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As part of our comprehensive draft guide I shared a piece on the importance of assessing a player’s team and offensive context when deciding on his relative value compared to other players at the position. Along that line of thinking, it is worth noting that six of our consensus top twelve running backs ranked as RB1s in twelve team leagues are operating in new offensive systems this year. Today’s piece tackles Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears. This year there are a couple of changes worth assessing for their impact on his fantasy value: the departure of Head Coach Lovie Smith and staff, and the attention paid to Chicago’s offensive line...
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The Chicago Bears finished the 2012 NFL season with a 10-6 record but did not make the playoffs. As a result of this, Chicago parted ways with their long time head coach Lovie Smith.
The Bears signed Marc Trestman to be their new head coach, and Trestman comes into Chicago after a successful stint in the Canadian Football League as a head coach.
The Bears biggest offseason move was...
The Bears released their preseason depth chart, their first one of the season. Here it is:
Kyle Long is going to start Week 1 at RG, that's all there is to it. He's listed as the "co-starter," which is a gentleman's way of saying "we're starting the rookie, thanks."
Eben Britton is slotted as the backup RT, with Matt Slauson hanging...
Most of the news that's fit to print from week 2 of training camp:
Dallas 24 vs. Miami 20
It's actually football!!! I watched the first quarter, which is the only real important quarter for the HOF game. Romo didn't even play, but Ryan Tannehill played a spell. He didn't look very good, and he's the worst type of quarterback: slightly below-average, but not bad...
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was one of many kids growing up who had aspirations of playing professional football.
“Since I was young, it was always my dream to play in the NFL,” Melton said in an interview with Bearsbacker.com in 2011. “My uncle, Ray Crockett played in the NFL and I grew up watching him.”
Melton was selected by the Bears in the fourth round...
The Chicago Bears held their annual Family Fest — a training camp practice at Soldier Field — on Saturday night, and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend along with about 30,000 other passionate fans. I thought I would take the opportunity to pass on some of my observations from the practice. Nothing [...]The post Notes from 2013 Chicago Bears Family Fest by Jon Vander...
The Chicago Bears have been dealing with some key injuries thus far this training camp. More key players suffered injuries during practice.
This time it came in front of 29,000 fans at Soldier Field for "Family Fest" on Saturday night.
Wide receiver Earl Bennett (suspected concussion) and defensive back Kelvin Hayden (left hamstring strain) were two of five Bears...
Devin Aromashodu is hungry for a second helping with the Bears.
One of Jay Cutler's favorite targets in 2009 Aromashodu is trying to impress a new set of eyes on the Bears coaching staff.
"I feel like I can help them out on special teams and at receiver… just add more depth. Anything they need me to do" he said after Monday's practice at Olivet Nazarene University...
Highlights from today's Chicago Bears training camp practice, including 1-on-1 drills, a Fendi Onobun touchdown and more.
How will the recent surge of injuries to key players, which includes four new maladies from last night’s practice, affect the Chicago Bears’ roster heading into the preseason?
Training camp is underway for NFL teams and the season is just right around the corner. After the long rigorous offseason, teams are coming into their own and filling in the missing pieces. Week 1 will shine a new light on teams who surprise the league with breakout performances, such as making the playoffs. Here are 5 NFL teams that could make a run for the playoffs in 2013.
The Chicago Bears got healthier at the right time. With the first preaseason game coming up this Friday against the Carolina Panthers, the Bears want to keep improving on both sides of the ball.
With some key players battling injuries it would definitely hold back this team from making the most of their training camp and preseason experiences.
Starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod...
We break down, in as much detail as possible, this morning’s Chicago Bears practice session, which included four interceptions, more plays from receiver Joe Anderson and much more.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press Matt Forte expects to be more than the last-resort receiver for quarterback Jay Cutler this season.
Though Chicago brought in an additional option in tight end Martellus Bennett, it's the veteran running back who may prove critical to the Bears' success. Forte always played a big role in the passing attack until...
By Rob Yarborough
His former teammate Brian Urlacher provided a nice distraction during the offseason. But now the heat is back on Jay Cutler.
As Urlacher put a period at the end of a probable Hall of Fame career, Cutler enjoyed some wedded bliss as he married reality sweetheart Kristen Cavallari in June. It was just one of many changes the embattled Chicago quarterback will face...