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Optimistic Lance Briggs wants to retire in Bears uniform

BOURBONNAIS — Never known as a workout warrior, Lance Briggs is stepping up his weight-room routine this season. ‘‘When I was younger, I would work out three days, take a day off; work out four, take a day off; work out one day, take a day off,’’ Briggs said. ‘‘Now it’s five days. I’m consistently […]

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New top-secret Bears defense is no joke

BOURBONNAIS — Getting any information about the details of ­defensive coordinator Mel Tucker’s scheme changes is like pulling teeth strapped with braces. Tucker’s playbook seemingly has ‘‘Top Secret’’ stamped on it. There are polite refusals. ‘‘I don’t want to get into any scheme things,’’ defensive backs coach Jon Hoke said. ‘‘There are a few subtle […]

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Bears committed to a Forte-first approach

BOURBONNAIS — Question Bears coach Marc Trestman about how Matt Forte can improve during training camp and he practically does a Kennedy impression. Ask not what Matt Forte can do for the Bears. Ask what the Bears can do to help their Pro Bowl running back top the best season of his career. ‘‘We continue […]

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Bears committed to a Forte-first approach

BOURBONNAIS — Question Bears coach Marc Trestman about how Matt Forte can improve during training camp and he practically does a Kennedy impression. Ask not what Matt Forte can do for the Bears. Ask what the Bears can do to help their Pro Bowl running back top the best season of his career. ‘‘We continue […]

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Bears committed to a Forte-first approach in 2014

BOURBONNAIS — Question Bears coach Marc Trestman about how Matt Forte can improve during training camp and he practically does a Kennedy impression. Ask not what Matt Forte can do for the Bears. Ask what the Bears can do to help their Pro Bowl running back top the best season of his career. ‘‘We continue […]

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Recapping Bears’ first camp practice

Eight things to know from the Bears’ first training camp practice Friday. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

BOURBONNAIS — Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s impact, only one day into […]

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Bears’ defensive depth chart takes shape

The overhauled Bears defense made its debut at training camp Friday morning, giving fans a peek at the unit’s preliminary two-deep depth chart. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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New Bears safety Adrian Wilson could be the heel of the offseason

BOURBONNAIS — Adrian Wilson will start his 14th training camp Friday not worried about the other contenders for the starting job at strong safety. “I’m just going out there and competing with myself,” he said Thursday. “I’m not competing with anybody.” When you’ve been to the Pro Bowl five times, upholding your own standards — […]

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Live blog: Bears training camp

The latest news, updates from Bears training camp. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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5 under-the-radar Bears to watch

Training camp will provide proving ground or developmental stage for several players with something to proveCamp a proving ground. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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Bears training camp kicks off Friday in Bourbonnais

The Chicago Bears open up training camp Friday morning and tens of thousands of fans will be descending on Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais in the days ahead to get an opportunity to see their favorite players up-close. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Will the Chicago Bears have a reliable backup for Martellus Bennett?

Will the Chicago Bears have a reliable backup for Martellus Bennett? Way back in 1964 Mike Ditka caught 75 passes to establish the single season high for receptions by a tight end in Chicago Bears history. Number two on the list was set last year by Martellus Bennett, with 65. You factor in the blocking […]

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Jay Cutler warns: Bears can’t get ahead of themselves

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Jay Cutler has taken more than his share of grief as the most over-analyzed athlete in recent Chicago sports history. His facial expressions. His body language. His attitude. It seems like no matter what he says or doesn’t say and how he says or doesn’t say it, the conclusion — my conclusion, […]

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Bears still investing more heavily on offense

Despite overhaul of defense, salary-cap figures for offensive starters remain much higherBrad Biggs: Bears coach Marc Trestman warned past performance isn’t always a good indicator of future results. That goes for the offense as well. Full News here – Sports – chicagotribune.com

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