The Bears will be resuming their search for an edge rusher to complement Julius Peppers after the season.
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush shares his short list of candidates to succeed Jerry Angelo and Mike Martz if they do not return in 2012.
The Bears were hopeful that Corey Wootton would take a big step this season, but he doesn't appear to be making much progress.
A question that persists is whether any Bears defensive linemen will step up and be a source of pressure on quarterbacks each and every week.
Bears DE Corey Wootton, who was injured in the team's preseason opener on Saturday evening, could miss up to four weeks due to meniscus damage in his right knee.
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...
DE Charles Grant's stint with the Bears ended after two weeks. Chicago released the ninth-year veteran on Tuesday, according to reports.
PFW caught up with rookie DE Corey Wootton at Halas Hall earlier this week. We discussed his first regular-season game and which of his teammates makes him laugh the most.
Although it's likely that Green Bay could have acquired RB Marshawn Lynch by offering Buffalo a third-round draft choice, we hear that Packers GM Ted Thompson didn't consider such an offer, according to NFC North Whispers.
The Bears agreed to terms with DE Corey Wootton on a four-year contract and waived QB Brett Basanez. Terms of the Wootton deal were not disclosed.