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Changes, same problems for Bears' O-line

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Bears are hoping this week’s changes to the starting O-line will be the solution to the OL problems they have been struggling with for years.

Bears OG Rachal leaves team for personal reasons

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears OG Chilo Rachal left the team for personal reasons. He was placed on the reserve/left squad list.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Kaepernick, Smith lead 49ers in romp

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick threw two TD passes and Aldon Smith racked up 5½ sacks as the 49ers crushed the Bears, 32-7 on Monday night.

Report: 49ers QB Smith ruled out, Kaepernick to start

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported.

Ditka hospitalized after minor stroke

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Former Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke on Friday.

Bears announce Campbell will start Monday night

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bears ruled QB Jay Cutler out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. Jason Campbell will get the start.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher said Thursday he would still lie to cover up a concussion, reiterating a point he made earlier in the season.

Jim Harbaugh hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears-Niners bash weighing heavy on brain

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the head-scratching subplots in Monday night's matchup between the Bears and Niners.

Texans LB Dobbins fined $30,000

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Texans LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Dobbins said he will appeal the fine.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Bears sign QB McCown

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Bears brought back QB Josh McCown on Tuesday and waived TE Brody Eldridge.

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Boggs, Taylor (C)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m.
The Bears announced Tuesday they reached a one-year deal with Boggs.
Boogs, a Humboldt State product who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2011, has not played in a regular-season game.

Moore, Kyle (DE)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 8:27 p.m.
The Bears announced Tuesday they signed Moore to a one-year contract.
The 6-6, 263-pound Moore spent his first two seasons with Tampa Bay and the past two with Buffalo. He started seven of the 12 games he played in last year and had a career-high 24 tackles and three sacks.

Fluellen, Andre (DT)

Posted April 09, 2013 @ 8:26 p.m.
The Bears announced Tuesday they signed Fluellen to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-2, 302-pound Fluellen has played in 56 games with six starts over five seasons with Detroit (2008-12) and Miami (2012). He appeared in five games and made six tackles with the Lions and Dolphins last season.

McCown, Josh (QB)

Posted March 29, 2013 @ 5:50 p.m.
The Chicago Bears re-signed McCown, agreeing to a one-year contract Friday.
The 33-year-old McCown finished the last two years with the Bears, joining them each season in November after starter Jay Cutler was injured. In 10 NFL seasons with Arizona, Detroit, Oakland, Carolina and Chicago, he has started 33 of 50 games and completed 645 passes for 6,998 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Slauson, Matt (G)

Posted March 29, 2013 @ 4:04 p.m.
The Chicago Bears and former New York Jets guard Slauson have agreed to a 1-year contract. The team announced the deal on Friday.
Bears General Manager Phil Emery says Slauson's size and strength will make him a challenger for a starting guard position. Slauson, 6-5, 315-pounds, started 48 of 51 games with the Jets. New York drafted him out of Nebraska in 2009. Last season he didn't allow any sacks. Slauson was listed on New York's injury report with a knee injury last season.

Allen, Armando (RB)

Posted March 28, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m.
The Chicago Bears say running back Armando Allen has signed his exclusive rights tender.
The 5-foot-8 Allen has played in 17 games for the Bears and has 172 yards rushing on 42 carries and one touchdown. He has also has two receptions for 16 yards and seven special teams tackles.

Scott, Jonathan (T)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 4:04 p.m.
The Chicago Bears and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott have agreed to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Scott signed with the Bears last September and appeared in 12 games while making seven starts - six at right tackle. He has started 35 of 70 games played for Detroit (2006-07), Buffalo (2009), Pittsburgh (2010-11) and Chicago (2012) after being drafted in the fifth round by the Lions in 2006. He was let go by Pittsburgh last July and picked up by Detroit, but he got released off injured reserve after suffering a knee injury.

Anderson, James (LB)

Posted March 24, 2013 @ 4 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Anderson, the latest move in a major overhaul at the position.
The deal announced Sunday comes two days after they signed D.J. Williams from Denver to replace Brian Urlacher. Anderson was released earlier this month. He figures to take over at strong side for Nick Roach, who signed with Oakland. The only returning starting linebacker for Chicago is perennial Pro Bowler Lance Briggs on the weak side.

Zbikowski, Tom (S)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 3:17 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Zbikowski.
The Notre Dame alum and professional boxer has appeared in 64 games with 25 starts over five seasons with Indianapolis in 2012 and with Baltimore from 2008 to 2011. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Zbikowski recorded 89 tackles, three interceptions, eight pass break-ups and two sacks during those seasons.

Williams, D.J. (LB)

Posted March 22, 2013 @ 3:37 p.m.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with Williams, giving them a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher.
The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the signing has not been announced. The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn't agree on a contract with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the face of the franchise. Williams has played both middle and outside linebacker. He missed 9 games while serving a pair of NFL-mandated suspensions last season and was released by the Broncos on the eve of free agency.

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