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Bears praise Buddy Ryan’s “unwavering confidence” in his player…

Bears praise Buddy Ryan’s “unwavering confidence” in his players

Legendary Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82. The franchise with which he became a household name has praised his work with the team. “Buddy Ryan was the architect of the greatest defense our league has seen,” Bears chairma…
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  • Mike Singletary says he’ll be a defensive advisor to Rams this …

    Mike Singletary says he’ll be a defensive advisor to Rams this season

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (yesterday)
    The death of Buddy Ryan on Tuesday has led to remembrances from around the football world, including many from players he coached across many stops in his long career. Mike Singletary was one of the leaders of the most famous defense that Ryan put toget…
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  • Refrigerator Perry is struggling, but says he’s happy

    Refrigerator Perry is struggling, but says he’s happy

    profootballtalk.com Jun 27 (2 days ago)
    One of the best things about William “The Refrigerator” Perry, who took America by storm as a 300-plus pound rookie defensive tackle-turned-running back on the 1985 Bears, was his infectious smile. So maybe when he says he’s happy, we should all just be…
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  • Marc Trestman “in a lot better position” in second year as Rave…

    Marc Trestman “in a lot better position” in second year as Ravens offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jun 27 (2 days ago)
    The Ravens had a new offensive coordinator for the second straight year in 2015 with former Bears head coach Marc Trestman replacing Gary Kubiak after Kubiak moved on to the top job with the Broncos. Trestman integrated things that Kubiak (and Jim Caldw…
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  • Rams cut Wells, Worton

    Rams cut Wells, Worton

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The Rams trimmed their offseason roster by two Friday, waiving linebacker Matthew Wells and wide receiver J.J. Worton. Wells was a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in 2015 and was traded to the Bears during his first training camp. He was waived by the …
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  • Report: Bears, Alshon Jeffery still talking long-term deal

    Report: Bears, Alshon Jeffery still talking long-term deal

    When Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery signed his one-year, $14.6 million franchise tender, he was reportedly a near certainty to play this season on that contract. But that might not be so certain after all. Jeffery and the Bears have continued to talk abo…
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  • Bears' 53-man roster projection includes Harvard tight end…

    Bears' 53-man roster projection includes Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    Bears' 53-man roster projection includes Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker
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  • John Fox knows his success is tied to Jay Cutler’s

    John Fox knows his success is tied to Jay Cutler’s

    It wasn’t immediately clear when he took over the Bears prior to last season whether coach John Fox even wanted quarterback Jay Cutler. But now, Fox likes Cutler enough to make excuses for him. Via Emily Kaplan of TheMMQB.com, Fox was quick to point out…
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  • Jim McMahon thinks marijuana can help retired players

    Jim McMahon thinks marijuana can help retired players

    Jim McMahon, the quarterback of the Super Bowl XX-winning Chicago Bears, had an injury-plagued career and has suffered with a host of injuries in retirement. But he says he has found something that really helps: marijuana. McMahon was on a panel of form…
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  • Charles Tillman says Panthers only team he really wants to play…

    Charles Tillman says Panthers only team he really wants to play for

    Cornerback Charles Tillman joined the Panthers last April as a free agent, marking the first time that he was part of a team other than the Bears since entering the NFL in 2003. Tillman wasn’t able to make it all the way to the Super Bowl with Carolina,…
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  • Rob Ryan wants to restore the family name

    Rob Ryan wants to restore the family name

    Twin brothers Rob and Rex Ryan are coaching together this season for the first time since they were on their father Buddy’s staff in 1995. They’re hoping to restore some luster to the Ryan name. As the architect of the 1985 Bears, Buddy is one of the be…
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  • Bears adding Tony Moeaki after tryout

    Bears adding Tony Moeaki after tryout

    The Bears are signing veteran tight end Tony Moeaki after a minicamp tryout. Moeaki had two productive seasons with the Chiefs early in his career. He has 91 career receptions, six for touchdowns, and has played in 48 career games since being drafted by…
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  • Bears lose Marquess Wilson to another fracture in foot

    Bears lose Marquess Wilson to another fracture in foot

    The Bears got one wide receiver back this week when Alshon Jeffery reported for the team’s minicamp, but they also lost one for a while during Tuesday’s practice. Chicago placed wide receiver Marquess Wilson on injured reserve late last season after he …
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  • Jay Cutler happy to have “big guy” Alshon Jeffery back with tea…

    Jay Cutler happy to have “big guy” Alshon Jeffery back with team

    The Bears finally got franchise-tagged wide receiver Alshon Jeffery back in the building this week, and it’s clear that was a welcome sight for quarterback Jay Cutler. While Cutler understands Jeffery’s absence was just about business, he also might hav…
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  • Buffalo’s relationship with O.J. Simpson these days? It’s compl…

    Buffalo’s relationship with O.J. Simpson these days? It’s complicated

    yahoo.com Jun 14
    Until it was announced that Bruce Smith would join him on Sept. 15, Jim Kelly had been the only Buffalo Bills player to have his jersey number retired by the franchise. Some historic franchises such as the Chicago Bears have retired as many as 13 player…
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  • After others leave practice, Bears’ Braverman catches 100 balls

    After others leave practice, Bears’ Braverman catches 100 balls

    Bears rookie receiver Daniel Braverman hasn’t yet proven that he belongs on an NFL roster, but he’s certainly taking the right path to get there. Braverman, a seventh-round draft pick from Western Michigan, has an interesting routine after practice. Acc…
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  • Bears work out Tony Moeaki, other tight ends

    Bears work out Tony Moeaki, other tight ends

    The Bears traded Martellus Bennett to the Patriots this offseason, leaving them with Zach Miller at the top of the depth chart and a slew of players vying for backup roles on this year’s roster. They appear to be considering another addition to that lat…
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  • Bears shuffle quarterbacks at bottom of depth chart

    Bears shuffle quarterbacks at bottom of depth chart

    The Bears had four quarterbacks on the roster at the start of business on Thursday and they’ll have four quarterbacks on the roster when the day comes to an end, but it won’t be the same four quarterbacks. On Thursday morning, the team announced that th…
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  • Offensive lineman Manny Ramirez retires

    Offensive lineman Manny Ramirez retires

    Bears offensive lineman Manny Ramirez has decided to retire from football. Ramirez, 33, signed with the Bears in March after playing in 16 games and starting seven for the Lions last season. The Bears moved Ramirez to the reserve-retired list on Wednesd…
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  • Video - Buddy Ryan's letter to the 1985 Bears 00:55

    Buddy Ryan's letter to the 1985 Bears

    Jun 28
    Members of the 1985 Bears read Buddy Ryan's letter to the team thanking them Chicago's Super Bowl season.
  • Video - Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better 03:18

    Ron Rivera: Buddy Ryan strived to make everyone better

    Jun 28
    Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera joins NFL Live to share what it was like to play for Buddy Ryan and the impact he had on Rivera's coaching career.
  • Video - Wade Phillips reflects on Buddy Ryan's NFL legacy 02:45

    Wade Phillips reflects on Buddy Ryan's NFL legacy

    Jun 28
    Wade Phillips remembers his time as Buddy Ryan's defensive coordinator with the Eagles in the 80's. Phillips notes how other teams have adapted the "Buddy Ryan defense" to the modern era.
  • Video - Buddy Ryan's greatest quotes 00:36

    Buddy Ryan's greatest quotes

    Jun 28
    As we remember coaching legend Buddy Ryan, we take a look back at some of his most memorable remarks about the game of football.