Rookie Review: Cornelius Washington - Michael C. Wright: Washington possesses the physical foundation of speed and explosive power. But he needs to use the offseason to sharpen fundamentals, in addition to adding some pass-rushing moves to his repertoire.
Team MVP - Michael C. Wright: Although Charles Tillman makes a good case, two things designate Jay Cutler as Chicago’s MVP: his $22.5 million base salary for 2014, and the fact that the team doesn’t have any other experienced QBs currently under contract.
2014 Bears outlook: Receivers - Moon Mullin: The needs on defense limit the options on offense, but the needs at receiver have been addressed enough over the past two years to allow focusing elsewhere.
[Video] - NFL analyst Tim Ryan reveals his top 5 defenses of all-time. Bearsss... Ditka... Polish sausage.
[Video] CSNChicago discussion - The panel each make a bold statement for 2014. Adam L. Jahns sticks his neck out and predicts that Charles Tillman won't even sniff free agency.
Photos - ChicagoBears.com: Kyle Long had an eventful rookie season with the Bears, beginning it as a first-round pick and ending it as a Pro Bowler.
Bears trainer joins Lovie Smith in Tampa - Jeff Dickerson: Assistant head athletic trainer/director of rehabilitation Bobby Slater left the Bears organization after 15 years to become the head athletic trainer for the Buccaneers.
Sun-Times Bears section here.
2014 NFL free agents by team - NFL.com: The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the Panthers' Greg Hardy are among the NFL's top free agents for 2014.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Tom Pelissero: Two arrests in two months cost Erin Henderson his job with the Vikings, who released the veteran LB Friday. Chris Wesseling: Could draw interest from Bucs. Ben Goessling: Henderson's release a cautionary tale.
Know thy enemy: Vikings - Ben Goessling: It's safe to say Vikings will likely use more defensive packages under new coordinator George Edwards than they did the last seven years under Leslie Frazier.
Know thy enemy: Lions - Michael Rothstein: Bringing back veteran Dominic Raiola gives the team one less thing to worry about, especially as the offense learns Joe Lombardi’s new offensive system.
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The Six Nations tournament kicked off last weekend, with Ireland avenging last year's 12-8 loss to Scotland.