<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 25 May 2016 10:21:49 -0500Wed, 25 May 2016 10:21:49 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[NFL Draft Returns to Chicago Next Month]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:50:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+nfl+draft.jpg
Chicago will transform to the center of the football universe very soon. On Tuesday, leaders from the NFL and the city offered a preview of what to expect when the draft comes to town.

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<![CDATA[Kristin Cavallari Hints at Jay Cutler Getting 'Snipped']]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:32:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-137456316.jpg
Kristin Cavallari is done having kids and it appears she may want Jay Cutler to get a vasectomy.

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<![CDATA[NFL to Evaluate Rule Changes at Competition Committee Meetings]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/01-12-2016-nfl-generic-field-football.jpg
The NFL will evaluate 19 potential rule changes, including eliminating overtime in preseason games and changing replay rules, when the Competition Committee meets next week.

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<![CDATA[Bears Trading Tight End Martellus Bennett to Patriots: Reports]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:56:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/martellus+bennett+bears+cardinals.jpg
Following reports that the Chicago Bears were shopping tight end Martellus Bennett, it appears a trade has been made.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Miller to Contract Extension]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:45:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-495791770.jpg
The Chicago Bears made another free agent signing on Monday, bringing back tight end Zach Miller on a two-year deal.

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<![CDATA[Brian Urlacher Marries 'Top Model' Jennipher Frost]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:10:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Urlacher_blurby-2.jpg
Looks like Brian Urlacher has officially tied the knot – and no we don’t mean with his hair.

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<![CDATA[Freeman Puts Fleener on Blast]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:04:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/colts.png
After former Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener had some strong words for how the team played without quarterback Andrew Luck, new Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman fired back in a big way Monday.

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<![CDATA[Is Jay Cutler a Selling Point for Potential Bears Targets?]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:47:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+throws+vs+raiders.jpg
Fans in Chicago may not be enamored with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, but according to one player, he actually is a selling point for potential free agents.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bring Back Mariani, Unrein on New Contracts]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 17:45:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mariani+uhrein.jpg
The Chicago Bears have re-signed two key depth pieces from their 2015 roster, giving new contracts to Marc Mariani and Mitch Unrein.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Freeman to Three-Year Contract]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:56:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jerrell+freeman+colts+bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears came into the offseason needing to upgrade their linebacking corps, and they made another move in that direction Saturday as they signed Jerrell Freeman to a three-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Bears Receive No Compensatory Draft Picks in 2016]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:58:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears.png
13 different NFL teams received compensatory draft picks on Friday, but the Chicago Bears were not one of them.

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<![CDATA[Vikings Scramble to Rename Street Outside Stadium]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:45:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+vikings+8-8.JPG
The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has cost over $1 billion to build, but apparently that money wasn't enough to realize that they were building the structure on a street named after one of their biggest rivals....

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<![CDATA[Bill Wade, QB of 1963 NFL Champion Bears, Dies at 85]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:32:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_6312290213-bill-wade-chicago-bears.jpg
Bill Wade, who played quarterback for the Chicago Bears as the team clinched the 1963 NFL Championship, has passed away at the age of 85.

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<![CDATA[Bears Re-Sign Cornerback Tracy Porter]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:40:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-502625748.jpg
Tracy Porter resurrected his career with the Chicago Bears in 2015, and on Wednesday the cornerback agreed to stick around as he signed a new deal with the team.

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<![CDATA[Bears Agree to Contract With Bobby Massie]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:37:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-503014312.jpg
The Chicago Bears turned their focus from their defense to their offense in the opening hours of NFL free agency, signing right tackle Bobby Massie to a contract.

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<![CDATA[Bears Make Huge Splash in Signing Danny Trevathan]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:07:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/183472318.jpg
The new NFL league year began at 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, and the Chicago Bears wasted no time getting active as they've signed free agent linebacker Danny Trevathan.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Matt Forte Signs With New York Jets]]> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:53:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/matt+forte+vs+chiefs.jpg
The New York Jets took one Chicago Bears castoff last season when they acquired Brandon Marshall, and on Wednesday they got another one as Matt Forte reportedly inked a contract with the team.]]>
<![CDATA[Illinois Hires Lovie Smith as Head Coach]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:53:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lovie+Smith.png
In his introductory press conference, University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith promised to change the direction of the program and to make the team relevant in the Big Ten race.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Illinois Could Hire Lovie Smith as Head Coach]]> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 18:14:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lovie+smith+u+of+i+.jpg
The University of Illinois football program already made big headlines on Saturday by firing head coach Bill Cubit, but one of the names that could be on their radar is even more shocking.

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<![CDATA[Janoris Jenkins Could Wind Up on Bears' Radar]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:13:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/455874236.jpg
The Los Angeles Rams look ready to allow cornerback Janoris Jenkins to become a free agent this offseason, and that is great news for a Chicago Bears squad eager to upgrade at the position.

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<![CDATA[Would Mario Williams be a Fit for Bears' Needs?]]> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:17:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/150741249.jpg
On Tuesday, the Buffalo Bills cut defensive end Mario Williams, but could the free agent find a new home with the Chicago Bears?

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