Dickerson

    Free agents: Major Wright, Craig Steltz, Derrick Martin and Anthony Walters (restricted). The good: Wright ranked second on the defense with 117 tackles and intercepted two passes. In his lone start of the year, Steltz made 12 stops versus the Min...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  11. Bears position outlook: Defensive end

    Jeff Dickerson

    Free agents: Corey Wootton (DE/DT) The good: Shea McClellin was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his three sack effort against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 4. McClellin knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game with a fr...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  12. 5 things we learned vs. Packers

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' season-ending, 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers: 1. Bears took a step backward in 2013: The offense made strides in both personnel (Phil Emery) and scheme (Marc Trestman), but whe...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  13. Hester, Peppers unsure of futures

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Three-time Pro Bowl return man Devin Hester wants clarity on his future with the Chicago Bears. Hester, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after earning $2,107,523 in the final year of his contract, hopes to hear in the ...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  14. Five things we learned vs. Eagles

    Jeff Dickerson

    PHILADELPHIA -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 54-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles: 1. Offense picked a bad night to not show up: If the Eagle's 54-point, 514-yard outburst came as a surprise, you haven't been paying atten...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  15. Trestman not focused on playoff scenarios

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Under one possible scenario, the Chicago Bears (8-6) would be in a position to clinch the NFC North title with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles (8-6) on Sunday night if both the Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) and Detroit Lions (7...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  16. Stock Watch: Forte on verge of career year

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Matt Forte, RB: Forte has done some of his best work of the season in the month of December. Sunday's 127-yard rushing effort against the Cleveland Browns marked the third straight week Forte topped 100 yards on the ground. Through 14 ga...

    Blog | December 17, 2013