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  1. Pre-camp check: Defensive tackle

    Jeff Dickerson

    Overview: Season-ending ACL tears to Henry Melton and Nate Collins left the Bears exceedingly thin at defensive tackle last season. Determined to avoid a repeat scenario, the Bears spent two early draft picks to inject some youth and increase depth a...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Ferguson connects with veteran DL coach

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Statistics can be deceiving. The Chicago Bears clearly looked beyond LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson's modest career collegiate numbers (12 career starts, 85 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and one sack) when drafting him at...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  3. Tillman's return surprises Briggs

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Veteran cornerback Charles Tillman's decision to return to the Chicago Bears on a one-year deal even surprised his closest friend on the team. Seven-time Pro Bowl weakside linebacker Lance Briggs told ESPN 1000's "Carmen and Jurko Show...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  4. Bears sign DE Trevor Scott

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears signed veteran defensive end Trevor Scott to a one-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. Scott has appeared in 76 games with 18 starts over six seasons with the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccan...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Melton drops weight, Bears want him back

    Jeff Dickerson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton's recovery from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament has progressed to the point where Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said on Thursday the club's preference is to re-sign Melto...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. Bears position outlook: Defensive tackle

    Jeff Dickerson

    2014 free agents: Landon Cohen, Nate Collins, Henry Melton, Jeremiah Ratliff and Corey Wootton (DT/DE). The good: Wootton proved flexible enough to move inside after Melton and Collins were lost for the season due to knee injuries. Although Wootto...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  7. Mel Tucker's status with Bears up in the air

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman offered no definitive statement on the future of embattled defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, but Trestman praised the way Tucker handled the injury-riddled defense on multiple occasions durin...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. Year in review: Best and worst of 2013

    Jeff Dickerson

    This was a year of transition for the Chicago Bears. The firing of former head coach Lovie Smith, who led the Bears to three division titles in nine years, signaled a changing of the guard philosophically at Halas Hall. No longer was defense king...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  9. GM praises Cutler, franchise tag an option

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The franchise tag is not off the table for Jay Cutler. Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery intimated in a recent chat on the Bears' official website that he would be reluctant to use the tag on Cutler, but Emery clarified ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. Phillips: Bears still opposed to FieldTurf

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Sunday's severe weather that delayed the Chicago Bears' home game against the Baltimore Ravens and damaged the Soldier Field natural-grass playing surface was not enough to convince the Bears to reconsider their long-standing opp...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. Trestman: DC Tucker doing 'amazing job'

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman gave embattled defensive coordinator Mel Tucker a public vote of confidence Wednesday, this despite the unit ranking No. 26 in total defense, No. 27 in points allowed, No. 31 in rushing defe...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  12. Nate Collins to have MRI; Paea plans return

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Nate Collins is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the left knee injury he suffered in the third quarter of the Bears' 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Fellow Bears' defen...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  13. Bears DT Collins (knee) leaves game

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Nate Collins sustained a left knee injury in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. Collins hurt the knee while attempting to pressure Saints...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  14. Stock Watch: D.J. Williams shakes off rust

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Jay Cutler, QB: Cutler continues to earn a spot on the list because of his penchant for late-game heroics. Cutler passed for only 159 yards against Pittsburgh, but he rallied the troops in the fourth quarter after the Steelers cut the Bear...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  15. W2W4: Bears at Steelers

    Jeff Dickerson

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    Blog | September 21, 2013
  16. Five things we learned vs. Vikings

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO - Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 31-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings: 1. Jay Cutler led in crunch time. Cutler made his share of mistakes on Sunday, but he managed to shake them off and guide the Bears 66 yards down...

    Blog | September 15, 2013