LAKE FOREST | New Bear Jared Allen, a farm boy at heart who owns three rodeo bulls, appeared at his Monday afternoon press conference wearing cowboy boots and a big shiny belt buckle.
Bears general manager Phil Emery, left, poses with new acquisition Jared Allen, center, and head coach Marc Trestman at Monday's press conference.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson, left, isn't changing his offseason plan — even though team owner Jim Irsay, right, won't be around to approve big pay outs or help with the draft preparation.
Charles Tillman said he wanted to retire as a Bear and the veteran cornerback may now get his wish.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, left, greets Bears cornerback Charles Tillman after their Oct. 20 game in Washington. Tillman re-signed with the Bears on Friday.
EAST CHICAGO | Second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers, productive backup at defensive tackle, a Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie selection.
Carolina Panthers' rookie defensive lineman Kawann Short, an E.C. Central grad, made an appearance at the 151st Street Recreation Center on Friday.
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle (99) Kawann Short of East Chicago had an impressive rookie season, according to coach Ron Rivera.
We should eliminate our exhausted use of the word "best" and apply a rating system like A1, A2 and A3 to signify degrees of excellence.
Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and kicker Kevin Butler hug on the sidelines during Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 26, 1986. The Bears crushed the New England Patriots, 46-10.
Indianapolis Colts general manager and Highland grad Ryan Grigson, left, talks with team owner and CEO Jim Irsay before a game last season.
I feel sorry for Andy Reid.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, left, and Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano meet on the field after Saturday's wild card shootout at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Internet has a split personality.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers improved his record against the Bears to 9-1 with last Sunday's NFC North title win in Chicago.
INDIANAPOLIS | Region football fans still hankering for the playoff game that won't be played at Soldier Field this weekend need only head two hours south on Interstate 65 on Saturday to catch some postseason NFL action, in person and indoors.
There's a feel-good story unfolding in the NFL playoffs that tugs at heartstrings, like an angel playing the harp.
Hear ye, hear ye. The court of honorable Judge Joe Fan is now in session.
Victorious Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) talks to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) after Sunday night's NFC North title game at Soldier Field.
CHICAGO | Dumb football just doesn't cut it in the NFL, particularly when playoffs are at stake.
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