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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…

August 28, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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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.

August 27, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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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.

August 26, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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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 Related

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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.

August 25, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Bears' Marshall and 'Silky' McKinnon cut from same cloth

AL HAMNIK: Bears' Marshall and 'Silky' McKinnon cut from same cloth

Back in the day at the old Halas Hall, wide receiver Dennis McKinnon drove a new pearl Lexus with his nickname "Silky" stenciled over both doo…

August 23, 2014 5:30 pm
Questions still remain about Bears defense

Questions still remain about Bears defense

SEATTLE | From coach Marc Trestman's view, everything exposed about the Bears can be fixed.

August 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Seahawks humble Bears in preseason meeting

Seahawks humble Bears in preseason meeting

SEATTLE | Seattle's defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in …

August 22, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

INDIANAPOLIS | Reggie Wayne and Drew Brees spent most of August following the same script.

August 22, 2014 12:36 pm Photos

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Bears try to remain unbeaten in preseason

RENTON, Wash. | All James Carpenter wanted was to be able to run. That seems an odd wish coming from a 6-foot-5, 321-pound offensive lineman.

August 21, 2014 2:43 pm
NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Ron Rivera practically lives there. Jim Harbaugh barges int…

August 21, 2014 11:40 am
Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

BEREA, Ohio | Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.

August 20, 2014 5:41 pm
NFC North has potential for plenty of points

NFC North has potential for plenty of points

Green Bay's grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable.

August 20, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Video blackouts impede baseball online

LAPORTE | Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores …

August 20, 2014 1:57 pm
Colts ready to defend 1st division title with Luck

Colts ready to defend 1st division title with Luck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Chasing the Colts never has been easy in the AFC South.

August 20, 2014 11:17 am
Cutler thinks Santonio Holmes can be good fit

Cutler thinks Santonio Holmes can be good fit

LAKE FOREST | The Bears have sorted through numerous candidates to find a suitable replacement for injured third wide receiver Marquess Wilson…

August 19, 2014 8:26 pm
Greg Robinson has double duty on offensive line for Rams

Greg Robinson has double duty on offensive line for Rams

ST. LOUIS | Rookie Greg Robinson has been getting double duty at guard and tackle in training camp for the St. Louis Rams.

August 19, 2014 7:50 pm
Bears, Cutler face supreme test in preseason Game 3 at Seattle

Bears, Cutler face supreme test in preseason Game 3 at Seattle

LAKE FOREST | When the Bears pipe in simulated crowd noise at their practices, it sounds like a grizzly with laryngitis and is as intimidating…

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AL HAMNIK: Bears need to solidify their return game and quickly

AL HAMNIK: Bears need to solidify their return game and quickly

LAKE FOREST | If there's one thing Bears fans absolutely must understand, even more than the weird spelling of Micheal Spurlock's first name, …

August 19, 2014 7:15 pm
Colts' defensive plan finally taking shape

Colts' defensive plan finally taking shape

INDIANAPOLIS | Coach Chuck Pagano spent the past two seasons changing the Colts' defensive philosophy.

August 19, 2014 4:27 pm

Manning dominant for Denver in win over 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Even Peyton Manning realizes he's ready for the regular season. Or at least darn close.

August 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Giants rally late to edge the Colts

Giants rally late to edge the Colts

INDIANAPOLIS | Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks showed the Giants starters what they were missing on Saturday night.

August 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Bears, Santonio Holmes agree to deal

Bears, Santonio Holmes agree to deal

CHICAGO | Former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 7:15 pm

AL HAMNIK: Bears' Shaun Draughn happy to feast on crumbs

Matt Forte is a tough act to follow. We all know that. It's like prime rib and Spam. No contest.

August 16, 2014 5:15 pm
With passing trend, is Peterson last great back?

With passing trend, is Peterson last great back?

MANKATO, Minn. | Jim Brown spinning his way through the line and breaking loose in the secondary with a burst of speed.

August 16, 2014 12:28 pm
Bears TE Zach Miller out for season

Bears TE Zach Miller out for season

LAKE FOREST | Bears tight end Zach Miller has been placed on season-ending injured reserve because of the foot injury he suffered in Thursday'…

August 15, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Nicks' 1st home game in Indy comes against Giants

Nicks' 1st home game in Indy comes against Giants

INDIANAPOLIS | Game days are starting to look awfully familiar for Hakeem Nicks.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Revamped Bears defense out to shed 'soft' label

Revamped Bears defense out to shed 'soft' label

CHICAGO | Each day in the Bears' cafeteria, rookie free safety Brock Vereen is served a heaping portion of humility, hold the salt.

August 14, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Former Bears' star Gene Schroeder hoping to savor a Super Bowl title

Former Bears' star Gene Schroeder hoping to savor a Super Bowl title

Do you know who Gene Schroeder is?

August 13, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Bears break camp 'headed in the right direction' according to QB Cutler

Bears break camp 'headed in the right direction' according to QB Cutler

BOURBONNAIS | As the final training camp practice ended on an overcast 61-degree Tuesday, coach Marc Trestman huddled the team at midfield whi…

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: The read on QB Jay Cutler -- cooler under fire now

AL HAMNIK: The read on QB Jay Cutler -- cooler under fire now

BOURBONNAIS | Emotionally, Jay Cutler is flat-line.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm
Peyton Manning showing a smell-the-roses approach

Peyton Manning showing a smell-the-roses approach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer.

August 12, 2014 4:55 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears' tight end Miller 'looking' like a keeper

AL HAMNIK: Bears' tight end Miller 'looking' like a keeper

BOURBONNAIS | Fans at Bears training camp say Zach Miller sure looks like a tight end. Unshaven. Tattoos. Tough as rawhide.

August 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Debate over Washington name more intense than ever

Debate over Washington name more intense than ever

WASHINGTON | Mark Moseley has been associated with the Washington Redskins for some four decades as a league MVP kicker, member of a Super Bow…

August 10, 2014 8:30 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears backup QB Clausen growing up before our eyes

AL HAMNIK: Bears backup QB Clausen growing up before our eyes

CHICAGO | The kid looked pretty good, didn't he?

August 09, 2014 6:45 pm
Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

Lots of big NFL names hoping for big comebacks

NEW YORK | Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances.

August 09, 2014 5:05 pm
NFL dynasties disappear; could Seahawks be one?

NFL dynasties disappear; could Seahawks be one?

The NFL does what it can via the draft, salary cap, free agency and, coming soon, expanded playoffs to engineer a sense of parity, making each…

August 09, 2014 3:40 pm
Ex-Notre Dame star Clausen throws 2 TD passes for Bears

Ex-Notre Dame star Clausen throws 2 TD passes for Bears

CHICAGO | Preseason football is like window shopping on Michigan Avenue. Look here. Look there. Find the best bargain for your money.

August 08, 2014 10:40 pm Photos

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Colts awaiting results on 4 injured players

Colts awaiting results on 4 injured players

INDIANAPOLIS | Indianapolis' depth chart just keeps taking hits.

August 08, 2014 7:01 pm
Kelly, NFL players ready for 'chip' on shoulder (pads)

Kelly, NFL players ready for 'chip' on shoulder (pads)

Eagles right guard Dennis Kelly doesn't mind having a chip on his shoulder.

August 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Preseason opener could give clues about Bears 'D'

Preseason opener could give clues about Bears 'D'

CHICAGO | The long-anticipated debut of Jared Allen with the Bears might be pushed back a week.

August 07, 2014 3:44 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears depleted receiving arsenal can't rattle Cutler

AL HAMNIK: Bears depleted receiving arsenal can't rattle Cutler

BOURBONNAIS | Poor Jay Cutler. He must feel like he just had his wallet lifted at the casino.

August 05, 2014 8:00 pm
Bears suspend, fine Bennett for body slamming rookie DB

Bears suspend, fine Bennett for body slamming rookie DB

BOURBONNAIS | With nearly 30 minutes to go in Monday's practice, a scuffle ensued as Martellus Bennett body-slammed first-round pick Kyle Fuller.

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NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

NEW YORK | NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope.

August 03, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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Letter: Bon Jovi wants Bills to succeed in Buffalo

Letter: Bon Jovi wants Bills to succeed in Buffalo

CANTON, Ohio | Jon Bon Jovi is hoping he's written a hit with Buffalo Bills fans in a bid to stem concerns of whether his prospective ownershi…

August 03, 2014 5:15 pm
LB Brooks kicks off HOF ceremony with many thanks

LB Brooks kicks off HOF ceremony with many thanks

CANTON, Ohio | Linebacker Derrick Brooks opened the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a 24-minute speech that he called a "Tha…

August 02, 2014 7:58 pm
AL HAMNIK: Some great Heisman history coming to Munster

AL HAMNIK: Some great Heisman history coming to Munster

Randy "Fox" Peters is having friends over Sept. 19 for some sports banter in his Munster basement, a converted Notre Dame football shrine that…

August 02, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Bears' Chad Rempel, Brandon Hartson snap to it at training camp

Bears' Chad Rempel, Brandon Hartson snap to it at training camp

BOURBONNAIS | Chad Rempel and Brandon Hartson may as well mow the practice fields at Olivet Nazarene University or drive the golf carts that t…

August 02, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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