Bears will tailor defense to personnel - Larry Mayer: The Bears plan to employ a 4-3 base defense that possesses the flexibility to take advantage of what their players do best. But without knowing who those players will be, it’s premature to discuss specifics.
GM for a day - The challenge for Phil Emery isn't just to put together a Bears team that can have a successful regular season, it's to collect a roster that can kick down the playoff door. Here's how Dan Pompei would go about it.
Emery sounds like he's shopping first-round pick - Michael C. Wright: GM will certainly field calls from teams looking to trade up, but he's got to find an offer enticing enough to strike a deal and potentially gain a pick.
Countdown to Combine: Center - With Roberto Garza set to reach free agency, Michael C. Wright looks at three players the Bears could be targeting in the draft.
Can Bears maximize Bush? [Giggity - Den] - Jeff Dickerson: It’s unclear whether the Bears believe second-year back Michael Ford is ready to assume the role as the team’s No. 2 tailback.
[Video] - Bears all in on defense in NFL Draft? Not so fast, say Moon Mullin and Jim Miller.
[Video] - Jim Miller: Will McClellin succeed at linebacker?
Seahawks won’t franchise Bennett as Bears ponder moves - Moon Mullin: Situation warrants attention because of the Bears’ uncertainty at DE.
[Video] ESPN - Ben Goessling, Michael Rothstein and Michael C. Wright deliver the latest news for the NFC North. Nobody invited Rob Demovsky.
[Video] View from the Moon - Moon talks Bears from NFL Combine. Is NIU's Jordan Lynch a target?
Ex-NIU QB Jordan Lynch meets with Bears - Jeff Dickerson: Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch is determined to prove he can be an NFL QB.
Draft preview - Matt Bowen compares Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor, and offers his thoughts on McClellin's move to LB. Emery needs to land impact defensive rookies who can produce in 2014 .
Mock Draft - Bucky Brooks' second mock draft has the Bears taking Timmy Jernigan, while the Vikings fail to land a QB, the Lions get a sidekick for Megatron, and the Packers take a D-lineman whom some tout for the Bears.
Draft preview - Dan Pompei: Chances of Bears drafting Aaron Donald? Greg A. Bedard: Aaron Donald-Geno Atkins comparisons are legit, says Atkins.
[Video] Inside the Bears - LifeSource recently held their annual blood drive at Soldier Field, giving fans a chance to tour the Bear locker room. Dan Hampton, Robbie Gould, and other Bears were on hand for photos and autographs.
[Video] Inside the Bears - Ray Austin played DB for the Bears in the late nineties. He turned to acting when he retired, landing a number of roles in television shows and commercials.
Sun-Times Bears section here.
NFL teams concerned about record number of underclassmen entering Draft - Adam Hoge: It's difficult for front offices to evaluate underclassmen who[m - Den] they didn't expect to declare. Jeff Reynolds: Steelers GM fears deep draft also 'immature'.
NFL to adopt 15-yard penalty for use of racial slur? - Jason La Canfora: Head of diversity group expects NFL competition committee to enact rule calling for on-field penalty for use of racial slur. [Dan Snyder throws a fit - Den]
Know thy enemies - Dan Wiederer: Jim Caldwell is taking over the Lions. Mike Zimmer is the new Vikings coach. Both have designs on making an impact in the wide open NFC North.
NFL cheerleaders will run the 40-yard-dash at Combine - Nick Schwatrz: Since 2005, NFL Network host Rich Eisen does the 40-yard-dash at the NFL combine in his work clothes. This year, he'll be joined by a few NFL cheerleaders. [#reasontowatchcombine - Den]
The hula hoop cam is a thing, especially when at least one potential future Mrs Spongie is involved. Mother of Ditka, why isn't this an event in the Olympics?