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  1. 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
  2. Patrick Mannelly of Chicago Bears announces retirement

    Jeff Dickerson

    Patrick Mannelly of Chicago Bears retires after 16 seasons.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  3. Rookie punter gets advice from vets

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Bears aren't accustomed to much turnover in the kicking game where free agent long snapper Patrick Mannelly (16 seasons) and place kicker Robbie Gould (nine seasons) have been fixtures at their respective position. But the ...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  4. DeCamillis: Mannelly's future unknown

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Bears special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said on Saturday that no decision has been reached regarding the future of veteran free-agent long snapper Patrick Mannelly, the longest tenured player in team history and perennial s...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  5. Undrafted LB Jones grateful for opportunity

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Unable to find a linebacker in the draft that suited their needs, the Bears hope to have found a steal in Florida State undrafted rookie free agent Christian Jones, who moved well when he lined up on special teams and at strongsid...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  6. Bears to sign NIU's Jordan Lynch

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Undrafted former Northern Illinois quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch has agreed to sign a rookie free-agent deal with the Chicago Bears, according to his agent Cliff Brady. Lynch, a graduate of Mt. Carmel H...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  7. Packers LB Lattimore signs RFA tender

    Jeff Dickerson

    Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore signed his one-year, $1.431 million restricted free-agent tender, the team announced on Wednesday. Lattimore, 25, appeared in 15 games for the Packers last season where he made four starts and ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Quarterback Caleb Hanie signs with Dallas Cowboys

    Jeff Dickerson

    Veteran free-agent quarterback Caleb Hanie has signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Source: QB Josh Freeman visits Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Free-agent quarterbacks Josh Freeman and Adam Weber visited the Chicago Bears on Monday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed. UPDATE: Freeman worked out for the club, but the Bears do not plan to sign him, accordi...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  11. Bears protect themselves with de la Puente

    Jeff Dickerson

    The addition of free agent center Brian de la Puente fills two important needs for the Chicago Bears. In the short term, de la Puente provides the Bears with a proven and experienced center behind team captain Roberto Garza, who turned 35 years o...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Zack Bowman close to signing with New York Giants

    Jeff Dickerson

    Free agent cornerback Zack Bowman, who played with the Chicago Bears last season, is close to signing a one-year deal with the New York Giants, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  14. Source: McCown to visit Bucs, Texans, Jets

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Free agent quarterback Josh McCown will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans and New York Jets, in that order, according to a source familiar with the situation. ESPNChicago.com reported on Monday the Bears, Bucs, Texans and ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  15. Four teams interested in QB Josh McCown

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears free-agent quarterback Josh McCown told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" that his representatives have held discussions with four teams in advance of the NFL's free-agency period which opens at 3 p.m. CT on Tuesday. McCown d...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. Source: Bears interested in DE Michael Johnson

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Cincinnati Bengals' free agent defensive end Michael Johnson is on the Chicago Bears' radar. The Bears were one of the teams to inquire about Johnson on Saturday on the opening day of the NFL's legal tampering period leading up the off...

    Blog | March 08, 2014