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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Decision for Sunday in Briggs' hands

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Much like the Chicago Bears' path to the NFC North title, Lance Briggs controls his own destiny. The decision to play Briggs on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles now rests solely in the hands of the seven-time Pro B...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. Briggs limited, practices with first team

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears weakside linebacker Lance Briggs practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but worked some with the first team as he attempts to return from a shoulder fracture that has kept him sidelined the last eight weeks. The ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  14. Briggs targeting Dec. 22 return date

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill -- The Chicago Bears have ruled out weakside linebacker Lance Briggs (fractured shoulder) for Sunday, but coach Marc Trestman believes the seven-time Pro Bowler is on the mend and could return Dec. 22 versus the Philadelphia Eagles. ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  15. Trestman: Briggs' outlook 'not optimistic'

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is "not optimistic" that seven-time Pro Bowl weakside linebacker Lance Briggs will return from a fractured shoulder to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. This would mark the sevent...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  16. Forte sits, but Trestman confident he'll play

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte missed practice on Wednesday because of a hyperextended right knee, but coach Marc Trestman sounded confident that Forte will play in Sunday's NFC North divisional game against the Minnesota V...

    Blog | November 27, 2013