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  • Bears believe in Jimmy Clausen

    Posted 14 hours ago

    In a perfect world, Jay Cutler would take every snap this season. But if that doesn’t happen, the Bears have confidence that backup Jimmy Clausen could step in and do the job.

  • Lynch eager to display RB ability

    Posted Aug 26, 2014

    It appears the opportunity that Bears rookie Jordan Lynch has been waiting for to display his running back skills will finally come Thursday night in Cleveland.

  • Bears cut Isaiah Frey, James Brown

    Posted Aug 26, 2014

    The Bears on Tuesday reached the NFL’s mandatory 75-man roster limit by waiving cornerback Isaiah Frey and offensive lineman James Brown.

  • QB Fales to start preseason finale

    Posted Aug 26, 2014

    Bears rookie quarterback David Fales is expected to start and play all or at least most of Thursday night's preseason finale against the Browns in Cleveland.

  • Bears release safety Craig Steltz

    Posted Aug 25, 2014

    The Bears on Monday released veteran safety Craig Steltz, who appeared in 77 games with eight starts since arriving in 2008 as a fourth-round draft pick.

  • Youth, experience gave Clausen edge

    Posted Aug 25, 2014

    Bears coach Marc Trestman revealed Monday that Jimmy Clausen won his job competition with Jordan Palmer due primarily to youth and experience.

  • Palmer among 12 players released

    Posted Aug 24, 2014

    The Bears on Sunday released 12 players, including quarterback Jordan Palmer, which means that Jimmy Clausen likely will open the season as Jay Cutler’s backup.

  • Position battles not yet decided

    Posted Aug 23, 2014

    It didn’t appear that any of the Bears’ key battles for backup positions on offense were settled in Friday night’s 34-6 preseason loss to the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

  • Conte suffers concussion in defeat

    Posted Aug 23, 2014

    Playing in his first game in nearly eight months, safety Chris Conte started with a bang but ended Friday night’s preseason contest in Seattle on the bench with a concussion.

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  • What role will Trevor Scott fill?

    Posted Aug 25, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how the Bears likely will utilize defensive end Trevor Scott, why players wait to have offseason surgery and if receiver Marquess Wilson will be put on injured reserve.

  • Who will be backup running back?

    Posted Aug 17, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses the battle for the Bears' No. 2 running back, if safety Ryan Mundy has secured a starting job and if safety Chris Conte will make his preseason debut Friday night in Seattle.

  • Who will be Bears' third receiver?

    Posted Aug 11, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses who will replace the injured Marquess Wilson as the Bears' third receiver, if Jimmy Clausen has supplanted Jordan Palmer as the No. 2 quarterback and who's winning the middle linebacker competition.

  • Which new players have stood out?

    Posted Jul 31, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses which new players on defense have made the biggest impact in training camp, what's different about the Bears compared to last season and the battle for the backup quarterback position.

  • Who is an unheralded player to watch?

    Posted Jul 23, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses an unheralded Bears player to watch in training camp, how many defensive ends/tackles will make the 53-man roster and eligibility rules for players on the PUP list.

  • Will changes impact Gould's timing?

    Posted Jul 22, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses if having a new holder and long-snapper will affect Robbie Gould's timing, why the Bears release Israel Idonije before training camp and the Bears' most underrated move of the offseason.

  • What role will Bass play this year?

    Posted Jul 17, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses what role defensive end David Bass could play this season, the training camp schedule and the possibility of Jordan Lynch playing safety.

  • How did McClellin perform in OTAs?

    Posted Jul 15, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses how Shea McClellin fared during offseason workouts, training camp information and the competition at strong safety.

  • Will Long get reps at tackle?

    Posted Jul 10, 2014

    Senior writer Larry Mayer discusses whether guard Kyle Long will get reps at tackle, when Robbie Gould will become the Bears’ all-time leading scorer and which Bears rookie will make the biggest impact this season.

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