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Julius Peppers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Peppers Expected To (Really) Play Friday

or the second straight week, Bears head coach Marc Trestman expects defensive end Julius Peppers to play in the team’s preseason game.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2013

Jon Bostic and Kyle Long. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hey Look…Bears Rookies!

Seeing the names of rookie Bears this time of year is usually not a good thing.

670 The Score–08/21/2013

Jon Bostic.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: Bostic Fined $21,000 For Big Hit

Lance Briggs expresses frustration with Bostic’s fine.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2013

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Top 10 NFL Players On New Teams

Super Bowl contenders upgraded their rosters either by trade or free agency. Losing teams added talent in the hopes of making a run at the playoffs. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy moves.

08/21/2013

Von Miller.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Von Miller To Serve 6-game Suspension

Broncos linebacker Von Miller will serve a six-game suspension under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, a violation the linebacker said did not result from a positive test.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

Kyle Long and Jordan Mills. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge: Mills Adjusting Fast In Big Jump To NFL

When the Bears’ offense takes the field Friday night in Oakland, two rookies will be starting on the right side of the offensive line for the second straight week.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2013

Earl Bennett. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Injury Update: Bennett, Melton Return To Field But Don’t Practice

Earl Bennett and Henry Melton were seen at practice Tuesday for the first time since they suffered their concussions.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2013

Soldier Field. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Shows Bears Have Seventh Most Loyal NFL Fanbase

According to a study done by Emory University, the Bears have the seventh most loyal fanbase in the NFL, good for first in their division.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

Richard Sherman. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, Bengals & Niners Will Have NFL’s Best Defenses

A winning defense is not going to be reminiscent of the old Steel Curtain or the ’85 Bears. Today, it’s about coming up with turnovers and key stops.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: Game Planning Gets Tricky In Third Preseason Game

As you’ve been told by now, Friday night’s game against the Raiders in Oakland is the preseason game that matters.

670 The Score–08/20/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top Players To Draft At Each Position

Need fantasy football advice? Here’s our Top 12s by position to get you through your draft.

08/20/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03: De'Anthony Thomas #6 of the Oregon Ducks tries to break the tackle of Arthur Brown #4 of the Kansas State Wildcats during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Arthur Brown Could Become The Next Great Ravens Defender

The Ravens will have to get used to not having Ray Lewis in the locker room. Though his leadership will never be fully replaced, the Ravens hope rookie Arthur Brown can pick up some of the slack left by Lewis’ departure.

08/20/2013

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NFC Update: NFL Preseason Victories Overshadowed By Key Player Losses

Here’s an update on which NFC teams took a step forward this week, and which ones overwhelmed the training staff with a rash of new injuries…

08/19/2013

Henry Melton. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Injury Update: Bennett, Melton Still Recovering From Concussions

Jonathan Scott and D.J. Williams sat out the limited portion of practice that was open to the media.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2013

A.J. Jenkins. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Chiefs Get Former Illini Jenkins In WR Swap With 49ers

The Kansas City Chiefs traded wide receiver Jon Baldwin to the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on Monday in a swap of disappointing first-round picks.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

Von Miller.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Report: Von Miller Facing At Least 6-game Suspension

Von Miller is practicing with the Denver Broncos as a new report suggests the All-Pro linebacker could be facing an even longer suspension than originally thought.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

J'Marcus Webb. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: Webb Pay Cut A No-Brainer

J’Marcus Webb’s pay cut makes sense for both sides.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2013

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 13: wide receiver Chad Bumphis #1 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs catches a pass and picks up a first down over linebacker A.J. Johnson #45 of the Tennessee Volunteers on October 13, 2012 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo byChristian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rookie Wide Receiver Chad Bumphis Is Turning Heads In Miami

Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver Chad Bumphis has shown his ability to play football in training camp. During the Hall of Fame Game, Bumphis showed his ability to play in the NFL.

08/19/2013

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Football Evolved: The Hurry-Up Offense And The Running Back

Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.

08/19/2013

Trent Edwards #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles during a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 9, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Bears Sign QB Trent Edwards

The Chicago Bears have signed veteran QB Trent Edwards. He has started 33 games for the Bills, Jaguars, Raiders, and Eagles and appeared in a total of 38 games. He has a career passer rating of 75.5 and thrown 26 career touchdown passes and 30 interceptions.

08/18/2013

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Maybe you missed some of this past week’s football action. Here’s a quick recap of the Divisional playoff games in the NFL.

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NFL Wild Card Playoffs

Maybe you missed some of this past week’s football action. Here’s a quick recap of the Wild Card playoff games in the NFL.

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2012 NFL Regular Season Recap

It’s hard to follow every team in the NFL, as much as we’d like to. Here’s recap of the 2012 season.

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Hot Cheerleaders Around The NFL

Which team has the hottest cheerleaders? Here’s a little something to tide you over until football season.

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2012 First Round NFL Draft Picks

A lot is expected of first-round draft picks. See where college football’s best players landed in the NFL.

Tight end Travis Beckum #47 of the New York Giants gets assisted off the field after injuring his ACL during the game against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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