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  • NFL's shameful Ray Rice charade continues Aug 1, 2014 6:35 AM
    What Ray Rice says or doesn't say is missing the point, according to a Maryland law professor specializing in domestic violence. “The culture of violence in the NFL led him to believe this wouldn't be a big deal, and the disproportionate punishment is disturbing,” Leigh Goodmark says,

  • Is it too early for Cutler MVP talk? Aug 1, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North sees the Chicago Bears poised for a good year and if quarterback Jay Cutler can stay healthy for a full season, he could even be MVP..

  • Bears’ safeties all getting a shot Aug 2, 2014 1:25 PM
    The Bears continue to shuffle bodies in and out of the safety positions. Adrian Wilson, a 34-year-old veteran who has been voted to five Pro Bowls but is coming off a foot injury that cost him the entire 2013 season, was the latest contender to get an opportunity to work with the first team defense on Friday.

  • Among trade deadline days, MLB is king Jul 31, 2014 11:51 PM
    What a week it’s been for baseball, huh? The weekend in Cooperstown, the heartwarming response to the announcement in L.A. that the incomparable Vin Scully would return for another year, and then gets capped off with a great day of deadline deals. Better soak it in though, because football is right around the corner.

  • Forte looking for even more production this season Jul 31, 2014 11:49 PM
    Bears Pro Bowler Matt Forte wants to reverse the trend of NFL running backs who have seen their production plummet after the age of 29. Forte turns 29 in December, but he's coming off the most productive season of his NFL career, and quarterback Jay Cutler says the workhorse running back looks like a much younger player.

  • Briggs' past animosity towards Bears a distant memory Aug 1, 2014 5:28 AM
    Entering his 12th season with the Bears, seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs is looking to bounce back from the disappointment of 2013, when the defense struggled mightily, partly because he missed seven games with a shoulder injury. “This is Year 12. I’ve given my blood, sweat and tears, and my heart to this city playing for this team," Briggs said. "When it’s all said and done, I’ll retire a Bear.”

  • Mike North video: Why couldn’t Tebow be a backup QB for Bears? Jul 31, 2014 9:42 AM
    Mike North thinks Tim Tebow would make a better backup quarterback in the league than several of the second string players out there.

  • Bears’ Marshall touts Cutler as MVP candidate Jul 31, 2014 8:44 AM
    Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler is a changed man, and he considers the quarterback an MVP candidate because of his dedication and commitment to the team. “This is a different person. I don’t know this new guy," Marshall said. "I don’t know this new Jay Cutler. Maybe his new name is like Joshua or something, just a totally different guy.”

  • Bears trying different combinations at safety Jul 31, 2014 5:31 AM
    The competition for the starting spots at free safety and strong safety on the Bears' defense is wide open, and on Wednesday former Cowboy Danny McCray got a chance to work with the first team, paired with Ryan Mundy, who started nine games for the Giants last season. McCray replaced rookie Brock Vereen, who teamed with 14th-year veteran Adrian Wilson on the second team, but coach Marc Trestman said it was too early to read much into the day's moves.

  • Who's played longer than Cubs record game? (Hint: Look south) Jul 30, 2014 10:57 AM
    Ever feel like you've been to a game that just won't end? That's what it felt like last night for Cubs fans, who sat through 6 hours and 27 minutes at the Cubs battled the Rockies in 16 innings until 1:27 a.m. But that's not the longest game in Chicago history. See who else has kept fans up late at night.

  • Bears' Collins faces tough competition for roster spot Jul 30, 2014 5:38 AM
    Bears defensive tackle Nate Collins has made a rapid recovery from last year's torn ACL in his left knee, and he has displayed some dominant pass-rush moves in training camp practices, but he faces tough competition for a roster spot on a defensive line that has been upgraded. “It's nothing new to me, this situation that I'm in,” Collins said.

  • Mike North video: Bears’ defense needs to keep step with offense Jul 28, 2014 11:14 AM
    Since the teams in the NFC North division this year are all capable of putting up some numbers, Mike North thinks it will be more about which defense can stop the high scoring offenses the best.

  • Competition gets Houston, Mills fired up Jul 29, 2014 12:30 AM
    The head-to-head battle bewteen second-year offensive right tackle Jordan Mills and fifth-year defensive left end Lamarr Houston has been the most entertaining and physical matchup through the first four days of Bears training camp, and the competiton is making both players better.

  • Bears WR Wilson grabbing some attention Jul 28, 2014 8:43 PM
    After a rookie season spent mostly watching, Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson appears to be on the verge of becoming a major contributor in what has become one of the NFL's most explosive offenses.

  • Bears’ Williams small player with big-play potential Jul 27, 2014 8:35 PM
    Chris Williams is the littlest player on the field, but his big-play potential makes him a leading candidate for the Bears' job of return specialist that has been vacant since Devin Hester left for the Atlanta Falcons. Williams also brings another dimension to the Bears' wide receiver depth chart with superior speed and quickness to anyone else on the team.

  • Bears’ rookie punter wows ’em Jul 27, 2014 8:33 PM
    On the first day of practice in full pads, it was Bears rookie punter Pat O'Donnell's booming boots that got the crowd of 9,500 most excited.

  • The time is now for Paea, Bears defense Jul 26, 2014 9:08 PM
    Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea has started 24 games the previous two seasons and has had off-and-on success, but the team invested second- and third-round draft picks in defensive tackles this year, so the 2011 second-round draft choice has plenty of competiton to keep his job.

  • Trestman no fan of training-camp fights Jul 26, 2014 8:28 PM
    For the second time in as many practices, a brief skirmish erupted during the Bears' Saturday morning practice, this time involving defensive end Lamarr Houston and offensive tackle Jordan Mills. Coach Marc Trestman realizes scuffles are inevitable, but he also cautions his players on the dangers of losing control in game situations.

  • Allen plans to lead by example Jul 25, 2014 7:00 PM
    It hasn't taken long for five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen to establish himself as a leader by example on a Bears defense looking to rebound from a disastrous 2013 season.

  • Rookie CB Fuller has eye-opening first day Jul 25, 2014 6:58 PM
    Bears rookie first-round draft pick Kyle Fuller made an exceptional first impression, intercepting 2 passes Friday morning in the team's first training camp practice.

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