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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Bears take Pat O'Donnell in 6th

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The pick: Pat O'Donnell, punter, Miami My take: Even though the Bears have favored a more directional approach to the punt game, the Bears went for the strong legged O'Donnell, who averaged 47.1 yards per punt last year with 23...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  4. Steelers sign former Bears punter Podlesh

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Chicago Bears punter Adam Podlesh to a one-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday. The Bears released Podlesh in March prior to the start of free agency after the seven-year NFL veteran averaged 40....

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Phil Emery: Bears 'wide open' at punter

    Jeff Dickerson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Veteran punter Adam Podlesh will have to fight to keep the starting job he's held since signing a five-year, $10 million contract with the Bears in the spring of 2011. With the Bears presently carrying three punters on their offse...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. Mailbag: Tillman's future a big question

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here is this week's mailbag: 1. Huge Bears fan! We are upset that Charles Tillman is out for the year. Please tell me the Bears are bringing Peanut back next year. I have the Peanut Punch t-shirt and everything! -- Maria C., Mundelein, Ill. Dic...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  7. Four Downs: Marshall-Jeffery top WR duo?

    ESPNChicago.com

    The Chicago Bears' run of 10 seasons without a player surpassing 1,000 yards receiving ended last year when Brandon Marshall amassed 1,508 yards. A year later, the Bears are poised to have two 1,000-yard receivers in Marshall and second-year wideo...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  8. Stock Watch: McClellin breaks through

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Shea McClellin, DE: This came out of left field, but McClellin had the game of his life against the Green Bay Packers with 3.0 sacks, two tackles-for-loss and the hit that knocked Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the contest wi...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  9. Mannelly hurt, Bears sign LS Cain

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A calf injury to 16-year NFL veteran Patrick Mannelly forced the Chicago Bears to agree to terms with free agent long snapper Jeremy Cain on Wednesday, the club announced. Mannelly, the Bears all-time leader in games player wi...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. Five things we learned vs. Packers

    Jeff Dickerson

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 27-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers: 1. Josh McCown a solid investment at No. 2: The job McCown has done the past two games is nothing short of remarkable. Reserve quar...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  11. Stock Watch: In McCown they now trust

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Josh McCown, QB: Losing Jay Cutler for a minimum of four weeks because of a torn groin muscle is a tough pill to swallow, but McCown at least gives the Bears a chance on offense. McCown gave the Bears all they could ask for against the W...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  12. 5 things we learned vs. Saints

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints: 1. Saints are on a different level: The Bears didn't play a terrible game on Sunday, but their loss to New Orleans reaffirms Chicago is not one ...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  13. Mailbag: Is 2012 draft class a bust?

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here is this week's installment of the Bears mailbag: 1. Jeff, are you worried the Bears' 2012 draft class is a bust? I don't like what I'm seeing. I know it's early, but is there a reason to be concerned? -- Dwight, Blue Island, Ill. Dickerso...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  14. Podlesh: Not surprised Bears tested market

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears veteran punter Adam Podlesh cited bad mechanics as the reason he struggled in the Bears' Week 4 defeat at Ford Field when he averaged 40.2 yards on five punts with a net average of 28.8 yards. "It was bad mechan...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  15. Stock Watch: Jeffery continues ascension

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Alshon Jeffery, WR: Jeffery did a little bit of everything in the Week 4 loss in Detroit. He came up with a tough touchdown catch despite blanket coverage (he dropped a sure touchdown the play before), showed the ability to beat a defens...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  16. Bears need to see versatility from Wilson

    Michael C. Wright and Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears special teams coach Joe DeCamillis reinforced the notion Monday that rookie receiver Marquess Wilson needs to show something in the third phase to provide the most optimal route toward making the 53-man roster. W...

    Blog | August 12, 2013