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  1. Conte could start camp on PUP

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte could start training camp on the physically unable to perform list when the team reports to Bourbonnais in July, but general manager Phil Emery expects him to be available for the exhibition opene...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  2. Reviewing the Bears' drafts: 2011

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's Part 3 of our series reviewing the past five drafts of the Chicago Bears. Finally, the Bears moved from under the limitations brought on by the Jay Cutler deal, and held a first-round pick for the first time since 2008. Too bad the club did...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Could addressing safety lead to playoffs?

    Michael C. Wright

    Neil Hornsby over at Pro Football Focus put together a piece Wednesday identifying five teams that could push themselves into the playoffs by identifying and addressing one specific positional need in the upcoming NFL draft. He pointed to Carolin...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Chris Conte surgery muddies safety spot

    Michael C. Wright

    Unstable became more even more wobbly with regards to the safety position headed into 2014 on Thursday, when the Chicago Bears announced Chris Conte would miss four to five months after having shoulder surgery. The setback comes at a difficult tim...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Twitter mailbag: Safety still a concern

    Michael C. Wright

    Everyone, thanks for taking the time to send in questions for this week's Twitter mailbag. We won't have a mailbag next week, and my normal chat on Monday will be cancelled for this week as I'm headed to Texas to visit some friends and family. But...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  6. Twitter mailbag: Don't count out Conte

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Because of everything going on at the NFL combine, we had to push back the Bears Twitter mailbag to Monday. Sorry for any inconvenience, but the plan is to continue running this feature on Saturdays throughout the offseason. Let...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  7. Countdown to Combine: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    With the NFL combine starting Feb. 22, here's a look at Chicago's positions of need and which prospects the Bears might be taking a closer look at in Indianapolis. Positions of need are listed in order of importance. Position of need: Safety Th...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  8. Twitter mailbag: D can return to form

    Michael C. Wright

    With the season over and the cupboard bare in terms of Chicago Bears news, I decided to try my first Twitter mailbag to answer some of the questions you guys had. Throughout the offseason, we'll try to knock out at least one of these per week. ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  9. 10 plays that shaped season: No. 1

    Michael C. Wright

    Perhaps the disappointment of Chicago's season coming to an end hasn't dissipated, but there's now time for reflection on some of the things that went wrong. So for the next 10 days we'll look at 10 plays that negatively affected the Bears' 8-8 se...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  10. Chicago Bears season wrap-up

    Michael C. Wright

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final power ranking: 15 Preseason power ranking: 13 Biggest surprise: The Chicago Bears' offensive line didn't exactly set the world on fire, but for the first time in recent memory the group wasn't...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. Bears' D is 'embarrassing' in loss to Eagles

    Michael C. Wright

    PHILADELPHIA -- As the seconds ticked away during a brutal 54-11 beating Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, Chicago Bears defensive tackle Corey Wootton peered at the scoreboard in disbelief. "It's embarrassing, honestly," he said. "Looking on the...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  12. Trestman thinks run D is fixable

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Taking an admitted "glass half-full" look at Chicago's recent struggles stopping the run, Bears coach Marc Trestman said Monday "there's still time to get it done," in that area if the defense finds a way to overcome inconsistenc...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  13. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 12

    Michael C. Wright

    A review of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 42-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams: Run D still porous: Zac Stacy's 11-yard run on St. Louis' first play from scrimmage set the tone for what wound up being a rough day for Chicago's run defense. T...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  14. Bears' run defense building a bad reputation

    Michael C. Wright

    ST. LOUIS -- Defensive lineman Corey Wootton pulled on a shirt slowly Sunday, shaking his head at the thought of knowing how his team's next opponent -- the Minnesota Vikings -- might react after seeing the St. Louis Rams run roughshod over the Chica...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  15. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 10

    Michael C. Wright

    An examination of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions: Fourth-down call: Considering the Bears lost by two points, coach Marc Trestman will receive some criticism for opting to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- A few thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Soldier Field: What it means: The Bears missed an opportunity to seize the division lead and put some cushion between themselves and the Green Bay Packers...

    Blog | November 10, 2013