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  1. 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
  2. Emery feels a kinship with Trestman

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- During his search to find a new head coach to lead the Chicago Bears, general manager Phil Emery almost immediately connected with new hire Marc Trestman because he felt a sense of kinship and respect for the road the coach had t...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  3. Bears unlikely to announce finalists

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears kept their fans in the loop in 2012 during the search for a new general manager, but the team won't conduct business that way as it scours the NFL for a new head coach. A team spokesman says it's unlikely the Bears will announce ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  4. Playoff exits push coaching search along

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery acknowledged Jan. 1 that in his search for a new head coach "the playoffs are a consideration," but that potential roadblock appears to have come down Sunday with the conclusion of the divisional round of the ...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  5. Emery: Search 'fast, furious and thorough'

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery on Thursday characterized his state of mind during the team's search for a head coach as "fast, furious and thorough" after conducting the initial round of interviews with prospective candidates. Despite ha...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  6. Source: Bears to talk to Armstrong

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- In the aftermath of the firing Monday of Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, the club has already set up an interview with Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, according to an NFL source. The timeline for th...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. Stafford to Johnson looks familiar

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler sees the connection between Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson similar to what's transpiring this season between him and Brandon Marshall. Sure, the Detr...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  8. Power Rankings: Bears rise to No. 5

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears inched up a spot in the latest edition of ESPN's NFL Power Rankings on Tuesday, moving from sixth to No. 5 after Monday night's 13-7 victory over the Detroit Lions. Chicago's move up the rankings represents rises by every team in...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  9. Will Emery meet V-Jax's price?

    Michael Wright

    Chicago's expected play for San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson might require a contract that significantly eclipses the five-year, $36.25 million deal signed Monday by Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson, which included $19.5 million guara...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Broncos 13, Bears 10 (OT)

    Michael C. Wright

    DENVER -- The Chicago Bears couldn't ward off the magic of Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos in dropping a 13-10 heartbreaker in overtime Sunday that will dramatically impact their standing in the NFC wildcard race. A Marion Barber fumble sealed t...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Bears have company in drops category

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Dropped passes by the Chicago Bears became one of the major storylines after the team's defeat last week at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. But interestingly, Chicago isn't the NFL's worst at that statistic. Through the...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  13. Four Downs: Can Cutler endure?

    Flying high after a rout of the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, the Chicago Bears crashed on Sunday with a 30-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The offensive line showed shades of 2010, surrendering six sacks, including five in the fourth quarter, and th...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. Power Rankings: Bears climb the ladder

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears finally moved into the Top 10 of's NFL Power Rankings by virtue of Sunday's 30-12 thumping of the Atlanta Falcons. The Bears moved up six spots from No. 13 to No. 7, after smashing the previously sixth-ranked Falcons, w...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  15. Streaking and Slumping: Week 1

    Michael C. Wright

    STREAKING 1. Matt Forte, RB: Rather than rant about his contract, Forte decided to prove his worth on the field, which he did against the Atlanta Falcons. Forte averaged 7.5 yards per touch in generating 158 total yards and a touchdown. Sooner or...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  16. Tillman beating ball carriers to the punch

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The yearly marveling over Charles Tillman's ability to knock balls loose manifested itself early this season, thanks to the fumble he caused Sunday in the Chicago Bears' 30-12 takedown of the Atlanta Falcons. Tillman punched ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011