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Report: Bears meet with Josh Freeman

By Mike Wilkening

The Bears, who are lacking in quarterback depth, have reportedly met with a prominent unsigned passer coming off a forgettable 2013 season. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, the Bears visited with free agent quarterback Josh Freeman on Monday. The 26-year-old Freeman struggled throughout last season. He lost his […]

Jared Allen’s contract loads up in 2015

By Mike Florio

Jared Allen will make $15.5 million in the first two years of his contract with the Bears. But only $3 million of that will come this year. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Allen receives a $3 million fully guaranteed base salary in 2014. For 2015, he gets […]

Jared Allen’s deal with Chicago includes $15.5 million guaranteed

By apnews@1500espn.com

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound?

The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Wednesday, replacing one accomplished pass rusher with another as they rebuild a defense that ranked among the league’s worst […]

Report: Bears came in at last minute with Jared Allen offer

By Darin Gantt

The Bears surprised the NFL by landing defensive end Jared Allen this morning, and he said there’s a reason they were able to keep it on the down low. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Allen said the Bears came into the picture at the last minute, with a deal that […]

Bears sign Jared Allen

By Michael David Smith

In one of the most surprising signings in free agency to date, the Bears have acquired Jared Allen. Allen, the former Vikings star, was widely believed to be nearing a deal with the defending champion Seahawks. Instead, he’ll stay in the NFC North but head south to Chicago. On the […]

Charles Tillman isn’t worried about his football future

By Mike Florio

When the Bears handed out a flurry of new contracts, cornerback Charles Tillman didn’t get one. Which probably means he won’t be getting one before he becomes a free agent on March 11. “I’m not really worried about it,” Tillman told Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune. “I have some decisions […]

Wetmore: What made Adrian Peterson’s great day possible?

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Adrian Peterson rushed a career-high 35 times Sunday in the Vikings’ overtime win against the Bears. He rattled off 211 yards, which isn’t unprecedented for Peterson but certainly impressive.

While it’s a virtual certainty he’ll fall well shy of his stated goal of 2,500 yards, 2013 has been a rather impressive follow-up […]

Vikings take lead on Cordarrelle Patterson TD run

By Mike Wilkening

Cordarrelle Patterson keeps making good things happen when the ball is in his hands. The Bears’ run defense, meanwhile, continues to be a real problem for Chicago. Patterson’s 33-yard TD run has given the Vikings a 7-3 second-quarter lead against the Bears in the final-ever meeting between the teams at Mall […]

Major Wright questionable after hamstring pull in practice

By Josh Alper

The Bears look like they’re getting some help for their beleaguered defensive line this weekend with the expected returns of defensive tackles Stephen Paea and Jeremiah Ratliff from injury. That help will come at a moment when the Bears might be shorthanded at the back end of their defense. Safety Major […]

Trestman: No Plans To Shake Up Bears’ Defense

By Jonathon Sharp

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman still has faith in his team’s defense.

Struggling with injuries and already vulnerable against the run, the Bears gave up a season-high 258 yards rushing in a 42-21 loss at St. Louis on Sunday.

Even so, Trestman says he has no […]