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Even the most pessimistic types have to tip the cap to the Bears for the big splash they made as free-agency season opened this week. Martellus Bennett has a chance to be more of a difference-maker at tight end than the Bears have had since Mike Ditka....
Big yellow construction trucks in the parking lot outside his office greet Bears coach Marc Trestman every morning. Giant mounds of dirt surround the Bears' headquarters. Part of the team's Lake Forest facility remains off limits as major renovations...
Free agency is full of false hope and flimsy promise. That said, the parade honoring the Bears for winning the first day of free agency should be scheduled for noon Wednesday on Michigan Avenue. Let the confetti fall and the band play. Free agency...
Heading into his fifth season with the Bears, Jay Cutler doesn't have a whole lot more to ask for at this point. General manager Phil Emery continued to build around the quarterback Tuesday, making aggressive moves in the first three hours of free agency...
Tags: Football, New York Giants, Jeff Faine, Phil Loadholt, Jared Cook
Sixth in a 14-part series leading up to the start of Bears training camp. The further the Bears get away from their appearance in Super Bowl XLI, the better the offensive line for that team, built almost exclusively through pro free agency, looks. It...
Tags: Football, Riley Reiff, James Brown, David DeCastro, Mike Tice
Tribune staff reporterJohn Tait wore a walking boot and a look of befuddlement, just one of many Bears who seemed unable to process Sunday's spectacular collapse. "I'm not sure what just happened," Tait said. The proof remained illuminated on the scoreboard at Cleveland...
ChicagoSports.comWith Warren Sapp on the free-agent market, Bears head coach Lovie Smith could have persuaded general manager Jerry Angelo to take an established tackle who fits Smith's mold, and with whom both were familiar from their days in Tampa. But Smith and Angelo...
Tribune staff reporterNo kids in Chicago enjoyed Halloween night more than the Bears' rookies. Rookie Nathan Vasher clinched a 23-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night at Soldier Field with a thrilling 71-yard interception return for a touchdown with 3...
Tribune staff reporterAll week, the Bears vowed to make some noise in the 86th season opener in franchise history. Instead, they couldn't hear because of it. Kyle Orton, the first rookie quarterback to start a Bears opener since Zeke Bratkowski in 1954, had his helmet...
Tribune staff reporterWith pained looks and pursed lips, they slowly followed the cart down the Metrodome hallway late Sunday afternoon. The cart carried Rex Grossman, sitting on the back with a tightly knotted silk striped tie around his neck and a bulky black brace...
A look at how each player on the 2004 roster came to be a Bear. Thirty-three of the 53 players on the active roster (62.2%) were either draftees of the Bears or undrafted free agents signed with the Bears. Seventeen players joined the team via free...
Tribune staff reporterNow, that's how you make an NFL roster. Veteran wide receiver Ahmad Merritt, on the proverbial bubble, returned the opening kickoff of overtime 87 yards Thursday night to set up Paul Edinger's game-winning 25-yard field goal and give the Bears a 13-10...
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