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  1. Rookie Fuller shines with pair of picks

    Jeff Dickerson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Veteran defenders gushed over the performance of rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller; the 2014 first-round draft choice responsible for two fourth-quarter interceptions that helped lead the Chicago Bears to a 28-20 upset over the hea...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. 4 Downs: How much better is Bears' D?

    ESPN.com staff

    The Chicago Bears' defense in 2013 didn't look anything like, well, the Chicago Bears' defense of the past decade-plus. The Bears ranked 30th in total defense and last in rushing yards allowed with 2,583 yards, just more than 400 yards from the 31st-...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. Briggs excused, Conte limited in practice

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from the first regular season practice by coach Marc Trestman, who said Briggs cleared the absence with him. Trestman declined to elaborate on Briggs' whereabouts, but ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Five things learned in 1st half vs. Seattle

    Jeff Dickerson

    SEATTLE -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears lopsided first half against the Seattle Seahawks: 1. Seattle is on a different level: The season is not over. In fact, the real season is still two weeks away. No, the thrashing recei...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Marshall impressed with Bears' offseason

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears made significant offseason repairs to the defense after that group finished 2013 dead last against the run. It hasn't gone unnoticed by wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The team allocated financial resources in free agency to sig...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  10. Reviewing the Bears' drafts: 2013

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here is Part 5 of our series reviewing the past five drafts of the Chicago Bears. With one full-season under his belt, general manager Phil Emery took on the task of rebuilding the offensive line, while inserting youth into an aging defense that w...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Four Downs: Keeping Tucker good call?

    ESPNChicago.com

    A rough season by the Chicago Bears defense led to some staff changes. Did the right coaches go? Our panel weighs in on that and more: Fact or Fiction: The Bears made the correct decision retaining Mel Tucker. Jeff Dickerson: Fact. Tucker des...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Five things we learned vs. Eagles

    Jeff Dickerson

    PHILADELPHIA -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 54-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles: 1. Offense picked a bad night to not show up: If the Eagle's 54-point, 514-yard outburst came as a surprise, you haven't been paying atten...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. Emery: Bostic could be on the move to OLB

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - A season-ending injury to veteran D.J. Williams forced the Chicago Bears to install 2013 second-round pick Jon Bostic at middle linebacker, but the move could be temporary. Bears general manager Phil Emery said on ESPN 1000's "...

    Blog | December 20, 2013