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Bears waive local fave: Popular Jordan Lynch gets cut
55 mins ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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 vet. […]

Bears’ Danny McCray raises game, should start at free safety
55 mins ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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. […]

Interpretations vary about where Bears are headed in 2014
2 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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. […]

Four downs with Ditka
2 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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,. […]

Teddy Greenstein’s Big Ten football picks
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
It’s a rule that has treated me kindly over the years: If there’s no betting line, I don’t want to watch.

Cubs’ rookies waiting on Bryant to join the fun
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
ST. LOUIS— They haven’t been around long enough to really get the gist of this Cubs-Cardinals rivalry, but the Cubs’ rookies are quick learners.

Santonio Holmes makes his case on the field
7 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Santonio Holmes wasn’t certain how to respond. He was standing in the visitor’s locker room at FirstEnergy Stadium late Thursday night after delivering a breakout first hal. […]

Cubs not bringing Kris Bryant up from Triple-A Iowa
8 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
ST. LOUIS –The Twittersphere began buzzing Friday afternoon about a call-up of Cubs’ third base prospect Kris Bryant, but it turned out to be nothing more than idle spec. […]

Cutting down to 53: Bears on the bubble
15 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
ADAM L. JAHNS: Don’t suggest to coach Marc Trestman that the Bears’ last exhibition game Thursday against the Browns was a perfunctory show that should be shrugged off. […]

Santonio Holmes makes case to stay in Bears’ loss
16 hours ago   Chicago Sun-Times
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 w. […]

Hawk Harrelson says he might reduce TV schedule next year
19 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
There’s a chance Ken Harrelson might cut back on his schedule next year.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts as Bears’ roster cuts loom
19 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
CLEVELAND—Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears rested 40 of the 75 players on their roster Thursday night, concluding the preseason with a 33-13 loss to the Browns at Fir. […]

Notre Dame suspends safety Eilar Hardy as part of academic fraud probe
20 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Notre Dame concluded its internal investigation into alleged academic fraud involving members of the football team, coach Brian Kelly said Thursday, while suspending a fift. […]

David Fales looks good in extended work
1 day ago   Chicago Sun-Times
CLEVELAND — David Fales played like a promising rookie quarterback — a little good, a little bad and a lot of hope. The sixth-round draft pick from San Jose State, pla. […]

Santonio Holmes stands out in Bears’ exhibition finale
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
CLEVELAND — You can assess Thursday night’s Bears exhibition game against the Browns through whatever lens you’d like.

Northern Illinois makes short work of Presbyterian
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
DEKALB — Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey put three quarterbacks under the spotlight Thursday night but may be no closer to naming a starter after the Huskies rolled to. […]

Many decisions for Bears, but biggest at safety
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
CLEVELAND — The Bears have one decision remaining for their starting lineup when it comes to Week 1 against the Bills but no clues were available in the exhibition finale. […]

Live blog: Bears-Browns updates
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune


NFL toughens domestic violence stance; lifetime ban for second offense
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The penalty was underwhelming. The angry public fallout was not.

For Green Bay Packers UDFA OLB Jayrone Elliott to Make 53-Man Roster, Who Won’t?
1 day ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers undrafted rookie outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott is making an already tough year for roster cutdowns even more difficult, but that’s not a bad position. […]

Roger Goodell outlines increased discipline for domestic violence incidents in letter to owners
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
First-time violators will get six games, second time will get a player suspended for at least a year, Goodell admits he didn’t handle Ray Rice suspension properly, says: ‘I. […]

10 Bears to watch: Santonio Holmes first up
2 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
MARK POTASH: Santonio Holmes is used to ­sitting out the last preseason game. But he wants to play Thursday night. Maybe he needs to.

Green Bay Packers’ Biggest Preseason Disappointments so Far
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
While the preseason has revealed many positives for the Green Bay Packers, there have also been a handful of disappointments. Rookies who the Packers drafted in the early t. […]

Undrafted Senorise Perry needs a big finish
2 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
The odds say Senorise Perry shouldn’t have made it this far. Unlike fellow rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey, Perry wasn’t drafted. Unlike another, Jordan Lynch, he. […]

Bears DE Austen Lane squarely in mix to be on ‘special’ team
2 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
The Bears’ unofficial depth chart for their last preseason game Thursday against the Browns lists Austen Lane as the third defensive end behind ­Lamarr Houston. But Lan. […]

Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut.

Ken Williams speaks from heart about Jackie Robinson West
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
When White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams took the stage Wednesday at Millennium Park to address the Jackie Robinson West Little League national champions and. […]

Bubble bound to burst as Bears’ final cuts loom
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Tracy Robertson sat alone at his locker Monday and took his time. He scanned the room for about 10 minutes while players moseyed by, headed to or from the weight room, the. […]

Wednesday’s recap: Reds 7, Cubs 5
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The summary

Bears at Browns: What to watch
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
General manager Phil Emery affectionately refers to the Bears’ exhibition finale as “the college all-star game,” a preseason tuneup that’s ultimately a chance for younger p. […]

Bears aren’t moved much by Johnny Manziel circus
2 days ago   Chicago Sun-Times
Bears linebacker Jon Bostic faced Johnny Manziel before his ‘‘Johnny Football’’ persona — all of the noteworthy plays on the field and the notoriety off it — g. […]

Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: ‘They are America’s team’
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West’s improbable run in the Little League World Series.

Mannelly replacing McNeil on WSCR-AM
3 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Patrick Mannelly has a new top priority: Don’t use “we” when he discusses the Bears.

Blog coverage of the Jackie Robinson West celebration
3 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune


Updated 53-Man Roster Projections for Green Bay Packers Post Week 3 of Preseason
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The final game of the preseason for the Green Bay Packers happens Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. This makes the regular season right around the corner and t. […]

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers: Packers Preseason Week 4 Game Preview
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers’ thoroughly impressive preseason campaign hit a snag this past week when the team learned of nose tackle B.J. Raji’s season-ending right biceps tear a. […]

Cubs will try not to put too much pressure on Jorge Soler
3 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
CINCINNATI — Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler.

Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs’ pot
3 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs’ latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion.

Finally, exhibition chance falls to David Fales
3 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
David Fales knows better now. That’s the beauty of exhibition games for rookies such as the Bears’ sixth-round quarterback. Each failure offers a lesson.

Looking Forward to Brett & Jerry’s Enshrinement at Canton in 2016
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
If you like Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and are a fan of the Green Bay Packers, you would absolutely love it if both Brett Favre and Jerry Kramer are part of the 2016 inducti. […]

Green Bay Packers Preseason: Week 3 Stock Report
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Week 3 of the preseason has come and gone for the Green Bay Packers. The regular season sits just under two weeks away for Green Bay. With each day that passes as the regul. […]

Why Corey Linsley Is the Packers’ Biggest X-Factor in 2014
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Head coach Mike McCarthy had to feel pretty good about how training camp had gone for the Green Bay Packers before last Friday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Yes. […]

Spotlight Shines on Packers’ Trenches After Losing B.J. Raji, JC Tretter
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The offensive and defensive lines were already expected to be in the spotlight when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle for the club’s highly anticipated regular-season. […]

Green Bay Packers: What We’ve Learned Through Week 3 of Preseason
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers handled their business against the Oakland Raiders in Week 3 of the preseason. Even though the final score was 31-21 in the Packers favor, the game wa. […]

7th-Round Rookie Jeff Janis Looking Like a Steal for Green Bay Packers
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Standing at 6’3″ and 219 pounds, it doesn’t seem likely that anyone could overlook Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis. The rookie turned heads at the NFL combine in. […]

Limited Options Available for Packers After B.J. Raji’s Season-Ending Injury
7 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The annual August tradition of the Green Bay Packers losing a key player to major injury has continued.  According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, starting nose tackle B.J. […]

DuJuan Harris Re-Emerges as Potent Weapon for Packers Offense
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
By the conclusion of the Green Bay Packers’ victory over the Oakland Raiders on Friday, DuJuan Harris, who got some work with the first-and second-team offense, was the Pac. […]

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. […]