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Camping with the Chicago Bears – Day 1

  First day of training camp is full of optimism for both veterans looking to win a championship and rookies trying to gain a roster spot. This years Chicago Bears training camp is no different, with many positions up for competition, especially on defense. Early on in training camp the defense usually has the upper hand on the offense but, that isn't the case this year. On day one in shorts and helmet ...

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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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Chicago Bears Training Camp Primer: Running backs

One of the Chicago Bears most dangerous offensive weapons is arguably running back Matt Forte. The 6-foot-2, 218 pound back is the perfect fit for Marc Trestman's offensive system, as we saw last season. The Bears rely heavily on Matt Forte as he logged 363 touches last season, the most since his rookie season. So having a productive option behind him will be nice to have for the Bears. They let Michael Bus ...

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The Situation At Right Tackle For The Chicago Bears

  J'Marcus Webb is one of the many players fighting for the starting right tackle job {photo courtesy of ESPN.com}.   BOURBONNAIS- As the Bears get ready to end training camp for the year and head back to Lake Forest, there are many concerns that plague this team. Aside from the rash of injuries and the offense's performance, one of the key components of the offensive line is also under fire. The ...

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The Bears Make Another Roster Change

    The Bears are currently dealing with numerous injuries.   BOURBONNAIS- By now everyone is aware of the many injured players that are currently on the Bears roster. Running back Armando Allen is one of the most recent injuries. During Sunday's practice it was announced that the former Fighting Irish star was taken out of practice early due to a hamstring injury. As of Monday he was listed ...

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The Bears Get Back On The Practice Field

  One of the Bears many scrimmages during today's practice.   BOURBONNAIS- After losing to Carolina in the preseason opener on Friday night, the Bears were off yesterday as they took time to relax and reflect on everything that happened the night before. Today, the Bears were back on the practice field at Olivet Nazarene University trying to correct the mistakes and miscues from 48 hours ago. Befo ...

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Pat Mannelly Could Miss The Remainder Of The Preseason

  Mannelly has been the Bears long snapper since 1998.   BOURBONNAIS- As the Bears made their way back from Carolina, they did so with more players on the injured list then there were before the game. One of those injured players is long snapper Patrick Mannelly. He suffered a rib injury on the first punt of last night's loss to the Panthers. Today it's being reported that the 38-year-old special ...

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Earl Bennett Officially Diagnosed With A Concussion

  Bennett has been with the Bears since 2008.   BOURBONNAIS- If losing Kelvin Hayden for the season combined with the ongoing issues with Jonathan Scott and D.J. Williams weren't bad enough, the Bears got more bad news on the injury front late Wednesday. After days of speculation and unofficial reports, the Bears officially announced that wide receiver Earl Bennett has indeed suffered a concussion ...

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Isaiah Frey Will Get His Chance To Shine

  Frey is in the second year with the Bears.   BOURBONNAIS- With Kelvin Hayden now out for the season with a torn hamstring, the Bears need to turn to plan B at the nickel back position on defense. The good thing is the Bears already have plan B amongst their ranks. The Bears will look no further then second-year cornerback Isaiah Frey. Frey has been earning his keep ten fold during training camp ...

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The Bears Are Still Dealing With Injuries

  The Bears begin the 2013 preseason against Carolina on Friday night.   BOURBONNAIS- While the Bears continue to make great strides in practice and put the pieces together, the Bears medical staff continues to deal with the walking wounded. Offensive tackle Jonathan Scott was removed from the practice field once again. He participated in individual position drills on Monday after missing a week w ...

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