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  1. 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
  2. Khaseem Greene no longer overthinking it

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Linebacker Khaseem Greene admittedly struggled to acclimate himself to the speed of the NFL game last season when a shoulder injury to Lance Briggs thrust the rookie into the starting lineup for four games. But with a year of ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Lance Briggs wants to retire a Bear

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- For all the changes made on the defensive side of the ball, the key to the unit's overall success might hinge on the health of 12-year veteran linebacker Lance Briggs. The linchpin of the defense, Briggs started strong in 201...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Emery excited about McClellin's weight loss

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery couldn't resist cracking a smile on Thursday when responding to a question about converted linebacker Shea McClellin's new trimmed and toned offseason physique. "He looks like an extra f...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  8. Bears draft focus: LB

    Jeff Dickerson

    Despite selecting a pair of linebackers over the opening four rounds of last year's draft, the Bears still need to find a viable, long-term solution in the middle of the defense. While 2013 second-round pick Jon Bostic started nine games at middle...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  9. Briggs to wear shoulder harness in '14

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- The left shoulder injury that knocked Bears linebacker Lance Briggs out of seven games last season will force the seven-time Pro Bowl selection to wear a harness under his shoulder pads next season. Briggs told ESPN 1000's "Carmen and J...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 2013 FA review: LB James Anderson

    Jeff Dickerson

    Money: Signed a one-year deal for $950,000 that also included a $200,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus. Anderson took up $1.25 million worth of salary cap space in 2013. Stats: Anderson became the first Bears player other than Brian Url...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  12. Rookie review: MLB Jon Bostic

    Jeff Dickerson

    Stats: Bostic started nine of 16 games at middle linebacker and finished fifth on the team with 75.5 tackles. The 2013 second-round pick out of the University of Florida also posted 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and one fumble reco...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  13. Bears position outlook: Linebackers

    Jeff Dickerson

    Free agents: James Anderson, Blake Costanzo and D.J. Williams. The good: Before suffering a minor shoulder fracture that forced him to miss seven games, veteran weakside linebacker Lance Briggs was in the midst of another Pro Bowl-caliber season. ...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  14. 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
  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