<![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, 29 Aug 2014 00:28:12 -0500 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:28:12 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Santonio Holmes Looms Large in Bears Loss]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:57:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_Santonio.jpg
Browns beat Bears 33-13.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Browns: 5 Questions to Answer ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:17:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/453788746.jpg
The Chicago Bears have some questions that still need to be answered, and we take a look at five of the most pressing as they enter their final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Browns: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453981648.jpg
The Chicago Bears will be taking on the Cleveland Browns to wrap up the preseason on Thursday night, and even though the team's starters won't be playing much, there are still several players worthy of...

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: NFC East ]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP122193241525.jpg
Grizzly Detail continues our look at the upcoming NFL season by predicting just how many games Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles will win the NFC East by.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: NFC South ]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP769836197521.jpg
Grizzly Detail continues its NFL preview today with our look at the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints are locked and loaded, but which other team will step up in a big way this season?

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<![CDATA[Fales' Roster Status a Tough Call for Bears ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:46:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453981648.jpg
The Chicago Bears have a tough decision to make with David Fales: should they keep him on the 53-man roster, or waive him (and risk losing him) to place him on the practice squad?

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<![CDATA[Bears Cut Brown, Frey to Get Roster Down to 75 Players ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:34:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/144483986.jpg
The Chicago Bears finished trimming their roster down to 75 players on Tuesday afternoon, cutting OT James Brown and CB Isaiah Frey.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: NFC West ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:20:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP524790614627_0.jpg
Grizzly Detail continues our NFL preview series by examining the Chicago Bears' Week 2 opponent, the San Francisco 49'ers, and the rest of the NFC West division.

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<![CDATA[Jordan Palmer Signs 1-Year Deal with Bills ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/453565746.jpg
The Chicago Bears released QB Jordan Palmer over the weekend, but it didn't take long for him to find another job as the Buffalo Bills scooped him up on Monday to back-up EJ Manuel.

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<![CDATA[Bears Cut Craig Steltz ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:10:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/steltz123389093.jpg
As they continue to whittle down their roster, the Chicago Bears let go of another long-time player on Monday night when they announced they were releasing safety Craig Steltz.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Detail's NFL Preview: AFC East ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:59:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gronkowski-cleared-to-play.jpg
Can the New England Patriots once again reach the summit in the AFC East? We answer that question and more as we kick off our NFL preview series today.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Clausen Wins Backup QB Battle]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:51:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453989948+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears' back-up quarterback battle came to an abrupt end on Sunday night, as the team released Jordan Palmer.

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<![CDATA[Bears Reportedly Release Wilson, Collins ]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:39:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/157458533.jpg
The Chicago Bears have to trim their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday, and they got to work quickly Saturday, cutting Adrian Wilson and Nate Collins, among others.

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<![CDATA[Clausen Seizes Control of Back-Up Quarterback Battle]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:29:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/453989948+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Bears still haven't officially settled on a back-up quarterback for the season, but Jimmy Clausen has seemingly seized control with a solid performance on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Conte Suffers Concussion Against Seahawks ]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:52:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/452803569.jpg
The Chicago Bears' safety position battle got a new wrinkle on Friday when Chris Conte played for the first time this preseason, but things hit a bump when he left the game with a concussion.

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<![CDATA[Seahawks Blow Out Bears 34-6 ]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:17:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/4539831281.jpg
The Seattle Seahawks showed that they are the defending Super Bowl champions for a reason, blowing out the Chicago Bears by a 34-6 margin on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Cutler to Donate $15K to Jackie Robinson West]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:37:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/151655566-1.jpg
Jay Cutler is joining the thousands of supporters for Chicago's Jackie Robinson West All-Stars.

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<![CDATA[Bears vs. Seahawks: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:31:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/453621966.jpg
The Chicago Bears may not be trying to dethrone the defending champions on Friday night, but for these five players, the team's game against the Seattle Seahawks could feel like the Super Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Forte Hams it Up in Fantasy Football Video]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:52:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bears+packers+12-29+13.jpg
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is one of the top fantasy football players available this season, but are his singing and acting skills on par with his gridiron prowess?

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<![CDATA[Seahawks to Provide Much Needed Test ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:26:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_01_seahawks_seattle.jpg
In this Friday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at how the Seattle Seahawks' defense will attack the Chicago Bears, as well as what the Bears' safety group is going to look like in the game.

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans Rank Highly Among NFL's Best ]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:16:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/bears+fan+getty.jpg
The Chicago Bears' have some of the most loyal fans in the NFL, but they trail one of their most hated rivals in a list of the league's best fans.

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<![CDATA[Bears Fans Get Least Bang for Their Buck in NFL ]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:16:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/4536227141.jpg
When Chicago Bears fans attend games at Soldier Field, they get the least bang for their buck in terms of how many wins they get per dollar, according to a new study.

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<![CDATA[Bears Could Benefit from New Practice Squad Rules ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:25:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/491983351.jpg
The NFL has announced that they will be expanding practice squads from eight to ten players this season, and that could benefit the Chicago Bears.

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<![CDATA[Palmer to Back-Up Cutler Friday Night ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/453565746.jpg
The Chicago Bears are taking on the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Friday night, and it will be Jordan Palmer, not Jimmy Clausen, backing up Jay Cutler.

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<![CDATA[Cutler Thinks Holmes Will be a Good Fit]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:52:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/453621966.jpg
When the Bears signed former Jets and Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes Saturday to vie for an opening caused by Wilson's broken collarbone, it took only a short time before Cutler and Holmes were...

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<![CDATA[Ditka Calls Redskins Name Controversy "Stupid"]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:54:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/454593447.jpg
Count former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka among those who doesn't see anything wrong with the Washington Redskins name.

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<![CDATA[O'Donnell Reportedly Wins Bears' Punting Job]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:51:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/163*120/492704175.jpg
The Chicago Bears have reportedly made a decision as to who will be their punter in the 2014 season, as rookie Pat O'Donnell beats out Tress Way for the job.

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<![CDATA[Bears Sign Holmes to 1-Year Deal ]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:26:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jets-Bills-1117001.jpg
The Chicago Bears have been looking for a third wide receiver to emerge on their roster, but they took a proactive approach Saturday as they signed Santonio Holmes to a 1-year contract.

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<![CDATA[Zach Miller Placed on IR, Out For Season]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:25:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/zach_miller.jpg
Backup tight end injured foot during Thursday night's game.

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<![CDATA[Report Card: Defense Shows Improvement as Bears Win]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:46:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/4536219661.jpg
The Chicago Bears knocked off the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-19 on Thursday night, but questions still need to be answered by their special teams unit.

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<![CDATA[Depth Chart Update: Clausen Still Leads in QB Battle]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:32:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/4536227141.jpg
After the Chicago Bears' 20-19 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Grizzly Detail unveils our latest depth chart as players continue to jockey for the available positions on the team's roster.

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<![CDATA[Bears 2014 Preseason Action]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:28:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bears_Santonio-2.jpg
The Chicago Bears tune up for the 2014 season.

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<![CDATA[Grizzly Details: Bostic, McClellin Bounce Back in Win ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:44:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/182*120/453619918.jpg
Chicago Bears linebackers Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic had a rough opener of preseason play last week, but both bounced back nicely against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Bears Beat Jaguars 20-19 Thursday Night ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:20:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/189*120/453619824.jpg
The Chicago Bears didn't hold a lead for the first 59 minutes and 10 seconds of the game, but thanks to a late touchdown run by Senorise Perry, they grabbed a 20-19 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday...

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<![CDATA[Zach Miller Forcing People to Learn His Name]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:18:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/zach_miller.jpg
Converted quarterback trying to make Bears squad.

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<![CDATA[Jags vs. Bears: Five Players to Watch]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:06:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/453565746.jpg
The Chicago Bears will have some work to do against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, but five players in particular are certainly worth watching in the contest.

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<![CDATA[Marshall Joins Cast of "Inside the NFL"]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:19:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/454587059.jpg
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall is known for his fierce advocacy for mental health awareness and his willingness to share his opinions on the league, so it's natural that he joins the cast of...

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<![CDATA[Bears' Allen Makes Debut Thursday]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:27:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jared+allen.jpg
Chicago's prized free agent acquisition, Allen sat out last week's preseason opener against Philadelphia after missing practices because his wife gave birth to a girl.

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<![CDATA[Bears Bites: Conte Looking to Move On from 2013 Failures ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:42:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/conte157076766.jpg
In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at how Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte is trying to get over his 2013 shortcomings, as well as some things to watch for in the team's game against...

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<![CDATA[Bears: Clausen in Lead at Back-Up QB]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:44:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/453363328.jpg
The Chicago Bears had several positions up for grabs at training camp this summer, and even though the team is leaving Bourbonnais Wednesday, there are still questions to be answered.

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<![CDATA[Five Biggest Storylines From Bears Training Camp ]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:07:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/167*120/453358886.jpg
The Chicago Bears broke camp at Olivet Nazarene University on Wednesday, and as they head back to Chicago, we have the top five storylines that have emerged from the practice fields of Bourbonnais.

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<![CDATA[Cleveland Browns Sign Rex Grossman]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:56:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/73060716.jpg
The 33-year-old Grossman is entering his 12th year in the NFL and joins a team where Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel are vying for the starting job. He hasn't played in the regular season since 2011, when...

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<![CDATA[Coach Says Shea McClellin Would Make a Great Squirrel Hunter]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:59:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Reggie_Herring.jpg
Converted Bears linebacker may want to put on a camouflage uniform to impress his coach.

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<![CDATA[Conte Makes Immediate Impact in Return to Practice]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP691227111216_6.jpg
The Chicago Bears welcomed Chris Conte back to the practice field on Monday, and he made an immediate impact as he picked off a pass in the end zone.

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<![CDATA[Clausen Embraces Competition With Palmer]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:58:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/453363328.jpg
The Chicago Bears' back-up quarterback spot is still up for grabs, but despite not being assured of a position on the team, Jimmy Clausen is embracing the challenge of making the team's roster.

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<![CDATA[Chris Conte Looks for Redemption at Bears Camp]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:44:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/454593049.jpg
Redemption is on Chris Conte's mind.

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<![CDATA[Injuries Impact Position Battles as Camp Resumes]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:45:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/453357690.jpg
The Chicago Bears will resume training camp in Bourbonnais on Sunday, but with only three practices left, what are some of the storylines that fans should be following?

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<![CDATA[Bennett Will Practice With Bears Sunday]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:28:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/183989600.jpg
Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was suspended last week for conduct detrimental to the team, but he will be back on the practice field Sunday as the team resumes training camp.

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<![CDATA[Clausen Grabs Lead in Quarterback Battle ]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:44:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/453363328.jpg
The Chicago Bears' back-up quarterback competition got more heated on Friday night as Jimmy Clausen drew first blood against Jordan Palmer for the role.

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