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  1. Bears face challenge to free up cap space

    Michael C. Wright

    The $8.45 million salary cap charge associated with the franchise designation placed Friday on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton definitely limits what the team can do in upcoming free agency, but the move should be viewed at this point as ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  2. Briggs: Win for Lovie is win for camaraderie

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs won't ponder playing for another coach. So to maintain status quo with the coaching staff, Briggs offered a solution for teammates as the Bears prepare to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  3. Defense accepts some blame for slide

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Riding high with a 7-1 record back in November, the Chicago Bears never thought at this point in the season they'd be in the midst of losing five of six and needing help to advance to the playoffs. In fact, linebacker Lance Br...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  4. Lance Briggs, Matt Forte of Chicago Bears expect to face Seattle ...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs doesn't "plan on missing" Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks and returned Thursday to the practice field along with cornerback Charles Tillman while Matt Forte said he'll play despite his ankle injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  5. Bears showed their mettle in second half

    Michael C. Wright

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith blocked out the hows and whys of his team's sluggish three-point opening half, knowing that, ultimately, what's important is how the team finished Sunday in rocking the Jacksonville Jaguars for 38...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  6. Chicago Bears' Matt Forte says he's not looking to be highest-pai...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said Wednesday that he's not looking to be the NFL's highest-paid running back, but seeking a long-term contract commensurate with his standing among other players around the league at his position.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  7. Chicago Bears Lance Briggs empathizes with Matt Forte

    Michael C. Wright

    Support from teammates remains unwavering regarding franchise-tagged running back Matt Forte and his battle with the Chicago Bears organization to secure a long-term contract.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  8. Brian Urlacher -- Free agency 'exciting' but wants to remain Chic...

    Michael C. Wright

    Brian Urlacher said Friday he has no problem with the Chicago Bears' decision to discuss a new deal after the 2012 season, but admitted free agency intrigues him.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  9. Chicago Bears give Lance Briggs a one-year extension

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday they had agreed to terms with linebacker Lance Briggs on a one-year extension that will lock up the veteran through 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  10. Free agency primer: WR tops Need Meter

    Michael C. Wright

    Where they stand: The Chicago Bears lead the NFC North in available cap room, sitting on approximately $30 million. But it's important to note that cap room shouldn't be viewed as a blank check; especially when considering the Bears would likely be l...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  11. Bears expect core to remain intact in '12

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The disappointment of unrealized potential thrusts the Chicago Bears into thoughts of 2012 despite one game -- which the team calls the beginning of next season -- still remaining on the schedule Sunday at Minnesota. "We've al...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  12. Tillman, Forte first-time Pro Bowlers

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears landed five players -- the most since the end of 2006 -- on the NFC Pro Bowl team on Tuesday, including three first timers in running back Matt Forte, cornerback Charles Tillman and special teams ace Corey Graham, along with linebac...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  13. Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler to have pins removed; status unknown

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith remained evasive Monday about disclosing the potential availability of quarterback Jay Cutler -- who is scheduled Tuesday to have the pins removed from his fractured right thumb -- for the season finale at Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  14. Lance Briggs among eight Chicago Bears starters to sit practice

    Michael C. Wright

    The injury list continues to grow for the Chicago Bears, but despite the team keeping out eight starters from Wednesday's practice, coach Lovie Smith expects the majority of them to return to the field by the end of the week.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  15. Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte wasn't confident about his ...

    Michael C. Wright

    Bears coach Lovie Smith stopped short of ruling him out, but running back Matt Forte shook his head 'no' when asked specifically whether he'd be available Sunday for the team's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  16. Briggs earned NFC defensive award

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs received recognition Wednesday as NFC defensive player of the week for his performance in the club's 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Briggs posted 10 tackles, including one for l...

    Blog | October 26, 2011