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  1. Bears 'up against cap' after Tuesday's spree

    Kevin Seifert

    The dust began settling Wednesday for the Chicago Bears following their triumphant dive into free agency. After signing left tackle Jermon Bushrod (five years, $39.5 million) and tight end Martellus Bennett (four years, $20 million), the Bears cut ti...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  2. Game day: Snow, Brian Urlacher and more

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Good morning from the snowy Upper Midwest. Snow has been falling outside the Metrodome since Saturday night and the snow has begun in Green Bay, Wis., as well, I'm told by reliable sources. Week 14 is gonna be sweet (and slick). Rem...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  3. Saturday update: Drayton Florence ready

    Kevin Seifert

    A few Saturday afternoon updates before starting the trek to Detroit: The Detroit Lions have activated cornerback Drayton Florence from short-term injured reserve and created a roster spot by placing safety Amari Spievey (concussion) on injured r...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  4. BBAO: New take on Jim Schwartz contract

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Greetings from the shadow of Lambeau Field. Rolled into Green Bay just before midnight (CT) Monday and am raring to go for Day 1 of Green Bay Packers minicamp. Practice starts at 11:45 a.m. ET (10:...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  5. Bears getting light on defensive line

    Kevin Seifert

    Amobi Okoye was the Chicago Bears' top reserve defensive lineman in 2011, recording four sacks and providing an active presence with enough versatility to swing between tackle and end. His one-year agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the wee...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  6. NFC North at night

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday's practice report: Chicago Bears: Receiver Earl Bennett (torso) returned to practice Thursday in a limited fashion. He won't play Sunday night against the Vikings but obviously is making progress. Defensive end Julius Peppers (knee), defe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. NFC North at night

    Kevin Seifert

    Taking a look at Wednesday's practice report: Chicago Bears: Coach Lovie Smith confirmed that defensive end Julius Peppers has a knee sprain. The Bears did not practice Wednesday, but Smith said he hoped to get Peppers on the field by the end of t...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 24-13 loss to the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: Last week, I suggested holding off on a full-scale panic about the Bears' defense. I'm still not there yet. But a second look at Lions...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  9. Bears: Is Henry Melton ready for this?

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the least heralded engines of the Chicago Bears' run to the Super Bowl in 2006 was a pair of well-matched defensive tackles. Tommie Harris was the quick playmaker who had five sacks in 12 games. Tank Johnson was a 315-pound run-stuffer who kep...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  10. BBAO: Bears' Toeaina bonds with Paea

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Not long after the Chicago Bears drafted Oregon State defensive tackle Stephen Paea, one of his new teammates reached out to him. Defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, who like Paea is of Polynesian descent, called to welco...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  11. BBAO: Henry Melton to start for Bears?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: NEW ORLEANS -- When the Chicago Bears benched defensive tackle Tommie Harris last season, they replaced him with third-year player Matt Toeaina. But are the Bears targeting another third-year player as Harris' perman...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  12. BBAO: Bears heard Burleson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson said earlier this week that his team will win in Sunday's matchup against the Chicago Bears. Across Lake Michigan, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs sent Burleson an unsolicited thank...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  13. NFC North Week 10 decisive moment

    Kevin Seifert

    We're going to take a bit of a different tack this week. The NFC North's most decisive moment in Week 10 was actually a four-play sequence Sunday, during which the Chicago Bears' defense held the Minnesota Vikings without a score on four plays inside...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  14. Lovie Smith is 3-0 doing it his way

    Kevin Seifert

    In the first three weeks of a win-or-else season, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has benched two opening-day starters. He has fined a prominent player $22,000 for missing meetings. We've seen him remove his No. 1 cornerback midway through a game. He...

    Blog | September 30, 2010