Foreign-born NFL players, like Raiders DL Jack Crawford, are seeing the sport grow in their home countries at varying rates.
The Bears are hoping to see DE Shea McClellin's competitive nature at full throttle when he returns in late July.
With Chicago drafting DE Shea McClellin in the first round, DLE Israel Idonije will have to fight to retain his starting DLE spot, according to NFC Whispers.
Phil Emery addressed an area of need on defense with his first draft pick as general manager, selecting Boise State DE Shea McClellin.
The Bears announced they re-signed unrestricted free-agent DE Israel Idonije to a one-year deal Thursday.
Although he's 31, Bears DE Israel Idonije may be an attractive free-agent option for a team seeking a hardworking, versatile defensive lineman.
PFW caught up with Bears chairman George McCaskey Wednesday at Halas Hall after a forum on health and safety for high school coaches and players concluded.
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 17 win over the Vikings.
Hub Arkush says the Bears have too many glaring needs elsewhere to spend time looking for Brian Urlacher's heir apparent in the 2012 draft.
Julius Peppers, who has 10 sacks this season, has the power, quickness and agility to dominate against Packers OLT Marshall Newhouse.
This is a week where Julius Peppers could dominate if the Seahawks don't do all they can to help OLT Paul McQuistan.
The task of keeping contain and not allowing QB Tim Tebow to get to the edge when he tries to scramble falls on Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije on Sunday.
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.
Bears DE Julius Peppers has the strength to win battles against Chiefs OLT Branden Albert.