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Danica Patrick and other acts of sports treason

Danica Patrick’s U-turn from Bears fan to Packers fan is almost understandable. Almost.<p>She is, after all, dating Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. And Patrick was born in Beloit and grew up near the Illinois side of the border where allegiances are mixed.<p>But for the retired race car driver to …

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A significant first practice goes well for three critically important Bears

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — It’s a major Bears story until it isn’t, and in Thursday’s first practice of training camp ’18, the story was that Leonard Floyd, …

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Jordan Howard's pass-catching work received boost with two catches Saturday

The ball left Mitch Trubisky’s hand Saturday and sailed toward the left flat, where running back Jordan Howard had released as a checkdown option.<p>Instead of leading Howard, though, the pass was high and behind him. Not ideally located for a running back who has the NFL’s highest drop rate over the …

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Bears won't 'harp' on WR Kevin White in camp: 'We just want him to be him'

BOURBONNAIS — Matt Nagy doesn’t treat every player the same, and doesn’t want his coaching staff to, either. The head coach’s tack with the Bears’ …

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Training Camp Daily: Peter King Talks Bears Upside

<i>NBC Sports Chicago’s John "Moon" Mullin talked with The MMQB's Albert Breer, who shared his thoughts on where the Bears stand — and if they’ll be</i> …

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Chicago Bears: Predicting 5 most surprising roster cuts of 2018

Difficult decisions lie ahead for the Chicago Bears, who could surprisingly cut these players when training camp is over and the 53-man roster must …

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Injuries behind him, Bears' Long feels rejuvenated, older

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long showed up to training camp feeling rejuvenated — and a bit old.<p>The three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman is healthy after two injury-riddled seasons and has his sights set on helping lift a struggling franchise. But while he is "feeling great," …

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Kyle Long's return to health as important as any addition to Bears offense

The Bears offense, that complex machine coach Matt Nagy is constructing over the next seven weeks, slowly began to chug in the rain at Friday’s first training camp practice and continued to gain steam Saturday.<p>There’s a handful of shiny new parts that somehow must fit together and function.<p>There’s …

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Chicago Bears Training Camp: Kevin Toliver stole the show on Day 1

The Chicago Bears kicked off Day 1 of official practices for 2018 training camp on Friday. One undrafted free agent stole the show.<p>On Friday, the …

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Bears' Kyle Long on new head coach Matt Nagy: 'The dude's a stud'

Matt Nagy has a challenge on his hands.<p>The Bears hired the 40-year-old as their head coach in January and he comes into an organization which has …

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Chicago Bears: Is Danny Trevathan injury status alarming?

Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan talked about how excited he was to enter training camp healthy this offseason. He has now missed the first …

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Redskins Training Camp Profile: EDGE Pernell McPhee

Pernell McPhee signed with the Washington Redskins on a more than affordable deal in the 2018 offseason. Here’s what he has to show to win a bigger …

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Practice Snaps: Training camp day 1

Chicago Bears players and coaches on the field for Day 1 of training camp at Olivet Nazarene University, Friday, July 20, 2018, in Bourbonnais, …

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Chicago Bears Roster Ranking: 5-1

How would you rank the Chicago Bears roster heading into training camp?<p>Chicago Bears Ranking 90-86 85-81 80-76 75-71 70-66 65-61 60-56 55-50<p>50-46 …

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Chicago Bears Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends

With the Bears officially reporting to training camp in Bourbonnais, Illinois it’s time to begin previewing each of the Bears individual positional …

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Aaron Lynch sits out, Kevin Toliver shines again in Bears’ first public practice

Aaron Lynch encountered another setback in his attempt at a career rejuvenation on the first day of Bears training camp.<p>The outside linebacker, who joined the Bears on a one-year deal this offseason, suffered a hamstring injury during Friday’s first practice and didn’t participate in the team’s …

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Jay Cutler on stealing the show on wife Kristin's reality program: 'We were just going to call it "Barely Cavallari" '

Obligatory Jay Cutler football career-status update: If an NFL team needs a 35-year-old veteran quarterback with more than 35,000 passing yards, feel free to reach out his way.<p>“I’d definitely be open to it,” Cutler said Friday afternoon during an interview on WMVP-AM 1000. “But I don’t think that …

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Bears could develop “twin towers” personnel package at WR

The coach of a woeful college basketball team was asked in a postseason media session if the fact that he had all five of his starters returning was …

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ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson takes leave to care for wife, son

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson is taking a leave of absence to attend to a family matter.<p>Dickerson, who has been with ESPN since 2001, has been off for a few weeks already but tweeted the news on the eve of the Bears' Thursday open to summer training camp for the 2018 season.<p>“With a heavy heart …

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Bears training camp report: Observations, analysis from Day 1 of practice

BOURBONNAIS — The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley breaks down the Bears’ first training camp practice:<p><b>Rain</b><p>Matt Nagy said he wanted a tough camp to build up …

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Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on national anthem policy that calls for player suspensions

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable.<p>"We were asked to submit a form to the NFL on our overall discipline policy prior to the …

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What we learned from the Bears at the start of training camp

The Chicago Bears kicked off training camp with their annual opening press conference.<p>Ryan Pace, Matt Nagy and a few key players spoke to the media for the first time since mandatory minicamp, and they provided some updates on where the team stands as they gear up for the season.<p>Here’s what we …

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Bears position breakdown: The interior linemen

11th in a position-by-position series of training-camp capsules on every player on the Bears’ 90-man roster. The Bears open training camp on Friday …

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Podcast: Maintaining physicality, health balance for Bears

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Coaches are loath to give away competitive information, which can cover just about anything from play design to flavor of …

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Nagy's first training camp will be physical

There's an old adage that football is not a contact sport, it's a collision sport.<p>With that in mind, first-year Bears coach Matt Nagy intends to run …

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Synthetic pot tainted with rat poison sickens hundreds, FDA issues warning

Federal health officials are warning the public about a version of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that’s caused uncontrolled bleeding in …

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Virginia Halas McCaskey, Chicago Bears

<i>Virginia’s son, George Halas McCaskey, is the Chairman of the team and oversees day-to-day operations of the team.</i><p><b>Education:</b> Drexel<p><b>How They Acquired</b> …

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2018 fantasy football rankings: The top 30 tight ends

Fantasy draft strategy articles often discuss tier-ing, and as it happens, this year's tight end position is about as easy as possible to separate into tiers. There's a very distinct "Big 3" at the top, which could really be divided into two tiers, the first with Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce and …

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Bears position breakdown: The specialists

12th in a position-by-position series of training-camp capsules on every player on the Bears’ 90-man roster. The Bears open training camp on Friday …

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Chicago Bears: One Game From 2017 Still Angers Mitch Trubisky

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a guy who has no trouble finding motivation. He’s not stupid. He hears the critics each and every …

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