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  1. Chicago Bears release safety Craig Steltz

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of vested veteran safety Craig Steltz on Monday, the team announced. The Bears' roster now stands at 77 active players in advance of Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT deadline to trim the roster to...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Chicago Bears release safety Tom Zbikowski

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears released veteran safety Tom Zbikowski on Sunday in advance of the trimming their roster to 75 players by Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2013
  3. Bears having fun with Northwestern-Vandy

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Aside from preparing to face the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday's Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt game is getting a considerable amount of traction inside the Chicago Bears' locker room as seven players on the roster have ties to the t...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  4. Sanzenbacher hopes to avoid cuts

    Jeff Dickerson

    CLEVELAND -- Dane Sanzenbacher hopes his cell phone stays quiet on Friday as he awaits word whether or not he made the Bears final 53-man roster as the No. 6 wide receiver. That's because the worst noise an NFL bubble player can hear on cut-down day ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  5. TE Adams trying to crack roster again

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - For a position that's been overlooked the last two years, the Chicago Bears now find themselves with an abundance of depth at tight end. There are four players worthy of being on the 53-man roster, including second-year man Kyle A...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  6. Bears waive tight end Ross

    Jeff Dickerson

    The Chicago Bears waived tight end Draylen Ross on Wednesday, dropping their total training camp roster down to 89 players. Ross entered the NFL last year as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas. He spent nine weeks of the 2011 season on the...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  7. Draft position no concern for NIU's Wedige

    Jeff Dickerson

    The NFL is filled with players who failed to hear their name called on draft weekend. The Bears alone last summer broke training camp with five undrafted rookie free agents on their 53-man roster. So the stigma of possibly going undrafted in a few...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  8. Forte tops 1,000 total yards in 7 games

    Jeff Dickerson

    LONDON -- Roy Williams called Matt Forte the best player on the Chicago Bears roster a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, six-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Brian Urlacher upped the ante. "I think he's the best player in the NFL right now," Ur...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  9. Williams: Forte is Bears' MVP

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Just a little over two months after he signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, veteran receiver Roy Williams has come to the conclusion that Matt Forte is the most valuable member of the roster. "Best player on this tea...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. Bubble players ponder their futures

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- The Bears are expected to begin trimming down the roster on Friday morning, which could lead to a stressful 24 hours for those players on the bubble. Here's some reaction from a few bubble players who spoke in the postgame locker room fol...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  11. Last preseason game 'not meaningless'

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- On-the-bubble players pay attention to this. It's truly possible a breakout performance in the final preseason game could sway the staff into placing a player on the 53-man roster for the regular season, or at the very least, ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  12. Adams among those to get special look

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Generally speaking, if a player hopes to make the Bears' 53-man roster as a reserve, he must have value to special teams coach Dave Toub. Monday night's game against the Giants gives Toub another opportunity to evaluate a ha...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  13. CB battle: The best will play

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- It's too early to handicap the battle at cornerback, according to Chicago Bears secondary coach Jon Hoke. "Best players play," Hoke said. "Whoever is playing the best will play." If the Bears stand pat with their roster, Ti...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  14. Chicago Bears to report to camp early to collect roster bonus

    Jeff Dickerson

    Friday is the Chicago Bears' official report date for training camp, but players looking to collect their roster bonuses must report to Bourbonnais on Wednesday to take their physical.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  15. Bears thankful for good health this season

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Bears have plenty to be thankful for after a 7-3 start, but perhaps their greatest blessing comes in the form of good health. Every Bears player on the active roster was on the practice field Wednesday, including linebac...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  16. Juaquin Iglesias, Jarron Gilbert cut

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears got down to the mandatory 53-man roster Saturday, handing out pink slips to a few notable players, including the organization's top two picks of the 2009 NFL draft, third-round choices wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias and d...

    Blog | September 04, 2010