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Bears' newly-signed Jared Allen: I'm still the best at what I do

Bears' newly-signed Jared Allen: I'm still the best at what I do

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.

March 31, 2014 6:45 pm
Jared Allen, Phil Emery, Marc Trestman

Jared Allen, Phil Emery, Marc Trestman

Bears general manager Phil Emery, left, poses with new acquisition Jared Allen, center, and head coach Marc Trestman at Monday's press conference.

March 31, 2014 4:48 pm
Jim Irsay, Ryan Grigson

Jim Irsay, Ryan Grigson

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.

March 25, 2014 3:19 pm
Bears, Tillman agree on one-year contract

Bears, Tillman agree on one-year contract

Charles Tillman said he wanted to retire as a Bear and the veteran cornerback may now get his wish.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm
Robert Griffin III, Charles Tillman

Robert Griffin III, Charles Tillman

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.

March 14, 2014 4:46 pm
HAMNIK.COLUMN: Kawann Short feeling the love of his Carolina brothers

HAMNIK.COLUMN: Kawann Short feeling the love of his Carolina brothers

EAST CHICAGO | Second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers, productive backup at defensive tackle, a Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie selection.

February 15, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Kawann Short, welcoming home

Kawann Short, welcoming home

Carolina Panthers' rookie defensive lineman Kawann Short, an E.C. Central grad, made an appearance at the 151st Street Recreation Center on Friday.

February 14, 2014 11:13 pm
Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers

Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle (99) Kawann Short of East Chicago had an impressive rookie season, according to coach Ron Rivera.

February 12, 2014 5:52 pm
AL HAMNIK: Seahawks' 'D' very good, but not close to '85 Bears

AL HAMNIK: Seahawks' 'D' very good, but not close to '85 Bears

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.

February 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Jim McMahon, Super Bowl XX

Jim McMahon, Super Bowl XX

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.

February 03, 2014 3:17 pm
Ryan Grigson, Jim Irsay

Ryan Grigson, Jim Irsay

Indianapolis Colts general manager and Highland grad Ryan Grigson, left, talks with team owner and CEO Jim Irsay before a game last season.

January 28, 2014 12:13 am
AL HAMNIK: All NFL teams need some luck in postseason

AL HAMNIK: All NFL teams need some luck in postseason

I feel sorry for Andy Reid.

January 06, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Andy Reid, Chuck Pagano

Andy Reid, Chuck Pagano

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.

January 06, 2014 2:25 pm
AL HAMNIK: Internet smear tactics won't deter Packers' Aaron Rodgers

AL HAMNIK: Internet smear tactics won't deter Packers' Aaron Rodgers

The Internet has a split personality.

January 04, 2014 5:15 pm
Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers improved his record against the Bears to 9-1 with last Sunday's NFC North title win in Chicago.

January 04, 2014 2:41 pm

Can't bear the end of football season? Colts playoff tickets still available

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.

December 31, 2013 6:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Colts feel-good story not over yet

AL HAMNIK: Colts feel-good story not over yet

There's a feel-good story unfolding in the NFL playoffs that tugs at heartstrings, like an angel playing the harp.

December 31, 2013 5:30 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears stand accused of giving away a playoff berth

AL HAMNIK: Bears stand accused of giving away a playoff berth

Hear ye, hear ye. The court of honorable Judge Joe Fan is now in session.

December 30, 2013 5:45 pm
Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler

Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler

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.

December 30, 2013 1:42 pm
Home is where the hurt is

Home is where the hurt is

CHICAGO | Dumb football just doesn't cut it in the NFL, particularly when playoffs are at stake.

December 29, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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