<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:11:47 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:11:47 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kyle Long's Ready to Go]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:14:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/bearstraining9.jpg
Long played on an offensive line that allowed just thirty sacks in 2013, lining up with veterans like Roberto Garza, Matt Slauson and Jermon Bushrod as well as Jay Cutler keeping him focused has made 2014 fun.

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<![CDATA[Lance Briggs Wants to Retire a Bear]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:03:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
The 12-year-veteran, who missed much of the 2013 season with a shoulder injury, told Grizzly Detail that he was excited about football again for the first time in a while.

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<![CDATA[Mundy Looks to Lead Bears Safeties to Bounceback Season]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Giants-Lions01.jpg
The Chicago Bears are looking to turn the page on the struggles their safeties had last year, and Ryan Mundy is looking to lead that effort.

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<![CDATA[Brandon Marshall Thinks Jay Cutler Can Be MVP]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was interviewed by NFL Network's Michael Irvin Wednesday at Bears camp in Bourbonnais. Among the questions the Cowboys Hall of Famer had for Marshall was just how good...

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: Jared Allen]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:53:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459727065.jpg
There are a lot of players that are going to be crucial to the Chicago Bears' chances for success in 2014, but none match the potential impact that Jared Allen could have on the team.

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<![CDATA[Long Cleared to Return from Viral Infection ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:47:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/long162441404.jpg
The Chicago Bears got some good news on the injury front Wednesday, as Kyle Long was cleared to begin his conditioning stint and receiver Alshon Jeffery returned to the practice field.

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<![CDATA[Four Storylines to Watch When Bears Camp Resumes ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:20:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492704205.jpg
The Chicago Bears are enjoying a day off from training camp in Bourbonnais, so it's a good time to take a look at some of the biggest storylines that have emerged so far during practices.

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<![CDATA[Blues Band Shows Bears Pride in New Tune]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:50:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/154978436.jpg
With training camp underway, Bears fans are gearing up for the official start of football season.

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<![CDATA[Jeffery Misses Monday Practice with Sore Foot]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:48:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP574659579320.jpg
The Chicago Bears were missing yet another player from the mix on Monday, with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery sitting out with a sore foot.

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<![CDATA[Ford, Carey Look to Make a Mark in Back-Up Battle]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/459054065.jpg
The Chicago Bears' back-up running back battle is one of the more intriguing ones of camp so far, but Ka'Deem Carey and Michael Ford are more focused on bettering themselves than beating each other.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Cutler Works with Second Team Receivers]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:47:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/462559291.jpg
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has the starting job sewn up, but he's still been taking plenty of extra reps with the second team wide receivers, as we'll discuss in this edition of Bears Bites.

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<![CDATA[Fuller, Ford Star as Bears Don Pads at Camp]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:29:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/459054065.jpg
On the third day of Chicago Bears training camp, Michael Ford continued to make a statement in the back-up running back battle, and Kyle Fuller and Alshon Jeffery went head-to-head all over the field.

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<![CDATA[Bostic Hopes Versatility Becomes Calling Card with Bears]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:53:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/176705447.jpg
The competition for playing time at linebacker is wide open in Chicago Bears training camp, and Jon Bostic is looking to take advantage by improving his versatility at several spots in the front seven.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears for 2014: #2 Jay Cutler]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:53:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
The Chicago Bears are a team whose offense is finally catching up to the modern NFL game, but if Jay Cutler can't stay healthy and on the field, all of their progress might be for naught in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Houston, Mills Involved in Scuffle at Camp ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:56:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston.jpg
The Chicago Bears' defensive line didn't have much bite last year, but in the first days of training camp, they are really showing their teeth this time around.

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<![CDATA[Jennings Misses Saturday Practice With Quad Injury]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:25:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/465990621.jpg
The Chicago Bears got nipped by the injury bug on Saturday morning in Bourbonnais, with Tim Jennings missing practice and Willie Young leaving early with quadriceps injuries.

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<![CDATA[Mills Looks to Regain Form As Bears Wrap Up First Practice]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:13:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*124/451069809.jpg
Jordan Mills broke his foot in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers last season, and on Friday he took a significant step forward in his recovery as he participated in the first day of training camp for...

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<![CDATA[Fuller, Ferguson Take Different Approaches to Rookie Seasons]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:06:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/492704205.jpg
Training camp is always a unique experience for a rookie, but in the case of Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller and DT Ego Ferguson, they're taking different routes to ensure a successful transition.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Fales, Clausen Ready to Succeed in QB Battle]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:39:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/151090320.jpg
The Chicago Bears will get their training camp underway on Friday morning, and we have all the latest news and notes from Bourbonnais.]]>
<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #3 Charles Tillman]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+beng+1.JPG
The Chicago Bears have a lot of young players on their defense, including CB Kyle Fuller, and it will be up to veterans like Charles Tillman to help show them the way.

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Defensive Line]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:20:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston.jpg
The Chicago Bears could have at least two or three new starters on their defensive line, but can a mix of veteran talent and youthful speed and skill prove to be the winning formula?

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<![CDATA[Trestman Says LB, Safety Spots Up for Grabs]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ryan+mundy.jpg
The Chicago Bears have several question marks about who will start on defense, and head coach Marc Trestman says that at least four starting jobs are up for grabs as camp opens.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Shows Up to Camp in Old School Conversion Van]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:05:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler_van.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may be rolling in the dough after signing a seven-year contract in the offseason, but he didn't show up to training camp in Bourbonnais in a Ferrari or a Cadillac. ]]>
<![CDATA[Emery: Conte Will Miss First Preseason Game ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP691227111216_6.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be short a couple of potential starters to begin training camp in Bourbonnais, with Kyle Long and Chris Conte both being ruled out for the first few practices.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #4 Lance Briggs ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
The Chicago Bears addressed big issues with their defensive line and safety spots, but Lance Briggs will be relied on to bring continuity and effectiveness to the party as the linebackers try to bounce back.

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<![CDATA[Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shawn-afryl.jpg
Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Brock Vereen ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/491987437.jpg
We wrap up our "New Bears on the Block" series by profiling safety Brock Vereen, who could end up in a starting role despite being a fourth round pick.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #5 Kyle Long ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/176639311.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offensive line saw massive improvements in 2013, but if the team is going to be successful in 2014, second-year guard Kyle Long will have to take the next step in his development.

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<![CDATA[Bourbonnais Restaurants Roll Out Red Carpet for Bears]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1547449381.jpg
If you're looking for places to eat and drink in the Bourbonnais area for Chicago Bears training camp, Grizzly Detail has you covered with some can't miss spots.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Who Will Make the Team's Roster?]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:06:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+11-10.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a peek at the 53 players that could make the Chicago Bears' final roster, as well as the challenge facing head coach Marc Trestman that's unlike any he's ever faced. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp To-Do List: Alshon Jeffery]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:32:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP574659579320.jpg
The Chicago Bears are now blessed with two talented wide receivers, but what does Alshon Jeffery have to do to make sure that last season's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke?

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Wide Receiver]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586863201.jpg
It's been a while since the Chicago Bears have had a great deal of depth at wide receiver, but with Marc Trestman in charge, the team has a ton of weapons to deploy in their offense at the position.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Talks About Bears Time Away From His Kids]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008055439_1200x675_308022851634.jpg
Jay Cutler talked to the media ahead of his charity beach volleyball tournament at North Avenue Beach. Cutler said he's looking forward to camp and the upcoming season, but not about being away from his kids.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler, Cavallari to Host Volleyball Tournament for Charity]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:50:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Jay Cutler may be doing a little less "ready, set, hike" and a little more "bump, set, spike" this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Long Booted From High School Football Field]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:33:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/long162441404.jpg
Deerfield High School enforces rule about outsiders using facilities during school hours.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Moves One Step Closer to Landing NFL Draft]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:36:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP830958070432.jpg
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Thursday that New York is out of the running to host the 2015 NFL Draft, and that the finalists are down to Chicago and Los Angeles

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Running Back ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/459735897.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is the undisputed starter for the team, but how much of a role will Ka'Deem Carey play?

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Will Sutton]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452705733.jpg
Will Sutton was a dominant pass rusher in his junior season at Arizona State, but took a bit of a step back his senior year. Can he rebound and have a strong rookie season for the Chicago Bears?

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Ryan Mundy]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:48:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/187586602.jpg
The Chicago Bears needed help at safety this offseason, and Ryan Mundy is the center piece of the rebuilding effort at that spot.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Camp To-Do List: Marc Trestman]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/491983341.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a lot to do in training camp, but head coach Marc Trestman's job is perhaps the most important of all.

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<![CDATA[Bears Rank 18th in Forbes' Most Valuable Sports Teams]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:52:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586863201.jpg
The Chicago Bears have long been regarded as the kings of the Windy City sports scene, and with their 18th place finish in the Forbes Top 50 Most Valuable Sports teams, their place on top has been confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp To-Do List: Jay Cutler]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/B-V7.JPG
The Chicago Bears will report to training camp next week in Bourbonnais, and we have created a "To-Do List" for QB Jay Cutler to work on when the team hits the field.

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Quarterback]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:50:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/cutler+redskins.jpg
Grizzly Detail begins our positional breakdown of the Chicago Bears today by examining the quarterback situation, with Jay Cutler and company taking center stage.]]>
<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Jordan Lynch]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453764493.jpg
The Chicago Bears are well-stocked at running back, but Jordan Lynch could potentially make the team as a special teams player out of training camp.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: M.D. Jennings]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/4523721231.jpg
In this edition of New Bears on the Block, we examine new Chicago Bears safety M.D. Jennings, and ask what the team can expect out of the former Green Bay Packers starter.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Projecting Ka'Deem Carey's Season]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451598077.jpg
In this Friday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at one writer's projections for Chicago Bears rookie Ka'Deem Carey, as well as what one pundit had to say about Jay Cutler's chances for a big year.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Lamarr Houston]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:20:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston.jpg
The Chicago Bears inked Lamarr Houston to a five-year deal in March, and he will be looked at to solidify a defensive line that was so woefully inadequate a season ago.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Breaking Down the Defensive Depth Chart]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:44:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tillman156403605.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at the Chicago Bears' defensive depth chart and when single game tickets will go on sale for the Monsters of the Midway.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Has 6th Best Odds of MVP Win]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Chicago Bears fans may be questioning whether QB Jay Cutler deserved a seven-year contract extension, but oddsmakers seem to like him as he has the sixth-best odds of winning NFL MVP honors.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Ego Ferguson]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:51:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/185976334.jpg
Ego Ferguson isn't the only rookie defensive tackle the Chicago Bears drafted in May, but with his enormous size and serious potential, he's definitely a guy to keep an eye on.

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