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  1. Trestman: 'Not feeling good' on returns

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- With just over three weeks left until the regular season opener, the Chicago Bears are still looking to fill the void in the return game left by the offseason departure of three-time Pro Bowl selection Devin Hester. Having a s...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Five things we learned vs. Jags

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO - Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 20-19 preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. 1. Relax, it's the preseason: Emotions run high for NFL fans no matter what time of the year. But preseason games don't count fo...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. DeCamillis expects special teams upgrade

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Aside from generating additional revenue for the league, preseason football exists to allow teams to work through their issues before games count for real in September. While the Chicago Bears displayed a multitude of positiv...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Bears Camp Report: Day 10

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Chicago Bears training camp: While the Bears actively monitor the waiver wire and scan the list of available free-agent wide receivers in the aftermath of Marquess Wilson's fract...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Bears Camp Report: Day 4

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Chicago Bears training camp: Expectations are sky high for a Bears offense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL last year in points scored (27.8 per game) and No. 5 in passing yards (267...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. Tempers flare on Day 2 for Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - Even with temperatures in the low 70s, the Bears momentarily lost their cool for the second consecutive day. Friday's brief shoving match between wide receiver Eric Weems and cornerback Sherrick McManis lasted only a couple sec...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  7. Bears release WR Earl Bennett

    Jeff Dickerson

    Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett had his contract terminated, the team announced. ESPNChicago.com reported earlier Tuesday that Bennett was expected to be released after he refused to trim his salary for a second consecutive year, according to ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Special teams call goes against Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    LANDOVER, MD -- Chicago Bears assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis appearance in the FedEx Field visitor's locker room on Sunday after the Bears' 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins said it all. Although the Bears prohi...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  10. Melton, Bennett (concussions) on the mend

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Defensive tackle Henry Melton and wide receiver Earl Bennett remained sidelined on Tuesday due to concussions, but both players watched practice from the sidelines for the first time since the Chicago Bears concluded the Bourbonn...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. Wilson on spot to find special teams role

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - Wide receiver Marquess Wilson's sole responsibility in three years at Washington State was to catch the football, a job the Chicago Bears' 2013 seventh-round draft choice excelled at. Wilson left school as the Cougars' all-tim...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  12. McClellin interception highlights practice

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - In a practice filled with defensive highlights, defensive end Shea McClellin authored the play of the day on Tuesday when he sniffed out a screen pass and intercepted a hard-thrown ball from quarterback Jay Cutler in the flat. ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  13. Bennett targets chemistry with Cutler

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Having studied interactions between Tony Romo and Jason Witten earlier in his career in Dallas and after working with Eli Manning in New York, new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett came to realize the value of strong communicatio...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  14. Bears hope to get a kick out of Weems

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Even before three-time Pro Bowl return man Devin Hester left last Sunday's game in the first half due to a concussion, the Chicago Bears already had decided to go in a different direction on kickoff return. When the club ret...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  15. Weems doing what it takes to contribute

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Eric Weems arrived in Chicago with the reputation as a Pro Bowl-caliber special-teamer who the Bears could use in a variety of ways. An all-around special teams performer, the Bears plan to pair Weems with Devin Hester to give...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  16. Toub: Hester still No. 1 kickoff returner

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub clarified Devin Hester's role on kickoff returns Wednesday in the wake of the club adding former Pro Bowl return man/wide receiver Eric Weems to the roster in free agency. We...

    Blog | June 13, 2012