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  1. Bears free agency: good and bad

    Michael C. Wright

    The first wave of free agency has come to a close, but the Chicago Bears still aren't done adding players. We anticipate the club continuing to build the roster all the way through free agency, and even after the draft. But in the meantime, we decid...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  2. Packers will get a motivated Peppers

    Michael C. Wright

    We've covered the fact that Chicago's decision to release Julius Peppers on Tuesday was more about his $13.9 million base salary for 2014 and $18.183 million salary-cap hit than issues with production. But surely the club never expected the defens...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  3. Julius Peppers agrees to deal with Green Bay Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    The Green Bay Packers have signed eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers, the team announced Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  4. Bears still looking to add starters

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- As free agency moves along, more and more teams will continue to release starting-caliber players, which is why the Chicago Bears are keeping a close eye on what is transpiring for the precise moment at which they could pounce. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. Bears need to replace Peppers' production

    Michael C. Wright

    Sign a guy coming off a career-high six sacks in 2013 in Lamarr Houston, only to cut a player in Julius Peppers coming off a down year in which he contributed 7.5 sacks after back-to-back seasons of 11-plus sacks. On the surface, it doesn't make a...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  6. Julius Peppers released by Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears released veteran defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  7. Houston addition a good start for Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears acquired versatility along the front four Tuesday when they agreed to terms with former Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston on a five-year deal worth $35 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, which includes ...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  8. Losing out on Bennett only minor setback

    Michael C. Wright

    Disappointment over a potential deal that never materialized with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett on Monday didn't prevent the Chicago Bears from making a couple of cap-saving moves, in addition to shopping Julius Peppers around the le...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  9. Mailbag: Bennett, Byrd want big money

    Michael C. Wright

    Thanks for everyone's participation because there is no Twitter mailbag without you guys. Enjoy your weekend. ...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  10. Turnaround on defense is coming

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman delivered a quick anecdote prior to taking questions at the NFL combine on Thursday to draw a parallel between the offense's surprising turnaround in 2013 and the challenge Chicago faces in resurrecti...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  11. Bears noncommittal about Julius Peppers

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- In discussing the future of defensive end Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman used very few words Thursday at the NFL combine, leading to further speculation that in 2014, the veteran could...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  12. Twitter mailbag: Reworking Peppers' deal

    Michael C. Wright

    On Super Bowl eve, here's another Twitter mailbag to whet your appetite for the big game. Here, we'll get into perhaps one of this offseason's most pressing issues: Julius Peppers' contract: ...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  13. Denver's Jackson calls Peppers 'a beast'

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers crept into the conversation during all the media hoopla at the Super Bowl on Thursday when Denver's Malik Jackson talked about his childhood influences. "Growing up, my favorite pass-rusher was Julius Pep...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  14. NFLN survey/Super Bowl player: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    ESPN's NFL Nation conducted a survey of 320 players with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson receiving the most votes among his peers as the active player they would most like to see play in the Super Bowl. Interestingly, of the 10 Chic...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  15. 10 plays that shaped season: No. 2

    Michael C. Wright

    We continue with the 10 plays that negatively affected the Chicago Bears' season with another doozy from the club's regular-season finale against the Green Bay Packers. Again, these plays are listed in no particular order: WHEN: Dec. 29, 2013 ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  16. 10 plays that shaped season: No. 1

    Michael C. Wright

    Perhaps the disappointment of Chicago's season coming to an end hasn't dissipated, but there's now time for reflection on some of the things that went wrong. So for the next 10 days we'll look at 10 plays that negatively affected the Bears' 8-8 se...

    Blog | January 06, 2014