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  1. Jared Allen returns to practice

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jared Allen's streak of 113 consecutive starts ended Sunday when he missed Chicago's loss to the Green Bay Packers because of pneumonia. But the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end returned to the practice field Wednesday, saying, "...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A few thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 27-19 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. What it means: This is the "backbone" building Marc Trestman always talks about. Two road wins in a row should build confidence for ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  3. Clausen intriguing pick in backup QB derby

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago's addition of veteran Jimmy Clausen on Thursday added a level of intrigue to the competition for the job as the primary backup to quarterback Jay Cutler. Jordan Palmer appeared to be the front runner to seize that gig. But for undisclosed ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  4. Chicago Bears add Jimmy Clausen to corps of backup quarterbacks

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery made good on his plan to continue to ramp up the mix for the backup quarterback spot on Thursday, signing former Carolina Panthers second-round pick and Notre Dame standout Jimmy Clausen.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  5. Bears' Domenik Hixon tears ACL at OTAs

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Initially, the injury didn't appear to be serious. Domenik Hixon popped up after being shaken up during a drill Tuesday at organized team activities, but he later indicated he won't be a contributor for the Chicago Bears in 201...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. Julius Peppers agrees to deal with Green Bay Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    The Green Bay Packers have signed eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers, the team announced Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2014
  7. Julius Peppers released by Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears released veteran defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  8. Bears waive Cattouse, work out three others

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears on Tuesday announced they waived safety Sean Cattouse. And, according to an NFL source, the club worked out safeties Sherrod Martin and Jerron McMillian, in addition to offensive tackle Michael Ola. Cattouse appeared in one game ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  9. Could Bostic get call to start opener?

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears rookie second-round pick Jonathan Bostic steered reporters away from the notion he could be edging past veteran D.J. Williams for the starting job at middle linebacker. With Williams sidelined since Jul. 31 with...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  10. Bears' Bostic knows he's got work to do

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Jonathon Bostic's perception of his debut against the Carolina Panthers on Friday didn't change after a day off to study the film. Sure, he made a dynamic play when he picked off Cam Newton and returned the interception 51 ya...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  11. Rookie LB Bostic makes immediate impact

    Michael C. Wright

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Only film study will reveal whether Jon Bostic truly outperformed his peers from the Chicago's 2013 draft class, but he certainly provided the most entertainment in the first quarter of a 24-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the ...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Panthers 24, Bears 17

    Michael C. Wright

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Here are a few quick thoughts from Chicago's 24-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Friday in the preseason opener: What it means: There's still work to do on both sides of the ball. What's most important is the team came out of...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  13. Marshall, Peppers won't play vs. Panthers

    Michael C. Wright

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Chicago Bears announced during pregame Friday for their exhibition opener against the Carolina Panthers that receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive end Julius Peppers won't play due to a coaches' decision. Defensive end Cor...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Reason to believe in Bears' backup plan

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- It's crossed your mind. You've pondered the possibility in 2013 for another 2011-esque debacle where Jay Cutler goes down with an injury that forces in a backup quarterback incapable of getting the job done. Given what transp...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  16. Bears invite five players to minicamp

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears brought in five players to work out during the team's voluntary minicamp Tuesday on a tryout basis. The players include Southern California defensive tackle Christian Toupou, Texas A&M defensive back Coryell...

    Blog | April 16, 2013