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  1. Bears sign WR Aiken, release Unga

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- With rookie Alshon Jeffery likely to miss time with a fracture in his right hand, the Chicago Bears signed Kamar Aiken to the practice squad on Tuesday, the team announced. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound Aiken last week was released...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  2. Coach's Big Decision: Pull Webb early?

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears left tackle J'Marcus Webb is out of chances. But if he struggles against the St. Louis Rams early, either coach Lovie Smith or offensive coordinator Mike Tice will have to make the call as to whether to pull the left tackle. That cou...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  3. Special-teamer Costanzo feels right at home

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Blake Costanzo certainly appreciates his new team's appreciation for special teams. "If they didn't, I wouldn't have a job," Costanzo said. "So it's awesome to come here and have them put an emphasis o...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  4. Bears terminate contract of G Wrotto

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears terminated the contract Thursday of guard Mansfield Wrotto, a vested veteran. Wrotto played in 27 games with 12 starts from 2008-10 with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, and had been taking reps at right tackle during orga...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  5. Was Shea McClellin a reach at No. 19?

    Michael C. Wright

    A text message from a high-ranking personnel evaluator came through hours after the Chicago Bears selected Boise State defensive end Shea McClellin on Friday with the 19th pick of the draft. It asked a simple question: "What do you think...about t...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  6. Power Rankings: Bears stay in Top 10

    Michael C. Wright

    Despite a 30-12 thumping by the New Orleans Saints on the road, the Bears remained in the top 10 of ESPN.com's most recent Power Rankings. The Bears fell three spots from No. 7 to 10. Obviously, the panelists took into account the fact the underdo...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  7. OL play made Bears winners vs. Giants

    Michael C. Wright

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- No doubt, the New York Giants housed the Chicago Bears here at New Meadowlands. Yet despite the ugly 41-13 score, bumbling play from defense and special teams -- not to mention a few dropped balls by the receivers -- Chica...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  8. Giants could be decisive test for Louis

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Lance Louis strolled off the practice field Thursday night knowing Monday's game against the New York Giants could very well seal his fate with the Chicago Bears. Coming off a subpar performance in the exhibition opener agains...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  9. Tice to give O-line another chance

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice admits to not wanting "to play musical lines" with Jay Cutler's protection, but after the O-line gave up nine sacks Saturday against the Bills, change could be coming. Tice maintained "it's...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  10. Sacks painful, but line opened lanes

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis twisted his ball cap to the back and listened to questions, seemingly disgusted with his own performance on a team that surrendered nine sacks Saturday in its preseason win over the Buffalo Bills. Players and coache...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  11. Phillips expects Forte to play Saturday

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS -- Chicago Bears president Ted Phillips doesn't anticipate running back Matt Forte sitting out of Saturday's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. Read the entire story....

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  12. Quick-study Garza at center of storm

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Roberto Garza plans to channel his inner-Olin in taking over at center this season, as the new leader for the Chicago Bears most scrutinized position group heading into Saturday's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. I...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  13. Wright's mock draft 1.0

    Michael C. Wright

    With less than three weeks remaining before the NFL draft, here's a look at my projections. 1. Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton, QB: Auburn, Potential trumps character concerns. 2. Denver Broncos, Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama: Broncos ranked 31st in ru...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  14. Bears-Seahawks: Five things to watch

    Michael C. Wright

    Five things to watch for in Sunday's Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks divisional-round playoff game at Soldier Field. Special-teams units for both teams: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stirred up debate earlier in the week by saying his team's plan is...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  15. No chemistry issues at safety for Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The coaching staff's decision to insert rookie Major Wright into the rotation at safety shouldn't taint the delicate chemistry at the position between starters Chris Harris and Danieal Manning, who have performed relatively well ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  16. Tice thinks Bears' rushing attack is making progress

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The film sessions on Tuesdays typically become animated affairs for offensive line coach Mike Tice, who says his unit remains a block or two away from springing running backs Matt Forte and Chester Taylor for huge gains on any gi...

    Blog | November 11, 2010