Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on a former Bear's coaching hopes, a young Bear's thoughts on a new contract and a former Bear's dancing skills.
- Bear legend Mike Singletary's first run as a head coach didn't end well. Despite what happened in San Francisco, Singletary is hoping for another shot as a head coach. (Chicago Sun-Times)
- Lovie Smith didn't land a head coaching job, despite a winning record in Chicago. That fact illustrates some of the problems with diversity in NFL coaching. (Chicago Tribune)
- Henry Melton had his best season as a Bear in 2012. Fresh off his first Pro Bowl, he is hoping for a new contract. (ESPN Chicago)
- You know Israel Idonije as a sacking defensive lineman. It turns out he is also a comic book geek and will have his own book come April. (ESPN Chicago)
- Though this isn't about the Bears, you should see this cool moment from the Pro Bowl. Jeff Saturday was Peyton Manning's center for most of his career. Saturday announced his retirement, so he switched teams for one play during the Pro Bowl to hike it to Manning one last time. (Shutdown Corner)
- Former Chicago Bear Anthony Adams -- and NBC's own Stefan Holt -- will be featured on Arthur Murray's Dancing with Chicago Celebrities. It's a benefit to fight breast cancer. See how to help out here. (Arthur Murray)