<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 25 Feb 2017 21:40:19 -0600Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:40:19 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Broncos Plan to Let Russell Okung Test Free Agency: Report]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:43:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Russell+Okung.png
The Chicago Bears are looking to upgrade at a lot of positions this offseason, and they could have another name to consider as the Denver Broncos are reportedly set to let Russell Okung become a free agent.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Reportedly Mulling Retirement as Trade Rumors Swirl]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:26:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler3.png
Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Chicago Bears are engaged in trade talks to ship Jay Cutler out of town, but apparently the quarterback could have other ideas about what his future may hold.

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<![CDATA[Bears Announce 3 Coaching Staff Hires]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:49:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630768468.png
The Chicago Bears retained most of their coaching staff over the offseason, but they did have some openings to fill, and they hired three new coaches on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Exploring Trade Options for Jay Cutler: Reports]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:07:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler2.png
The Chicago Bears have plenty of questions about the future of their franchise, and on Tuesday it appears that there is at least some clarity regarding their quarterback situation for 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Chris Long Reacts to Criticisms of Declined White House Invite]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:12:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-609375094.jpg
In an era where athletes are taking to social media to weigh in on a variety of issues, there is always inevitable pushback when a player takes a controversial stand, and New England Patriots defensive...

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<![CDATA[Eagles Gearing Up to Take Run at Bears Receiver: Report]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:01:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AlshonJeffery0210.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have some big decisions to make as they construct their roster for the 2017 season, and if they say goodbye to one of their biggest potential free agents, another team is waiting to swoop...

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<![CDATA[Bears Raise Season Ticket Prices for 2017 Campaign]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:59:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630209430.png
The Chicago Bears just wrapped up one of the worst seasons in franchise history, but the pain of a 3-13 campaign isn’t the only pain fans will be feeling this winter.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Long Confident in Pace, Fox's Leadership of Bears]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:19:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-608135388.jpg
During an offseason that has seen plenty of questions about the leadership of Chicago Bears G.M. Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox, at least one prominent member of the team still has confidence in their...

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<![CDATA[Oddsmakers Predict Chicago's 2018 Super Bowl Chances]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:59:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler2.png
The 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis is a year away, but the Chicago Bears aren't getting any love from Las Vegas oddsmakers leading up to the game.]]>
<![CDATA[Martellus Bennett to Skip White House Trip]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:31:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-633436162.jpg
One of the biggest perks of winning a championship in professional sports is the opportunity to visit the White House after a title victory, but for New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, a trip...

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<![CDATA[Baby Ditka Steals Spotlight in Super Bowl Ad]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 07:39:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ditka+baby.png
Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons provided plenty of drama on the gridiron, but Chicago Bears fans got a special treat during one of the commercial breaks in the midst...

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<![CDATA[Workers Comp Law Could Hurt Bears' Free Agent Appeal]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:36:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4549566741.jpg
Things often get messy when the worlds of politics and sports meet, but in the case of the Chicago Bears, a bill making its way through the Illinois legislature could have a serious impact on the team’s...]]>
<![CDATA[Bears to Target Garoppolo in Trade Talks: Report]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:25:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-628337498.jpg
With Jay Cutler seemingly out of the picture for next season, the Chicago Bears are reportedly setting their sights on one of the highest-profile quarterback targets on the market this offseason.

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<![CDATA[Health Officials Warn of Choking During Super Bowl]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:13:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/239*120/super+bowl.png
Your favorite team choking in the Super Bowl is one risk this sunday. Choking on snacks while you watch the game is another. The risk is real according to researchers. Dr. Asim Shuja and his team at the University of Florida Health found people are up to ten times more likely to choke on their food during holidays and major sporting events like the Super Bowl. That's when people tend to mindlessly consume massive quantities of food. "The speed with which they consume food could also be contributing to that," Dr. Shuja notes. It's a lesson learned the hard way by former President George W. Bush, who briefly fainted and bruised his face in 2001 after he choked on a pretzel while watching a football game. Men in the study were more likely to choke, usually on meats like turkey and chicken. Experts advise slowing down, take smaller bites and enjoying your meal, along with the big game.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Connections at Super Bowl LI]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:34:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+ties.png
There will be many athletes with Chicago ties at the 51st Super Bowl.]]>
<![CDATA[Josh Sitton Named to Pro Bowl as Injury Replacement]]> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:12:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630677590.png
Jordan Howard will be at the Pro Bowl later this week in Orlando, but he won't be alone as one of his Chicago Bears teammates will be joining him.

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<![CDATA[Top Quarterback Prospect Opts Out of Senior Bowl]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:49:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-631370166.jpg
Quarterback is one of the top needs for the Chicago Bears heading into the NFL Draft, but unfortunately they won't get another look at one of the top prospects at the spot in next week's Senior Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Pair of Alabama Stars Decline Senior Bowl Invitations: Reports]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:46:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alabama.png
The Chicago Bears will get a first-hand look at some of the best NFL Draft prospects in the country at next week's Senior Bowl, but a pair of star players from the University of Alabama will not be among that group.

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<![CDATA[Rodgers' Father Opens Up About Family's Rift With NFL Star]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:11:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631769054.jpg
Aaron Rodgers’ rift with his family has been making headlines since his brother’s appearance on “The Bachelorette” last year, but little has been said about the unusual family dynamic from Rodgers’ father – until now.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears Star Devin Hester Likely Retiring From NFL]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:14:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-451167859.png
A former Chicago Bears star had a monster game on Saturday, but after his new team lost, it appeared that he was getting ready to step away from the NFL.

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<![CDATA[Bears RB Jordan Howard Added to Pro Bowl Roster]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:18:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/209*120/howard1.png
For only the second time in team history, a Chicago Bears rookie running back has been named to the NFL Pro Bowl.]]>
<![CDATA[Charles Tillman Pens Heartfelt Letter on Chicago's Violence]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:12:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-138145189.png
Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman may not patrol the field in Chicago anymore, but the explosion of gun violence in the city has certainly caught his attention.

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<![CDATA['I Hear You:' Pace, Fox Discuss Disappointing 2016 Season]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:22:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ryan+pace+gm.jpg
Chicago Bears fans are growing restless after a frustrating 3-13 season, and G.M. Ryan Pace had a simple message for those fans at his postseason press conference Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[John Fox: Loggains, Fangio 'Intact' for Next Season]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:02:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-630494790.jpg
The Chicago Bears just went through their worst season in team history since the 16-game season was implemented, but does that mean that changes to the coaching staff are on the horizon?]]>
<![CDATA[John Fox Selected to Coach in Senior Bowl]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:19:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630494790.png
With the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears will be looking to make a huge splash, and they'll get some first-hand experience with draft prospects as John Fox will be participating in the annual Senior Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Forte Congratulates Howard on Breaking His Bears Record]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:38:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/forte+howard.png
Even though he's no longer with the Chicago Bears, Matt Forte still remains a class act both on and off the field, as he congratulated Jordan Howard for his remarkable 2016 season.

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<![CDATA[Bears Get Highest Draft Pick Since 1972 After Poor Season]]> Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:26:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-471730348.jpg
The Chicago Bears finished with their worst record since the NFL expanded their schedule to 16 games, and thanks to their putrid season they will get their highest draft pick in nearly half a century.

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<![CDATA[Bears' 2017 Opponents Decided as NFL Season Ends]]> Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:46:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-630767506.jpg
With the end of the NFL season arriving on Sunday night, the Bears' opponents for all 16 of their games in the 2017 campaign were locked in on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Alshon Jeffery Makes Bold Guarantee Following Bears Loss]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 18:29:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeffrey0101.jpg
The Chicago Bears have missed the playoffs for the last six consecutive seasons, but despite questions about what the team’s future holds after their season with another awful loss on Sunday, one of the team’s star players made a bold prediction about 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Blown Out by Vikings in Season Finale]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:49:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bearsvikings0101.jpg
The Chicago Bears were looking to finish the regular season on a high note, but it wasn't meant to be as they were blown out by the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Jordan Howard Breaks Bears Record in Game vs. Vikings]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:36:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears0101.jpg
The Chicago Bears have had a season to forget in just about every respect, but Jordan Howard gave fans something to cheer for Sunday as he made some very impressive history.

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<![CDATA[Hot Seat Update: Could Fox, Lewis Get the Axe?]]> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:48:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630209430.png
We have our third firing of the NFL season as the Buffalo Bills have dumped Rex Ryan, but what other coaches could join them in the unemployment line?

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<![CDATA[Holiday Jeer: Bears Blown Out by Washington Saturday]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:10:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630499792.jpg
The Chicago Bears are now 3-12 on the season after falling 41-21 to Washington in a Christmas Eve showdown at Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears' Kyle Fuller Out for Season]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:22:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-492704205.jpg
The Chicago Bears have finally reached a decision on whether or not to activate cornerback Kyle Fuller from the injured reserve list, leaving him on the list and ending his 2016 season.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Place Eddie Royal on Injured Reserve]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:54:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491304506.png
For the 18th time this season, the Chicago Bears have placed a player on injured reserve, as Eddie Royal's season has come to a premature end.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Home Finale Tickets Available for Cheap]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:12:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/soldier+field.png
Looking to get out of last-minute Christmas shopping or away from your in-laws? Then Saturday's Chicago Bears home finale could be your answer, as tickets are available on the secondary market for very reasonable prices.]]>
<![CDATA[Hot Seat Update: Which NFL Coaches Could Get the Axe?]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:01:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624648306.png
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley was fired on Sunday, making him the second coach axed this season. Which other coaches, including Chicago Bears head coach John Fox, could be on the hot seat as the season winds down?

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<![CDATA[Decision Points: Did Bears' Coaching Staff Fail vs. Packers?]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:43:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630209430.png
A series of unfortunate events took down the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but did the team's coaching staff cost them their game against the Green Bay Packers?

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<![CDATA[Bears Fall to Packers, 30-27]]> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:30:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+GettyImages-630203920.png
The Green Bay Packers coughed up a 17-point lead, but a long pass by Aaron Rodgers helped them to edge out a 30-27 win Sunday over the Chicago Bears.

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<![CDATA[Marquess Wilson Broke Foot on Thursday, John Fox Confirms]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:29:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marquess+wilson.jpg
For the third time in his career, Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson is dealing with a broken foot, and he'll likely miss the rest of the season according to head coach John Fox.

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<![CDATA[Packers vs. Bears Could be Coldest Game in Chicago History]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:48:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+hat.png
With temperatures forecasted to hover right around zero degrees on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears could play in the coldest game ever at Soldier Field this weekend.

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