<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:53:59 -0600 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:53:59 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bears Considered Long Shots to Win 2017 Super Bowl]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:52:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears.png
Bad news Bears fans: the team may have made some solid progress forward in 2015, but they're still considered one of the long shots to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next season.

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<![CDATA[Dave Duerson's Family 'Appalled' by Roger Goodell's Couch Analogy]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/72473766.jpg
The family of former Bears safety Dave Duerson is criticizing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for recently comparing the risks of playing football to the “risk in sitting on the couch.”

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<![CDATA[Zach Miller Seeking $5 Million Per Year: Report]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:18:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Zach+Miller.jpg
The Chicago Bears already have some interesting decisions to make in NFL free agency, but according to a new report, tight end Zach Miller may be making some pretty big salary demands.

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<![CDATA[NBC to Broadcast 5 Thursday Night Football Games]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:45:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/207*120/01-12-2016-nfl-generic-field-football.jpg
The NFL is continuing to expand their Thursday Night Football broadcasts, adding NBC into the mix for five games in the 2016 season.

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<![CDATA[Jim McMahon Uses Medical Marijuana, Calls it 'Godsend']]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:53:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jim+McMahon1.jpg
According to a new story, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is using medical marijuana to manage a variety of ailments, and he swears by the results.

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<![CDATA[Jay Cutler's Career Hits New Milestone With Obituary Mention]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:41:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler.png
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been the subject of memes and had an autographed football fail to sell at auction, but on Thursday his career hit a surreal new milestone.

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<![CDATA[Mike Singletary Revels in '85 Bears' Greatness]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:13:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000016198371_1200x675_610239043585.jpg
Former Chicago Bears player Mike Singletary talks to NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski about the trust the 1985 Chicago Bears had for each other.]]>
<![CDATA[Vince Vaughn Talks '85 Bears Documentary]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:08:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000016198362_1200x675_610238019855.jpg
Lake Forest native Vince Vaughn talks to NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski about serving as an executive producer for an ESPN documentary on the 1985 Chicago Bears.]]>
<![CDATA[Mike Ditka Talks 1985 Super Bowl Win]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:18:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000016198353_1200x675_610240067589.jpg
Mike Ditka talks to NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski about coaching the 1985 Chicago Bears and guiding the team to its Super Bowl win.]]>
<![CDATA[No Increase in Bears' Season Ticket Prices]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:34:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago+Bears+Fan.jpg
Chicago Bears season ticket holders that had to suffer through a 6-10 season in 2015 got some good news on Wednesday, as it was announced that the team would not be raising prices on those tickets for 2016.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears G.M. Phil Emery Back in NFL With New Job ]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:00:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1596907041.jpg
Former Chicago Bears G.M. Phil Emery was fired in Chicago after just three seasons, but he's back in the NFL as he's got a new job title.

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<![CDATA[Bears Hire Hightower as Special Teams Assistant]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:25:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hightower.png
The Chicago Bears didn't waste any time in replacing Derius Swinton on their coaching staff,bringing in Richard Hightower as their new assistant special teams coach.

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<![CDATA[Mike Ditka Gives Super Bowl Advice]]> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:14:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ditka+Panthers.png
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is remembering wise words Bears coach Mike Ditka told him and his teammates before they won Super Bowl XX. Rivera is sharing that advice with his Super Bowl-bound Panthers.

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<![CDATA[Groh Leaves Bears to Join Rams' Staff ]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:35:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-500914792.jpg
The Chicago Bears lost another coach from their staff on Monday as Mike Groh left the team to join the staff of the Los Angeles Rams.

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<![CDATA[Derius Swinton to Leave Bears' Coaching Staff]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:10:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Derius+Swinton.jpg
Chicago Bears special teams assistant Derius Swinton is reportedly leaving the team to join Chip Kelly's staff with the San Francisco 49'ers.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears Star Ruled Out for NFC Title Game]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:50:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-494274468.jpg
Chicago Bears fans looking for a local connection in Sunday's NFC Championship Game will have one fewer player to watch, as Jared Allen has been ruled out of the game for the Carolina Panthers.

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<![CDATA[Titans GM Says Team Willing to Trade First Overall Pick ]]> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:30:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-55852470.jpg
It's been 15 years since a team traded the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft, but according to Tennessee Titans G.M. Jon Robinson, the team is willing to take offers on the selection.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Long Named to Third Straight Pro Bowl]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:40:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KYLE+LONG.jpg
The Chicago Bears were left without a representative in the Pro Bowl when the NFL announced rosters recently, but the team will indeed be sending someone to Honolulu after all.

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<![CDATA[Bears Name Dowell Loggains Offensive Coordinator]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:27:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/124640992.jpg
The Chicago Bears have made a decision on who will replace Adam Gase as offensive coordinator, as quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains will be promoted to the position.

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<![CDATA[Five Players for Bears Fans to Watch in National Title Game ]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:49:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-503034554.jpg
Alabama and Clemson will battle in the National Championship Game on Monday night in Arizona, and we have five players that Chicago Bears fans should keep a close eye on.

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<![CDATA[Former Bears Coach Lovie Smith Fired by Buccaneers]]> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:32:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/sdfsdfsdfs.jpg
After just two seasons, former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is out of a job again after being fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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<![CDATA[Kristin Cavallari Introduces Fans to Newborn Daughter]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:54:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/472832424_KristinCavallari_CutlerBaby.jpg
Kristin Cavallari has finally introduced fans to her new daughter with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
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<![CDATA[What Will the Bears Do About Alshon Jeffery? ]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:56:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-459536210.jpg
The Chicago Bears haven't made a decision yet on the future of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, but with numerous options to choose from, there are a number of directions they can go.

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<![CDATA[Bears Legend William 'The Refrigerator' Perry Hospitalized]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:39:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/William+Perry.png
Former Chicago Bears favorite and Super Bowl champion William "The Refrigerator" Perry has been hospitalized for a leg infection.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Reveals He and Cavallari Went to Couples Therapy]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:13:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-137456316.jpg
Jay Cutler revealed in an interview this week that he has done couples therapy with his wife and former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari.

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<![CDATA[Brian Urlacher Says Goodbye to Being Bald]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:43:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Urlacher.png
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher spent 13 years with one of the most well-known bald heads in the NFL, but now that all is behind him.

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<![CDATA[Bears Get 11th Pick in NFL Draft ]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:56:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-471750460.jpg
With a 6-10 record, the Chicago Bears will get a solid draft pick when the NFL Draft returns to the Windy City this spring.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Bears' 2016 Opponents Revealed]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:10:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/GettyImages-453699878.jpg
The Chicago Bears' 2015 season just wrapped up on Sunday, but the team's list of opponents for the 2016 campaign has already been finalized.

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<![CDATA[Matt Forte Leaves Shirt in Locker as Uncertain Future Looms ]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:03:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-495274554.jpg
There's no telling if Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte will return to the team next season, but when the players cleaned out their lockers on Monday, he left a t-shirt behind with an inspiring message.

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<![CDATA[Adam Gase Lines Up Head Coaching Interviews ]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:18:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-457744504.jpg
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase managed to overcome plenty of obstacles to help the team's offense improve this season, and as a result he's being heavily courted by a slew of teams looking for...

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<![CDATA[Lions 24, Bears 20]]> Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:57:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears+4th.jpg
The Chicago Bears saw their season end on a down note on Sunday as they lost 24-20 to the Detroit Lions.

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<![CDATA[Brandon Marshall Still Harbors Grudge Against Bears ]]> Sat, 02 Jan 2016 14:32:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Brandon+Marshall1.jpg
With his New York Jets on the verge of clinching a playoff spot, wide receiver Brandon Marshall couldn't help but take another shot at the Chicago Bears in a recent interview.

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<![CDATA[Jeffery, Goldman Placed on IR ]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:11:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-459536210.jpg
The Chicago Bears have lost two more players for their last game of the season, as Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Goldman were both placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Beat Bucs 26-21]]> Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:04:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bucs+bears+blocked+fg.jpg
The Chicago Bears closed out their road schedule in style on Sunday as they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-21 on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Matt Forte Not Optimistic About Future in Chicago]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:54:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/matt+forte+vs+chiefs.jpg
In comments made to the press at Halas Hall Wednesday, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte sounded pessimistic about his chances of remaining with the team after the 2015 season.]]>
<![CDATA[Should Fales Get a Start? ]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:48:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fsdfsdfsdf.jpg
With the Chicago Bears eliminated from playoff contention, would it be a smart move for the team to give quarterback David Fales a start before the end of the season?

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<![CDATA[Jeffery, McClellin Miss Bears Practice ]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:52:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-453565844.jpg
The Chicago Bears were missing key players on both sides of the ball at Wednesday's practice, with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and linebacker Shea McClellin both missing the workout.]]>
<![CDATA[Jets Give Deal to Receiver Who Held Sign Looking for NFL Job]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:46:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-175894476.jpg
Former Chicago Bear Joe Anderson's outside-the-box thinking finally paid off.

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<![CDATA[2 Former Bears Named to NFL's Pro Bowl ]]> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:27:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Photos1.jpg
Two former Chicago Bears players will make the trip to Honolulu for the NFL's Pro Bowl, but how many members of the current Bears' roster will join them?]]>
<![CDATA[Vikings Blast Bears 38-17 ]]> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:04:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+minnesota.jpg
The Chicago Bears were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday as they were blown out by a score of 38-17 by the Minnesota Vikings.

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<![CDATA[Jeffery, McPhee Questionable for Sunday ]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:23:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jeffery+McPhee.jpg
The Chicago Bears' injury report is filled to the brim with names this week, as key players like Alshon Jeffery and Pernell McPhee are among those that are questionable to play.

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans' Playoff Spot Rooting Guide ]]> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:38:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears+Fan1.jpg
Prepare your thumbs for a remote control workout. The Chicago Bears still have an outside chance of making the playoffs, and we walk through one path to get to the promised land.

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<![CDATA[Bears Leave Kevin White on PUP List ]]> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:46:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kevin+white+bears.jpg
The Chicago Bears have opted to leave wide receiver Kevin White on the PUP list, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.

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<![CDATA[Bears Place Antrel Rolle on IR ]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:41:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-485288530.jpg
The Chicago Bears have placed yet another player on season-ending injured reserve, with safety Antrel Rolle the latest member of the team to be shut down for the year.

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<![CDATA[Bears Take Steps Back in Loss to Washington]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:42:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/GettyImages-501242330.jpg
The Chicago Bears once again let a golden chance to win slip through their fingers on Sunday as they fell to the Washington Redskins, and we break it down in this week's report card.]]>
<![CDATA[Video: '85 Bears Star in New ESPN Documentary ]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:15:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sweetness51260453.jpg
The 1985 Chicago Bears have been immortalized in nearly every way imaginable, and ESPN will take team on in a new documentary next month.

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<![CDATA[Washington 24, Chicago 21 ]]> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15:13:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/matt+forte+redskins.jpg
For the second week in a row, a missed Robbie Gould field goal is the difference at Soldier Field as the Washington Redskins beat the Chicago Bears 24-21.]]>