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Bears sign former Illini cornerback Alan Ball

Daily Herald After focusing on needs at defensive line and linebacker, the Bears have added a cornerback to their free-agent signings. Alan Ball, an eight-year NFL veteran out of the University of Illinois,...
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Bears agree to 1-year deal with cornerback Alan Ball

Daily Herald Chicago Bears agree to 1-year contract with cornerback Alan Ball
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Jay Cutler to face 'open competition' for Bears QB job

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Jay Cutler will face an "open competition" at quarterback. Could the Bears end up going with Jimmy Clausen or a rookie instead?
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Bears agree to 1-year deal with linebacker Mason Foster

Daily Herald Bears agree to 1-year contract with former Tampa Bay linebacker Mason Foster
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February meeting helped convince Bears on Jay Cutler

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — After some lukewarm comments about Jay Cutler at the scouting combine, the Bears brass met with the quarterback without his agent. The team left the meeting convinced he was their starter.
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Bears add Foster to add depth at LB

Daily Herald The Bears added a potential starting linebacker to their defensive rebuilding plan on Tuesday when Mason Foster agreed to a one-year deal. The former third-round draft pick in 2011 was a starter...
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Imrem: Time will tell if Bears made a poor decision

Daily Herald The Bears saw a player who could help them and convinced themselves that Ray McDonald is socially redeemable.
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Bears agree to 1-year deal with former 49ers DE McDonald

Daily Herald Bears agree to 1-year contract with former 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald
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Bears sign defensive end Jenkins to one-year deal

Daily Herald The Bears added another piece to their new defense on Tuesday when they signed former Washington defensive end Jarvis Jenkins to a one-year deal.
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Rozner: NFL in trouble? Not hardly

Daily Herald No, the NFL is not dying. On the contrary, it gets bigger every season and if the TV contracts were up for negotiation today, networks would be lined up to double the rights fees.
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Bears coach John Fox: 'We have a lot of needs'

NFL.com (Rosenthal, Gregg) — The Chicago Bears were active early during free agency but coach John Fox believes the team needs to sign more players during the second wave of free agency.
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Bears re-sign tight end Rosario to one-year deal

Daily Herald Eight-year veteran tight end Dante Rosario, who played the past two seasons with the Bears before becoming an unrestricted free agent on March 10, re-signed with the Bears on Thursday.
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Bears re-sign Rosario to 1-year contract

Daily Herald Bears bring back tight end Dante Rosario with 1-year contract
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Borland's decision should embolden others who want to quit

Daily Herald Chris Borland's career decision tells others younger and older that you don't have to play football just because you're good enough.
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Bears sign veteran long snapper

Daily Herald The Bears signed long-snapper Thomas Gafford on Wednesday, and he is expected to succeed Jeremy Cain, who played in every game last season but is an unrestriced free agent.
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Bears agree to 1-year deal with Vladimir Ducasse

Daily Herald Bears agree to 1-year deal with veteran guard Vladimir Ducasse
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Much work still to be done by Pace, Bears

Daily Herald Amid the feeding frenzy of the first week of free agency, the Bears added three players who are expected to be major contributors, although new GM Ryan Pace realizes there is much more work to be...
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Rozner: With Cutler back, what could possibly go wrong?

Daily Herald The Bears are stuck with Jay Cutler and he is stuck with them. What could possibly go wrong?
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Ola tops Bears' share of NFL bonus pool

Daily Herald Bears offensive lineman Michael Ola's base salary in 2014 was the league minimum, but he wound up starting 12 games. On Friday he was rewarded from the pool of performance-based pay allocated to...
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Safety Parker on Bears' radar

Daily Herald Even though the Bears have already added three-time Pro Bowl safety Antrel Rolle in free agency, they're still interested in former Chiefs safety Ron Parker, a one-time undrafted rookie who...
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Blog Articles

John Fox thinks Jared Allen ‘might make a big jump’

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — Chicago Bears coach John Fox spoke briefly during the NFL owners meetings last week with Jared Allen, who lives in Arizona during the offseason.Fox came away from the brief talk with Allen...
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Jay Cutler the starter, but competition open

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — Chicago Bears coach John Fox called it "all an open competition" on Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings when asked whether there was any scenario in which he envisioned Jay Cutler competing for...
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Bears chairman George McCaskey willing to take a chance on DE Ray McDonald

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — Apparently, it doesn’t take much to impress Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey. At least that’s the conclusion I came to after reading his comments about signing free-agent...
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John Fox: New conditioning program ‘will help’ Alshon Jeffery

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — Chicago Bears coach John Fox plans to implement changes to the club’s offseason conditioning program, tweaks he believes should help Alshon Jeffery as he ascends to the role of No. 1...
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Bears' lack of free-agent activity not that surprising

ESPN (ESPN.com staff) —  ESPN Bears reporter Michael C. Wright discusses the team's lack of free-agent activity.
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2015 draft picks: Chicago Bears

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — The Chicago Bears have six selections in the 2015 NFL draft, which will be held April 30 to May 2 in Chicago. Here's a breakdown of the Bears’ selections:First round: 7th overall...
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GM Ryan Pace's measured approach could pay off big for Bears

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — The Chicago Bears took a measured approach after the initial big-money first wave of free agency, and the club's patience may have actually paid off Tuesday with the expected additions of...
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Brian Urlacher never considered early retirement

ESPN (Jeff Dickerson) — Over the span of a decorated 13-year NFL career, former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher forged a reputation of a player willing to do almost anything to stay on the football field....
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League announces process for landing draft tickets

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — The NFL announced on Monday that fans interested in attending the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago from April 30-May 2 can register here starting on Tuesday for a chance to win two free tickets.Fans can...
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Report: 49ers interested in Lance Briggs

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — The Chicago Bears aren’t interested in bringing back linebacker Lance Briggs in 2015, but according to the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers could be in the mix for his services.A...
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John Fox: ‘We have a lot of needs’

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — While the Chicago Bears continue to take a cautious approach to free agency, the fact the team still needs to fill several holes prior to the 2015 season isn’t lost on coach John...
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Bears' John Fox: 'We have a lot of needs'

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — While the Chicago Bears continue to take a cautious approach to free agency, the fact the team still needs to fill several holes prior to the 2015 season isn’t lost on coach John...
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Bears Twitter mailbag: Expect logjam at OLB

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — First off, apologies for skipping out on the mailbag last week. We decided to put it on hold because we expected the Bears would more active in free agency than they've been up to this...
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Bears put together NCAA tournament brackets

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — We're in the midst of the NCAA tournament, and like many of you, several current and Chicago Bears players put together brackets on the team's official website.Current Bears jumping into the...
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Bears sign TE Dante Rosario to one-year deal

ESPN (Jeff Dickerson) — The Chicago Bears re-signed veteran free agent tight end Dante Rosario to a one-year contact, the team announced Thursday. Rosario has extensive history with new Bears head coach John Fox dating...
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Bears propose two rules changes

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — In advance of the league’s annual meeting, which kicks off on Sunday, the Chicago Bears last month submitted two of the 23 NFL playing rules proposals for 2015 to be reviewed by the...
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Bears above average in available salary-cap space

ESPN (Jeff Dickerson) — A handful of free-agent signings, headlined by outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, wide receiver Eddie Royal and safety Antrel Rolle, leaves the Chicago Bears with $15,226,038 worth of salary-cap...
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Bears sign long-snapper Thomas Gafford

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday the signing of long-snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year contract.Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately disclosed.Gafford, 32, reportedly took part...
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Bears investigate UGA pro day, RB Todd Gurley

ESPN (Jeff Dickerson) — The Chicago Bears were among the NFL teams present in Athens, Georgia, for the University of Georgia's pro day on Wednesday where the star attraction, running back Todd Gurley, attended the event...
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Chicago Bears ownership at a glance

ESPN (Michael C. Wright) — Majority owner: Virginia McCaskey (92)Minority owners: Patrick Ryan (77), Andrew McKenna (84)Source of wealth: Ownership of the Chicago BearsNet worth: $1.3 billion (Forbes)Residence: Des Plaines,...
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