<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 23 Jul 2016 14:17:17 -0500Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:17:17 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tillman Officially Retires as a Member of the Bears]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:06:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tillman+bears+retire.png
The Chicago Bears said goodbye to one of the best players in franchise history on Friday as Charles Tillman signed a one-day deal to retire as a member of the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears' Rival Looking to Host Future NFL Draft]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:27:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/nfl-draft-generic.jpg
The Chicago Bears have hosted the last two NFL Drafts in the Windy City, but one of the team's biggest rivals is angling to host the selection show in the future.

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<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp Positional Preview: Running Back]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:18:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/carey+langford+bears+GettyImages-503263140.jpg
With Matt Forte heading to the Big Apple, the Chicago Bears have some giant question marks at running back as they enter the 2016 training camp.

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<![CDATA[Tillman Lands New Gig After Retirement]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:35:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tillman.png
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has been retired for three days, but he's already got a new job lined up.]]>
<![CDATA[Charles Tillman to Retire as a Member of the Bears]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:34:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/133866422.jpg
After spending 12 of his 13 NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears, cornerback Charles Tillman will officially retire as a member of the team on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp Positional Preview: Quarterback]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:46:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+throws+vs+raiders.jpg
The Chicago Bears will report to Bourbonnais for training camp next week, and while the starting quarterback job belongs to Jay Cutler, the back-up battle is just heating up.

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<![CDATA[Bears Set to Meet with Amini Silatolu: Report]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:59:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-144254999.jpg
The Chicago Bears have already made significant moves to bolster their offensive line, but they could be adding another piece from the defending NFC champions.

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<![CDATA[Aaron Rodgers' Brotherly Rift Featured on 'The Bachelorette']]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:34:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rogers.png
After Jordan Rodgers first talked about his troubled relationship with his brother Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers on “The Bachelorette" last week, it appears things could be even worse than...

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<![CDATA[Former Bear Charles Tillman Announces Retirement]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:31:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/163*120/bears+lions+0006.jpg
Former Chicago Bear Charles “Peanut” Tillman announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL, marking an end to a 13-year career.

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<![CDATA[Alshon Jeffery Doesn't Reach Long-Term Deal With Bears]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:30:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alshon+jeffery+GettyImages-459651652.jpg
After Friday's deadline to sign a long-term deal came and went, Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will play the 2016 season under the team's franchise tag tender offer.

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<![CDATA[Aaron Rodgers' Brother Slams NFL Star on 'Bachelorette']]> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:15:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Rogers.png
Jordan Rodgers had some harsh things to say about his brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers, during Monday’s episode of “The Bachelorette.”

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<![CDATA[Bears Claim Connor Shaw Off Waivers From Browns]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4549566741.jpg
Add another name to the list of candidates for the Chicago Bears' back-up quarterback competition, as Connor Shaw has been claimed off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns.]]>
<![CDATA[Matt Forte: 'I Feel Bad' for Jay Cutler]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:05:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1042727064.jpg
Matt Forte is no longer with the Chicago Bears after signing with the New York Jets this offseason, but he still has thoughts on the way that Jay Cutler is treated in the Windy City.

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<![CDATA[Read Buddy Ryan's Letter to 1981 Bears Who Saved His Job]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:18:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Buddy+Ryan1.png
Former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan nearly lost his job after the 1981 season, but when players stood up for the coach, he never forgot their loyalty.
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<![CDATA[Iconic Chicago Bears Coach Buddy Ryan Dies]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:10:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Buddy+Ryan.png
Buddy Ryan, a legendary NFL coach known for masterminding the iconic defense of the 1985 Chicago Bears, has died after a long battle with cancer.

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<![CDATA[Marquess Wilson Breaks Foot During Practice Tuesday]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marquess+wilson.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson has suffered yet another injury, this time a broken foot that he sustained during practice on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Alshon Jeffery Joins Bears at Mini-Camp, Talks Contract]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-453565844.jpg
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is back with the team as they begin mandatory mini-camp, and he talked with reporters about the status of contract talks between the two sides.

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<![CDATA[Former Bear Bryan Robinson Found Dead in Motel Room: Report]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:06:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bryan+robinson+GettyImages-1380080.jpg
Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson was found dead in a motel room late Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports. He was 41. He was discovered at the Midpoint Motel in Milwaukee Saturday night...

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<![CDATA[Cheesehead No More: Packers Star Off the Dairy Bandwagon]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:05:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/461346602.jpg
The Green Bay Packers are known for their football prowess and their fans' adoration of cheese, but one of the biggest stars in team history is now saying no to all things dairy.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Jonathan Bullard to 4-Year Contract]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:01:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-512855834.jpg
The Chicago Bears now have all of their 2016 NFL Draft picks under contract, as defensive end Jonathan Bullard agreed to a four-year deal with the team.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign First Round Pick Leonard Floyd to Contract]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:52:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-498224708.jpg
And then there were eight: the Chicago Bears signed first round pick Leonard Floyd to a contract on Friday afternoon, meaning that eight of their nine draft picks are now under contract with the team.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Announce 2016 Training Camp Schedule]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:09:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears.png
The Chicago Bears will once again head to Olivet Nazarene University for their annual training camp this summer, and on Monday the team announced the full schedule for their 10 practices in Bourbonnais.

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<![CDATA[Video: Bears' Mascot Executes Epic Crane Game Prank]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 14:58:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/staley51820950.jpg
Kids always wonder what it would be like if their stuffed animals came to life, but Staley, mascot of the Chicago Bears, took that to a whole new level with an epic prank.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign 7 Draft Picks to Contracts]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 14:13:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears1.png
The Chicago Bears have agreed to contracts with seven of their nine NFL Draft picks, including offensive lineman Cody Whitehair.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Joe Douglas Could Leave Bears' Front Office]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:38:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4549566741.jpg
Just a few days after the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears could soon be looking for a new director of college scouting, as Joe Douglas is a serious candidate for another front office job in the NFL.]]>
<![CDATA[Antrel Rolle Blames Halas Hall Turf for Knee Injury]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 14:51:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-485288530.jpg
Former Chicago Bears safety Antrel Rolle was released by the team on Sunday, but in an interview Monday, he revealed some interesting details about the knee injury that ended his 2015 season.

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<![CDATA[Bears Release Matt Slauson and Antrel Rolle]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 19:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/slauson+rolle+0501.jpg
The Chicago Bears have made the decision to release two veteran players from their roster after the NFL Draft this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Sommers, Robertson-Harris to Deals]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:34:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+fan+GettyImages-155474147.jpg
The Chicago Bears have added a slew of undrafted free agents to their roster on Saturday night, signing Joe Sommers, Roy Robertson-Harris, and eight other players to contracts.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Brian Hoyer to 1-Year Contract]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:41:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brian+hoyer+GettyImages-503288292.jpg
The Chicago Bears didn't draft a quarterback this weekend, but they still have likely found their backup to Jay Cutler as Brian Hoyer has agreed to a 1-year contract with the team.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Draft Grades: 2016 Edition]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+draft+grades+0430.jpg
The Chicago Bears have added numerous talented players to their roster during the NFL Draft, but how has the team done with each of their selections?

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<![CDATA[Bears Select Six New Players on Final Day of NFL Draft]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:15:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears+Fan.jpg
The Chicago Bears have added six new players into the mix on Saturday, as the team wrapped up the 2016 NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Bears Select Whitehair, Bullard on Draft's Second Day]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:03:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears2.png
The Chicago Bears have had an interesting day at the NFL Draft, trading down twice in the second round and ultimately selecting guard Cody Whitehair and defensive end Jon Bullard.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Leonard Floyd Completes Bears' Linebacker Overhaul]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:50:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-181454916.jpg
The Chicago Bears could have three new linebackers for the 2016 season after they drafted Leonard Floyd out of Georgia. So what exactly will he bring to the Bears?

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<![CDATA[Rams Open Draft in Chicago by Selecting Jared Goff]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:16:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/525600350-nfl-draft-2016-chicago.jpg
The NFL Draft in Chicago is officially underway on Thursday night, as the Los Angeles Rams have selected quarterback Jared Goff with the number one overall pick.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft Live Blog: First Round]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:59:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/draft+town+GettyImages-525624154.jpg
On Thursday evening, the Los Angeles Rams will go on the clock as they kick off the 2016 NFL Draft, live from the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Among Most Profitable Franchises in Sports]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:24:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4549566741.jpg
In a new ranking of the most profitable franchises in sports, the Chicago Bears have flexed their financial muscles once again.

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft: Schedule of Events for Thursday in Draft Town]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:21:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-471750456.jpg
The NFL Draft is set to kick off on Thursday, and fans can expect a lot of fun events and activities throughout Draft Town.

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<![CDATA[11 Players the Chicago Bears Could Target With 11th Pick]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:40:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+nfl+draft.jpg
The Chicago Bears hold the 11th pick in the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday, and we have 11 players the team could potentially target.

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<![CDATA[Suburban Football Star Among Top NFL Draft Prospects]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:48:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/169*120/GettyImages-503124880.jpg
A former suburban football star is now one of the top prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA['Draft Town' Returns to Chicago]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:49:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000017548013_1200x675_675015235884.jpg
The NFL Draft hits Chicago Thursday for the second year in a row. Christian Farr reports.]]>
<![CDATA['Draft Town' Returns to Chicago]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:11:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NFL+Draft.png
The NFL is descending upon Chicago for the NFL Draft this week, and fans will have plenty of opportunities for fun at Draft Town in Grant Park.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Among Nine Teams Interested in Josh Norman]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:54:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/josh+normanGettyImages-512374564.jpg
The Carolina Panthers shocked the football world on Wednesday when they rescinded the franchise tag from cornerback Josh Norman, but could the Chicago Bears be interested in signing the defensive standout?

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<![CDATA[Bears Pick up Fifth-Year Option on Kyle Long]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:06:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kyle+longGettyImages-496461382.jpg
The Chicago Bears made an important roster decision on Friday as they picked up the fifth-year option on right guard Kyle Long.

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<![CDATA[NFL Releases Full 2016 Schedule for Chicago Bears]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:38:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears2.png
The Chicago Bears will kick off their season against the Houston Texans, according to the schedule released by the NFL on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears Finalize 2016 Preseason Schedule]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:26:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-453699878.jpg
Ahead of the release of the full NFL schedule, the Chicago Bears have finalized the dates and times for their four preseason games on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Friendly Reminder: Chicago Bears 2016 Opponents]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:52:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears.png
The NFL will release their schedule on Thursday night at 7 p.m,, but we do already know which teams the Chicago Bears will play against in the 2016 season. Here's a refresher.

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<![CDATA[Bears Meet With Clemson Defensive End Lawson]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:39:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shaq+Lawson.png
The Chicago Bears are busy meeting with some of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft, and on Monday they'll chat with Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson.

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<![CDATA[Bears Reveal Preseason Schedule for 2016]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:16:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/896072431.jpg
On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Bears revealed which four teams they'll be taking on for their preseason schedule in 2016.

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