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  1. Tillman may be finished in Chicago

    Michael C. Wright

    Cornerback Charles Tillman acknowledged on Monday that it's possible he's played his last game as a Chicago Bear, shortly after the team announced he'd miss the remainder of the regular season due to a torn right triceps. Placed on the injured res...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  2. Loss of Briggs hurts more than Cutler

    Michael C. Wright

    If Jay Cutler left the Bears in a tight spot on offense because of the torn groin muscle that will keep him out at least four weeks, then Lance Briggs gave the defense a near-insurmountable task: to somehow improve without him on the field. That's...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  3. Cutler wishes Urlacher well in new career

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler still hasn't reached out to retired middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, but spoke glowingly about the former player's contributions while wishing him the best in his new career as an NFL analyst on Fox Sports 1. ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. BE: Urlacher says he could still be a Bear?

    Michael C. Wright

    Good morning, here are some Bears Essentials, as the team prepares to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field: -- Maybe you missed it, but during an interview on "In Depth With Graham Bensinger", which airs Sunday on WMAQ-TV NBC Chic...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  5. BE: Jeffery will be more consistent in 2013

    Michael C. Wright

    Let's take a look at some Bears Essentials. Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery caught flak before the club even drafted him in 2012 due to concerns about his weight and level of fitness. But with a year of experience under his belt and an offseason of ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  6. Urlacher makes splash in new media role

    Michael C. Wright

    Teams fake injuries in high school, college and the NFL whether it's to slow down a high-powered offense or to take away momentum from a charging offense during a key moment in a game. So what former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said in his new ro...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. Urlacher: Smith should be head coach again

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher "would be shocked" if former head coach Lovie Smith isn't leading a new team in 2014. Urlacher ate lunch with Smith a couple of weeks ago, and told the "Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000 that the ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. BE: Could QB Blanchard be next man out?

    Michael C. Wright

    First off, shoutouts to all the good folks that sent in emails and tweets suggesting a name for our new feature that, every morning, will take a quick trip through the most pertinent Chicago Bears headlines. After spending the day reading all the ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. Five things to watch: Bears-Panthers

    Michael C. Wright

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Here are five things to keep an eye on Friday night when the Chicago Bears face the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. 1. OL blocking: It's likely the Bears go into this game with a starting five up front that you won...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. Road to Bourbonnais: Life without Urlacher

    Michael C. Wright

    The initial shock of Brian Urlacher's absence quickly vanished once the Chicago Bears started on-field workouts during the offseason, and despite the linebacker's tremendous contributions over the years, it's unlikely the team will miss him much once...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. Four Downs: Will Long be impact player?

    With minicamp in the books, the Chicago Bears wrapped up their offseason program and will lay low until training camp begins on July 25 in Bourbonnais. But with a new coaching staff, plenty of new faces on the roster and a quarterback facing a con...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  12. Briggs: 'Very different' without Urlacher

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs spoke Tuesday for the first time in a public setting all offseason, and admitted the defense is "very different" without former teammate Brian Urlacher in the fold. "I didn't call plays be...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Bears add versatile LB in Khaseem Greene

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears tacked on even more depth at linebacker in the fourth round Saturday by taking their second consecutive player at the position in Khaseem Greene of Rutgers with the 117th pick overall. The selection came on t...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: 2nd-round pick Bostic

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Here's a look at the Chicago Bears' second-round pick, linebacker Jonathan Bostic of the University of Florida. Bostic started 13 games for the Gators last season at middle linebacker and finished with 68 tackles, two intercept...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. Source: Bears brought in Alonso for visit

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears brought in former Oregon middle linebacker Kiko Alonso on Tuesday for a pre-draft visit at Halas Hall, as the team kicked off the first day of a voluntary minicamp, according to an NFL source. The defensive MVP of the 2012 Rose ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. Bears could be better with new linebackers

    Michael C. Wright

    Naturally, nostalgia and familiarity lead to death-blow thinking when pondering the face of the Chicago Bears' new linebacking corps sans Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach. But a strong debate can be made that new additions D.J. Williams and James An...

    Blog | March 27, 2013