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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Could Roach exit help Urlacher return?

    Michael C. Wright

    Nick Roach's departure might increase the chances for Brian Urlacher to return to the Chicago Bears in 2013, because given the salary cap situation the team couldn't afford both. But those prospects don't increase much. The team wants Urlacher ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. Signings give Bears some draft flexibility

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- In addition to addressing major needs, the free-agent acquisitions Tuesday of offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight end Martellus Bennett provided the Chicago Bears with much needed flexibility in April's NFL draft. "It re...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  14. Urlacher begins his first free agency

    Michael C. Wright

    Once the clock struck 3 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher officially became an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 13-year career. That's not to say the Bears won't eventually sign Urlacher to a deal, but a...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  15. Bears face challenge to free up cap space

    Michael C. Wright

    The $8.45 million salary cap charge associated with the franchise designation placed Friday on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton definitely limits what the team can do in upcoming free agency, but the move should be viewed at this point as ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  16. Manti Te'o not best fit for Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Although the name Manti Te'o generates buzz among some Chicago Bears fans, it's not likely the team will risk the odds of him turning out to be a first-round dud. With franchise stalwart Brian Urlacher set to enter free agency, the...

    Blog | February 24, 2013