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Will Jay Cutler be a top fantasy football quarterback?

August 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am

Last year, the Chicago Bears finished second in the NFL in points per game with 27.8. With the emergence of second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery paired with No. 1 wideout Brandon Marshall, the Bears possessed arguably the best 1-2 wide [...]

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Paea, rookie defensive tackles need to fulfill a role

August 25th, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Bears released veteran defensive tackle Nate Collins in the first wave of cuts this weekend, and while Collins wasn’t exactly a Pro Bowl player, he was a solid veteran with a good motor who had a fair amount of [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Key depth battles are tight, intriguing

August 14th, 2014 - 6:30 pm

No matter how many times I hear from fans that preseason games are pointless and boring, I can’t respond enough that they’re not purely for our own entertainment. Now, if you’re complaining about full-price game tickets, I can’t blame you. [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Do the Bears have a capable backup running back?

August 14th, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, there was hardly anything solved in the crowded backfield depth chart. Rookie Ka’Deem Carey got the most carries with 10, but gained just 23 yards on it. Shaun Draughn only had one rush for [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Protection and cohesiveness a must on offensive line

August 14th, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Last year the Bears offensive line was healthy and successful in protecting Jay Cutler and paving the way for Matt Forte and the run game. But thus far through a few weeks of training camp, there have been injuries to [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Who’s going to step up into that #3 wide receiver role?

August 14th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

When Marquess Wilson went down with a broken clavicle during training camp, the Bears expressed their sadness over the injury. Wilson was emerging as a legitimate No. 3 receiver, if only in practice situations. There was much hope for him, [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Progress and pressure from Jared Allen-led defensive line

August 14th, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Bears’ biggest off-season addition will make his debut with the team Thursday against the Jaguars. After sitting out last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles a few days after his wife gave birth, new defensive end Jared Allen will [...]

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Bears-Jaguars preview: Can Zach Miller have an encore performance?

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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Bears-Jaguars preview: Cleaner special teams a must

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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Bears-Jaguars preview: Continued focus on the safety depth chart

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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