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  1. CampTour'12: What we learned

    Kevin Seifert

    We came, we saw, we conquered. Veni, vidi, vici and all that stuff. Yes, CampTour'12 wrapped up late last week, ending a stretch of spending 11 days at four NFC North training camps over a 15-day period. I took three flights, logged 938 miles on the ...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  2. Bears: Brian Urlacher returns (sort of)

    Kevin Seifert

    The good news Saturday was that linebacker Brian Urlacher re-joined the Chicago Bears. The neutral news is that neither Urlacher nor the team cleared up why he left the team for three days last week other than to say it was for personal reasons. The ...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  3. CampTour'12: Lighter camp load for players

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- CampTour'12 is less than a week old and already we've seen significant changes to traditional training camp principles, adjustments that stem from the 2011 collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Last year's rushed training camp was...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  4. Vikings studied Bears' special teams

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Priefer couldn't help himself. The Minnesota Vikings' special teams coordinator jumped this spring at an opportunity to interrogate one of the key performers of the Chicago Bears' elite special teams in recent seasons, hoping to find some ideas ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  5. Rookie buzz: Bears' Shea McClellin

    Kevin Seifert

    Latest in a series of posts on NFC North rookies who have generated buzz. BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A few days ago, I asked Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli about the challenges of preparing a smallish defensive end for the rigors of r...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  6. CampTour'12: Bears Day 3

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Some thoughts and observations on the Chicago Bears' practice Saturday night: More than 12,000 fans showed up to watch the Bears' full-pads practice, surrounding a field outfitted with portable lights. I classified that atten...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  7. CampTour'12: Saturday programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- I hope everyone is enjoying the final Saturday of July. Me? I've spent my last day at Chicago Bears training camp grabbing some final interviews and transcribing my nearly-full digital recorder. I'll head out to practice Saturday...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  8. CampTour'12: A leaner Gabe Carimi

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Gabe Carimi has displayed a bounce in his step during the early days of Chicago Bears training camp, and it's not simply because he is back and healthy after a knee injury scuttled his rookie season. The right tackle capitalized ...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  9. CampTour'12: Bears Day 2

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Let's roll through some thoughts and observations after watching the Chicago Bears' second training-camp practice: One of the prettiest plays in 1-on-1 drills came when receiver Earl Bennett hauled in a long pass down the ri...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  10. CampTour'12: Guessing on J'Marcus Webb

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- In this era of the NFL, most training camp competitions can be placed into one of two categories. Sometimes the winner can be preordained, either by a player's status or a coach's preference. Other times, a camp battle is an admi...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  11. Adrian Peterson continues righting a wrong

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- If some good came of Adrian Peterson's unfortunate use of analogies this offseason, it's this: It forced one of the NFL's highest-profile players into a bond with two of the world's most prominent advocates for ending human traffick...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  12. Camp Confidential: Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com NFL Power Ranking (pre-camp): 21 BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears have returned to the pastoral campus of Olivet Nazarene University, a sleepy college setting for the methodical and slow pace of an NFL training camp. But make no mis...

    Blog | August 01, 2010
  13. Podcast: Chris Harris on Bears camp

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris, who will report to his sixth NFL training camp Thursday, first appeared on ESPN 1000 radio and was asked how much he enjoys summer practices. "Ask Brett Favre that," Harris quipped. Favre's surgically repaired...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  14. Camp Confidential: QBs will make or break Bears' season

    Kevin Seifert

    Although coach Lovie Smith is trying to deflect attention away from his QBs, the Bears' season is clearly riding on whether the team can generate competent play from the position, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2008
  15. Brandon Marshall is ready for Bears camp

    Kevin Seifert

    You know how the old saying goes: NFL players are never in better shape than on the first day of training camp. Or, that's the way it should be. Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has provided some visual evidence of that theory. Marshall twe...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  16. Robbie Gould first to contest Bears' policy

    Kevin Seifert

    Right back at you, Phil Emery. And welcome back to the NFL, Marc Trestman. The Chicago Bears won't stage their first practice of training camp until Friday, but already they've had one prominent player challenge general manager Emery's temporary h...

    Blog | July 24, 2013