<![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 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:53:18 -0500 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:53:18 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: Forte, Bennett Could Skip Mini-Camp]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:09:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/forte+and+bennett+getty.jpg
After they didn't participate in offseason workouts recently, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett could potentially skip the team's voluntary mini-camp next week.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Eagles Could Trade Up for Mariota]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/463866594+%281%29.jpg
The Tennessee Titans currently hold the number two overall pick in the NFL Draft, but that pick could be feeling like a lucky lottery ticket as the Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly exploring a huge offer...]]>
<![CDATA[Lawyer: Duerson Family to Appeal NFL Concussion Settlement]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:52:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dave+duerson+getty.jpg
The family of the late NFL safety Dave Duerson, who played for the Chicago Bears, plans to appeal terms of this week's class-action concussion settlement "sooner rather than later."

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<![CDATA[NFL Draft: Six Hall of Fame Members to Announce Picks]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:01:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dick+butkus+getty.jpg
Chicago Bears great Dick Butkus will announce the team's second round pick at next week's NFL Draft, and he will be joined by five more members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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<![CDATA[Bears 2015 Schedule: Premature Predictions ]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:04:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/chicago-bears-logo.jpg
The NFL Draft hasn't even taken place, but like all good football fans, we're taking a look at the Chicago Bears' schedule and assigning wins and losses to each game.

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<![CDATA[Bears Release 2015 Schedule ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:05:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/455939288.jpg
The Chicago Bears will kick off their 2015 regular season schedule with a home date against the Green Bay Packers, the NFL revealed on Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70 ]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:19:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/football-chi-obit.jpg
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone passed away on Monday afternoon, according to several reports.
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<![CDATA[Bears Announce Training Camp Start Date ]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:21:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/120515762.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be heading to Bourbonnais for training camp this summer, and they've announced when players are expected to arrive on campus.

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<![CDATA[Bears Announce 2015 Preseason Schedule]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:38:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/soldier-field-paint.jpg
Last week the Chicago Bears revealed their four preseason opponents for the 2015 campaign, and on Friday afternoon they announced their full schedule as they prepare for the new year.]]>
<![CDATA[10 Things to Know About the NFL Draft]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:59:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Draft+Logo.jpg
To help you get the most out of your fan experience, we've rounded up a list of the seven most important things to know about the NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Butkus Tapped to Deliver Bears' Second Round Pick ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:58:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/187*120/dick_butkus.jpg
The Chicago Bears will welcome back one of their greatest legends later this month as Dick Butkus will read the team's second round pick in the NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[How to Experience NFL Draft in Chicago]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:57:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/footballs.jpg
The NFL has you covered if you can't get into Selection Square or the Auditorium Theatre for the main Draft event at the end of the month.

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<![CDATA[Report: Bears Schedule Meeting with Jameis Winston]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:56:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jameis+winston+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears have already met with Marcus Mariota in the run-up to the NFL Draft, but on Wednesday they will meet with the other top-ranked quarterback as Jameis Winston comes for a visit.

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<![CDATA[Charles Tillman Inks 1-Year Deal with Panthers]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:39:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/156403605.jpg
After 12 seasons and a Hall of Fame-worthy run with the Chicago Bears, Charles Tillman is leaving the Windy City as he signs a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

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<![CDATA[Bears to Play Dolphins, Browns at Home in Preseason]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:31:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/193*120/774471373.jpg
The Chicago Bears announced their preseason schedule on Thursday afternoon, and they will welcome the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns to Soldier Field.

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<![CDATA[Bears to Meet with WR Kevin White ]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:38:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Kevyewhyttee.jpg
The Chicago Bears have plenty of needs they could address with the seventh overall pick in the NFL Draft, and they will take a look at one of them as they meet with West Virginia WR Kevin White.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Glimpse at NFL "Draft Town" in Chicago]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:55:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+draft+2.jpg
Photos released Thursday by the Chicago Park District offer a glimpse into the Chicago-hosted NFL Draft and surrounding outdoor festival.

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<![CDATA[First Look at NFL "Draft Town" in Chicago]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:30:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+draft+2.jpg
Photos released Thursday by the Chicago Park District offer a glimpse into the Chicago-hosted NFL Draft and surrounding "Draft Town."

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<![CDATA[Cutler-Signed Ball Gets No Bids in Auction ]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:57:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456695056.jpg
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't the most popular guy in Chicago, but even he would be surprised at how little interest there was in a football he signed for a charity auction.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Looking Back at the Jay Cutler Trade]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:53:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/193*120/774471373.jpg
The Chicago Bears made a roster move on Thursday, and we have details on that decision in this edition of Bears Bites.

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Marcus Mariota ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:51:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/461461930.jpg
The Chicago Bears will likely have Jay Cutler on their roster for the next two seasons, but if they somehow get a chance to draft Marcus Mariota, would they be well-advised to do so?]]>
<![CDATA[Is Cutler the Bears' Greatest Quarterback Ever? ]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:51:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/460514190.jpg
As we mark the sixth-anniversary of the trade that sent Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears, we evaluate an interesting question: Is he the greatest quarterback to ever wear the team's uniform?

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<![CDATA[Garza's Departure Opens Leadership Void on Bears]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:17:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/179430742.jpg
With several long-time veterans out of the picture, the Chicago Bears have a huge leadership gap that will need to be filled. The question is, who will step into the role?]]>
<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Top QBs Won't Come to Chicago for NFL Draft]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:51:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
According to published reports, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston won't be coming to Chicago for the NFL Draft. Does it matter?]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Release Garza After 10 Seasons]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:19:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GarzaCoolHat.jpg
The Chicago Bears made another decision to part ways with a long-time veteran on Thursday, releasing center Roberto Garza from the squad.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Acho to One-Year Deal ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/184*120/459085622.jpg
The Chicago Bears added another piece to their defense on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Sam Acho on a one-year contract.]]>
<![CDATA[Bears Sign McManis to One-Year Deal ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:36:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sherrick+mcmanis+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears added another piece to their special teams unit on Wednesday, signing Sherrick McManis to a one-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Randy Gregory]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:50:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/11+Randy+Gregory.jpg
The Chicago Bears could definitely use some help at defensive end, but with his off-field issues, could Randy Gregory still be a fit for them?

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<![CDATA[Potential Bears Draft Targets: Dante Fowler, Jr. ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:49:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/2+Dante+Fowler+Jr.jpg
The Chicago Bears could use as many athletic players as possible on their defense, and Dante Fowler, Jr. would fill that role as they restructure their roster.

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<![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]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:49:06 -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 ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:48:45 -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 ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:48:14 -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, 21 Apr 2015 16:47:00 -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 ]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:47:28 -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]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:46:37 -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]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:46:06 -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"]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:44:57 -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]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:44:24 -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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