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The Bears Den: December 28, 2011

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"...where our philosophy is on Injured Reserve."

Tillman among five voted to Pro Bowl Mayer: Although Charles Tillman has enjoyed several productive seasons since joining the Bears in 2003, the veteran cornerback has finally been selected to his first Pro Bowl. Thayer's Play of the Week.

Cutler and Forte shut down McClure: Chicago Bears place injured quarterback and running back on injured reserve so they won't play in season finale. Big Toe Mic'd Up

Lewis: Rebuilding the Bears The Bears need to do four things to bolster their roster in the off-season. Latest Bears Video: Looking Ahead...

Quotes: "It feels good," Tillman said. "When I found out, I had my family there—my wife, my parents, my in-laws, my kids—and everyone started following WCG on Twitter."

Carimi undergoes procedure on knee Mayer: Rookie tackle Gabe Carimi on Tuesday underwent successful knee surgery and is expected to return before the start of training camp next summer.

Re-Focused: Bears @ Packers Elsayed: The Packers' bend but don't break defense was enough to hold the Bears back until the 2nd half of SNF when Rodgers came out gunning after an average first half, bar the first drive.

Streaking/Slumping: Week 16 Michael C. Wright looks at which Bears are Streaking and Slumping.

How do you defend the goal line slant route? Bowen: Looking at James Jones' TD vs. the Bears to talk technique.

Team's history of player mismanagement haunts them Mully: Franchise's endless problems with talent evaluation and player development came to the forefront this season after Jay Cutler's injury.

Kahlil Bell Has Bright Future in Chicago Hendricks: With the Bears officially eliminated from the playoff picture, Chicago's focus naturally turns to next season.

Silverman: NFL Firing Season Is At Hand There is one Sunday left in the NFL season and coaches will be fired within 24 to 72 hours of the last game. Football never stops and if you are not getting better, you are getting worse.

Pro Bowl analysis: NFC roster full of good calls, omissions With the NFL announcement of its Pro Bowl rosters, Michael Lombardi examines the NFC group and finds many deserving players and a handful who should be going to Hawaii instead. Seifert: NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

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