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Jason Ferrari
Chicago Bears Sports Writer

Slightly obsessed with football. And bourbon. Follow me on Twitter: @JasonFerrari75

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NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears live blog

Live updates of the Chicago Bears moves and rumors during the 2016 NFL Free Agency Period One of our favorite times of the year is back. The NFL Free Agency kicks off on Monday as teams are allowed to talk to players before they can officially sign contracts on March 9. Check back in this post for all things Chicago Bears related throughout free agency this year. As always, check out our official Chicago Be ...

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Chicago Bears offseason: Exploring each offensive position

We take a look at the Chicago Bears' biggest offseason needs on the offensive side of the ball It's that time of year to discuss the Chicago Bears positions of need, and as in recent years, they have several.  With a solid coaching staff in place, and a strong draft that yielded several starters and contributors in 2015, the Bears rebuilding phase is well on its way.  But even if he lands a strong 2016 draf ...

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The Chicago Bears stable of linebackers increases with Sam Acho

The Bears added to the potential log jam at linebacker today with the signing of Sam Acho.  Acho was drafted out of Texas in 2011, and has played for the Arizona Cardinals the last four seasons.  He played defensive end in college, and converted to a 3-4 outside linebacker at the pro level. This move brings up a question about the number of players at this position on the roster:  Do we have too many lineba ...

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Chicago Bears add new offensive wrinkle with running back Jacquizz Rodgers

The Chicago Bears have added a new element to their offense by signing running back Jacquizz Rodgers this afternoon. Rodgers was most recently a member of the Atlanta Falcons where he was used in a number of ways, including running back, slot receiver and kick returner. At 5-foot-6, 200-pounds he brings a different style that the Bears are not accustomed to.  He is strong between the tackles, has a burst an ...

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Chicago Bears add more defensive back depth with veteran Alan Ball

The Bears slowly continue to add depth and competition in free agency, most recently with the signing of defensive back Alan Ball.  Ball has spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville.  Before that, he played in Houston for one season, and spent five years in Dallas coming out of the University of Illinois. Ball is just the type of corner Pace, Fox and Fangio like to use.  He is tall at 6'2, and can play pr ...

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Chicago Bears add three key pieces to defensive lineup

We went from not a lot of Bears news to a bunch of Bears news in one day.  The Chicago Bears made three key signings yesterday in DE Jarvis Jenkins, DE Ray McDonald and LB Mason Foster. Yes, there are off the field concerns with McDonald but we are not a police officers, lawyers, judges or jury members, so let's just focus on the football stuff for now. DE Jarvis Jenkins: Jenkins played extremely well in mi ...

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Should the Chicago Bears look at Garrett Grayson in the NFL Draft?

With all of the attention going to the top rated quarterbacks in the draft, there has not been a ton of conversation about the next tier of players. One of the main reasons for that is experts are saying this is an extremely weak draft for QB prospects.  You will hear names like Brett Hundley from UCLA, Bryce Petty from Baylor and Sean Mannion from Oregon State.  There is another name that Bears fans should ...

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More free agent work needs to be done for the Chicago Bears

As we hit day nine of NFL free agency and inch closer to the 2015 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears have put in work. While some may not think it is enough, they have picked up five players thus far;  four of which will be day one starters and one for camp depth.  Trust me, I get the anxiousness, but there is a method to Ryan Pace's madness. That said, there are still needs to be addressed.  The Bears have about ...

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D.J. Williams will not return to Bears in 2015

Yet another veteran player is being told that he will not be returning to the Chicago Bears next season.  After two years with the Bears, linebacker D.J. Williams will not return in 2015. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiBears/status/575327616930037760 While Williams has experience with John Fox from their time together in Denver, age and injury history were most likely a factor.  Rumors are starting to come out ...

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NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears need for cornerbacks

The 3-4 defense has many needs to function properly and lock down cornerbacks are a big part of the process.  The Bears have had strong play from the corner position, but age has caught up with them.  Fortunately, there are some good corners on the free agent market. Byron Maxwell Byron plays with an identity.  He is not the most known name on the Seattle defense, but he gets it done.  He is a willing tackl ...

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