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Why Roquan Smith can make an immediate impact with the Bears

Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith was one of the best overall football players I studied on film throughout the 2018 draft process. He has …

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Smith expected to address media Tuesday

Bears first-round draft pick Roquan Smith will address the media at about noon Tuesday following practice at Halas Hall.<p>Smith was selected by the …

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Bears Defensive Coordinator Bashes Roquan Smith For Holdout

As Roquan Smith and the Chicago Bears try to make more progress towards a contract Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio didn’t hold back on his …

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Vic Fangio reacts to Roquan Smith still not at training camp

The Bears and their 8th overall pick, Roquan Smith, have yet to come to terms on a contract.

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Roquan Smith's contract impasse is over a behavior clause — and not just NFL's new helmet contact rule

In an effort to end the contract impasse with first-round draft pick Roquan Smith, the Bears conceded they won’t go after his guaranteed money if the linebacker gets suspended under the NFL’s new rule legislating helmet contact, the Tribune has learned.<p>The Bears made this concession even before the …

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Bears coordinator: Roquan Smith absence “not advantageous to anybody”

AP<p>The Bears were hoping first-round pick Roquan Smith would be the centerpiece of a solid defense, one that brings back nine starters from last …

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Bears DC Vic Fangio rips NFL’s illegal contact rule

Longtime NFL defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is not a fan of one of the league’s more recent rule changes.<p>Fangio was talking about NFL rules today …

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Roquan Smith's holdout is 'not advantageous to anybody,' Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says

Continuity is the 2018 theme for Vic Fangio’s Bears defense. Nine starters are back from last year, and a 10th was a reserve last season.<p>And the 11th starter? The new guy? The inside linebacker drafted with the No. 8 pick to be a centerpiece and lift the NFL’s 10th-ranked defense to greater heights?<p>…

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Bears DC Vic Fangio on helmet rule: ’It’s going to be a hard rule to officiate’

BOURBONNAIS — As a longtime NFL defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio is a teacher of some repute. But even Fangio knows that erasing years of players …

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Bears’ Vic Fangio on NFL helmet rule: ‘It's going to be an extremely hard play to officiate’

As Bears first-round pick Roquan Smith continues his holdout over contract language regarding the new NFL helmet-contact rule, his teammates will be the first players to put the rule to the test.<p>Nobody is quite sure how it will play out.<p>“It’s going to be an extremely hard play to officiate, other …

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Chicago Bears: Deon Bush, Deiondre’ Hall have a lot to prove

Deon Bush and Deiondre’ Hall must prove that they can be counted on to be the primary backups at safety for the Chicago Bears in 2018.<p>For the first …

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Continuity 'huge' for talented Bears defense

With coordinator Vic Fangio and a core group of veterans returning, the Bears are hoping that the continuity they possess on defense will enable the …

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3 ways Bears can maximize Leonard Floyd in Vic Fangio's defense

The Chicago Bears need Leonard Floyd to take the next step in his career this season.<p>He’s entering Year 3 of his career and he has yet to truly establish himself as a top-flight pass rusher in the NFL.<p>Through his first two seasons, Floyd has shown flashes of greatness, using his speed to make big …

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2018 Outlook: Bears DST

2018 fantasy player outlook for Bears DST<p>It's hard to buy into the Bears as one of the league's better defenses. They have some very good talent, …

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Chicago Bears Can Trust Vic Fangio With Pass Rush Issue

The Chicago Bears had a top 10 defense for the first time since 2012 last season. The question is can they repeat their success again in 2018?<p>They …

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Aaron Lynch 'in a good spot emotionally, mentally' back in Vic Fangio's defense

As a fifth-round pick back in 2014, Aaron Lynch had a breakout rookie season with six sacks and four pass breakups.<p>Injuries and off-field issues derailed what looked to be a promising career, and now he’s found a second chance in Chicago with his former defensive coordinator from the San Francisco …

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Prince Amukamara making headlines at Bears OTAs

Prince Amukamara spoke with reporters after Wednesday's OTAs and had a lot to say about Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio and Quarterback Mitch Trubisk

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Kevin Fishbain looks at the Bears’ 2018 draft picks on Sports Feed.

CHICAGO - Now that the selections have been made, the key is to see how they're all going to fit in when it comes to Matt Nagy's team.<p>How will those …

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Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Bears GM Ryan Pace joins the show to talk draft and more

In episode 153 of their podcast, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Adam L. Jahns and WGN Radio’s Adam Hoge talk with Bears general manager Ryan Pace.<p>What did …

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Bears' Akiem Hicks savoring benefits of defensive continuity with Vic Fangio

Akiem Hicks shuffled into the Halas Hall media room Tuesday afternoon wearing orange-and-navy cleats and workout gear.<p>No, the Bears’ next regular-season game isn’t for another 21 Sundays, but as the team held its first on-field practice of 2018 as part of a voluntary minicamp, the veteran defensive …

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Bears putting faith in Vic Fangio with lack of defensive moves

The Chicago Bears are putting a lot of faith in Vic Fangio this offseason.<p>Bringing back <b>Vic Fangio</b> was one of the most important things new head coach</b> …

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Zebras, U's and aggressiveness: What Matt Nagy's offense could look like

Zebras, U's and aggressiveness: What Matt Nagy's offense could look like<p>USA Today<p>ORLANDO — The 2017 Bears’ offense wasn’t aggressive, and it …

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Sister Jean has a fan in Virginia McCaskey, and more notes from George McCaskey in Orlando

Matt Nagy wasn’t referring to Kevin White — or any player, specifically — when he offered up this line on Wednesday:<p>“We all can agree that once the …

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Bear Report Seven-Round Mock Draft v1.0

Even though we are just one week into the official acquisition period that is free agency, the Chicago Bears have proven to be big players so far. …

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Could Quenton Nelson increase his value by playing tackle?

Could Quenton Nelson increase his value by playing tackle?<p>USA Today<p>SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Quenton Nelson hasn’t met with the Bears yet during this …

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What can ‘explosive, electric’ Taylor Gabriel bring to the Bears offense?

When wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and the Falcons played the Bears last year in the season opener, Mitch Trubisky wasn’t yet the starting quarterback in Chicago.<p>But Gabriel has studied film on YouTube of Trubisky’s 12 starts later in the season, and the pair connected after Gabriel signed a …

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who should the Bears sign, Allen Hurns or Cam Meredith?

Dion Sims is still here, which is the outcome he expected but perhaps wasn’t a slam dunk — at least to those outside the walls at Halas Hall.<p>The …

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Cody Parkey wants to be the Bears' next Robbie Gould

Cody Parkey has played at Soldier Field in just one exhibition game in his four-year NFL career, so he has much to learn about kicking in a place where the elements aren’t always friendly.<p>But the newest Bears kicker, who signed a four-year, $15 million contract last week, looks to a past example to …

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'Humbled' OLB Aaron Lynch hopes reunion with Bears' Vic Fangio spurs turnaround

Aaron Lynch was benched in four of the 49ers’ final six games last year, rendered a healthy scratch while his teammates ran off a 5-1 record.<p>“I was …

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NFL free agency showed opening Super Bowl windows, rather than building dynasties, has become the goal

NFL free agency has never been so big, so glitzy, so celebrated.<p>A wild week has calmed somewhat now but as much as this is a time of year for teams …

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