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  • New Bear Fuller comes with strong foundations May 9, 2014 6:42 PM
    Bears first-round draft choice Kyle Fuller is the latest but probably not the last in a long line of football-playing brothers who have made it to the NFL. Kyle credits the competitiveness of his family with the toughness that impressed Bears general manager Phil Emery.

     
  • Bears draft LSU DT Ferguson in second round May 9, 2014 9:37 PM
    The Bears continued to address their defense in the second round of the draft, taking LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson with the 51st pick on Friday. The Bears have been busy retooling a unit that ranked among the league's worst in an effort to jump to the playoffs after missing out for the sixth time in seven years. They went 8-8 last season.

     
  • Bears draft VaTech cornerback Fuller May 8, 2014 10:54 PM
    Bears general manager Phil Emery selected Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller at Thursday's NFL Draft. Corner is not an immediate need because the Bears have Pro Bowlers Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. But Tillman is 33 and missed half of the 2013 season with a triceps injury.

     
  • Bears fans have reason for optimism May 9, 2014 5:14 AM
    On the first night of the NFL Draft, the Bears added another piece to the renovation during an off-season of heavy lifting, bringing in a much-needed defensive back in Kyle Fuller. With a rebuilt defense, it’s not unreasonable to start thinking about the postseason again.

     
  • Bears take CB Kyle Fuller in first round of NFL draft May 8, 2014 9:05 PM
    The Bears have drafted Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller with 14th overall pick in the NFL draft, hoping to boost a defense that ranked among the league’s worst last season. The Bears had needs all over their defense after going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons.

     
  • Cutler, Cavallari have second son May 7, 2014 3:57 PM
    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his wife, Kristin Cavallari, are parents again. Cavallari announced the birth via Instagram with a caption that read “Welcome Jaxon Wyatt Cutler 7lbs 11oz 5/7/14.”

     
  • Chicago Football magazine celebrates its debut May 8, 2014 8:25 AM
    Scores of sports media and marketing representatives turned out Wednesday night for a media launch party for Chicago Football magazine at the Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place. The event featured previews of the magazine's television commercials and brief remarks by Hub Arkush, editor and general manager of the new publication.

     
  • Will Bears grab Pitt’s Donald in draft? May 8, 2014 12:34 PM
    Because Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald would be such an ideal replacement for former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton, it seems too fortuitous that he would fall to the Bears at No. 14.

     
  • Top 10 NFL prospects at tight end May 6, 2014 12:07 PM
    A quick look at the top tight ends in this year's draft, including Johnsburg's C.J. Fiedorowicz.

     
  • Top 10 NFL prospects at linebacker May 6, 2014 11:03 AM
    A quick look at the top 10 linebackers in this year's draft.

     
  • Top 10 NFL prospects at safety May 6, 2014 11:00 AM
    A quick look at the top 10 safties in this year's NFL draft.

     
  • Teams needing help at safety better move quickly May 6, 2014 11:00 AM
    With the additional coverage duties that are required of safeties in today's NFL, it's becoming even more difficult to find players who excel against the pass and can also provide strong run support. This year is no exception, with the talent level dropping off quickly.

     
  • Top 10 NFL prospects at cornerback May 6, 2014 1:01 PM
    A quick look at the top 10 cornerbacks in this year's NFL draft.

     
  • Bears give Piccolo Award to Mills, McCown May 6, 2014 7:17 PM
    Offensive right tackle Jordan Mills (rookie) and departed quarterback Josh McCown (veteran) were this year's winners of the Brian Piccolo Award, which is given each year to the Bears players that teammates judge as having the endearing qualities that the former running back displayed before he died of cancer at 26.

     
  • Two-man race for best NFL cornerback prospect May 6, 2014 1:01 PM
    There is a difference of opinion on who is the top cornerback in this year's draft, but most of the draft analysts have Michigan Sate's Darqueze Dennard and Okalhoma State's Justin Gilbert at the top of their boards. Bob LeGere breaks down their skills and talent.

     
  • NFL draft preview: Fiedorowicz can do it all May 6, 2014 1:35 PM
    Johnsburg's C.J. Fiedorowicz doesn't have the gaudy pass-catching numbers of some of the top tight ends in this year's draft, but the Iowa Hawkeye is a complete player with solid receiving and blocking ability.

     
  • Recent picks at safety haven’t done the job for Bears May 4, 2014 4:29 PM
    The Bears have attempted multiple times in the past few years to address their deficiencies at safety, but they're still trying to get it right, which means they might target that position again in the early rounds this year.

     
  • Mack ready to attack NFL offenses May 6, 2014 11:04 AM
    The top-rated linebacker in this year's draft class, Buffalo's Khalil Bell, didn't always get the recognition he deserved. But all that will change on draft day, when he is a lock to be picked in the top 10 overall, and possibly several spots higher.

     
  • Bears could be tempted if Mosley slips to 14 May 2, 2014 6:27 PM
    After using two draft picks last year on linebackers Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene, the Bears aren't expected to address that position in the early rounds this year. But if Alabama's C.J. Mosley slips to No. 14, he might be difficult to pass up.

     
  • Bears narrowing options with No. 14 draft pick May 6, 2014 11:07 AM
    Bears general manager Phil Emery has targeted six players -- probably all on defense -- that could be on the board and that he would be happy to select in the NFL draft with the No. 14 pick next Thursday. He said he'd be happy if two of them were available and ecstatic if three were still there.

     
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