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Jordan Lynch excited about Bears’ workout

Jordan Lynch excited about Bears’ workout

suntimes.com Updated 7 hours ago
Jordan Lynch will take part in the Bears’ local pro day Friday, throwing for his favorite childhood team and talking with officials who have tracked his Heisman Trophy finalist career at Northern Illinois.
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  • Overlooked Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees gets chance to impress Bear…

    Overlooked Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees gets chance to impress Bears

    suntimes.com 21 hours ago
    The Bears’ Halas Hall isn’t a foreign or intimidating place to Tommy Rees. The Notre Dame quarterback has roamed its grounds before. Rees, who played at nearby Lake Forest High, was there “a bunch” when his father, Bill, worked for the team in the late …
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  • Calvin Pryor: I can bring physical play to the Bears defense

    Calvin Pryor: I can bring physical play to the Bears defense

    profootballtalk.com suntimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    The Bears have added three safeties in free agency, but they aren’t believed to be done addressing needs at the position after getting poor play there throughout the 2013 season. One possible addition is Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, who is expected t…
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  • Bears waive Cheta Ozougwu

    Bears waive Cheta Ozougwu

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)
    The Bears waived defensive end Cheta Ozougwu on Tuesday, the club announced. The 25-year-old Ozougwu played in the Bears’ final seven games of 2013, notching a sack and forcing a fumble in the club’s overtime win vs. Baltimore. Overall, Ozougwu appeared…
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  • Steelers sign Adam Podlesh

    Steelers sign Adam Podlesh

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)
    The Steelers used two different punters in the regular season last year and their quest to find a permanent solution at the position has led them to Adam Podlesh. The team announced Tuesday that they have signed Podlesh to a one-year deal. Podlesh was r…
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  • Bears keep tabs on RB James White

    Bears keep tabs on RB James White

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    The release of veteran running back Michael Bush on March 10 left a hole in the Chicago Bears' backfield the team must eventually fill. While the Bears do currently have second-year tailback/return man Michael Ford slotted behind two-time Pro Bowler Mat…
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  • Willie Gault claims he could beat DeSean Jackson in a race

    Willie Gault claims he could beat DeSean Jackson in a race

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Former Bears and Raiders receiver Willie Gault is 53. But he can still run fast. And he says he can run faster than some of the really fast guys in the NFL. Gault, who spent five years with the Bears and six with the Raiders, tells TMZ that he could bea…
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  • Eric Weems changes course, takes pay cut with Bears

    Eric Weems changes course, takes pay cut with Bears

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    Back in March, it looked like Eric Weems would join Earl Bennett as Bears wide receivers released after refusing pay cuts for the 2014 season. The Bears never made an official roster move, though, and that left Weems with enough time to decide to give t…
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  • Four downs with Mike Ditka: On the Bears’ defense and NFL owner…

    Four downs with Mike Ditka: On the Bears’ defense and NFL ownership

    suntimes.com Apr 12 (5 days ago)
    1. The Bears have made some big offseason moves, especially on the defensive side of the ball. What kind of message does that send to the coaches and players? They understood what their problem was: defense. Marc [Trestman] has done a great job with the…
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  • Four downs with Ditka

    Four downs with Ditka

    suntimes.com Apr 12 (6 days ago)
    1. The Bears have made some big offseason moves, especially on the defensive side of the ball. What kind of message does that send to the coaches and players? They understood what their problem was: defense. Marc [Trestman] has done a great job with the…
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  • 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

    2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

    CNNSI.com Apr 10
    With the NFL draft exactly a month away, wide receivers are rising, while top-rated QBs are tumbling.
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  • Bears will face Seahawks in third preseason game

    Bears will face Seahawks in third preseason game

    suntimes.com Apr 9
    The Bears’ third preseason game will be on the road against the reigning Super Bowl champions. In the game featuring the most playing time for starters and relevant backups, the new-look Bears will face the Seahawks between Aug. 21 and 24. The NFL annou…
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  • Devin Hester's heart still in Chicago

    Devin Hester's heart still in Chicago

    ESPN.com Apr 9
    Return man Devin Hester departed for the Atlanta Falcons via free agency, but it’s clear he’d like to still be with the Chicago Bears. Hester made that apparent Wednesday with a couple of posts on his Twitter account. Hester’s correct that there’s a goo…
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  • Ranking the top quarterback draft classes of the last 10 years

    Ranking the top quarterback draft classes of the last 10 years

    CNNSI.com Apr 9
    With another quarterback-driven draft upon us, it's time to look back at the last 10 QB classes.
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  • Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly undecided on return

    Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly undecided on return

    If Patrick Mannelly returns, it will be for a franchise-record 17th season with the Bears. “It would be tough to put on another helmet for another team,” he said Tuesday. The Bears want the long snapper back, too. Mannelly said he and general manager Ph…
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  • Bears reach deal with TE Matthew Mulligan

    Bears reach deal with TE Matthew Mulligan

    A tight end known for his blocking is headed to Chicago. The Bears have reached a one-year deal with Matthew Mulligan, the club announced Tuesday night. The 6-4, 267-pound Mulligan caught a combined three passes for 22 yards in regular season and postse…
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  • Bears awarded Josh Bellamy on waivers

    Bears awarded Josh Bellamy on waivers

    The Bears have been awarded wide receiver Josh Bellamy on waivers from Washington, the NFL disclosed in its Tuesday transactions. The Redskins waived the 24-year-old Bellamy on Monday. He played in five games for Washington in 2013, recording two specia…
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  • Remember Josh Freeman? He visited with the Chicago Bears

    Remember Josh Freeman? He visited with the Chicago Bears

    Last season, after quarterback Josh Freeman was cut by Tampa Bay, multiple teams were interested. MInnesota landed him on a one-year deal for $3 million, not a bad sum for less than a full season. Less than a year later, Freeman hasn't been able to find…
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  • Bears' busy offseason will fuel change on D

    Bears' busy offseason will fuel change on D

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    The Chicago Bears' front office grunted through one of the league's busiest offseason of signings to put the team in position to draft the best player available in May while also minimizing the burden of the potential first-round pick to carry the savio…
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  • Bears sign ex-CFL long snapper Chad Rempel

    Bears sign ex-CFL long snapper Chad Rempel

    The Bears brought coach Marc Trestman to town from Canada last year and they’ve gone back to that well to add a long snapper this year. The team announced that they have signed Chad Rempel to a three-year deal. Rempel has spent the last 10 years in the …
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  • Video - NFL Fan Pass: Ballin' with Boldin 01:58

    NFL Fan Pass: Ballin' with Boldin

    Apr 17
    NFL players take their game to the hardwood as Brandon Marshall and Josh McCown team up with Anquan Boldin for a charity basketball game in Boldin's hometown of Pahokee, Florida.
  • Video - Roster Reset: Chicago Bears 01:50

    Roster Reset: Chicago Bears

    Apr 16
    With some key acquisitions in the free agency market, are the Chicago Bears close to restoring their dominant defensive presence from the past? The "NFL Total Access" crew debates.
  • Video - Roster Reset: NFC North 04:48

    Roster Reset: NFC North

    Apr 16
    The Chicago Bears added Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and a couple of other big pieces, so could they pose a threat to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? Our analysts break down which team has the edge.
  • Video - Will Bears focus on defense in the draft? 03:12

    Will Bears focus on defense in the draft?

    Apr 15
    Brian Baldinger, Charley Casserly and Charles Davis discuss which direction the Chicago Bears should go with their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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