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The Chicago Bears weren't afraid to think outside the box when they hired coach Marc Trestman.
They stretched boundaries. They hopped the border.
They lured him back to the NFL from Canada with the hope that he could connect with quarterback Jay Cutler and inject some life into a stagnant offense while leading the Bears to the playoffs after they missed out for the fifth time in six seasons despite 10 wins.
It's no small task, particularly for someone with no head coaching experience in the league. Then again, he had success in the CFL the past five years, leading the Montreal Alouettes to back-to-back championships, and he has a history of success with quarterbacks.
A defense that consistently ranked among the best the past few years will largely remain untouched under new coordinator Mel Tucker. But on the other side, it's a different story.
The Bears are running the West Coast offense, and so far, new tight end Martellus Bennett likes what he sees from his coach....
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was given an excused four-day absence from the team, head coach Marc Trestman said after practice. “This was a planned-out miss today for personal reasons,” Trestman said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I let him go for personal
Brandon Marshall is taking a four-day absence from the Chicago Bears.
The absence of Marshall was per-approved by head coach Marc Trestman.
“This was a planned-out miss today for personal reasons,” Trestman said via the Chicago Tribune. “I let him go for personal reasons. But something that has been part of the off season plan since started training camp.”
We reported earlier that Brandon Marshall isn’t happy with the way the Bears have reacted to his hip still bothering him.
It turns out though, that Marshall took a leave of absence to have his hip examined after undergoing offseason surgery about seven months ago.
Why is Brandon Marshall taking 4 days away from the #Bears? It's his previously scheduled follow-up appointment...
The Bears have cut their roster down to 76 players after releasing 14 players on Monday via the team's website.
Brandon Marshall has been slow to return from a hip injury, and the Bears wide receiver is reportedly upset with the Chicago Bears because “the organization is not taking his hip injury seriously.”
Adam Schefter is reporting that Marshall is upset that the Bears are not listening to his concerns.
WR Brandon Marshall is upset Bears have not taken his concerns about his hip injury...
The Chicago Bears got the balance they sought on offense last week. Now, their starters are getting a breather.
Don't expect to see Chicago's top stars on the field during Thursday night's final preseason game against Cleveland.
Their dress rehearsal for the opener against Cincinnati on Sept. 8 came last week, when they dominated Oakland in the first half. Now, Jay...
The Bears are reportedly trying to trade wide receiver Earl Bennett, who could be on his way out after suffering his second concussion since December, from which he still has not recovered.
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton is expected to be medically cleared next week from a concussion and be ready for the regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 8.
Melton who suffered the concussion on Aug. 9 wore a helmet and participated in the individual open portion of practice on Wednesday but he is remains off-limits to the media per NFL rules...
Jonathan Bostic and Lance Briggs have garnered most of the attention so far this year, yet James Anderson has been extremely impressive and could end up being the Bears’ best linebacker this season.