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Jordan Mills vs. Bills: Right tackle expects to play

Jordan Mills vs. Bills: Right tackle expects to play

suntimes.com ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
A nagging sore left foot kept Jordan Mills out of the Bears’ four exhibition games, but the second-year right tackle suggested Monday that the injury wouldn’t have kept him out of any regular-season action. “If I had to, I would have [played],” Mills sa…
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  • Bears safeties Chris Conte, Ryan Mundy in limbo

    Bears safeties Chris Conte, Ryan Mundy in limbo

    suntimes.com 1 hour ago
    Two safeties returned to practice, but their roles remained in limbo. Chris Conte had limited work Monday, his first day back since suffering a concussion Aug. 22 against the Seahawks. Presumed starter Ryan Mundy returned, too, after suffering a head ga…
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  • Bears confident defense will be better when games count

    Bears confident defense will be better when games count

    suntimes.com 8 hours ago
    Hold your fire. After a miserable 2013 season and an unimpressive 2014 preseason, the Bears’ defense is in the crosshairs of fans, media and other dubious critics. And rightfully so. The Bears finally have an NFL-quality offense that should strike fear …
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  • Decision looms on Marquess Wilson

    Decision looms on Marquess Wilson

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman wants to wait a couple more days before making a decision about whether to keep Marquess Wilson on the active roster. With the receiver expected to miss the next month, the Bears can free up a spot …
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  • Trestman feels no trepidation about D

    Trestman feels no trepidation about D

    ESPN.com suntimes.com 15 hours ago
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman drew laughs Monday attempting to repeat the word “trepidation” in response to whether he feels any regarding the defense, as the club prepares to open the regular season against Buffalo. While the d…
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  • Briggs excused, Conte limited in practice

    Briggs excused, Conte limited in practice

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from the first regular season practice by coach Marc Trestman, who said Briggs cleared the absence with him. Trestman declined to elaborate on Briggs’ whereabouts, but the lin…
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  • Bears sign LS Jeremy Cain to active roster

    Bears sign LS Jeremy Cain to active roster

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed long snapper Jeremy Cain to the 53-man roster Monday, the team announced. Cain replaces long snapper Brandon Hartson, who the team waived Sunday. Bears head coach Marc Trestman said following the preseason f…
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  • Baylor unveils RG III statue at new stadium

    Baylor unveils RG III statue at new stadium

    ESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    RG III in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor.
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  • Bears release Kelvin Hayden, Eben Britton

    Bears release Kelvin Hayden, Eben Britton

    suntimes.com profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    While the release of veteran cornerback Kelvin Hayden and veteran offensive tackle Eben Britton was unexpected, there were no huge surprises as the Bears reached the 53-player roster limit Saturday. Hayden, a starting nickel back in 2012 who missed the …
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  • Interpretations vary about where Bears are headed

    Interpretations vary about where Bears are headed

    suntimes.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    After five weeks of practice and four preseason games, the Bears’ roster — and their strengths and weaknesses — is coming into clearer focus. With the regular-season opener around the corner on Sept. 7, the Sun-Times’ Bears reporters weigh in on what to…
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  • Bears cut Kelvin Hayden, set initial 53-man roster

    Bears cut Kelvin Hayden, set initial 53-man roster

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Cornerback Kelvin Hayden re-signed with the Bears after missing the entire 2013 season with a hamstring injury, but he won’t get a chance to play for them in 2014 unless the team has a change of heart. Hayden was one of the players let go by the Bears o…
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  • Four downs with Ditka

    Four downs with Ditka

    suntimes.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    1. What did you think of the Bears in their fourth and final preseason game? Looks like they still have the same old problem. I know they played a lot of different people, but the defense doesn’t look very good. It’s not like you can flip a switch, and …
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  • Bears waive local fave: Popular Jordan Lynch gets cut

    Bears waive local fave: Popular Jordan Lynch gets cut

    suntimes.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    The Jordan Lynch Experiment came to its expected conclusion Friday, when the Bears waived the former Northern Illinois star and terminated the contracts of four vested veterans. Whether Lynch’s career as a Bear continues on the practice squad is a more …
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  • Bears’ Danny McCray raises game, should start at free safety

    Bears’ Danny McCray raises game, should start at free safety

    suntimes.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Danny McCray didn’t know how to take the news. The safety was going to be one of 40 players who would be sitting out the Bears’ final exhibition Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns. “It was my first time actually not playing in it,” said McCray,…
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  • Bears get rid of another converted college QB project

    Bears get rid of another converted college QB project

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    It wasn’t a good day to be a converted college quarterback with the Bears. In addition to the previously reported wide receiver Armanti Edwards, the Bears also parted ways with former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch. Lynch was trying to make …
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  • Ryan Mundy considering legal action against Schutt after cut to…

    Ryan Mundy considering legal action against Schutt after cut to head

    profootballtalk.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Bears safety Ryan Mundy suffered a cut to his head that required stitches during the team’s preseason game against the Seahawks and he’s considering legal action against the helmet manufacturer as a result. Mundy was wearing a Schutt helmet when he coll…
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  • Chicago Bears' projected roster

    Chicago Bears' projected roster

    ESPN.com suntimes.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    Examining the Chicago Bears' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Jay Cutler Jimmy Clausen David Fales Fales looked good in the first half of the preseason finale at Cleveland, but fell off somewhat in the second half. Still, Fales showed enough to prove he belongs…
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  • Santonio Holmes makes case to stay in Bears’ loss

    Santonio Holmes makes case to stay in Bears’ loss

    suntimes.com ESPN.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    CLEVELAND — He might be back to his old self. He might not be. But Santonio Holmes hasn’t forgotten how to get to the end zone. The former Super Bowl MVP, who signed with the Bears on Aug. 16, showed the burst and explosion the Bears are looking for on …
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  • Video - Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns preseason highlights 02:05

    Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns preseason highlights

    Aug 29
    Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel shows exciting flashes as he helps the Cleveland Browns defeat the Chicago Bears 33-13 in Week 4 of preseason action.
  • Video - 'CFB 24/7' season preview: Rookie predictions 09:02

    'CFB 24/7' season preview: Rookie predictions

    Aug 28
    Dave Dameshek, Daniel Jeremiah, Matt "Money" Smith and Akbar Gbajabiamila debate which defensive rookies could have better seasons than Jadeveon Clowney and rank the quarterbacks picked in the last two NFL Drafts.
  • Video - CFB 24/7 season preview: Rookie predictions 09:02

    CFB 24/7 season preview: Rookie predictions

    Aug 28
    Dave Dameshek, Daniel Jeremiah, Matt "Money" Smith and Akbar Gbajabiamila debate which defensive rookies could have better seasons than Jadeveon Clowney and rank the quarterbacks picked in the last two NFL drafts.
  • Video - Bears Wrap Up Preseason 01:17

    Bears Wrap Up Preseason

    Aug 28
    ESPNChicago.com's reporter Jeff Dickerson breaks down the Bears' 33-13 loss to the Browns in their preseason finale.

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    Sep 1
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