<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:08:17 -0500 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:08:17 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Release Former Pro Bowl CB Tim Jennings ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:06:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tim+jennings+released.jpg
In a surprising move, the Chicago Bears released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Tim Jennings.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: Bushrod, Ratliff Issues Could Hurt Bears ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:29:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jay+cutler+bengals+bears.jpg
After every Chicago Bears game, we break down our thoughts on what we saw and what it could mean for the team's future in our Grizzly Details recap.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail Report Card: Bears vs. Bengals]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:50:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+bengals+4.jpg
The Chicago Bears struggled in just about every area of the game in their 21-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, and to help break down the carnage, we present our first report card of...

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<![CDATA[Ratliff Suffers Ankle Injury in Bears' Loss ]]> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+injuries+bengals.jpg
The Chicago Bears may have lost 21-10 on the scoreboard Saturday night, but they suffered even bigger losses on their roster as a host of solid contributors went down with injuries.

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<![CDATA[Bengals Beat Bears 21-10 ]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+bengals+3.jpg
The Chicago Bears dealt with injuries and poor play all over the field on Saturday night as they fell 21-10 to the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason action.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Bengals: 5 Players to Watch]]> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:49:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+bengals+1.jpg
The Chicago Bears will play their most important game of the preseason on Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, and we have five players that you need to watch in the contest.

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<![CDATA[Report: McDonald Indicted on Rape Charges]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:03:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/th-may-25-ray-mcdonald-mug.jpg
Former San Francisco 49'ers and Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald was indicted on rape charges in Santa Clara, California, according to a report.]]>
<![CDATA[Royal, Wilson Miss Bears Practice ]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:58:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wilson+and+jeffery.jpg
The Chicago Bears keep getting hit with injuries at the wide receiver position, as Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson joined Alshon Jeffery on the sideline at practice Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Bears, Urlacher Donate $50K to Coal City High School]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/134266764.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a big donation to tornado-damaged Coal City High School on Monday, but to make the occasion even more memorable, they sent one of their most legendary players to present the check.

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<![CDATA[How Will Bears React to Ratliff Suspension?]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:33:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeremiah+ratliff+2.jpg
The Chicago Bears are already thin in terms of personnel for their new 3-4 defense, and the NFL's suspension of Jeremiah Ratliff is going to make life tough for the Monsters of the Midway.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Ratliff Suspended for 3 Games]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:39:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458724726.jpg
Chicago Bears nose tackle Jeremiah Ratliff will miss the first three games of the season after he was suspended by the NFL for violating the leagues' Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

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<![CDATA[Report: Packers' Jordy Nelson Tears ACL ]]> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 14:36:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jordy+nelson+1.jpg
The Green Bay Packers are widely assumed to be the favorites to win the NFC North, but their chances took a huge hit Sunday as Jordy Nelson reportedly tore his ACL in a preseason game.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Colts: Three Key Storylines ]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:46:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/martellus+bennett+getty.jpg
Winning and losing games doesn't really matter in the preseason, but for the Chicago Bears and their fans, the contests still provide plenty to pay attention to.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Colts: Five Players to Watch]]> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:38:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jared+allen+chicago+bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be in for a tough test against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night, and we have five players that you should keep an eye on as the team hits the field.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears QB Jim McMahon Calls Belichick a "Liar"]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:47:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/GettyImages-456765842.jpg
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon had some harsh words for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, calling him a "liar" in a recent interview.]]>
<![CDATA[Comedian Blames Cutler's Face for Lack of Popularity]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:24:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/GettyImages-456431988.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is one of the most polarizing figures in sports, but one comedian has an idea of why so many fans dislike the QB.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Sign Kelley to Add WR Depth ]]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:22:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/896072433.jpg
The Chicago Bears added to their wide receiver depth on Saturday afternoon by signing Jeremy Kelley to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[White Will Miss at Least Six Weeks of Regular Season]]> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:01:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kevin+white+bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears suffered a big setback on offense Saturday, as G.M. Ryan Pace announced that wide receiver Kevin White will undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his shin.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: McManis Strong in Opener]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:20:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sherrick+mcmanis+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears knocked off the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field on Thursday night, and Grizzly Detail takes a deeper look at what the victory means for the Monsters of the Midway.

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<![CDATA[Bears Beat Dolphins 27-10 in Preseason Opener ]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:31:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/GettyImages-483899120.jpg
The Chicago Bears trailed at halftime, but Ka'Deem Carey and Senorise Perry each had second half touchdown runs to give the team a 27-10 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Bears to Watch vs. Dolphins Thursday]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:48:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears1.png
The Chicago Bears will open up the preseason on Thursday night, and we have five players that fans should keep an eye on in the game against the Miami Dolphins.

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<![CDATA[Bears Unveil First Preseason Depth Chart]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:37:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/GettyImages-460991086.jpg
The Chicago Bears will make their preseason debut on Thursday night at Soldier Field, and the team unveiled their first depth chart of the preseason ahead of the game.]]>
<![CDATA[Forte Says Trestman Didn't Hold Cutler Accountable ]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:07:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455515072.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte discussed the team's 2014 failings during an interview Wednesday, saying that former head coach Marc Trestman didn't hold quarterback Jay Cutler accountable.

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<![CDATA[Report: Former '85 Bears OL Pondering Run for Aurora Mayor ]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:07:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/152843420.jpg
Former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kurt Becker, who was part of the 1985 Super Bowl team, may soon make his foray into local politics.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft to Return to Chicago for 2016]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:48:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+nfl+draft.jpg
Chicago will once again host the NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Bears Trade Ryan Groy to New England Patriots]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:31:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/usatsi_8250469.jpg
The Chicago Bears have brought in a slew of new offensive linemen this season, and they used that depth to make a trade Monday as they reportedly sent Ryan Groy to the New England Patriots.

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<![CDATA[Bears Camp Update: Five Defensive Thoughts ]]> Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:32:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/896072432.jpg
The Chicago Bears are drawing ever closer to their first preseason game, and we have an update on the most interesting storylines that have emerged on the defensive side of the ball.

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<![CDATA[Marshall: I Was Only Bear to Hold Cutler "Accountable"]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:40:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/192*120/GettyImages-462634888.jpg
Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall addressed his relationship with Jay Cutler on Thursday, saying he was the only player to hold the quarterback "accountable" last season.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Kevin White Could Remain on PUP List Into Regular Season]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:26:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kevin+white+bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears are slowly trying to get Kevin White onto the practice field, but a new report out suggests that the receiver could be out longer than previously anticipated.

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<![CDATA[Cutler on Bears Training Camp: 'Today Was a Bad Day For Us']]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:49:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-460876438+%282%29.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has developed a reputation for churning through offensive coordinators, but both he and Adam Gase are optimistic that their partnership could be a fruitful one.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Projected to Finish Dead Last in NFL]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:53:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+helmets+grass.jpg
For fans hoping that the Chicago Bears would experience an upturn in fortune thanks to John Fox, the results of an NFL season simulation will put a damper on that enthusiasm.

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<![CDATA[Hroniss Grasu Discusses Hockey, Kings at Training Camp]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:09:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/GettyImages-460966336.jpg
Chicago Bears players like Kyle Long have jumped on the Blackhawks bandwagon, but Long's former college teammate (and new Bears center) Hroniss Grasu has other allegiances in the hockey world.]]>
<![CDATA[Jeffery Misses Bears' Monday Practice ]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:35:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-453565844.jpg
The Chicago Bears' receiving corps is already dealing with some depth issues with Kevin White's injury struggles, but Monday brought more bad news as Alshon Jeffery missed practice with a shoulder injury. ]]>
<![CDATA[Kyle Long Rides in Style on New Tricycle at Bears Camp ]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:08:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kyle+long+getty.jpg
Chicago Bears training camp has a parking lot full of expensive sports cars, but Kyle Long has found his own unique way of getting around Bourbonnais: a tricycle.

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<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp News and Notes: Day Three]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:59:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john+fox+bears+getty.jpg
Day three of training camp is in the books for the Chicago Bears, and we have a recap of all the happenings in Bourbonnais.

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<![CDATA[Long, Bushrod Limited in Bears' First Padded Practice ]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:19:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+helmets+grass.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offensive line had a couple of absences to deal with during Saturday's training camp practice, as Kyle Long was limited and Jermon Bushrod missed the workout.

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<![CDATA[Fuller, Goldman Limited at Bears Practice Friday]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:13:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-492704205.jpg
Second-year cornerback Kyle Fuller and rookie defensive tackle Eddie Goldman were both limited in practice on Friday afternoon as the Chicago Bears worked out in Bourbonnais.]]>
<![CDATA[Offseason Recap: Minnesota Vikings ]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:07:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460751188.jpg
The Chicago Bears are looking to make some improvements in 2015, but one team that could stand in their way are the young and hungry Minnesota Vikings.

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<![CDATA[Bears Position Overview: Running Back ]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:05:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/460752100.jpg
The Chicago Bears are gathering in Bourbonnais for their training camp, and one position that will be the subject of plenty of scrutiny and attention is the running back spot.

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<![CDATA[Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Bourbonnais ]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:43:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/1031752212.jpg
With Chicago Bears training camp underway in Bourbonnais, Grizzly Detail has the lowdown on where to chow down when the Monsters of the Midway are done practicing.

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<![CDATA[Bears Arrive in Bourbonnais for Training Camp]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:55:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000013513851_1200x675_493706307874.jpg
The Chicago Bears are in Bourbonnais for training camp and this year there is a new kind of excitement as new coach John Fox will be leading the team. NBC Chicago’s Peggy Kusinski reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Kevin White Placed on PUP List ]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:00:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kevin+white+bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears have high hopes for wide receiver Kevin White this season, but those dreams have been put on hold as the rookie has been placed on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list.

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<![CDATA[Offseason Recap: Green Bay Packers]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:03:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/107542711.jpg
The Green Bay Packers are a team that traditionally reloads with homegrown talent, and they will be looking to do so again this season as they replace a couple of veterans who signed elsewhere.

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<![CDATA[Bears Position Overview: Defensive Line]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:00:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/458725606+-+Copy.jpg
The Chicago Bears are reporting to Bourbonnais for training camp this week, and Grizzly Detail continues its look at the roster by examining the defensive line situation.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign David Carter, A.J. Cruz to Contracts]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:05:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-168333039.jpg
The Chicago Bears announced the signings of defensive lineman David Carter and wide receiver A.J. Cruz on Tuesday, just ahead of the team's training camp.]]>
<![CDATA[Offseason Recap: Detroit Lions ]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:55:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-471748498+%281%29.jpg
As the Chicago Bears prepare for the 2015 season, we're taking a look at what other teams in the NFC North have done, and we begin that process by examining the Detroit Lions.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Position Overview: Quarterback]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:26:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler+after+vikings+loss.jpg
With training camp set to begin this week, Grizzly Detail will take a look at the Chicago Bears' positional depth charts before the team meets up in Bourbonnais.]]>