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  1. On the Bears' LBs and O-line

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears open the "voluntary" portion of their offseason program this week, having made a series of mid-level moves last week that re-organized their linebacker group and effected a swap at right guard. After catching up on the rest of the d...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  2. Brian Urlacher decision: If not now, when?

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- The Chicago Bears' chairman wanted Brian Urlacher back in 2013. So did the Bears' coaching staff. So why did the team announce Wednesday evening that it was unable to reach a contract agreement with Urlacher, presumably ending his 13-year ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Brian Urlacher as a transition figure

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- Four days at the NFL owners meeting has helped clear up a portion of Brian Urlacher's continuing contract standoff with the Chicago Bears. We know that chairman George McCaskey wants Urlacher back with the team but won't influence the f...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. BBAO: Bears lose Nick Roach to Raiders

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We have more overnight news in the NFC North's free agency frenzy. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, leaving the Bears without a versatile player who has been a star...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  5. Bears 'up against cap' after Tuesday's spree

    Kevin Seifert

    The dust began settling Wednesday for the Chicago Bears following their triumphant dive into free agency. After signing left tackle Jermon Bushrod (five years, $39.5 million) and tight end Martellus Bennett (four years, $20 million), the Bears cut ti...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  6. NFC North Quick Hits: Saturday

    Kevin Seifert

    Squeaking out even one post on Saturday's "activity" during this three-day negotiating window ranks as one of the greatest achievements in the history of this blog. I'll add to this post should anything else arise this evening -- unless the news is s...

    Blog | March 09, 2013
  7. BBAO: What Chris Canty's visit means

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers' limited use of free agency over the years means we should pay attention to every scheduled visit by a veteran to Lambeau Field. At the moment, at least, former New York Giants defensive lineman...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  8. BBAO: Bears want Nick Roach back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Two of the Chicago Bears' three starting linebackers are pending free agents, and indications are that they will make an effort to bring both of them back in 2013. We've already discussed the still-murky situation...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  9. Bears must 'win out.' What if they don't?

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A step into the Chicago Bears' locker room Sunday afternoon was like opening a door into a blizzard. The people inside spoke in hushed tones, steeling themselves from elements that had been pounding them for hours. They looked wind-wor...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  10. BBAO: Nick Roach on the spot

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There has been plenty of fretting this week about the future of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, but not much attention on the man who will replace him for the next few weeks. Nick Roach is making a si...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. Bears have shaky Plan B for Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    Most football people would acknowledge that Brian Urlacher hasn't been the same player this season as he had been for most of his career with the Chicago Bears. That makes Tuesday's news of a significant hamstring injury, one that could sideline Urla...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  12. Pivot Player: Bears' Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    Fourth in a series on non-quarterbacks who have disproportionate responsibility for their team's success or failure this season. Our first three NFC North pivot players have all been unproven youngsters with impressive skills sets who have been (o...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  13. Previewing Preseason Week 3, Part II

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to the remainder of Week 3 in the NFC North's preseason schedule: Chicago Bears Opponent: New York Giants Location: MetLife Stadium Day/Time: Friday/8 p.m. ET Personnel notes: After an intense week of discussion about li...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  14. Why the Urlacher treatment story matters

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was given multiple opportunities Wednesday to dispute or provide context to a Chicago Tribune report that he sought alternative treatment in Germany this spring for his troublesome left knee. So was the team. B...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  15. Previewing Preseason Week 2, Part II

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to two more nights of exciting Week 2 preseason action in the NFC North: Detroit Lions Opponent: Baltimore Ravens Location: M&T Bank Stadium Day/Time: Friday/8 p.m. ET Personnel notes: The Lions continue to experiment wi...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  16. BBAO: Michael Jenkins takes pay cut

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sometimes you can get a sneak peak at roster decisions by examining player contracts. So it's reasonable to assume that Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Jenkins -- who has struggled at times in training camp -- is ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012