<![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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:37:25 -0500 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:37:25 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Bites: Could Bears Be Targeting Pryor in Draft? ]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:07:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/180554319.jpg
The Chicago Bears are likely looking defense with their first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and one player is getting lots of publicity, as we see in today's Bears Bites.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #22 Devin Hester]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:32:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP103768767388_1.jpg
With his flair for dramatic returns, Devin Hester was a shoo-in for our list, and even though he is no longer with the team, his impact will continue to be felt long after he ends up retiring.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #23 Dan Hampton]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1351078.jpg
If there is one player that was the embodiment of the toughness that the 1985 Chicago Bears displayed, it was Dan Hampton, and he slides into a well-earned spot on this list.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: Stan Jones and Mark Bortz]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:44:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/soldier-field-paint.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been blessed with some excellent offensive linemen, and both Stan Jones and Mark Bortz certainly belong in the discussion among the greatest to ever man the line for Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Bears Waive Cheta Ozougwu Tuesday]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:14:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheta120221326.jpg
The Chicago Bears are still making changes to their roster, and in this edition of Bears Bites, we check out the latest rumblings out of Halas Hall.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #27 Donnell Woolford ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:11:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Donnell-Woolford.jpg
One of the best cornerbacks in Chicago Bears history, Donnell Woolford was an excellent pass defender during his eight years in the Windy City, and checks in at #27 in our countdown.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #26 Curtis Conway]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:50:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Curtis+Conway+getty.jpg
Only three Chicago Bears players have 1000 yards of receiving in consecutive seasons, and that distinction is enough to land Curtis Conway the #26 spot on our Top Draft picks countdown.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #28 Otis Wilson]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:04:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Otis+Wilson+getty.jpg
We're sensing a theme on our list of the Top 30 Chicago Bears draft picks ever, as our #28 selection Otis Wilson is the third consecutive Bear from the 1986 Super Bowl champions.

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<![CDATA[Top Bears Draft Picks: #29 Jim McMahon]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:30:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/walter+payton+47.jpg
The fifth overall selection in the 1982 NFL Draft, Jim McMahon went on to lead the Chicago Bears to their only Super Bowl championship, and did it in his own unique and brash way.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:08:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
The Chicago Bears announced their preseason schedule for the 2014 season, with home games against the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars on the docket.

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<![CDATA[Top 30 Draft Picks: #30 Keith Van Horne ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:45:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/76377335.jpg
We kick off our countdown of the Top 30 draft picks in Chicago Bears history with a member of the 1985 Bears, as Keith Van Horne is the first player profiled.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Mannelly on Playing Another Year: "We Will See"]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:02:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mannelly158496148.jpg
At 38 years old, Bears long snapper Mannelly holds the franchise record playing 245 games in a Bears uniform. It could be more if he decides to play in 2014.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Mannelly Will Either Play for Bears or Retire ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:47:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/158757100-1.jpg
The Chicago Bears brought in a new long snapper on Monday when they signed Chad Rempel, but that may not necessarily mean that long-time Bear Patrick Mannelly is done in the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Long Snapper to 3-Year Contract]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:39:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chad-Rempel.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a minor signing on Monday night, inking long snapper Chad Rempel to a 3-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Report: QB Josh Freeman Visits Bears Monday]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:39:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/csn+didinger+scouting+report+12072012.jpg
The Chicago Bears may have lost Josh McCown to free agency, but they could potentially be looking at Tampa Bay's 2013 starter to be Jay Cutler's back-up, as Josh Freeman visited the team Monday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: New Signing Could Shuffle Offensive Line]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:35:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451069831.jpg
In today's Bears Bites, we take a look at what the signing of center Brian de la Puente could mean for Roberto Garza next season, and also at a former Bear who reunited with Lovie Smith over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Jordan Lynch to Work Out With Bears]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:42:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jordanlynch2.jpg
The Chicago Bears will focus mostly on defense in May's NFL Draft, but they could take at least one or two offensive players. To that end, they will work out Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch later this month.

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<![CDATA[Conte Out 4-5 Months After Shoulder Surgery]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:02:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/conte157076766.jpg
The Chicago Bears are still thin at safety, and their depth took another hit Thursday as it was revealed that Chris Conte will miss 4-5 months after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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<![CDATA[Bears Re-Sign Eben Britton to 1-Year Deal]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/britton105134098.jpg
While the Chicago Bears' defense has seen significant turnover this offseason, the offense remains largely intact, and Eben Britton continued that trend by inking a 1-year contract Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Allen Thrives on Field Turf and Grass Fields]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:16:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jared+allen+chicago.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at Jared Allen's performance on various field surfaces, as well as what his versatility will allow the Bears to do on defense.]]>
<![CDATA[Major Wright Scheduled to Meet with Buccaneers ]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:11:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wright154744585.jpg
Chicago Bears safety Major Wright could be the latest player to reunite with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay, as he's slated to meet with the Buccaneers this week.

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<![CDATA[Jared Allen: "My Play Speaks For Itself"]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:22:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jared+allen+chicago.jpg
Bears General Manager Phil Emery believes secrecy is the best policy when it comes to contracts. So, at last week's NFL Owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., he went to great lengths to keep a meeting with...

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<![CDATA[Gov. Quinn Opposes Soldier Field Expansion]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:47:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Soldier-Field_3-31.jpg
Dreams of Chicago hosting a Super Bowl are getting bleaker by the day.

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<![CDATA[Should Bears Pursue Signing Danieal Manning? ]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:36:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/Bears_Panthers_10.10.10_06.jpg
Safety Danieal Manning was released Monday by the Houston Texans. Should the Chicago Bears explore a reunion with him to bolster their weak safety position?

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<![CDATA[Jackson Right Fit, Wrong Price for Bears]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:26:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DeSean2BJackson2BVs2BDolphins2BWooah36.jpg
The Chicago Bears need a punt returner and a third wide receiver, and even though DeSean Jackson could fit both bills, the team's cap situation likely won't allow that kind of union.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Free Agents 2014]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:16:50 -0500 Jared Allen
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end has signed a four-year deal with the Bears in one of the most high-profile free agency signings for the team this year. A star on the Minnesota team the past six years, Allen has 128.5 career sacks, which puts him at No. 12 in NFL history. Allen is replacing the recently released Bears player Julius Peppers, who signed with the Green Bay Packers. ]]>
Jared Allen
The Minnesota Vikings defensive end has signed a four-year deal with the Bears in one of the most high-profile free agency signings for the team this year. A star on the Minnesota team the past six years, Allen has 128.5 career sacks, which puts him at No. 12 in NFL history. Allen is replacing the recently released Bears player Julius Peppers, who signed with the Green Bay Packers. ]]>
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In the past couple of weeks, the Bears have signed on several high-profile free agents to buff up their team for the upcoming season.

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<![CDATA[What Effect Does Allen Signing Have on Bears' Draft Plans? ]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:24:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459727065.jpg
With the addition of Jared Allen at the defensive end spot, could the Chicago Bears lean toward selecting a cornerback or safety in the first round of May's NFL Draft?

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<![CDATA[Briggs Calls Allen Signing "A Changing of the Guard" in NFC North]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:32:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/125588138.jpg
The Chicago Bears' signing of Jared Allen on Wednesday was met with a lot of joy from fans, but the players themselves are equally as excited to welcome the newest Bear.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Jared Allen to 4-Year Contract]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:29:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459727065.jpg
The Chicago Bears have surprised fans with some of the bigger moves they've made this offseason, but they took it to another level Wednesday in signing DE Jared Allen to a 4-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Bears President Shoots Down Chicago Super Bowl]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:01:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SoldierField6181_1981326304_n.jpg
Chicago Bears president Ted Phillips has derailed any hope Chicago football fans had of bringing a Super Bowl game to the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Could Sanchez Replace McCown? ]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:00:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/454587057a.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we examine Marc Trestman's feelings on Josh McCown's new gig, as well as a quarterback that could potentially replace the veteran on the roster.

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans Torch Julius Peppers Jerseys]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:19:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_Fan_peppers.jpg
Julius Peppers' new address has left some Bears fans blazing mad -- literally.]]>
<![CDATA[Corey Wootton Signs With Vikings]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/103183910.jpg
Free agent defensive end Corey Wootton has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.

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<![CDATA[Hester Reportedly Seeks $4M Per Season]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:50:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/B-V1.JPG
The Chicago Bears cut ties with Devin Hester a few weeks ago, and if they knew about what he's reportedly asking for in salary, they had good reason to.

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<![CDATA[Bears Re-Sign McManis to 1-Year Deal ]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:44:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcmannis156082999.jpg
The Chicago Bears continued adding pieces to bolster their depth on special teams on Wednesday, as they re-signed Sherrick McManis to a 1-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Henry Melton Tweets He's a Dallas Cowboy]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:35:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1517790632.jpg
Defensive tackle thanks Chicago and says he's beginning the next chapter of his life.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Steltz, McCray to 1-Year Contracts]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:26:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/steltz123389093.jpg
The Chicago Bears added a couple of special teams cogs on Tuesday, as they announced 1-year contracts for Craig Steltz and Danny McCray.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Earl Bennett to be Released by Bears ]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:55:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP93611024767.jpg
After declining a pay cut to help the team's salary cap crunch, Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett is likely on his way out of town, per several reports Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Tillman Deal Full of Protections for Bears]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:25:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tillman156403605.jpg
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman is back with the team on a 1-year contract, but GM Phil Emery made sure to provide plenty of protections for the squad in the deal.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bring Back Israel Idonije]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:19:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1507129551.jpg
The Chicago Bears and DE Israel Idonije have agreed to a contract that will bring the 33-year old back to the team where he spent his first nine NFL seasons.

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<![CDATA[Hester Open to Playing Wide Receiver Again]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/B-V1.JPG
Former Chicago Bears kick return ace Devin Hester says that Marc Trestman approached him about playing wide receiver last year, and we have more thoughts on that in today's Bears Bites.

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<![CDATA[Tillman Brings Continuity to Bears' Defense]]> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:23:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586889052.jpg
When Charles Tillman re-signed with the Chicago Bears on Friday, he did more than just fill a hole on the team's defense: he added some needed continuity to a team in transition.

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<![CDATA[Julius Peppers Inks 3-Year Pact with Packers]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 01:56:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452778367.jpg
The Chicago Bears were forced to cut DE Julius Peppers in a cap-savings move, and the Green Bay Packers took advantage, inking Peppers to a 3-year deal Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Agree to Terms with Tillman for One Year]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:29:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/156403605.jpg
“Charles is one of the NFL’s great players and a true leader on and off the field and we’re happy he will be staying in Chicago,” Bears General Manager Phil Emery said. “He remains the best in our game...

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<![CDATA[Kristin Cavallari Doesn't Believe in Vaccinating Children]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:54:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/111028640.jpg
Kristin Cavallari and Jenny McCarthy have something in common besides being linked to Chicago Bears football players -- neither of the TV stars believe in vaccinating their children.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign WR Hixon to 1-Year Deal ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:15:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/125651297_10.jpg
The Chicago Bears added some wide receiver depth on Thursday, inking Domenik Hixon to a 1-year deal.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Sign DE Young to 3-Year Contract]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:06:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/185435071.jpg
The Chicago Bears have reportedly signed DE Willie Young to a 3-year contract. Young played for the Detroit Lions last season, with 47 combined tackles and three sacks.

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<![CDATA[Bushrod, Teammates Take #BeardownSelfie]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:47:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/178405703.jpg
Chicago Bears lineman Jermon Bushrod has been spending some quality time with his teammates this week, and he captured a picture of the group palling around on a fan boat.

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