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Highlights from Phil Emery, Marc Trestman press conference

Training Camp is officially here for the Chicago Bears as some players reported to Bourbonnais today to get ready for the first practice on Friday. General Manager Phil Emery and Head Coach Marc Trestman held a press conference to open up the 2014 season. Here are some of the highlights: Kyle Long injury One of the biggest pieces of news came when Emery announced that offensive lineman Kyle Long suffered a ...

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The Phil Emery Draft Checklist

Phil Emery Draft Checklist   1. Athletic   He has shown that he values athletic ability more than anything and with the amount that he talks about his athletic index it gives credence to its importance in his evaluation process. His draft picks have been mostly guys who have shown athletic ability on the field and in the offseason testing process.    Emery's histroy as a strength and conditioning coach seem ...

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Bears Injury Updates

  The team held a press conference earlier today   LAKE FOREST- With all of the chaos that has engulfed the Bears within the last 24 hours, the team decided that it was appropriate to hold a press conference on the first day of their bye week. Both head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery took the podium at Halas Hall within the last few hours to inform everyone of the statuses of t ...

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Bears re-sign CB Kelvin Hayden

The moves just keep coming from Bears General Manager Phil Emery Bears beat writer Vaughn McClure reports the Bears and veteran corner back Kelvin Hayden have agreed on a one year deal. Hayden was with the Bears last season and tested the free agent market, but landed back with Chicago. Hayden will find himself in the nickel back position where he played in 16 games last year and started two. Hayden finishe ...

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Early Bears Mock Draft

As Phil Emery prepares to enter his second draft as the GM of the Chicago Bears, the franchise is in a state of transition unlike anything seen in the last 20 years. Lovie Smith, the coach of the last 9 seasons, has been removed, along with his defense first mentality. Additionally, future Hall of Fame middle linebacker, Brian Urlacher is without a contract and his future with the team may be in doubt. Emer ...

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GM Phil Emery Demonstrates The Skills He Seeks In New Coach

A day after teary-eyed Chicago Bears players faced cameras (or in the case of Devin Hester, his locker) and decried the firing of Lovie Smith as head coach, the team’s General Manager, Phil Emery, took the podium at Halas Hall and without a hint of regret thanked the former coach for his work and then detailed why he decided to making a coaching change. Emery pointed out the obvious – an ineffective offense ...

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LIFE AFTER LOVIE

The Lovie Smith era is over and no one is really crying about it except for the Bears’ players. Lovie was never despised by Chicago sports fans, but he was never really loved either. The first African-American coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl (along with Tony Dungy), he never followed up on his promise to return and win the Lombardi Trophy. And, he never was able to overcome the great challenge facing ...

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Chicago Bears’ 7-Round Draft Board

In the 2012 NFL offseason, the Chicago Bears have undoubtedly been among the most active in signing and trading players. The arrival of GM Phil Emery has brought new hopes to the face of Chicago, and ended the tenure of Jerry Angelo for the Bears. The wideout, cornerback and offensive line position has been seemingly patched up with multiple overall signings. Depth has been added, along with the superstar r ...

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Cutler Ready for Receiver Upgrade

"Told you we could get that #15 out of storage. Getting the band back together! Good to have #15 back." With that @JayCutler6 tweet, the Bears can finally enter the modern era of professional football. In trading for Brandon Marshall, Phil Emery accomplished in one day what Jerry Angelo couldn't do in 10 years. Land a number one receiver and heed the advice of his franchise quarterback. “I petitioned for hi ...

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