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  1. Observations: Sutton returns for final day

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Third-round draft choice Will Sutton practiced on Thursday after being excused the previous two days for what he called "a family emergency". Sutton never went into specific details about the matter but said "everything is goo...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  2. Observations: D lacked toughness in 2013

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A conclusion was reached after the Chicago Bears' front office and coaching staff sifted through the wreckage of last year's defense. The unit, which ranked No. 30 overall and allowed a league worst 161.4 rushing yards per gam...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. Observations: Bears to trim a QB?

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jordan Palmer's return from a minor strain to his right throwing shoulder did little to clear up the Bears' fuzzy picture at the backup quarterback position. Limited by the injury the last two weeks of organized team activiti...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  4. 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
  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. Four Downs: Safety still a major concern?

    Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright

    With the draft in the books, the Chicago Bears get an up close look at their eight picks and undrafted free agents during this weekend's rookie minicamp, beginning Friday. While many questions have been answered in free agency and now the draft, m...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Bears draft focus: S

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears haven't drafted a safety in the first round since Mark Carrier in 1990. That drought could end next month. Safety is clearly a position of need for the Bears after they lost both starters from last year: strong safety Major ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Source: Louisville S Pryor visits Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Louisville safety Calvin Pryor made a recent pre-draft visit to the Chicago Bears, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Pryor and Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are the consensus top two safeties in the 2014 NFL d...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  13. Chat recap: A look at safety play

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- We had another lively Dallas Cowboys chat on Wednesday with a wide range of topics. We touched on the Cowboys possibly trading down in the first round if a player like Aaron Donald was not available, the non-issue (to me anyway) o...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Chris Conte of Chicago Bears to be sidelined 4-5 months after sho...

    Jeff Dickerson

    Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte underwent shoulder surgery on March 26 that will sideline him four-to-five months, the team announced on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  16. Jared Allen makes Chicago Bears defense scary again

    Jon Greenberg

    Former Chicago Bears irritant Jared Allen is the latest impact addition to a defense that is regaining its bite.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014