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Tillman and Ratliff absent from OTA, Williams back

June 4th, 2014 - 10:15 am

Cornerback Charles Tillman and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff both were absent from Tuesday’s organized team activity. These practices are voluntary, of course, so neither absence comes as a big shocker for two players who have been in the league a [...]

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Houston-Bennett scuffle tame, but meaningful

June 4th, 2014 - 9:45 am

On a hot, late spring day in Lake Forest, the Bears added a little spice to an otherwise dull organized team activity practice. Tempers flared between the gregarious tight end Martellus Bennett and newly acquired defensive end Lamarr Houston, as [...]

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Briggs has high expectations for defense

May 29th, 2014 - 9:45 am

Statistically, the Bears defense was one of the worst in the NFL last year in an injury-marred campaign. They finished 30th in both points and total yards, and were also dead last against the run, yielding 161.4 yards per game [...]

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Forte, Bears offense has room for growth

May 29th, 2014 - 9:15 am

Matt Forte had his best season as a pro last year in the first installment of Marc Trestman’s offense. His rushing (1,339) and receiving (594) yards were the highest of his career, as were his rushing touchdowns (9) and receptions [...]

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Chris Williams a potential replacement for Hester

May 28th, 2014 - 11:15 am

A Chris Williams might actually do some good for the Bears, after all. No, it’s not the former first-round draft pick who arrived in Chicago with an injury problem and arms too short to be an offensive tackle. It’s former [...]

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Conte sidelined at start of safety competition

May 28th, 2014 - 10:45 am

Public Enemy No. 1, Chris Conte, was on the sideline while the competition at safety officially kicked off Tuesday at the Bears’ organized team activity. Conte, the man whom many Bears fans blame for the team’s defensive woes last year, [...]

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Bears shuffle Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller

May 28th, 2014 - 10:15 am

In a move that is somewhat surprising at first mention, but understandably sensible the more you hear it, the Bears moved veteran Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings from the outside into the middle at nickel back. Rookie Kyle Fuller lined [...]

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D.J. Williams absent from OTA

May 28th, 2014 - 9:45 am

Veteran middle linebacker D.J. Williams was absent from Tuesday’s OTA. There was no reason disclosed for his absence, but these practices are voluntary, anyway. Typically, although a player’s presence is not required, it does them no favors to skip the [...]

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McClellin finds himself in the right spot

May 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am

One of the hottest story lines of this offseason was the switch of 2012 first-round draft pick Shea McClellin from defensive end to linebacker. Given his high draft status and the large expectations placed upon him, it’s safe to say [...]

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Expansion of playoffs makes too much sense

May 20th, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The NFL announced that it is putting off discussions on possible playoff expansion until the fall, but I have a hard time comprehending the “con” in the debate. Barring scheduling logistics — which makes or breaks the idea because if [...]

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