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Revamped Safety Position Is Key to Success of Packers Defense in 2014
2 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Had the Green Bay Packers had even mediocre safeties last year, the whole season would have been quite a bit more successful. Unfortunately, the duo of Morgan Burnett and M. […]

Jay Cutler helped Jimmy Clausen learn the playbook
6 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — If there’s one place where Jay Cutler makes friends easily, it’s the quarterback room. Newcomer Jimmy Clausen discovered that immediately after signing. […]

Jordan Lynch a fan-and-GM favorite
6 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — On Friday, the first day of practice at Bears training camp, it could be family members who occupy the sidelines at Olivet Nazarene University. The next da. […]

New Bears safety Adrian Wilson could be the heel of the offseason
6 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — Adrian Wilson will start his 14th training camp Friday not worried about the other contenders for the starting job at strong safety. “I’m just going ou. […]

Bears will rely on veterans to turn around defense
6 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — Out with the old and in with the . . . old? General manager Phil Emery’s retooled defense hasn’t exactly fallen in line with his stated goal of est. […]

5 under-the-radar players to watch on Bears
8 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Training camp will provide proving ground or developmental stage for several players with something to proveBOURBONNAIS — The Bears will have their first full practice of. […]

Jay Cutler warns: Bears can’t get ahead of themselves
11 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Jay Cutler has taken more than his share of grief as the most over-analyzed athlete in recent Chicago sports history. His facial expressions. His bod. […]

Ray Rice suspended for two games by NFL
11 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Running back will miss games against Bengals, SteelersRunning back Ray Rice was suspended Thursday for two games without pay for violating the National Football League’s pe. […]

Seahawks’ Lynch expected to hold out out camp
11 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch plans to hold out during training camp, former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.

After ‘terrible’ offseason, Wilson ready to prove himself to Bears
13 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOURBONNAIS — Adrian Wilson ’s fitness satisfied the Bears during the workout that preceded his signing on June 23. He showed general manager Phil Emery enough of the b. […]

Biggs: Could Orton be an option as Bears’ backup QB?
13 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Many believe ex-Bear will retire, but team could look his way if Clausen, Palmer don’t step upBOURBONNAIS — Kyle Orton was planning to head to training camp with the Cowb. […]

Bears add safety Steltz to PUP list
14 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOURBONNAIS — The Chicago Bears will be down two safeties when they hit the practice field Friday morning for the first time.

Cutler on overconfidence: ‘We haven’t done anything yet’
15 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOURBONNAIS — Jay Cutler’s sixth training camp with the Bears has a significantly different feel than his fifth.

Lynch anxious to start first NFL training camp
17 hours ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Realistically, Jordan Lynch remains somewhat of a longshot to make the Bears’ 53-man roster. But judging by the attention he’s getting from the media in Bourbonnais, hi. […]

Jordy Nelson Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Packers
18 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson has developed into one of the most important wide receivers in the NFL over the past three seasons. Now he’s looking to get rewarded for that success with a l. […]

Trestman, Emery are positioning Bears for a breakthrough
22 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — Be as loud as you want around Bears coach Marc Trestman. He revels in the noise — a growing fervor for his team and its playoff hopes. ‘‘We recognize. […]

Ranking the 7 Biggest Upgrades the Green Bay Packers Made This Offseason
1 day ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
There were a number of ways the Green Bay Packers made upgrades this offseason. Some were made during the draft, while others during free agency. Another way the Packers co. […]

Jordan Palmer is backup QB, but Jimmy Clausen is hoping for a shot
1 day ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — Jordan Palmer will get “first shot” at the No. 2 quarterback job behind Jay Cutler with rookie David Fales in the running too. But everybody has their. […]

Bears guard Kyle Long has virus, will miss practices
1 day ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — Pro Bowl right guard Kyle Long will miss at least the first three practices of training camp after contracting a viral infection last weekend, Bears genera. […]

Chris Conte won’t join Bears’ safety battle until later
1 day ago   Chicago Sun-Times
BOURBONNAIS — Chris Conte’s fight to restore his reputation won’t start Friday alongside his teammates. Still not fully recovered from surgery on his right shoulder. […]

Farmer: Are you ready for some NFL football?
1 day ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
With NFL training camps beginning this week, pro football has provided many more questions than answers. The picture will become clearer in the coming weeks.

Haugh: Cutler busy tempering expectations
1 day ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
All principals at training camp realize there’s more to realizing playoff potential than an improved roster on paperBOURBONNAIS — Last year, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. […]

Biggs: Bears still investing more heavily on offense
1 day ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Despite overhaul of defense, salary-cap figures for offensive starters remain much higherBOURBONNAIS — When the Bears rolled into campus at Olivet Nazarene University las. […]

Bears ready to rev up in-house competition
1 day ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
GM Phil Emery believes roster he has assembled will provide hottest position battles of his 3 training campsBOURBONNAIS — For Bears general manager Phil Emery, the heavie. […]

Bears’ Long sidelined to open camp
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOURBONNAIS — Bears right guard Kyle Long will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list because of a viral infection that has diminished his strength,. […]

Broncos owner steps down to deal with Alzheimer’s disease
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has been battling Alzheimer’s disease and is relinquishing control of the franchise, his wife and the team announced Wednesday.

Trestman, Emery embracing Bears’ big expectations
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Car by car, Chicago Bears players drove onto the campus of Olivet Nazarene University on Wednesday to report to training camp. SUVs followed by pick-up trucks followed by,. […]

Photos: Bears arrive for training camp
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Wednesday’s arrivals in Bourbonnais.

Confident in the Bears? Take our test
2 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
Playoffs or bust. In an unscientific fan poll by Comcast SportsNet on Monday, 50 percent of the responders said their minimum expectation for the Bears this season is to m. […]

Palmer to open camp as Bears’ backup QB
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
The Chicago Bears will hold their first training camp practice Friday morning at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais with an open competition for their back-up quarte. […]

Seahawks WR Rice announces retirement
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Seattle Seahawks wideout Sidney Rice announced his retirement on Wednesday after seven injury-plagued NFL seasons.

Bears put TE Beckum, lineman through tryout
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOURBONNAIS — Chicago Bears players are reporting to training camp at Olivet Nazarene University Wednesday and will not practice for the first time until Friday.

McCaskey: ‘Never say never’ to Chicago Super Bowl
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
It would take a lot of work and probably a bit of luck for Chicago to draw two of the NFL’s premier events — the Super Bowl and the NFL draft — but neither is out of the. […]

Meet Datone Jones, the Packers Defensive End Set to Break out This Summer
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
If defensive end Datone Jones plays as well in his second season as nose tackle B.J. Raji played in his, the Packers will be really happy. In 2009, Raji was hampered by an. […]

4 position battles to watch during Bears camp
2 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
As coach Marc Trestman often says, the Bears didn’t ‘‘anoint’’ any starters during their offseason work, especially when it comes to their most compelling positi. […]

Bears players arrive for training camp
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
BOURBONNAIS—Optimism abounds when training camp opens but the Chicago Bears have reason to feel good with the standings reset to 0-0.

Rosenbloom: No, wait, we got it wrong with the Bears
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
I picked up My Chicago Tribune today, and right there on the Sports front was the ferocious Bears logo wearing a New Year’s Eve hat with a noisemaker shoved into its roar. […]

Dungy releases statement clarifying his Sam comments
2 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided. […]

Green Bay Packers: Grading Strength of Every Position Unit at the Start of Camp
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers report to training camp on July 25. Now is the time of year to put the 2013 season in the rearview mirror—keeping it in view for perspective but loo. […]

For Bears in 2014, it’s playoffs — or bust
3 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Reasons for optimism and concern abound entering training campOddsmakers in Las Vegas have set the over-under for the Bears’ 2014 win total at 8 1/2 (-155). That seems abou. […]

Chargers cut former NIU first-rounder English
3 days ago   Chicago Bears – chicagotribune.com
Outside linebacker Larry English was released by the San Diego Chargers ahead of the team opening training camp on Wednesday.

Green Bay Packers Training Camp: 5 Early Storylines to Watch
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
There are only a handful of days until training camp starts for the Green Bay Packers.  This is when things will get really quite exciting in Green Bay. Players are going. […]

Green Bay Packers Training Camp To-Do List
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers training camp kicks off this weekend on Saturday, July 26. This is exactly what fans have been waiting for. While the Packers have gotten plenty figu. […]

5 Stats from 2013 the Green Bay Packers Must Change in 2014
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
For the Green Bay Packers, improvement in five key areas from the 2013 season could be the difference between a good and possibly memorable year in 2014.  Year-to-year gro. […]

Predicting Green Bay Packers’ Top Fantasy Football Producers
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
For the past few seasons, the Green Bay Packers have put some pretty impressive fantasy football players on the field. This year should be no different. While it’s sometime. […]

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. […]