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Finding a safety looks like Bears’ top remaining priority
1 hour ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Thin crop in draft means they might need to pick one in first roundA busy offseason with more twists than Phil Emery could have predicted leaves the Bears in an interesting. […]

A Scout’s Take on the Next Tier of Safeties After Clinton-Dix and Pryor
9 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
There is no doubt that the play of the safeties for the Green Bay Packers in 2013 was not very good. It was actually quite bad. For one thing, not one of the safeties had a. […]

Even after free agency, Bears should seek draft help on defense
17 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
Bears general manager Phil Emery spent a lot of time and millions of dollars during free agency to address a defense that was historically awful last season. Now the Bears. […]

Report: Both sides drop lawsuits in Melton assault case
1 day ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Former Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and a Texas bar owner have dropped their lawsuits against each other, according to a Dallas Morning News report quoting Melton’s. […]

Hometown Bears to give guards Chris Watt, Zach Fulton a look
1 day ago   Chicago Sun-Times
The path to the NFL has taken Notre Dame’s Chris Watt and Tennessee’s Zach Fulton out of their comfort zones at guard, a position they’ve handled well at big-time pr. […]

NIU’s Jordan Lynch excited about Bears’ workout
1 day ago   Chicago Sun-Times
It’s either fitting or a statement about the Bears’ passing game the last decade: As a boy, Jordan Lynch cheered for bruising running back Anthony Thomas. “He was fu. […]

Bears scheme could dictate safety choice at No. 14
1 day ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
It would be fascinating if, by some measure of good fortune, the Bears went on the clock in the first round of the NFL draft May 8 with Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald,. […]

Underrated Draft Prospects Who Would Be Perfect Fits for the Green Bay Packers
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
In the NFL draft there are always underrated prospects. The key for a team like the Green Bay Packers is to find the ones who are a perfect fit at the absolutely best value. […]

5 Risky Picks Green Bay Packers Must Consider in 2014 NFL Draft
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Ted Thompson isn’t known around Green Bay as being a risk-taker—and yet an element of risk is present in every decision a general manager makes. That’s especially true on. […]

Man arrested in connection with Aaron Hernandez murder trial
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOSTON — A man in Florida has been charged with witness tampering and obstruction of justice in a gun-trafficking case linked to the murder trial of former New England Pat. […]

Donovan McNabb reportedly arrested for DUI in January
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
A mugshot of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is making its rounds on the Internet and social media.

NFL talent evaluator: Donald checks all the boxes
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
The lead-up to the NFL draft will be a little slower and a little more unusual this year than it typically has been.

Chad Johnson joins the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Former Miami Dolphin Chad Johnson signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on Thursday, according to the team’s official Twitter account.

The Green Bay Packers’ Best and Worst Draft Picks of the Last Decade
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Over the last decade of NFL drafts for the Green Bay Packers, general manager Ted Thompson has been in charge of nine of them. The last nine, as a matter of fact. In the 20. […]

Bonus Brad Biggs Bears mailbag
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
The Tribune’s Bears reporter answers your questions about who the third wide receiver should be, draft decisions and the team’s likely starting linebackersWho is the third. […]

Brad Biggs’ Bears mailbag
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
The Tribune’s Bears reporter answers your questions about Phil Emery’s draft philosophy, the high mileage on the defense, the backup QB issue and the 14th pickThe Tribune’s. […]

Assigning the Odds to Every Potential Green Bay Packers’ 1st-Round Pick
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
It’s never an easy task to determine who has the best odds to be drafted by the Green Bay Packers. This is especially true for their first-round pick. However, there are ce. […]

Overlooked Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees gets chance to impress Bears
3 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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 Fo. […]

Jets sign ex-Titans RB Chris Johnson
3 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Running back Chris Johnson signed a two-year deal Wednesday with the New York Jets.

New Dating Website Allows Green Bay Packers Fans to Connect Online
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The winters up in Wisconsin can be brutal, but a new dating website is helping Green Bay Packers fans find that special someone to help get through the offseason. That’s ri. […]

Giants agree to deal with QB Freeman
3 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Josh Freeman agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday with the New York Giants.

Report: 49ers might be finished with Aldon Smith
3 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Could the San Francisco 49ers already be finished with troubled linebacker Aldon Smith?

Manning, Broncos getting back to work
3 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Peyton Manning finds no value in reliving the Denver Broncos’ lopsided Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks in February. The MVP quarterback prefers to lock into the sea. […]

Green Bay Packers: In Like Flynn Again at Quarterback
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Yes, quarterback Matt Flynn is back with the Packers. It was reported on Tuesday that Flynn had re-signed with the Packers by a number of people in the media, including NF. […]

Packers 2014 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions for Green Bay
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers made a rare dip into free agency this spring, but the majority of the roster upgrades for general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy wi. […]

Safety Calvin Pryor says he’s the right type for Bears
4 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
Calvin Pryor and the Bears have the same reputation. ‘‘I bring a certain type of physicalness to the defense,’’ the Louisville safety told the Sun-Times on Tuesday. […]

How Ted Thompson Can Win the 2014 NFL Draft for Green Bay Packers
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
While no team truly wins the NFL draft, some selections pan out as more of a bust than a boon—a situation Ted Thompson can’t afford after a relatively quiet free agency. […]

Packers to re-sign QB Flynn
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Matt Flynn agreed to contract terms and will re-sign with the Green Bay Packers as the primary backup to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Bears waive defensive end Ozougwu
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
The Chicago Bears made a minor roster move Tuesday, waiving defensive end Cheta Ozougwu.

Matt Flynn to Packers: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The circle of NFL life is complete for Matt Flynn yet again.      After spending his first four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Flynn left for greener pastures onl. […]

Merriman sues Nike over its ‘Lights Out’ clothing line
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Shawne Merriman once knocked four opposing players unconscious during a single high school football game.

49ers sign former Illini WR Lloyd
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Brandon Lloyd was lured out of retirement by the San Francisco 49ers, who signed the former Pro Bowl wide receiver to a one-year contract.

Packers pitched Favre reunion in 2013
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers are getting back together, but team president Mark Murphy still is not sure when the reunion will take place.

Nix could fortify Bears’ revamped defensive line
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
A busy offseason overhauling the defense isn’t yet complete, with the Chicago Bears needing to find additional pieces via the NFL draft. The question is where those piece. […]

6 Available Free Agents Still Within the Green Bay Packers’ Reach
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The quality of free agents available to the Green Bay Packers is not very good. All of the big-name players have already been signed, leaving behind the scraps of free agen. […]

Donald Trump wants to buy Bills
5 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Billionaire Donald Trump told the Buffalo News on Monday that not only would he want to own the Bills, but he wouldn’t move the team if he bought them.

Bears meet with former Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman
5 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
The Bears’ search for a veteran backup quarterback prompted them to meet Monday with Josh Freeman, sources confirmed to the Sun-Times. Freeman, 26, was a first-round dra. […]

Notre Dame’s Dan Fox opening eyes with NFL teams
5 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Interest in linebacker has picked up after impressive 40 time at pro day When he was in third grade, former Notre Dame inside linebacker Dan Fox wrote a note to himself, la. […]

Report: Clowney done with private workouts
5 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will not conduct additional private workouts with NFL suitors, according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.

Best and Worst-Case Scenarios for the Packers’ Top 3 Picks
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The 2014 NFL draft is starting to edge a bit closer—the event is a little over three weeks away now. The Green Bay Packers currently have four picks in the top 100 select. […]

McCoy thinks his 2-year-old is better player than Tebow
5 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
LeSean McCoy was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. A year later Tim Tebow was drafted in the first round, 25th overall by the De. […]

Mayock: Bears positioned to capitalize on draft’s defensive depth
5 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
A sharper sense of the Bears’ roster needs entering the May 8-10 draft is emerging now that most high-impact free agents have been signed. And in hindsight, the Bears’. […]

2014 NFL Draft Picks That Could Be Opening-Game Starters for the Packers
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
It’s never easy to find rookies who can be opening-game starters in the NFL. Well, the 2014 NFL draft shouldn’t be any different for the Green Bay Packers, or any of the ot. […]

Green Bay Packers Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Eric Ebron
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Talk of who the Green Bay Packers should draft with the 21st overall pick has (not wrongly) focused on the defense this offseason. But ask anyone who kept an eye on Green B. […]

49ers’ Smith detained at airport
6 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was detained at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after suggesting he had a bomb in his possession while in the securit. […]

Four downs with Mike Ditka: On the Bears’ defense and NFL ownership
7 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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 underst. […]

A Scout’s Take on Defensive Linemen Ra’Shede Hageman and Louis Nix III
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
I had yet another opportunity to talk with scout Chris Landry on Steve Duemig’s radio show about the 2014 NFL draft. I wanted to get Landry’s take on the following scenari. […]

Bears will face Seahawks in third preseason game
1 week ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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 back. […]

Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly undecided on return
2 weeks ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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 Tuesd. […]

Bears sign center Brian de la Puente to back up Roberto Garza
2 weeks ago   Chicago Sun-Times
As the saying goes, you never can have enough good centers in the NFL. The Bears added depth to their offensive line by agreeing to terms with center Brian de la Puente, a. […]

Chris Conte out 4-5 months after shoulder surgery
2 weeks ago   Chicago Sun-Times
Even as the Bears added three safeties to their roster this offseason, management maintained that its goal was for Chris Conte to compete to keep his starting job in train. […]

Preseason finale was important to Clutts
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
This week you’ll probably hear some people complain that the preseason finale is meaningless, but Bears fullback Tyler Clutts certainly won’t be among them.

Bears will look to get running game going
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
The Bears offense accomplished one key objective in last Friday night’s win over the Giants and will look to achieve another in Thursday night’s preseason finale in Clevel. […]

Bears giving Knox more time to recover
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
The Bears placed Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list and not on season-ending injured reserve Sunday because they’re hopeful he’ll be able to play in 2012. […]

Hardin placed on IR, Knox goes on PUP
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
The Bears on Sunday placed rookie safety Brandon Hardin on injured reserve, put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and cut 10 others.

Quigley responds to challenge in victory
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
Given the opportunity to handle all punting duties in Friday night’s preseason win over the Giants, undrafted rookie Ryan Quigley responded with an excellent performance.

Forte confident run game will improve
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Bears’ rushing attack was stuck in neutral against the Giants’ No. 1 defense Friday night, but running back Matt Forte is confident that. […]

Marshall flashes big-play ability in victory
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – When the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall in March, they envisioned the three-time Pro Bowler producing plays like the one he made in Friday. […]

Bears overcome key mistakes to win
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jay Cutler’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall was a thing of beauty Friday night against the Giants, but Bears starters didn’t gene. […]

Larry’s Bears vs. Giants updates
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories


Webb, Williams are still battling for job
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
J’Marcus Webb will start Friday night’s preseason game against the Giants, but Chris Williams is also expected to get first-team reps as they continue to battle for the Be. […]