BOURBONNAIS | When Devin Hester literally burst onto the Chicago sports scene eight years ago, media joyfully declared there was a new "23" in town.
Bears' wide receiver Eric Weems (14) celebrates after a 38-31 win over the Browns last December in Cleveland.
ST. LOUIS | Everyone's still chasing Tavon Austin.
It's so easy to kick professional sports teams when they're down, and their athletes, too.
WASHINGTON | Devin Hester against a team doing some serious special teams soul-searching.
PITTSBURGH | The meeting was intimate and brief. Following his team's first 0-2 start in more than a decade, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Ryan Clark huddled with remaining players from the club's last Super Bowl title in 2009 and tried to plot a course forward.
CHICAGO | Jay Cutler almost had one foot in the doghouse. He was so close, he could feel the fleas.
LAKE FOREST | The Bears' defense will likely have a similar look next season, with or without Brian Urlacher.
Happy New Year. We got our wish.
Once upon a time the Bears were 7-1, with all their takeaways and return touchdowns, and Jay Cutler saying he had so many offensive weapons, "it was crazy."
It's the time of year when the men are separated from the boys in the NFL.
CHICAGO | There are two stories taking shape this Bears season that won't cause coach Lovie Smith to lose any sleep, though he may keep one eye open.
CHICAGO | The Bears offense appears to be back in sync, even if the same might not be true of quarterback Jay Cutler and his offensive coordinator.
LAKE FOREST | Brandon Marshall insisted it's a new day. The way he connected with Jay Cutler, it sure seemed like old times.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | The Bears are still looking for a little more from their offense with a game left in the preseason.
You needed a roster and mug shot to know who Lorenzo Booker was at Bears training camp.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. | At 6-foot-7 and 333 pounds, offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb is a towering shade tree with legs.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
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