August 14th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
With Bears starting tight end Martellus Bennett suspended and off the grid, the Bears turned to backup Zach Miller last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Miller turned in one of the best performances of the first week of the preseason [...]
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August 14th, 2014 - 3:30 pm
If NFL team units were a family, think of special teams as the little brother to the twin brothers of offense and defense. They often get left out and don’t pull as much weight as their more prominent siblings. But [...]
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August 14th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
At the time of this writing, it’s unknown if safety Chris Conte will make his first appearance of the preseason, but if he sees the field, rest assured that all eyes will be upon him and his every minuscule move. [...]
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August 14th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
The “Release Shea McClellin” bandwagon seems to be gaining passengers at a rapid pace, but don’t expect to see general manager Phil Emery or head coach Marc Trestman aboard anytime soon. I’ll admit, I’ve been as discouraged as most that [...]
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August 14th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
By virtue of his short tenure with the Bears last year, and the late arrival of Jimmy Clausen to the team, Jordan Palmer got first crack at backup quarterback duties this offseason. But after a subpar performance against the Eagles [...]
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August 8th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Remember Mike Brown? Of course you do. A player doesn’t return overtime interceptions for touchdowns in back-to-back weeks in miracle fashion and become forgotten. Brown will live in Bears lore not only for those great moments back in the 2001 [...]
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August 8th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
When the first depth chart was released by the Bears this preseason, it listed D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic as co-starters at middle linebacker. Williams probably has the edge because of his veteran experience in the game and Bostic is [...]
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August 8th, 2014 - 5:00 pm
As an eternal optimist, I’ve been willing to give the benefit of the doubt to Shea McClellin since the Bears drafted him with the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Rather than dwell on some of his question [...]
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August 8th, 2014 - 4:30 pm
To see a Bears defense rank last against the run is as bad as seeing the Green Bay Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. It’s like a punch in the gut. The Bears have long been [...]
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August 8th, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Give Bears general manager Phil Emery credit. While he may not always make the right move — but, really, no GM ever does — he at least recognizes problems and moves quickly to improve them. When the Bears were offensively [...]
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