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The Bears Den: December 20, 2011

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"...where we get off the bus...oh, wait...get back on."

Conte placed on IR; Bears promote three Mayer: Rookie safety Chris Conte will miss the rest of the season after spraining his foot and ankle late in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Rookie tackle Carimi will soon undergo surgery to repair his right knee Biggs: Tackle Gabe Carimi will soon undergo surgery to repair his right knee and the Bears' first-round draft pick is expected to need about four months to rehabilitate.

Bears desperate to get their leader back The Bears' four-game losing streak isn't one that should be pinned solely on the shoulders of the front office and coaching staff for not finding a capable No. 2 QB, writes CSN Bears Insider John 'Moon' Mullin. Latest Bears Video: WWABD, more...

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Knox has successful surgery on his back Mayer: Johnny Knox faces a lengthy rehab after undergoing successful surgery Monday to stabilize a vertebra in his back he injured during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Dan Pompei film session: Bears' defensive line exceptional against the run Hanie had solid 1st half, but suffered when penned up during 2nd half.

15 on 12: Don't blame the coaches, Hanie should know better Jim Miller takes a look at Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie's painful performance against the Seahawks Sunday and says he should know the basic principles by now to not make the mistakes he made. Miller on WSCR

Chronicling a collapse: How Bears got here Michael C. Wright breaks down the Bears' collapse over the past month.Video: Problems extend beyond Hanie

Where Have All the Wideouts Gone? Hendricks: Back in August, the Bears had an embarrassment of riches at receiver.In Sunday's loss to Seattle, six players caught passes, with only two getting multiple grabs. Seifert's Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

Re-Focused: Seahawks @ Bears, Week 15 PFF's Neil Hornsby looks at the notable performances from the Week 15 game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears.

Playoff picture: Still hope A few teams clinched but much remains unsettled after most of Week 15.

Sam Hurd arrest could present troubling questions for NFL Sam Hurd's felony charges for intent to distribute cocaine clearly threaten the 26-year-old Chicago Bear's future. Less obviously, they may seriously impact other players, teams and the league itself.

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