<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Grizzly Detail | The Chicago Bears NFL Football Blog]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/grizzly-detail http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:55:27 -0500 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:55:27 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #3 Charles Tillman]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+beng+1.JPG
The Chicago Bears have a lot of young players on their defense, including CB Kyle Fuller, and it will be up to veterans like Charles Tillman to help show them the way.

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Defensive Line]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:20:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston.jpg
The Chicago Bears could have at least two or three new starters on their defensive line, but can a mix of veteran talent and youthful speed and skill prove to be the winning formula?

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<![CDATA[Trestman Says LB, Safety Spots Up for Grabs]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:25:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ryan+mundy.jpg
The Chicago Bears have several question marks about who will start on defense, and head coach Marc Trestman says that at least four starting jobs are up for grabs as camp opens.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Shows Up to Camp in Old School Conversion Van]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:05:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler_van.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may be rolling in the dough after signing a seven-year contract in the offseason, but he didn't show up to training camp in Bourbonnais in a Ferrari or a Cadillac. ]]>
<![CDATA[Emery: Conte Will Miss First Preseason Game ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP691227111216_6.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be short a couple of potential starters to begin training camp in Bourbonnais, with Kyle Long and Chris Conte both being ruled out for the first few practices.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #4 Lance Briggs ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:56:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Giants-Bears-TNF.jpg
The Chicago Bears addressed big issues with their defensive line and safety spots, but Lance Briggs will be relied on to bring continuity and effectiveness to the party as the linebackers try to bounce back.

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<![CDATA[Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shawn-afryl.jpg
Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Brock Vereen ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/491987437.jpg
We wrap up our "New Bears on the Block" series by profiling safety Brock Vereen, who could end up in a starting role despite being a fourth round pick.

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<![CDATA[Most Important Bears: #5 Kyle Long ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:04:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/176639311.jpg
The Chicago Bears' offensive line saw massive improvements in 2013, but if the team is going to be successful in 2014, second-year guard Kyle Long will have to take the next step in his development.

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<![CDATA[Bourbonnais Restaurants Roll Out Red Carpet for Bears]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1547449381.jpg
If you're looking for places to eat and drink in the Bourbonnais area for Chicago Bears training camp, Grizzly Detail has you covered with some can't miss spots.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Who Will Make the Team's Roster?]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:06:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cutler+11-10.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a peek at the 53 players that could make the Chicago Bears' final roster, as well as the challenge facing head coach Marc Trestman that's unlike any he's ever faced. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp To-Do List: Alshon Jeffery]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:32:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP574659579320.jpg
The Chicago Bears are now blessed with two talented wide receivers, but what does Alshon Jeffery have to do to make sure that last season's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke?

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Wide Receiver]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586863201.jpg
It's been a while since the Chicago Bears have had a great deal of depth at wide receiver, but with Marc Trestman in charge, the team has a ton of weapons to deploy in their offense at the position.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Talks About Bears Time Away From His Kids]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000008055439_1200x675_308022851634.jpg
Jay Cutler talked to the media ahead of his charity beach volleyball tournament at North Avenue Beach. Cutler said he's looking forward to camp and the upcoming season, but not about being away from his kids.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutler, Cavallari to Host Volleyball Tournament for Charity]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:50:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Jay Cutler may be doing a little less "ready, set, hike" and a little more "bump, set, spike" this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Kyle Long Booted From High School Football Field]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:33:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/long162441404.jpg
Deerfield High School enforces rule about outsiders using facilities during school hours.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Moves One Step Closer to Landing NFL Draft]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:36:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP830958070432.jpg
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Thursday that New York is out of the running to host the 2015 NFL Draft, and that the finalists are down to Chicago and Los Angeles

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Running Back ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/459735897.jpg
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is the undisputed starter for the team, but how much of a role will Ka'Deem Carey play?

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Will Sutton]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452705733.jpg
Will Sutton was a dominant pass rusher in his junior season at Arizona State, but took a bit of a step back his senior year. Can he rebound and have a strong rookie season for the Chicago Bears?

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Ryan Mundy]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:48:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/187586602.jpg
The Chicago Bears needed help at safety this offseason, and Ryan Mundy is the center piece of the rebuilding effort at that spot.

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<![CDATA[Bears' Camp To-Do List: Marc Trestman]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:47:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/491983341.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a lot to do in training camp, but head coach Marc Trestman's job is perhaps the most important of all.

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<![CDATA[Bears Rank 18th in Forbes' Most Valuable Sports Teams]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:52:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1586863201.jpg
The Chicago Bears have long been regarded as the kings of the Windy City sports scene, and with their 18th place finish in the Forbes Top 50 Most Valuable Sports teams, their place on top has been confirmed.

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<![CDATA[Bears Training Camp To-Do List: Jay Cutler]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/B-V7.JPG
The Chicago Bears will report to training camp next week in Bourbonnais, and we have created a "To-Do List" for QB Jay Cutler to work on when the team hits the field.

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<![CDATA[Bears Positional Breakdown: Quarterback]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:50:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/cutler+redskins.jpg
Grizzly Detail begins our positional breakdown of the Chicago Bears today by examining the quarterback situation, with Jay Cutler and company taking center stage.]]>
<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Jordan Lynch]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:57:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453764493.jpg
The Chicago Bears are well-stocked at running back, but Jordan Lynch could potentially make the team as a special teams player out of training camp.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: M.D. Jennings]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/4523721231.jpg
In this edition of New Bears on the Block, we examine new Chicago Bears safety M.D. Jennings, and ask what the team can expect out of the former Green Bay Packers starter.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Projecting Ka'Deem Carey's Season]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451598077.jpg
In this Friday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at one writer's projections for Chicago Bears rookie Ka'Deem Carey, as well as what one pundit had to say about Jay Cutler's chances for a big year.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Lamarr Houston]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:20:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lamarr+houston.jpg
The Chicago Bears inked Lamarr Houston to a five-year deal in March, and he will be looked at to solidify a defensive line that was so woefully inadequate a season ago.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Breaking Down the Defensive Depth Chart]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:44:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tillman156403605.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at the Chicago Bears' defensive depth chart and when single game tickets will go on sale for the Monsters of the Midway.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Has 6th Best Odds of MVP Win]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:06:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
Chicago Bears fans may be questioning whether QB Jay Cutler deserved a seven-year contract extension, but oddsmakers seem to like him as he has the sixth-best odds of winning NFL MVP honors.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Ego Ferguson]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:51:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/185976334.jpg
Ego Ferguson isn't the only rookie defensive tackle the Chicago Bears drafted in May, but with his enormous size and serious potential, he's definitely a guy to keep an eye on.

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<![CDATA[Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:06:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jim+McMahon.JPG
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Makes Pitch to Host NFL Draft ]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:35:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/488824603.jpg
The city of Chicago has been pushing hard to host the NFL Draft next year, and in late June, NFL officials traveled to the Windy City to evaluate its candidacy.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Kyle Fuller]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:05:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/176*120/488840813.jpg
The Chicago Bears made some waves when they drafted cornerback Kyle Fuller in the first round of the NFL Draft, but the youngster is generating a lot of optimism on the part of the team's coaching staff.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: David Fales ]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:21:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/151090320.jpg
We continue our look at the Chicago Bears' newest players by examining what the team hopes they will get out of rookie quarterback David Fales.]]>
<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Jared Allen ]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:46:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/136320022.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a slew of new faces on the roster, and as they prepare for training camp, Grizzly Detail is here to help introduce what these new players will bring to the gridiron.

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<![CDATA[New Bears on the Block: Ka'Deem Carey]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:26:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/451598077.jpg
We continue our look at the newest members of the Chicago Bears as Ka'Deem Carey goes under the microscope.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Wilson to One-Year Contract]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:49:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/127248360.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a couple of waves in free agency Monday, signing safety Adrian Wilson and tight end Jeron Mastrud to one-year contracts.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Clausen in "Do or Die" Situation]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:52:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/pantherslittle.jpg
The Chicago Bears wrapped up their minicamp last week, and we have the full breakdown in this Monday edition of Bears Bites.

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<![CDATA[Trestman Explains CFL in New Article ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:31:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trestman-101013-1.jpg
The Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman as head coach based on his success with the Montreal Alouettes, and in a new article, the coach explains his love for the Canadian game and how it shaped his coaching style....

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<![CDATA[Archives: Patrick Mannelly Long Snaps Around Town]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:00:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000007693300_1200x675_285388867725.jpg
Some time in the 90s, sports reporter Peggy Kusinski asked Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly to show his stuff all over Chicago. Watch as the talented long snapper hikes the football at Chicago landmarks. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick Mannelly Retires From Bears After 16 Years]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:24:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Patrick+Mannelly.JPG
Long snapper Patrick Mannelly announced Friday that he is retiring after a 16-year-career with the Bears, a span in which he played in a team record 245 games and snapped the ball 2,282]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Cut Israel Idonije]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:15:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1507129551.jpg
Veteran defensive end Israel Idonije won't be making a triumphant return to the Chicago Bears this season.

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<![CDATA[Footage Shows Outtakes from Ditka's 1993 SNL Cameo]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:50:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/454593447.jpg
Long before Mike Ditka became the spokesman for Chicago sausages and Overstock.com, he made a cameo on Saturday Night Live.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Cutler's Attitude Impresses Coaches]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:40:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+5.jpg
The Chicago Bears have gathered in Lake Forest for their mandatory mini-camp, and Bears Bites has the recap of a couple story lines dominating the news.

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<![CDATA[Jim McMahon Admits He Pondered Suicide]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:56:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jim+McMahon.JPG
Former Bears quaterback opens up about early onset dementia and depression.

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<![CDATA[Cutler, Trestman on Same Page for Upcoming Season]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:56:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cutler_trestman_6-16.jpg
If Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman are to be believed, good things are in store for the Chicago Bears offense in the 2014 season.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Mini-Camp Preview: Defensive Battles to Watch]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shea156970715.jpg
The Chicago Bears' defense has a ton of new faces, and several intriguing position battles could begin taking place when the team hits the field for mini-camp on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Bears Begin Mini-Camp With Positions Up for Grabs]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:36:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/151090320.jpg
The Chicago Bears will begin their mini-camp on Tuesday at Halas Hall, and there are some big position battles that will be waged on the fields of the legendary complex.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Tillman, Teammates Bowl for Charity]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:42:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+beng+1.JPG
The Chicago Bears have always been actively involved in charity efforts, and they showed that again when they joined Charles Tillman for a bowling tournament Thursday night.

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