Bears general manager Phil Emery says that despite the fact that Gabe Carimi did not show up at OTAs, the team will welcome him back “with open arms.” Also, defensive tackle Henry Melton is still hopeful a long-term contract can be worked out with the team while playing under the franchise tag. Plus, more Bears and NFL news.

Phil Emery: Gabe Carimi to be greeted with open arms
Thu May 16 06:37:00 2013
When offensive lineman Gabe Carimi didn’t show up at OTAs, questions arose about his status on the Chicago Bears’ roster. …

Football HOFers in for Chicago Salute to Greatness (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Thu May 16 15:18:03 2013
Former Bears Dan Hampton and Richard Dent are among a group of Pro Football Hall of Famers scheduled to appear at the Chicago …

Anthony Hargrove finds a job in Dallas (National Football Post)
Thu May 16 15:02:02 2013
Cowboys signing defensive lineman

Bears GM Phil Emery not shutting door on Gabe Carimi
Thu May 16 14:46:07 2013
ADAM L. JAHNS: Gabe Carimi’s decision to skip the Bears’ …

Chicago Bears Preseason dates and times announced
Thu May 16 12:12:46 2013
Preseason Week 1: Friday, August 9 – Chicago Bears at Carolina …

GM: Carimi will be welcomed back to Bears
Thu May 16 12:04:23 2013
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery took the diplomatic route Wednesday when asked about Gabe Carimi’s absence from the …

Dollars and sense: What Bears paid undrafted free agents
Thu May 16 11:12:00 2013
The signing bonus is not worth nearly what the opportunity is for undrafted free agents in the NFL.

Bears utilizing Whiteside’s versatility
Thu May 16 10:35:41 2013

Top 5 defensive tackle tandems in the NFL
Thu May 16 09:29:00 2013
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley says he and Ndamukong Suh form the best defensive tackle duo in the NFL. Gregg …

Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton still hopeful a long term deal can be worked out
Thu May 16 09:08:27 2013
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton signed his franchised tag tender quickly, but the strategy could backfire on …

The Bears Den: May 16, 2013 – Offseason news and notes
Thu May 16 07:14:39 2013
Larry Mayer’s Chalk Talk – Larry discusses Matt Blanchard’s improvement, the most impressive UDFA at rookie minicamp, …

Henry Melton still hopeful about long-term deal
Thu May 16 07:10:59 2013
When the Bears used the franchise tag on running back Matt Forte last year, Forte refused to sign the tender and stayed away …