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Bears hang together to start 2-1 despite injuries

Bears hang together to start 2-1 despite injuries

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Chicago Bears are showing unexpected depth on both sides of the football after recovering from a season-opening loss t…

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Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.

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Bears' defense gets no rest against versatile quarterbacks

Bears' defense gets no rest against versatile quarterbacks

LAKE FOREST | EJ Manuel. Colin Kaepernick. And now Geno Smith.

September 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Luck throws 4 TDs as Colts rout Jaguars

Luck throws 4 TDs as Colts rout Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | This was the kind of game many anticipated from Andrew Luck and the Colts this season.

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NFL ROUNDUP: Seahawks hold off Broncos in overtime

NFL ROUNDUP: Seahawks hold off Broncos in overtime

Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in …

September 21, 2014 7:48 pm
Bears, Jets meet after opposite fates last weekend

Bears, Jets meet after opposite fates last weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | The Bears and New York Jets were on opposite ends of impressive comebacks last weekend.

September 20, 2014 6:39 pm
Colts, Jaguars trying to avoid 0-3 start

Colts, Jaguars trying to avoid 0-3 start

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking part in their third consecutive home opener.

September 20, 2014 5:42 pm
AL HAMNIK: Pro football must regain the public's trust and respect

AL HAMNIK: Pro football must regain the public's trust and respect

I dashed into a local food establishment for a quick bite last week and immediately was approached by a father and his young son, neither of w…

September 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Cutler faces another challenge in Jets' front 7

Cutler faces another challenge in Jets' front 7

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Jay Cutler figures he won't see a better front seven than he will when the Bears visit the New York Jets on Monday night.

September 19, 2014 6:10 pm
AL HAMNIK: Brandon Marshall answers past abuse questions in awkward fashion

AL HAMNIK: Brandon Marshall answers past abuse questions in awkward fashion

LAKE FOREST | The Bears didn't want him to, Brandon Marshall insisted, and their star wide receiver held a rambling 45-minute press conference…

September 18, 2014 7:00 pm

NFL INSIDER: Week 3 begins the slow climb back

I'm not gonna sugarcoat it: Last week didn't go well.

September 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on We…

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NFL INSIDER: Bucs vs. Falcons

Tampa Bay (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1)

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm

NFL teams begin to remove players from active rosters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case…

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After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS | Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that th…

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Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

BALTIMORE | The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night, saying that he shouldn't be punished twice for pun…

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AL HAMNIK: E.C.'s Moore a good insurance policy for the Bulls

AL HAMNIK: E.C.'s Moore a good insurance policy for the Bulls

This is the perfect fit, like pizza in college, Italian loafers on the Magnificent Mile, Jose Abreu batting cleanup.

September 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Bears spoil 49ers' party

Bears spoil 49ers' party

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

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Highland's Ryan Grigson the embodiment of 'Colt Strong' philosophy

Highland's Ryan Grigson the embodiment of 'Colt Strong' philosophy

Nobody promised Ryan Grigson a rose garden with chirping bluebirds and Disney smiles. If they had, he wouldn't be general manager of the Colts.

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Colts spend week trying to keep up with Eagles

Colts spend week trying to keep up with Eagles

INDIANAPOLIS | Matt Hasselbeck spent much of last week running.

September 14, 2014 7:30 pm

NFL ROUNDUP: Another injury for RG3, but Washington routs Jaguars

Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in.

September 14, 2014 7:11 pm
Bears hope to perform better against Kaepernick

Bears hope to perform better against Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | If somewhat unknown before as a backup, Colin Kaepernick's breakout performance against the Bears two years ago helped m…

September 13, 2014 7:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: This Bears' reserve now a 'center' of attention

AL HAMNIK: This Bears' reserve now a 'center' of attention

The center isn't just a guy who snaps the ball to the quarterback, then becomes a human shield against defenders who want to do him harm.

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Bears WR situation unsure going into 49ers game

Bears WR situation unsure going into 49ers game

LAKE FOREST | Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not know who his options are at wide receiver for Sunday night's game with the San Francisco 4…

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Banged-up Bears need Jay Cutler to be rock solid

Banged-up Bears need Jay Cutler to be rock solid

LAKE FOREST | In Jay Cutler's last appearance against the 49ers in 2009, he completed 29 passes for 307 yards.

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Source says Rice video sent to NFL in April

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ag…

September 10, 2014 7:30 pm
Injuries hamper Bears practice for 49ers game

Injuries hamper Bears practice for 49ers game

LAKE FOREST | Michael Ola and Brian de la Puente have been preparing for this since the start of Bears training camp, if not longer.

September 10, 2014 6:15 pm

NFL INSIDER: Week 2 could be rife with upsets in NFL

With the typical bumps and bruises of Week 1 in the rear view, Week 2 presents us with some interesting games.

September 10, 2014 5:45 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears' Conte just can't escape that cloud of doom

AL HAMNIK: Bears' Conte just can't escape that cloud of doom

CHICAGO | Shades of Mike Brown.

September 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Broncos hold off Colts to win season opener

Broncos hold off Colts to win season opener

DENVER | Peyton Manning warned it wasn't going to be easy replacing Wes Welker.

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AL HAMNIK: Bears now facing a world of worry

AL HAMNIK: Bears now facing a world of worry

CHICAGO | You knew what Bears coach Marc Trestman was going to say before the playing field had cleared.

September 07, 2014 8:15 pm
Bears can't take time off on 'D'

Bears can't take time off on 'D'

CHICAGO | Jared Allen was smiling.

September 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Ryan, Bryant lead Falcons past Saints in OT

Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-…

September 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

Luck doesn't fit the mold of the typical NFL star

INDIANAPOLIS | Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight.

September 07, 2014 5:00 pm
Bears players aiming to 'restore the order' on defense

Bears players aiming to 'restore the order' on defense

CHICAGO | With an improved defensive line, the Bears' secondary won't get lit up like the mall at Christmas time.

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NFL INSIDER: Off and running in the 2014 NFL season

Are you ready for … yeah. You are. Don't even need to finish the sentence.

September 06, 2014 6:00 pm
Wayne eager to face Manning, Broncos in return

Wayne eager to face Manning, Broncos in return

INDIANAPOLIS | Reggie Wayne never doubted he could get back to being himself on the football field.

September 06, 2014 5:45 pm
AL HAMNIK: Questions still plague Bears teams past and present

AL HAMNIK: Questions still plague Bears teams past and present

With a new Bears season set to open, chances of a Super Bowl championship are thinner than mission soup.

September 06, 2014 5:30 pm
Bears' high-octane offense ready to live up to its hype

Bears' high-octane offense ready to live up to its hype

LAKE FOREST | Can we talk about the Bears offense now?

September 04, 2014 6:30 pm
Bears revamped run defense to be tested immediately in opener with Bills

Bears revamped run defense to be tested immediately in opener with Bills

LAKE FOREST | There's a huge billboard north on the Tri-State Expressway that features menacing closeups of unshavened Bears Lance Briggs, Jar…

September 03, 2014 7:15 pm

NFL INSIDER: Hard to pick against defending champs

Packers at Seahawks

September 03, 2014 6:00 pm
In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery

In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery

NEW YORK | Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles.

August 31, 2014 8:30 pm
Enhance stadium experience NFL goal

Enhance stadium experience NFL goal

NEW YORK | While 31 teams try to derail the Seahawks' attempt to repeat, there are plenty of other challenges facing players, coaches and owne…

August 31, 2014 5:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Colts have fans feeling just a bit uneasy

AL HAMNIK: Colts have fans feeling just a bit uneasy

If you're a diehard Colts' fan, you may be pacing the floor at night like an expectant father. Sorry for your angst.

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Bears lose preseaon finale to Browns

Bears lose preseaon finale to Browns

CLEVELAND | Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel i…

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Special teams are Jordan Lynch's best chance to stick with Bears

Special teams are Jordan Lynch's best chance to stick with Bears

LAKE FOREST | You don't hire a plumber to perform heart surgery, or a lumberjack to do Shakespeare on Broadway.

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Bears' Trestman reaches out to fans after Seattle shellacking

Bears' Trestman reaches out to fans after Seattle shellacking

LAKE FOREST | There are more Bears fans than pigeons teetering on the ledge after that 28-point embarrassment in Seattle last week.

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AL HAMNIK: Bears' rookie QB finally gets a shot on center stage

AL HAMNIK: Bears' rookie QB finally gets a shot on center stage

The ball boys got more face time during Bears training camp at Olivet-Nazarene University.

August 26, 2014 7:15 pm

Bears have question marks on defense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Chicago Bears know who's backing up starting quarterback Jay Cutler. Now they'd like to know their defense is backing …

August 25, 2014 8:30 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears making little leeway in finding Forte's backup

AL HAMNIK: Bears making little leeway in finding Forte's backup

Yes, it was just a preseason game, a glorified practice, and doesn't count in the standings, fortunately.

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