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Bears TE Davis failing to earn more trust as receiver

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Bears TE Kellen Davis' failure to break through this season has not been a surprise to league evaluators.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Bears 'properly handled' Cutler's concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The NFL said that the Bears "properly handled" QB Jay Cutler’s concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans.

Texans knock out Cutler, top Bears 13-6

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, leading the Texans to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.

Bears QB Cutler leaves with concussion

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s game against the Texans.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears' Tice has something to prove

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Those skeptical of Mike Tice's play-calling acumen are going to get much louder if Tice gets schooled by Wade Phillips in Week 10.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Bears CB Tillman says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman tweeted Thursday morning that his daughter is due Monday, and he will be available for Sunday night’s game.

Tillman could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman could miss Sunday night’s game against the Texans if his wife goes into labor.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Bears 'D' dominates again in 51-20 win

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher returned an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall as the Bears routed the Titans 51-20.

Bears 'don't worry' about Jennings, Tillman

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked MLB Brian Urlacher about his trust in the team's starting tandem at corner.

Key matchup: Bears WR Brandon Marshall vs. Titans defensive backs

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
In today’s key matchup, we take a look at the challenge the Titans’ secondary will face Sunday when it lines up across from Bears WR Brandon Marshall.

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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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