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  1. Bears first-quarter report card: B-

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Before getting into thick of the Chicago Bears' next matchup at the Carolina Panthers, let's first take a look at the team's first-quarter report card after a 2-2 start: Quarterback Jay Cutler has completed 65.8 percent of ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Jay Cutler not telling fans to relax

    Michael C. Wright

    Last week, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers told fans to relax after his team's 1-2 start, but Chicago's Jay Cutler stutter stepped that approach and opted for reality on the heels of the Bears' falling to 2-2 Sunday after a 38-17 loss to the Pack...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. Matt Forte 'frustrated' with rush woes

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte insists statistics aren't important but admits to feeling "frustrated" about the team's inability thus far to run the ball effectively. After averaging 4.8 yards per attempt on an 82-yard ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. Forte: Hester 'Hall of Fame worthy'

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte picked up his phone Thursday night knowing full well former teammate Devin Hester would soon be reading hundreds of text messages congratulating him for breaking the NFL's record for return t...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. Long 'embarrassed' by Bears ground game

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A black briefcase lying in front of him at the podium, Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long took a businesslike approach Monday in assessing the team's dismal performance in the run game during the club's triumph over the San Francisco ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. The Film Don't Lie: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly look at what the Chicago Bears must fix: The run-pass ratio remains lopsided for Chicago (35 runs to 83 passes), and although the club faces the league's top run defense next Monday night in the New York Jets, the Bears need to achieve so...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. Matt Forte No. 29 in player rankings

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte improved his standing from a year ago in our #NFLRank project, moving from No. 48 to No. 29 in the latest edition, in which ESPN ranks the top 100 players in the league on both sides of the ball. The latest ra...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  8. Trestman optimistic run game will improve

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Matt Forte continues to run the wrong way this preseason, carrying seven times for a loss of 7 yards in two outings, but Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman remains optimistic his team can improve the rushing attack by the time the games cou...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  9. Martellus Bennett of Chicago Bears suspended after practice fight...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was fined and suspended for conduct detrimental to the team after the veteran was involved in a fight at practice Monday with rookie first-round pick Kyle Fuller, general manager Phil Emery announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  10. Bears Camp Report: Day 6

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Chicago Bears training camp: Safety Adrian Wilson seems to be gaining a level of comfort in Chicago's scheme, which in turn has resulted in the veteran playing somewhat faster. B...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. Brandon Marshall praises Chicago Bears teammate Jay Cutler

    Michael C. Wright

    Brandon Marshall says Bears teammate Jay Cutler is poised for an MVP season.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  12. Pre-camp check: Running backs

    Michael C. Wright

    Overview: Matt Forte racked up a career-high 1,933 yards from scrimmage last season, which ranked as the fifth most in franchise history, and he did it in a new offense. In Year 2 in Marc Trestman's offense, Forte figures to put up similar numbers as...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  13. Forte looking to build off '13

    Michael C. Wright

    First they signed Chester Taylor to a $12.5 million deal; then they brought on Marion Barber to the tune of $5 million before adding Michael Bush the next year for $14 million. Three years in a row, the Chicago Bears invested heavily in No. 2 runn...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  14. Franchise/transition tags: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Teams around the NFL on Monday can begin designating franchise or transition players, but the Chicago Bears won't be using any of the tags, according to an NFL source. At the conclusion of the season, quarterback Jay Cutler seemed the most logical...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  15. Forte: Pro Bowl draft led to playful jabs

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte enjoyed the new format of the Pro Bowl, but the draft leading into it was "way too long," he said, leading to some ribbing behind the scenes with teammate Brandon Marshall. Marshall and Forte weren't taken unt...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  16. Marshall to Deion: 'You couldn't guard me'

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall jokingly took offense to his 16th-round draft position Wednesday on Day 2 of the first-ever NFL Pro Bowl Draft. Selected by Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice in the 16th round, Marshall was passed over b...

    Blog | January 23, 2014