Your 2013 Chicago Bears: The D-Line

The Chicago defense is anchored by the defensive line. Get to know the players who will fill the line.

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Playing under the franchise tag, Henry Melton looking for another big year to earn a long-term contract. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Nate Collins missed several games last year due to a suspension, and will want to make a mark this season. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Rookie Cornelius Washington was drafted in the sixth round out of Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Sedrick Ellis' sacks dwindled in recent seasons in New Orleans, and he is looking for a fresh start. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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New Bear Turk McBride is good at stripping the ball. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Kyle Moore will add depth at the ends of the d-line. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Cheta Ozougwu will look to get more playing time than last season, where he appeared in just one game. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Stephen Paea made a splash last season, and will look to keep his hot streak going. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Rookie Brent Russell will work to make the roster on the interior D-line. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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Shea McClellin will look for more consistency in his sophomore season. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Christian Tupou, a rookie out of USC, is hoping to add depth to the interior line. (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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Corey Wootton's rise last season was a welcome sight. He'll want to be a full-time starter this year. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Though he's aging, Julius Peppers is still one of the best defensive linemen in the league. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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