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  1. Chris Williams set to face former team

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Former Chicago Bears first-round draft pick Chris Williams played well at times during a five-year tenure with the club, but most memories regarding the offensive lineman conjure the word "bust." Selected 14th overall in 2008 ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  2. Coach's big decision: Carimi's best spot

    Michael C. Wright

    One game shouldn't determine the future for Chicago Bears offensive lineman Gabe Carimi, who was drafted in the first round of 2011 originally to play tackle, but will start at left guard for the injured Lance Louis on Sunday against the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  3. Bears not sweating shuffling their OL

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- While it's uncommon to lose a pair of starters on the offensive line in the same game the way Chicago did Sunday during its win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears aren't exactly novices at dealing with attrition up front. ...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  4. Willams turns out to be another Angelo bust

    Michael C. Wright

    With the Chicago Bears terminating the contract of 2008 first-round pick Chris Williams on Tuesday, count 2011 29th overall selection Gabe Carimi as the last of the club's first-round choices made by former general manager Jerry Angelo, who was fired...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  5. Cutler confident in protection vs. Dallas

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The fourth-most sacked quarterback in the NFL, the Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler remains confident in his offensive line's ability to protect him Monday night when the club faces the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. "I go into t...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Four Downs: Should Cutler apologize?

    The Green Bay Packers brought the Chicago Bears back to earth last week and frustrated Jay Cutler, who railed against left tackle J'Marcus Webb very publicly in the midst of a four-interception performance. On Tuesday, Bears nickel back D.J. Moore...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  8. Booker, Allen among those on the bubble

    Michael C. Wright

    CLEVELAND -- Brilliant performances in the final game of the preseason, alone, rarely move the staff so much it decides to keep a player on the final 53-man roster. But for players teetering on the edge, the final exhibition outing means everythin...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  9. No JPP, but Umenyiora still a good LT test

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The health of quarterback Jay Cutler remains priority No. 1 for the Chicago Bears, making recent news the New York Giants plan to hold out defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for Friday's game come as a relief. Still, the expected...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  10. Bears ready to settle O-line jobs

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears plan to work J'Marcus Webb at left tackle with the starters Saturday when the team faces the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, but the competition for the starting job remains in full effect, said o...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  11. Bears not reading into preseason games

    Michael C. Wright

    Had the Chicago Bears played badly in Game 2 of the preseason, the prevailing thought likely would've been not to worry because it was just an exhibition outing. That's why the team took a similar viewpoint in dealing with Saturday night's success...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  12. Game 2 could be telling for Williams, Webb

    Michael C. Wright and Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears offensive tackle Chris Williams understands the precarious position he might be in, regardless of his first-round pedigree. That's why he can't go into Saturday's matchup against the Washington Redskins with the mentality ...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  13. Martz: Webb needs confidence to develop

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz believes confidence, or lack thereof, to be the most pressing issue for left tackle J'Marcus Webb to overcome in his quest to become a consistent starter in the NFL. Working now as an analyst f...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  14. Tice doesn't hold back on OL criticism

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice eschewed sugar coating Monday in articulating blunt assessments of the offense's performance in a 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in the preseason opener, and a situation on the line ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  15. Bears giving Williams longer look at LT

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The latest development in the battle for the Chicago Bears starting left tackle job unfolded Saturday when the club worked Chris Williams with the starters at the position. Although Williams split time with J'Marcus Webb at le...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  16. Plenty to watch in Bears' first exam

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Typically evasive regarding the game plan, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith made it clear that the club's frontline players won't see much action Thursday when the team opens the preseason at Soldier Field against the Denver Broncos. Tha...

    Blog | August 09, 2012