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  1. Bears sign Taylor Boggs, Derrick Martin

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears announced Monday they signed center Taylor Boggs and safety Derrick Martin to one-year contracts. Financial terms of the deals weren't disclosed. A three-year veteran, Boggs (6-foot-3, 285 pounds) played in one game last seaso...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. Bears free agency preview: Safety

    Michael C. Wright

    ESPNChicago examines potential unrestricted free agents at positions of need for the Bears. Bears free agency previews: CB | DT | DE | G | WR | TE | QB | LB | OT » For the first time in recent history the safety position isn't a liability or cau...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Four Downs: Where do the Bears stand?

    After winning seven of their first eight games, the Chicago Bears dropped two straight against some top competition -- the Houston Texans (9-1) and San Francisco 49ers (7-2)-- and fell three spots to No. 6 in this week's ESPN Power Rankings. As th...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  5. Bears confident Rodriguez has matured

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Versatility and fit for the new scheme expected to be employed by new offensive coordinator Mike Tice trumped character red flags Saturday, when the Chicago Bears selected former Temple tight end Evan Rodriguez with their fourth-...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  6. Cutler still looking for rhythm on offense

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- A punishing Chicago Bears ground game lightened the load for quarterback Jay Cutler in Sunday's 34-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers. But even with limited reliance on the passing attack, Cutler struggled, and pointed to personnel ...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  7. Bears mailbag: How about Mankins?

    Michael C. Wright

    First off, thanks for giving some semblance of normalcy in the life of this locked out NFL beat reporter with your thorough and insightful questions about the Bears. We kick off our first mailbag in what seems like forever with no signs of footbal...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  8. Wright's mock draft 1.0

    Michael C. Wright

    With less than three weeks remaining before the NFL draft, here's a look at my projections. 1. Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton, QB: Auburn, Potential trumps character concerns. 2. Denver Broncos, Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama: Broncos ranked 31st in ru...

    Blog | April 09, 2011
  9. Bears sign QB Gutierrez

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday they signed quarterback Matt Gutierrez to a reserve/future contract. Gutierrez spent 12 days with the club during the preseason, serving as somewhat of training-camp arm because of a shoulde...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  10. Jersey sales don't add up for Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler, Brian Urlacher, Julius Peppers, Devin Hester: all household names, right? Perhaps that's the case in Chicagoland, but to push the Bears' no-respect sentiment a step further, none of the team's jerseys made the earl...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  11. Upon Further Review: Team mirrors coach

    Michael C. Wright

    Bears coach Lovie Smith must have pre-programmed his team Monday. When his players gathered in the locker room, melting ice sliding off uniforms after a sizzling performance on a frozen field, they all said the same things in the wake of a 40-14 clob...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  12. Bears had wrong cleats in 1st half vs. Pats

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- As the Chicago Bears prepare for the possibility of playing outdoors Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings, they may want to use a lesson learned the hard way Sunday against the New England Patriots. Read the entire story...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  13. Forte: Mistakes doomed run game vs. Pats

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Traditionally, the Chicago Bears punch teams in the mouth in snowy conditions at Soldier Field, not the other way around like Sunday's debacle against the New England Patriots. The club's frigid performance certainly surprised...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  14. Lost in the aftermath: A few Bears positives

    Michael Wright

    In the aftermath of a Sunday afternoon filled with negatives, here's a look at three positives coming from the Chicago Bears' 36-7 loss to the New England Patriots: Brian Urlacher: In addition to leading the Bears with 11 tackles -- including nin...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  15. Weather or not, Patriots were ready

    Michael Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears wouldn't point to the inclement weather at Soldier Field as a factor in their 36-7 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots. The visiting team didn't see it as a factor, either. "It wasn't as bad as I think .. we p...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  16. Simply put, Bears were outclassed

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Bears nickel corner D.J. Moore likened it to a child enduring corporal punishment. Swat, swat, swat. The New England Patriots bent Chicago over a knee in spanking the Bears back to reality from a five-game winning streak by way of a...

    Blog | December 12, 2010