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Jared Allen, Chicago Bears strike 4-year, $32M contract

By Rosenthal, Gregg Jared Allen has agreed to a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced Wednesday. Ian Rapoport reports the former Minnesota Vikings defensive end’s contract is worth $32 million.

Source: National Football League

Corey Wootton leaves Chicago Bears for rival Vikings

By Hanzus, Dan Corey Wootton is going from one NFC North team to another. The defensive tackle has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to Wootton’s agent.

Source: National Football League

NFC North free-agency update

By Mike Florio

[Editor’s note: This free-agency update comes from a variety of online resources. It includes re-signings, new signings, losses, and remaining free agents. If we’ve missed any, let us know.] Chicago Bears Signed: WR Domenik Hixon (Panthers); DE Willie Young (Lions); S M.D. Jennings (Packers); DE LaMarr Houston (Raiders); S Ryan Mundy […]

Bears strike one QB possibility off the list with Jay Cutler extension

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

It’s no secret the Vikings need to find a solution at quarterback. Well, the Chicago Bears just crossed off the list one of the intriguing free agent options.

The Bears and Jay Cutler agreed to a seven-year deal Thursday, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

#Bears signed QB Jay […]

Packers’ Rodgers Back, To Start Bears Game

By Cole Premo

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to start Sunday’s game for the NFC North title against the Chicago Bears.

Coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday that Rodgers will be back after missing seven games because of a left collarbone injury.

Green Bay (7-7-1) is 2-5-1 since Rodgers […]

Lions lose NFC North lead, clear way for Bears, Packers

By Patra, Kevin The Detroit Lions faltered Monday night, tossing the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers back into the lead in the NFC North race.

Source: National Football League

Zulgad: Antiquated Tampa-2 deserves blame for defensive shortcomings

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The Chicago Bears had won the NFC North with an 11-5 record in 2005 when the Minnesota Vikings fired coach Mike Tice after a 9-7 finish and began the search for his replacement.

It didn’t take long for two things to happen.

One, ownership was so enamored with Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator […]

Injury report: Ponder ruled out, Greg Childs progressing at practice

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game as he has not been cleared to practice since suffering a concussion in Sunday’s win against the Chicago Bears, per coach Leslie Frazier.

Quick turnarounds have been made from concussions by Vikings players this […]

Adrian Peterson slowly seeing the benefits of patience, lead blockers

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson still doesn’t like running behind a fullback.

But Peterson’s patience was rewarded in Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears as he tallied a season-high 211 yards behind a slew of pulling guards, tackles and lead blocks by his fullbacks.

“Earlier […]

Offensive formations and film observations: Week 13 vs. Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Welcome to another installment of ‘Offensive formations and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Week 13 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.

Every Tuesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings offense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and […]