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  1. McCown's drawl draws an odd comparison

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Shaking his head and smiling, Josh McCown paused for a couple of seconds Thursday to consider how someone could hear his thick Texas drawl in the huddle and think it's reminiscent of "a combination of Jesus and Ben Stiller," as t...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  2. Bears early cuts done as courtesy

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Bears released veteran safety Tom Zbikowski on Sunday, and the team also parted ways with veteran defensive end Kyle Moore. In all, the club cut 14 players which moves the roster to 76. The moves came two days before Tuesday's 4 p...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  3. Long, Mills and Frey impress vs. Raiders

    Michael C. Wright

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- In the aftermath of Chicago's 34-26 win Friday over the Oakland Raiders, surely some players long for one last shot to prove their worth, while others may have earned starting jobs that will likely keep them on the sideline for the...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  4. Bears hope to build on strong showing

    Michael C. Wright

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Instead of leaning on the basic plays utilized over the first two preseason games, the Chicago Bears dug deeper into the playbook Friday night to execute "more of our packages," tight end Martellus Bennett said. That resulted in...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Bears 34, Raiders 26

    Michael C. Wright

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Maybe Jay Cutler, at least for the time being, put an end to the notion that he's overly reliant on receiver Brandon Marshall. Cutler completed 12 of 21 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Chicago Bears' 34-26 win over t...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  6. 5 Things To Watch: Bears at Raiders

    Michael C. Wright

    For those craving real action, this is the closest you're going to get until Sept. 8, when the Chicago Bears host the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular-season opener. Teams around the league view Week 3 of the preseason as the most important becau...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  7. Too much Marshall? Cutler not buying it

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler uttered three words in defiance of the perception outside the organization that he's become too reliant on receiver Brandon Marshall. Asked if it would be on his mind to make it a point to throw to other receivers ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. Source: JaMarcus Russell in shape

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell put together a solid showing during his tryout for the Chicago Bears on Friday at Halas Hall, according to a league source who attended the session, but it doesn't appear likely the team will...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  9. Source: Bears to work out QB Russell

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell gets his first shot at returning to the NFL on Friday when he visits the Chicago Bears for a workout that will include three other signal callers, according to an NFL source with knowledge of...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. Bears to open preseason vs. Panthers

    Michael C. Wright

    The NFL released its preseason schedule on Thursday, with the Chicago Bears opening the preseason on the road against Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers the weekend of Aug. 8-11. Exact times and dates for the road contests will be announced at a...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. DeCicco happy to be back with Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Since the Chicago Bears waived him on Aug. 29, linebacker Dom DeCicco always wanted to return to the team that took a shot on him in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. DeCicco tried out for the Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  12. Offseason position outlook: Safeties

    Michael C. Wright

    This is final installment of a 10-part series that reviews every Bears position group on offense and defense, while also taking a quick look at potential free-agent targets and the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. Adding at safety seems a...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  13. Raiders opt out of Mike Tice interview

    Michael C. Wright

    MOBILE, Ala. -- The Chicago Bears assuaged concerns about the potential departure of offensive coordinator Mike Tice on Monday with an announcement that the coach is no longer in the running for the Oakland Raiders head coaching job. "I would've l...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  14. Source: Mike Tice to talk with Raiders

    Michael C. Wright

    Apparently, recently promoted Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice could be in line for another bump up the coaching chain, as the Oakland Raiders are scheduled to bring him in Tuesday for an interview, according to an NFL source. The Rai...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Raiders 25, Bears 20

    Michael C. Wright

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- What looked like a debacle in the making turned out to be a hard-fought contest Sunday with the Bears' five-game winning streak coming to an end by virtue of a 25-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders. No need to over-analyze this one....

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  16. Third quarter: Raiders 18, Bears 7

    Michael C. Wright

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sebastian Janikowski set an Oakland Raiders franchise record for most field goals in a game in the third quarter by connecting for his fifth and sixth to put the Raiders ahead 18-7 as the Chicago Bears continued to sputter on offen...

    Blog | November 27, 2011