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  1. Khaseem Greene no longer overthinking it

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Linebacker Khaseem Greene admittedly struggled to acclimate himself to the speed of the NFL game last season when a shoulder injury to Lance Briggs thrust the rookie into the starting lineup for four games. But with a year of ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. Long preparing to face relentless Suh

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears' Week 3 Sunday night road win in Pittsburgh was on Kyle Long's thoughts until approximately 6 a.m. on Monday. That's when Long finally went to sleep after the rookie decided to stay up and watch a saved televisi...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. Lovie won't put timetable on Jeffery return

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is expected to have his fractured right hand re-evaluated over the next two days, but coach Lovie Smith refused to put a timetable on when the rookie will return. Jeffery has missed...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  4. Hardin happy to be back in the mix

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- At first glance, Bears 2012 third-round pick Brandon Hardin seems to have the proper size to be an effective NFL in-the-box safety, even though the rookie played exclusively at cornerback during his college career at Oregon State...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  5. Paea to play both tackle spots Thursday

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The day after Stephen Paea was drafted by the Chicago Bears in April, the rookie second-round pick told reporters he envisioned himself as more of a three-technique defensive tackle. That could be where Paea ultimately ends u...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  6. Suh waiting to hear on fine for Cutler hit

    Jeff Dickerson

    DALLAS -- Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is still waiting to hear if the NFL plans to rescind a $15,000 fine levied against the rookie for a vicious hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Suh was flagged for unnecessary roughness afte...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  7. Expect rookie S Wright to get tested

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Odds are that good teams will find a way to test Major Wright in the postseason. The Bears' plan calls for Wright to be a future full-time starting safety -- probably in 2011 -- but the rookie out of Florida has spent his fi...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  8. Mailbag: Wright off to encouraging start

    Jeff Dickerson

    Q: JD, can you give us an update on Major Wright? I've heard plenty of talk about Chris Harris, Danieal Manning and Craig Steltz, but little on the rookie. Thanks for all your hard work. -- Matthew, San Jose, Calif. A: Matthew, I'm happy to repor...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  9. Bears hoping Gilbert gets the message

    Jeff Dickerson

    By JEFF DICKERSON LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Even though Bears defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert failed to record a single tackle Monday versus Minnesota, it seemed reasonable to ask Alex Brown how he felt the rookie fared after watching the tape. D...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  10. Chicago Bears looking shaky at safety ahead of Thursday's game vs...

    Jeff Dickerson

    The safety position is looking shaky for the Bears ahead of Thursday's game.

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2009
  11. Bears CB Kyle Fuller limited at practice

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller (hand, hip) returned to practice on Thursday wearing a protective brace on his fractured right hand. The official injury report listed Fuller as having limited participation. "I ta...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  12. Surgery ruled out on Kyle Fuller's hand

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman called cornerback Kyle Fuller day-to-day after the NFL's reigning Defensive Rookie of the Month suffered a fractured right hand, and right hip pointer injury in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Mi...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  13. Rookie Fuller shines with pair of picks

    Jeff Dickerson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Veteran defenders gushed over the performance of rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller; the 2014 first-round draft choice responsible for two fourth-quarter interceptions that helped lead the Chicago Bears to a 28-20 upset over the hea...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. Bears sign S Dixon, waive CB Hurst

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed rookie safety Ahmad Dixon off the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad and waived cornerback Demontre Hurst, the team announced Monday. The Dallas Cowboys selected Dixon in the seventh round (No. 249) of ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  15. Brawl breaks out between Martellus Bennett, Kyle Fuller of Chicag...

    Jeff Dickerson

    Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman cut practice short Monday following a heated, physical altercation between veteran tight end Martellus Bennett and rookie first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller during a red-zone drill.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  16. McCray takes first-team safety reps

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - In the latest twist to the Chicago Bears' "wide open" safety competition, fifth-year veteran Danny McCray handled all the first-team reps alongside Ryan Mundy on Wednesday, while rookie fourth-round choice Brock Vereen worked excl...

    Blog | July 30, 2014