Bears are leading edge, not alone, in 'one-year' NFL - Moon Mullin: Longer contracts accorded to top players routinely contain salary increases in successive years, which project to an increasing squeeze if the salary cap is not rising with it. And it hasn’t been.
Bears could be better with new LBs - Michael C. Wright: Anderson and Williams seem well suited to serve as the "run-and-hit" type of LBs Mel Tucker likes to utilize in his defenses. They also add a pass-rushing element the Bears didn't possess before with Urlacher and Roach.
Louis signs with Dolphins - Bob LeGere: The new-and-improved Bears OL is not nearly as improved now, with the loss of UFA guard Lance Louis. Sean Jensen: Dolphins’ offer was more substantial than that of the Bears.
Lance Louis to Miami leaves Bears guard-lite - Moon Mullin: Bears expected to add veteran depth at guard and to look at the top draft prospects.
Worst free-agent signings - Trivia: Which bust of a free agent was picked up by the Bears and given the opportunity to became a bust squared?
NFL.com Bracketology - Larry Mayer: Walter Payton's remarkable 18-yard run in a 1977 win over the Chiefs has advanced to the "Sweet 16" in voting to crown the greatest play in NFL history.
Know thy enemy: Lions - Dave Birkett: The Lions' peaceful offseason ended as safety Amari Spievey was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct.
Draft preview - Chris Burke's top 5 offensive draft prospects by position. Will the Bears land one of the top 10 O-linemen?
Big Board: Top skills moving to trenches in lineman-rich draft - The top 100 prospects in the draft, according to Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com.
The big man can move. I still can't believe the kip-up and splits he pulls off at 3:50 into the video...