In this edition of Bears Beat, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley discuss the return of Jared Allen and Brandon Marshall.
The Bears are 2-2 after four games and looking very much like a team that could once again finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs. Evidence of this goes beyond their record and my poor eyesight: The Bears rank 20th or worse in total offense, rushing offense, total defense, rushing defense and passing defense. The highlight
The patience of Bears guard Matt Slauson has reached “extreme” levels, the veteran said after practicing in some fashion with his teammates for the first time in weeks. “You don’t have a choice,” Slauson said. “I can’t go if [the team trainers] don’t let me go.” But he went a little bit on Wednesday, a
In August when the White Sox announced “LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox,” the event received some anti-gay backlash in social media. Chicago-based director Sam Ciaramitaro took notice. He has produced “Take Me OUT to the Ballpark,” a stylized short film that tells the stories of five White Sox fans who are LGBT or
Bears coach Marc Trestman was especially encouraged by Brandon Marshall’s return to practice — the bum ankle that has hampered him since the opener against the Bills apparently healed. Marshall had virtually not practiced since suffering the injury. He gutted it out against the 49ers — five receptions for 48 yards and three touchdowns in
Banished to the basement and away from his newborn, Jared Allen spent last week fighting pneumonia that cost him 15 pounds and his first missed game in seven years. The Bears defensive end returned to practice Wednesday, though he was limited, and said his optimism was “high” that he could play Sunday against the Panthers.
ROCKFORD – A familiar face popped up Wednesday with the Rockford IceHogs. Defenseman Cam Barker, who was released by the Blackhawks on Friday, is with the IceHogs on a tryout. Barker, 28, spent last season in the KHL with Barys Astana but is trying to return to the NHL and is now back in Rockford,
The Bears added a player Wednesday who has intrigued a few teams over the past few seasons — speedster Teddy Williams. He was signed off the Cardinals’ practice squad. Williams didn’t play football in college, but was a four-time All-American sprinter at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In the NFL, he’s worked at
Brad Richards has posted 867 points in his 13-year NHL career, and about 41 percent of them have come on the power play. And most of those have come with him manning the point. So it’s not exactly a daring gamble that Joel Quenneville has put the veteran on the blue line alongside Brent Seabrook