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Bears scaling back game plan for Jimmy Clausen

Bears scaling back game plan for Jimmy Clausen

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jimmy Clausen spent extra time after Friday’s practice working through plays with the receiving corps and running back Matt Forte in preparation for Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions, but coach Marc Trestman said the new st…
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  • Lions DC Teryl Austin could be up for head coaching jobs

    Lions DC Teryl Austin could be up for head coaching jobs

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Last month, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin essentially said he would not be interested in the coaching job at the University of Michigan. He didn’t, though, say he would be opposed to any head coaching job at all. …
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  • Chris Conte, Robbie Gould out for Lions-Bears

    Chris Conte, Robbie Gould out for Lions-Bears

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears announced safety Chris Conte (back) and kicker Robbie Gould (right quadriceps) are out for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. The club also listed cornerback Tim Jennings (ankle), left guard …
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  • Tedford heads to the B.C. Lions

    Tedford heads to the B.C. Lions

    profootballtalk.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    Health issues kept Jeff Tedford from serving as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator in 2014. Now released from his contract, Tedford has found a new job, north of the border. Per a league source, Tedford has accepted an offer to become the new head coach …
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  • Josh Thomas says Jets didn’t coach him

    Josh Thomas says Jets didn’t coach him

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    Apparently, the Jets didn’t tell cornerback Josh Thomas, “Don’t let your playbook be stolen.” They apparently didn’t tell him other things, too. Claimed Wednesday on waivers by the Lions after being cut by the Jets on Tuesday, Thomas met with the media …
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  • Bears Bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen

    Bears Bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen

    The thought crossed Jay Cutler's mind as soon as he found out he was being benched: He might have played his final game for Chicago.
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  • PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Week 16 picks

    PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Week 16 picks

    profootballtalk.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    The Bears are making a big change to their offense this weekend. Jay Cutler is out at quarterback less than a full season after signing a fat new extension with the team and former Panther Jimmy Clausen will start for the team against the Lions on Sunda…
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  • Lions claim Josh Thomas off waivers from the Jets

    Lions claim Josh Thomas off waivers from the Jets

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Dec 18 (yesterday)
    Cornerback Josh Thomas was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday after having his playbook and passport stolen. However, Thomas wasn’t out of work long as he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. Thomas played in one game for the…
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  • Benching Jay Cutler allows Marc Trestman to end season on his t…

    Benching Jay Cutler allows Marc Trestman to end season on his terms

    ESPN.com Dec 17 (yesterday)
    ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter dropped a stunner Wednesday night when he reported the Chicago Bears' plan to bench $126.7 million quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen on Sunday when the club hosts the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. T…
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  • PFT Live: Golden Tate, Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Coachin…

    PFT Live: Golden Tate, Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    The Lions and Cowboys are each trying to sew up playoff spots and division titles in the final two weeks of the season and we’ll be talking about both teams on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Lions wide receiver Golden Tate will join Mike Florio to dis…
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  • How Jim Caldwell changed the mindset of the Detroit Lions

    How Jim Caldwell changed the mindset of the Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. – It was halftime in London and the Detroit Lions had done little right in the first half against Atlanta. They practiced in England for a week and spent the first 30 minutes of Week 8 appearing jet-lagged. Detroit’s first-year coach, …
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  • Glover Quin named NFC defensive player of the week

    Glover Quin named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 17 (2 days ago)
    There’s more to the Lions Defense than Ndamukong Suh. And Glover Quin is finally getting a little recognition for his role in it. The veteran safety was named NFC defensive player of the week, after his interception helped seal last week’s win over the …
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  • Lions favored by around a touchdown at Chicago

    Lions favored by around a touchdown at Chicago

    profootballtalk.com Dec 16 (3 days ago)
    If Sunday is indeed Marc Trestman’s last home game as Bears coach, he’ll have something in common with several of his recent predecessors in Chicago. The Bears, lackluster in a 31-15 defeat to New Orleans on Monday night, are underdogs of as many as sev…
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  • QB snapshot: Matthew Stafford

    QB snapshot: Matthew Stafford

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (3 days ago)
    A quick observation of Matthew Stafford and how he played in the Detroit Lions' 16-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15: After two weeks in which he played like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Stafford and the rest of the Lions' offense…
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  • Lions’ line likely loses LaAdrian Waddle for season

    Lions’ line likely loses LaAdrian Waddle for season

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Dec 15 (4 days ago)
    The Lions’ offensive line has suffered a big loss. Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury Sunday against the Vikings. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said today that he expects official word soon, …
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  • Lions a Win From Postseason After Edging Vikings

    Lions a Win From Postseason After Edging Vikings

    nytimes.com Dec 15 (5 days ago)
    The Detroit Lions are one win from a postseason berth — and a division title is also within reach.
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Lions-Bears 01:00

    Inside Edge: Lions-Bears

    Dec 18
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Detroit at Chicago.
  • Video - Cousin Sal's Week 16 Picks 02:39

    Cousin Sal's Week 16 Picks

    Dec 18
    Cousin Sal sits down with Neil Everett to makes his picks for Week 16 in the NFL.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Lions-Bears 00:43

    NFL Live Prediction: Lions-Bears

    Dec 17
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Detroit at Chicago.
  • Video - Lions To Lean On Lucas At Tackle 01:04

    Lions To Lean On Lucas At Tackle

    Dec 17
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses how the Lions are depending on offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas to have a big game while filling in for LaAdrian Waddle at right tackle.

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