NFC North: Top 10 Training Camp Battles To Watch

Chicago Bears   Running Back: Matt Forte is clearly the starting back, but three backups will compete for playing time behind him. Ka'Deem Carey was with the team last year and will have more chemistry with the other players, but the scheme is set to change with the new coaching staff so it is not a huge advantage. He is not an athletic back and he is not big, at just 5-foot-9...
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Chicago Bears have drafted eight Pro Bowlers in last decade

According to a study that ties draft picks to Pro Bowl appearances over the last decade, the selections made by the Chicago Bears over the years rank among the league's best.NFL Media editor Jim Reineking took a look back at the past 10 draft classes (excluding the 2015 class, which hasn't taken the field yet) and counted the number of Pro Bowl appearances players selected during...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Offensive Preview 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 28: Jay Cutler #6 walks off the field after a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on December 28, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) The Chicago Bears spent the 2014 season at the bottom of the ‘best teams’ list, and at the top of the ‘most changes needed’ list. They finished the season last...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: “Celebrity Family Feud” Featuring NFC vs. AFC Players

ABC’s Family Feud and the NFL Players Association joined forces for a special episode of Celebrity Family Feud, which aired Sunday night. Five players from each the NFC and AFC battled to win up to $25,000 for their selected charity. The NFC played for St. Jude’s Research Center and the AFC played for the Players Assistance Trust. The show was hosted by Emmy Award winning...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ka'Deem Carey has confidence, professionalism in Chicago Bears RB competition

Chicago Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey is in a stiff running back competition, led by incumbent starter Matt Forte. Carey, however, is enjoying the battle behind Forte with Jeremy Langford, Daniel Thomas and Jacquizz Rodgers, according to Kevin Fishbain of Chicago Football."[The competition is] exciting," Carey told Chicago Football. "If you can get this spot here, then you know...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: That time Matt Forte owned Detroit Lions defense

If it weren’t for Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte would probably be remembered as the best running back of his generation. Still, it doesn’t take away how dominant of a player Forte has been in the NFL. Which is why we’re throwing it back to the 2010 season opener, when Forte ran crazily through the Detroit Lions in the 2010 season opener to bring the Bears back in the game, which...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 running backs

In the dead of the offseason, this is what we do. Last week, we gave you a rundown of the top 10 quarterbacks in football, and now it’s time to break down the running backs. 1. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks: The 29-year-old actually had the second-highest yards-per-attempt average of his career in 2014, amassing 1,200-plus yards for the fourth consecutive season while finishing...
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FIve NFL players with a lot to prove entering contract years

Every single season around the NFL there are players in contract years who must show they still have it in order to cash in on the open market when the new league year comes calling the following March. This season is no different. From an aging running back in Chicago to a talented linebacker with off-field issues in San Francisco, here are five players who need to prove their...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Chicago Bears

Bears sign 2 to 1-year pacts LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed safety Sherrod Martin and ... The Bears also announced they had waived kicker Jeremiah Detmer, ... Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte calls NFL "Hypocritical League" Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte wants a new contract, but he understands what would've happened in the media had he decided to...
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This Chicago Bears fan in a Matt Forte jersey and a thong is a perfect 10

This Chicago Bears fan leaves little to the imagination. #Bears @JustStephyC — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) March 7, 2015 Woah. You may also be interested in: This Minnesota Vikings fan in just a bikini will make your jaw drop This Green Bay Packers fan is one of the most naturally gorgeous woman ever LOOK: This New Orleans’ billboard clowns Dallas Cowboys fans
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Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte: The NFL is a 'hypocritical league'

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is tip-toeing a tough tightrope by driving a hard-line negotiation for a contract extension while also trying to be a good teammate. At the conclusion of minicamp, Forte vented a bit about the frustration he felt during the Bears offseason workouts, according to Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times."If I don’t show up (to voluntary organized...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Korea Times anoints Chicago Bears as Stanley Cup champions

It’s a good day for the Chicago Bears, who don’t even play hockey, but have been declared as the Stanley Cup champions by The Korea Times: There’s just a slight difference between the Bears and the Blackhawks, but, hey, maybe Bears fit better in that headline. This does raise intriguing questions about how the Bears would do at hockey, though. Jay Cutler, power-play quarterback...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Forte expected to carry a heavy load

The 2015 season will be an important one concerning the future of the Bears’ running back position. Matt Forte is entering a contract year, in which he will be paid a base salary of $7,050,000, and working for a new contract. Back in April, Forte was absent from the team’s first voluntary offseason workouts, fueling media speculation that he was [...]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Players Tape “Celebrity” Family Feud Featuring AFC vs. NFC Teams

The NFL and the TV game show “Family Feud” recently commingled when New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski and his brothers taped an episode for the show. But now, there will be a celebrity version of Family Feud that will showcase players from the AFC and NFC battling for victory—with all proceeds going to charity. Representing team NFC is Bears running back...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Continues to Work Despite Contract Uncertainty

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte speaks with the media after a practice session at Halas Hall on Wednesday May 27, 2015, in Lake Forest, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been the team’s most consistent running back since he first took the field against the Indianapolis Colts during his rookie season in 2008. He’s arguably been the team’s...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears not interested in extending Forte, Jeffery right now

The Chicago Bears have not wavered from their stance in regards to Martellus Bennett's holdout. The team has not catered to his demands for a new contract, and they're unlikely to do so until they get him on the practice field and assess his ability.That's the way things have gone under Chicago's new leadership. General manager Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox are both entering...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Finally Gets Some Respect From The NFL Media

For years Chicago Bears fans and experts have continued to voice their displeasure and disbelief at how the NFL media continues to disrespect running back Matt Forte.  A two-time Pro Bowler, he is the best the franchise has produced at the position since Walter Payton.  Yet whenever a conversation comes around about who are the best running backs in the league, his name is barely...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Chicago Bears offensive position groups

The Chicago Bears offense is coming off a disastrous season, where it seemed like everything went wrong. The quarterback play was disappointing, the skill players on the outside did not make the plays they made the year before and the play calling was questionable at best and futile at worst. New offensive coordinator Adam Gase will look to get the offense back on track this season...
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Notable Chicago Bears Additions Who Might Actually Get Cut

Over the years, fans of every NFL team have come to learn that no roster spot is safe in this league.  That includes from notable free agents signed specifically to fill a single position of need.  A draft pick or undrafted player could rise out of nowhere to steal it from them, resulting in some rather surprising cuts. Make no mistake.  Not every Chicago Bears free agent they...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

3 early bold predictions for the Chicago Bears in 2015

Brandon Marshall out. John Fox in. The Chicago Bears are looking to rebuild into a playoff team after a fourth straight year without the playoffs. Quarterback Jay Cutler is now on a short leash in the Windy City, and it’ll be interesting to see how he plays without his favorite wide receiver he’s every thrown the football too. Matt Forte wants a new contract, and the Bears aging...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: What have we learned from OTAs?

The Chicago Bears finish their first round of OTAs Friday, and while it’s difficult to come away with a full impression, there are some worthwhile tidbits from this week’s action.  Bennett continues to sit out, awaits new deal Coming off a career year, tight end Martellus Bennett wants new paper. The seven-year veteran hauled in 90 receptions for 916 yards and six touchdowns...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte not planning a holdout

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte answered in the affirmative when asked whether he'll report on time to training camp despite contract issues, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Forte is feeling the pressure of a contract year bearing down on him, and the Bears have been reluctant to offer their 29-year-old ball-carrier a new deal. "Nobody wants to play on a one-year deal,...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Good news for Chicago Bears fans regarding Matt Forte

Chicago Bears’ star running back Matt Forte obviously wants a contract extended. Nearing 30, Forte may only have two or three years left, meaning he’s looking to cash in late in his career. According to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson, Forte plans on reporting to training camp, even though the team hasn’t showed any willingness to give him a well-deserved but risky extension. Forte...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Sounds Jaded Regarding Bears and Contract Situation

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been among the most consistently good players in the NFL over the past several seasons. The 29-year-old veteran is also coming off a 2014 campaign that saw him post 1,846 total yards and 10 scores. Despite this previous success, Forte enters the 2015 season in a contract year. There doesn’t seem to be much happening on the contract extension...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Shows The Benefit Of Home-Grown Bears

Every year experts have harped on the idea that the best way for a team to become a perennial playoff contender is by finding the bulk of their players in the draft.  It’s a widely accepted strategy with a long history of success. So why then?  Why is it so successful? If Chicago Bears fans are looking for a perfect example to encapsulate the idea, they need look no further than...
Via Sports Mockery
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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