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Bears will bring in Jordan Palmer for audition at QB

Bears will bring in Jordan Palmer for audition at QB

The Bears’ search for another quarterback after losing third-stringer Matt Blanchard with a fractured knuckle on his left, non-throwing hand didn’t last too long. Jordan Palmer is expected to sign with the Bears. As always, the deal is pending a physica…
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  • Bears’ Jon Bostic makes strong case for starting

    Bears’ Jon Bostic makes strong case for starting

    Nobody’s putting Jon Bostic in the Hall of Fame yet — so please hold all emails and snarky Tweets — but it might not be too early to put him in the starting lineup for Week 1 against the Bengals on Sept. 8, whether veteran D.J. Williams is healthy or no…
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  • Long got best of nerves in home debut

    Long got best of nerves in home debut

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Kyle Long was nervous in his debut at Soldier Field, but the Chicago Bears rookie certainly didn't show it during a 33-28 victory on Thursday. Long, the Bears' first-round draft pick in April, started at right guard next to fellow rookie Jordan Mills at…
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  • Does Jay Cutler target Brandon Marshall too much?

    Does Jay Cutler target Brandon Marshall too much?

    suntimes.com Aug 16, 2013
    ADAM L. JAHNS: For as much as coach Marc Trestman preaches spreading the ball around, he wasn’t overly bothered by quarterback Jay Cutler’s use of the “Marshall Plan” in the Bears’ 33-28 victory against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on Thursda…
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  • Bears in the market for another quarterback

    Bears in the market for another quarterback

    The final minutes of preseason games don’t tend to be populated by players who project to major roles in the coming season, but that doesn’t mean that injuries during that part of the game won’t wind up impacting the team. A perfect example of that came…
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  • Martellus Bennett says lack of preseason targets means nothing

    Martellus Bennett says lack of preseason targets means nothing

    profootballtalk.com Aug 16, 2013
    In the Bears’ first two preseason games, tight end Martellus Bennett has had exactly zero passes thrown his way. Bennett says that’s nothing to worry about. Bennett wrote a series of messages on Twitter on Friday morning, attempting to nip in the bud an…
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  • ARKUSH: Rookies Kyle Long, Jordan Mills deserve another start

    ARKUSH: Rookies Kyle Long, Jordan Mills deserve another start

    suntimes.com Aug 16, 2013
    The trick to evaluating preseason football is to set very clear goals, grade players on their complete body of work, never overreact and make sure you check the film before you start handing out grades. So, obviously, all you get here are some strong fi…
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  • Five Things We Learned: Bears-Chargers

    Five Things We Learned: Bears-Chargers

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 33-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday: 1. Matt Forte pumped life into the offense: After an inauspicious opening drive that lost 18 yards in three plays (two sacks, one neg…
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Unique Bears Treasures 04:45

    Mint Condition: Unique Bears Treasures

    Aug 16
    Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions joins Michele Steele at the National Sports Collector's Convention to appraise a Walter Payton game-used jersey and a football used in the 1963 NFL Championship Game.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Miami Dolphins try to translate on-paper expectations to real-l…

    Aug 16
    DAVIE, Fla. -- The hype and hope of the offseason spending spree was fun while it lasted, but the Miami Dolphins are slogging through a much tougher stage of 2013 at the moment. They're at that point where they're trying to take what looked so good on p…
  • Running in Tandem

    Aug 16
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
  • Other Than the Ring, Nothing's Changed

    Aug 16
    PETER KING: What was the most fun thing you did in your Super Bowl offseason? JOE FLACCO: “The offseason was pretty normal, after the first the week-and-a-half or so. Me and my wife planned on going somewhere. Me, Dennis Pitta and Todd Heap—we went out …
  • Chadiha: Can Steelers avoid mediocrity?

    Aug 16
    It appears the Steelers may fall into the mediocrity trap that has snared other great franchises, writes Jeffri Chadiha.