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  • Former Notre Dame standout quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2010, has signed with the Bears. He has played in only 13 NFL games.

    Clausen joins crowded QB ranksJun 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Bears added former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Thursday to a roster that already included four players at the position. Clausen has not thrown a pass in the NFL since his rookie season of 2010, but he could challenge veteran Jordan Palmer for the top backup job behind Jay Cutler.

     
  • Briggs: Bears’ defense still has long way to goJun 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Veteran linebacker Lance Briggs says the defense has a long way to go after a 2013 season that was one of the worst in franchise history.

     
  • Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston had no trouble showing his emotions as a member of the Oakland Raiders, and he’s already off to a fast start with his new team.

    Houston right in the mix with BearsJun 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Bears signed free-agent defensive end Lamarr Houston to a five-year, $35-million contract in March to spark a defense that was horrendous in 2013, and the former Raider is already juicing things up at Halas Hall. During Tuesday's OTA practice, the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Houston tangled with tight end Martellus Bennett.

     
  • Bears sign Edwards, SpurlockJun 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bears have signed kick returners/receivers Armanti Edwards and Micheal Spurlock and reached an injury settlement with receiver Domenik Hixon.

     
  • Bears sign cornerback from Boston CollegeJun 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Undrafted cornerback Al Louis-Jean has signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears, team officials announced Monday.

     
  • Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall cheers on motorcyclists at the beginning of Saturday’s ride from Naperville to Ottawa. He tweeted photos throughout the event.

    Brandon Marshall, biker buddies raise money for mental illnessMay 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Football players and motorcyclists are as tough as they come. But mental illness can affect you and your loved ones, no matter how tough you are. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and more than 200 bikers spread that message during the first Brandon Marshall Mental Health Awareness Ride sponsored by the Brandon Marshall Foundation, Starved Rock Harley-Davidson and Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital.

     
  • New Bears defensive end Jared Allen said he's still motivated to be the best player he can be.

    Bears’ Allen not lacking for motivationMay 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen is still playing at peak efficiency after 10 years in the NFL, as evidenced by his seventh straight double-digit sack season last year. But Allen says leaving the Minnesota Vikings to join the Bears has further energized him and provided him with additional motivation to be the best at what he does.

     
  • Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall credits GM Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman with helping him become a better person.

    Marshall gets emotional over Bears dealMay 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and general manager Phil Emery could barely contain their joy at the news conference publicizing the three-year, $30 million contract extension that Marshall signed on Monday.

     
  • If Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall continues playing at the same level he has over the last two seasons, he likely will own every Bears receiving record when his contract expires in 2017.

    Turning 30 shouldn’t slow down Bears’ MarshallMay 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’re wondering why the Bears just gave Brandon Marshall a $30 million, three-year contract extension two months after his 30th birthday, stop it. Odds are Marshall will be worth every penny, and might even outperform his contract.

     
  • Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has agreed on a new three-year contract extension with the Bears worth $30 million, would be a centerpiece on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

    Really now, Bears just right for reality TVMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brandon Marshall's busy Monday alone qualifies him to be a compelling character for "Hard Knocks" on HBO. His teammates could come along for the ride whether the Bears want them to or not.

     
  • Bears offensive guard Kyle Long (75) made tremendous progress during his rookie season, and Bears coaches say he has shown great growth during the off season as well.

    Bears coaches pumped over Long’s developmentMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The progress made by 2013 first-round draft pick Kyle Long has been nothing short of sensational, according to Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

     
  • Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who signed a $30 million contract extension with the team, is pledging $1 million of his pay to benefit mental illness.

    Bears give Marshall 3-year, $30-million extensionMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Brandon Marshall, who has compiled the two most productive back-to-back receiving seasons in Bears history, was rewarded on Monday with a three-year, $30-million contract extension that runs through the 2017 season.

     
  • Bears sign rookie running back and safetyMay 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bears added to their training camp roster Monday by announcing the signings of running back Senorise Perry and safety Marcus Trice. The Bears also waived punter Drew Butler and running back Willie Carter.

     
  • Trestman expects Tillman, Jennings to take Fuller under their wingMay 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    First-round draft pick Kyle Fuller sin't expected to be in the Bears' starting lineup as a rookie, but he'll see plenty of playing time if he winds up as the nickel corner, as expected.

     
  • David Fales sets to pass during the Bears’ rookie camp Friday. The sixth-round pick will battle Jordan Palmer and Jerrod Johnson for a roster spot.

    Kromer makes it clear: Backup QB spot up for grabsMay 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sixth-round draft pick Davis Fales will get an opportunity to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Jay Cutler, but he will have to beat out veteran Jordan Palmer and first-year player Jerrod Johnson.

     
  • Bears LB Christian Jones tackles running back Ka’Deem Carey during rookie minicamp in Lake Forest on Friday. Offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer said he’s excited about Carey’s ability to pick up the tough yards.

    Bears think Carey will be perfect backup for ForteMay 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rookie Ka'Deem Carey, the Bears' fourth-round draft pick out of Arizona, could be the best backup they've had behind Matt Forte since he was drafted in 2008 and became their featured runner that season.

     
  • Bears running back Jordan Lynch catches the ball during the NFL football team’s rookie minicamp in Lake Forest, Ill., on Friday, May 16, 2014.

    Lynch off and running at Bears rookie minicampMay 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    NIU's record-setting quarterback Jordan Lynch is trying to make the Bears as an undrafted free agent, and he's willing to switch positions and play special teams to make his NFL dream come true. After Friday’s first day of practice in the Bears’ three-day rookie minicamp, coach Marc Trestman was impressed by how well Lynch adapted in Day One of his transformation. “He didn’t look out of place,” Trestman said. “Jordan’s a real football player, there’s no doubt about it.”

     
  • Mike North Video: A smorgasbord of Chicago sportsMay 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    As Mike North reviews the status of our Chicago sports teams, he applauds the Blackhawks and predicts another championship.

     
  • Arizona State defensive lineman Will Sutton has agreed to a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears. He is expected to report to rookie minicamp this weekend.

    With Sutton signing, Bears draft class completeMay 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Defensive tackle Will Sutton, the Bears’ third-round draft choice, agreed to terms on a four-year deal Thursday morning, and the team now has all eight of its picks under contract, one day before the start of this weekend’s three-day rookie minicamp. Sutton is expected to be a major contributor this season in a defensive tackle rotation that includes veterans Jeremiah Ratliff, Stephen Paea and Nate Collins, along with fellow rookie Ego Ferguson.

     
  • Did anybody in their mock draft really have Bears general manager Phil Emery, right, taking Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller with the 14th overall pick in last week’s draft?

    Now here’s something about NFL worth mockingMay 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    With giggles still ringing over inaccurate mockups for last week's NFL draft, the first uneducated guesses for 2015 have been published. Stop me if you heard this one before: The Bears pick a cornerback.

     
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