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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Bears position outlook: Running backs

    Michael C. Wright

    2014 free agents: None. The good: Matt Forte earned his second Pro Bowl berth after finishing the season ranked No. 2 in the NFL with 1,339 rushing yards, third in yards from scrimmage (1,933), third in first downs (97), fourth in receiving yardag...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. 10 plays that shaped the season: No. 6

    Michael C. Wright

    WHEN: Nov. 24, 2013 WHERE: A 42-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams THE PLAY: Matt Forte fumbles at the end of a run for no gain on Chicago's first offensive play from scrimmage with James Laurinaitis recovering at the Bears' 7. WHAT THEY SAID: Be...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  8. Chicago Bears season wrap-up

    Michael C. Wright

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final power ranking: 15 Preseason power ranking: 13 Biggest surprise: The Chicago Bears' offensive line didn't exactly set the world on fire, but for the first time in recent memory the group wasn't...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. All-NFC North: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears placed three offensive players on ESPN.com's All-NFC North team in Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte, with one notable exception in Brandon Marshall. Meanwhile, cornerback Tim Jennings served as the lone represe...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Here are a few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. What it means: The Bears missed out on the NFC North title and a playoff berth with the heartbreaking loss to the Packers. So thei...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  11. 5 things to watch: Packers at Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's a look at five things to keep an eye on for Sunday's regular-season finale between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers: Rush defense: This team has given up 80 runs for gains of 10 yards or more, including 18 for 20-plus yards and the B...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  12. Pro Bowl selections: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The NFL announced the 2013 Pro Bowl team, and two Chicago Bears made the cut -- receiver Brandon Marshall and running back Matt Forte. Second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery was snubbed despite leading the team in receiving yardage. Marshall earned h...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  13. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 16

    Michael C. Wright

    PHILADELPHIA -- An examination of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 54-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles: Give Cutler a chance: This loss conjured flashbacks of offensive lines featuring players such as Chris Williams, Frank Omiyale and J'M...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    PHILADELPHIA -- Here are a few quick thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 54-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field: What it means: The drama of the NFC North race continues another week. With the perfect opportunity to clinch the...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  15. 5 things to watch: Bears at Eagles

    Michael C. Wright

    Here are five things to watch when the Chicago Bears face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field: Run D: Chicago's 32nd-ranked rush defense faces a significant test trying to hold down Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy, who spearhe...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  16. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 15

    Michael C. Wright

    CLEVELAND -- An examination of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 38-31 win over the Cleveland Browns: Cutler's rust: It would be unrealistic to believe that Jay Cutler could knock off all the rust from a month away from the game in just one ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013