<![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 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:53:56 -0500 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:53:56 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Ink Ball to One-Year Deal ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alan-ball9.9.11.jpg
The Chicago Bears continued to retool their offense on Friday morning, agreeing to terms with cornerback Alan Ball on a one-year deal.]]>
<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Amari Cooper]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:48:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011610310_1200x675_417429571893.jpg
The Chicago Bears are looking for a wide receiver to replace Brandon Marshall, and if Amari Cooper ends up falling down to the number seven spot, they could have an interesting decision to make.]]>
<![CDATA[NFL Prospect Randy Gregory Fails Drug Test ]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/11+Randy+Gregory.jpg
University of Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was projected to potentially be a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft, but that may change as he revealed he failed a drug test at the NFL Combine.

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<![CDATA[Fox Says Bears Players Will Vote for Captains]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:31:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john-fox-chicago-461782434.jpg
Reversing the policy of former head coach Marc Trestman, Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said on Wednesday that the team will once again vote on its captains prior to the 2015 season.

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Target: Landon Collins ]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:42:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/landon+collins.jpg
The Chicago Bears have holes all over their defense, and after last year's weak secondary play, they could look to Landon Collins to be the lynchpin to a resurgence.

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<![CDATA[Trio of Signings Bolster Bears' Defense]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:38:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/2758730.jpg
The Chicago Bears are trying to fix a lot of problems with limited financial flexibility, and they made steps toward that on Tuesday as they signed three players to 1-year deals.

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<![CDATA[Bears to Sign Defensive End Ray McDonald]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:01:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ray+mcdonald+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears will sign defensive end Ray McDonald, who was ousted from the San Francisco 49ers in December after officials began an investigation into an alleged sexual assault, to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Bears Reach Deal with DE Jarvis Jenkins]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:16:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453498772.jpg
The team reportedly agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, who most recently played on the Washington Redskins.

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Vic Beasley ]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:33:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/10+Vic+Beasley.jpg
Clemson linebacker Vic Beasley has been shooting up draft boards, but if the Chicago Bears can get an opportunity to select him, should they take the plunge?

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Arik Armstead ]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:28:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP572477083105ArikArmstead.jpg
At 6 feet, 7 inches and 292 pounds, Oregon defensive end Arik Armstead is one of the most imposing athletes in the draft.

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<![CDATA[Top 50 NFL Draft Prospects]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Draft+Logo.jpg
The NFL Draft is coming up at the end of April, but which players will be selected? We rank our Top 50 draft prospects here.

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<![CDATA[Officials Reveal Plans for NFL Draft Chicago Tickets]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/football+generic.jpg
The NFL announced Monday that registration for a chance to win two free tickets to the draft in Chicago begins Tuesday and will continue through April 5.

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<![CDATA[Bears Re-Sign Rosario to 1-Year Deal ]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:54:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/124163461.jpg
The Chicago Bears maintained their depth at tight end on Thursday, re-signing Dante Rosario to a 1-year contract.

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<![CDATA[NFL Announces Plans to Turn Chicago Into "Draft Town"]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:28:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/75976895.jpg
With the 80th annual NFL Draft headed for Chicago next month, NFL officials have announced plans to turn the city into a “draft town.”

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<![CDATA[Bears Propose Overtime Rule Change]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:49:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4549566741.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a rule change proposal to the NFL according to reports, saying that both teams should get at least one possession when games go to overtime.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Sign Gafford to 1-Year Contract ]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:27:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/105993754.jpg
The Chicago Bears have had a tough time replacing long-time long snapper Patrick Mannelly, and they think they may have found the answer as they inked Thomas Gafford to a one-year deal.]]>
<![CDATA[Rodgers vs. Cheese: Which is More Popular in Wisconsin? ]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:40:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/461346618.jpg
A recent poll came out discussing Wisconsin residents' favorite things, and Aaron Rodgers and cheese were at the top of the list. Which Wisconsin staple came out on top?

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<![CDATA[Winston Could be No-Show at NFL Draft in Chicago]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4609663061.jpg
Chicago will host the NFL Draft at the end of April, but one big name player could be staying home as Jameis Winston plans to watch the event at home with family.

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<![CDATA[Bears Miss Out on Ron Parker in Free Agency]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:44:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/188*120/459322020.jpg
The Chicago Bears missed out on a potential free agent target on Saturday afternoon as safety Ron Parker has agreed to re-sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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<![CDATA[How Antrel Rolle Got to Chicago]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:06:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/455881036.jpg
"We got what we both wanted" Rolle told NBC Chicago by phone Friday morning. "A great franchise, great organization, great group of guys and coaches that I would love to be around...

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<![CDATA[Bears Miss Out on Great Asset as Stills Heads to Miami]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:21:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/187626237-n.jpg
The Chicago Bears have plenty of needs to address, so getting a young, cost-controlled wide receiver like Kenny Stills would have been smart. It just wasn't meant to be.]]>
<![CDATA[Rolle Signing Shows Bears' Emphasis on Versatility]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:25:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/455881036.jpg
Pernell McPhee can play all over the front seven for the Chicago Bears, but the signing of safety Antrel Rolle further emphasizes Ryan Pace's commitment to versatility.

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<![CDATA[Which New Bear Will Have Greatest Impact?]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
The Chicago Bears this week signed Pernell McPhee, Antrel Rolle and Eddie Royal to the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Ink Royal, Rolle to Three-Year Deals]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:51:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/455881036.jpg
Rolle will fill a gaping hole at safety, while Royal will help replace Marshall at receiver.

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<![CDATA[Pace: "We're Moving Forward With Jay Cutler"]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:53:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler+after+vikings+loss.jpg
Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace confirmed Wednesday that the team plans to keep Jay Cutler as starting quarterback.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Sign Pernell McPhee to 5-Year Deal]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:46:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pernell+mcphee+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears signed defensive end Pernell McPhee to a five-year contract Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Quietly Lay Groundwork on Free Agency Opening Day]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/454956674.jpg
The Chicago Bears didn't make any splashy signings on Tuesday as NFL free agency opened, but the team did lay the groundwork on some potential moves as they look to improve their roster.

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<![CDATA[Did the Bears Make the Right Move With Cutler?]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:34:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's Bears Free Agency Preview ]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:29:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/72337008.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a long list of weaknesses to address this offseason, and with free agency beginning on Tuesday, we've compiled what we feel are their eight biggest needs.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Set to Retain Cutler as QB]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:40:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
With a Thursday deadline looming to make a decision, the Chicago Bears will reportedly stick with Jay Cutler as their quarterback.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Bears to Sign McPhee to Deal ]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/121266965.jpg
With limited salary cap space and lots of holes to fill, the Chicago Bears need versatile players, and they got one as they reportedly agreed to terms with defensive end Pernell McPhee on a five-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Bears Show Interest in Knighton, But They're Not Alone]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 15:39:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453527200.jpg
The Chicago Bears have reportedly expressed interest in Denver Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton, but they are far from alone as some other teams plan to make a run at his services.

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<![CDATA[Bears Benefit as Suh Leaves Lions]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 15:16:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/461023458.jpg
The Chicago Bears' path back to relevance in the NFC North just got a bit easier on Sunday as N'Damukong Suh has reportedly agreed to leave the Detroit Lions and sign with the Miami Dolphins.

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<![CDATA[Kristin Cavallari On Text with Husband About Kids]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:28:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/vieira-cavallari__854606.jpg
Kristen Cavallari shares a story about a text with her husband that went viral. Tune in Monday to hear more of Cavallari's interview!]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Bears to Re-Sign Jimmy Clausen to Contract Extension]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:15:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/458729192.jpg
The Chicago Bears already made one big roster move on Friday, but they apparently made another decision to bring back-up quarterback Jimmy Clausen back to the squad after signing a contract extension.

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<![CDATA[Bears Agree to Trade Marshall to Jets]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:27:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455571536.jpg
One day after reports that the Chicago Bears were looking into trade options for Brandon Marshall, the receiver is heading to the Big Apple as he's been traded to the New York Jets.

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<![CDATA[Report: Briggs Told He Won't be Back by Bears]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:40:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/89615406.jpg
As one of the last holdovers from the Chicago Bears team that went to the Super Bowl in 2007, Lance Briggs has been a mainstay in the Windy City. All of that appears set to change however, as Briggs has...

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<![CDATA[Bears Explore Trade Options for Marshall: Report]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:33:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455571536.jpg
With just one week to go before his 2015 salary becomes fully guaranteed, the Chicago Bears are reportedly exploring trade options for wide receiver Brandon Marshall.]]>
<![CDATA[Former Bears Coaches Say Team Can't Win with Cutler ]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:42:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
In a remarkable display of frustration with his play, a group of 10 former Chicago Bears coaches have said that the team can't win consistently with Jay Cutler under center.

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<![CDATA[Hurst Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Bears ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:30:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages_460520354.jpg
The Chicago Bears officially announced the signing of cornerback Demontre Hurst on Wednesday afternoon, inking him to a two-year deal.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: It's Time for Bears to Move On From Tillman, Briggs]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:24:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/189*120/453619824.jpg
Based on comments made by John Fox and Ryan Pace, the Chicago Bears are seriously considering moving on from Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs, and that's a good thing.

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<![CDATA[Bears Coach Blasted for Being Too "Conservative" ]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:31:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-John-Fox-Denver.jpg
Chicago Bears head coach John Fox brings with him a bevy of experience to the Windy City, but according to a ranking of NFL head coaches, his conservative approach shackles his teams.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears GM Ryan Pace Talks Future of Cutler, Marshall]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:29:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455571536.jpg
Confidence, Accountability and Discipline. Those are the three values Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace mentioned when asked about the immediate impact new head coach John Fox will have on the team. Values he will also

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<![CDATA[Fox Refuses to Confirm Cutler as Starting Quarterback ]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/459992820.jpg
The Chicago Bears still have Jay Cutler under contract, but head coach John Fox declined to confirm that he'll be the starting quarterback in the 2015 season.

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<![CDATA[Fox Confirms Bears Will Switch to 3-4 Defense]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:30:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/john-fox-chicago-461782434.jpg
In his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday, new Chicago Bears head coach John Fox confirmed that the team will switch to a 3-4 defense.

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<![CDATA[Urlacher, Cutler Relationship Shows No Sign of Improving]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:24:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/186*120/1554694132.jpg
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had some thoughts on the 2014 Bears' struggles on Tuesday, and he continued his subtle jabs at quarterback Jay Cutler.

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<![CDATA[Urlacher Co-Authors Children's Book]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:05:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1588194702.jpg
Former Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher has potentially found a new calling, as his new children's book "The Middle School Rules" debuts on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Son of Former Bear Adrian Peterson Dies]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:36:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/201*120/adrian+peterson+bears.jpg
The young son of former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson has died.

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<![CDATA[Gase Lost 49'ers Job After Rejecting Tomsula Ultimatum]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:38:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/459468754.jpg
New Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase apparently came very close to becoming head coach of the San Francisco 49'ers, but a late ultimatum by the team spoiled the whole deal.

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