Adam Podlesh

Robbie Gould. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Retooling Their Special Team Units

Robbie Gould’s back, but Chicago’s looking for a new punter, holder, snapper and kick returner.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Adam Podlesh, left, and Robbie Gould.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Release Punter Adam Podlesh

Podlesh averaged an NFL-worst 40.6 yards per punt last season.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

Devin Hester. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Silverman: Special Teams Slump Has Hurt Bears

The Bears can’t afford to give yards away on special teams, but they are doing that in generous fashion.

670 The Score–12/26/2013

Devin Hester. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Keys To The Game: Bears At Redskins

Devin Hester is itching to make a big play in the return game.

670 The Score–10/18/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is hit after passing by Junior Galette #93 of the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on October 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Miscues, Missed Opportunities Cost Bears

There’s a thin line between winning and losing in the NFL.

670 The Score–10/06/2013

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Podlesh Not Surprised By Punter Tryout

Adam Podlesh knew the situation as soon as he walked off the playing surface Sunday at Ford Field.


Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Try Out Several Punters At Halas Hall

According to a report from the Tribune, the Bears tried out six different punters Tuesday at Halas Hall.

670 The Score–10/01/2013

Adam Podlesh, left, and Robbie Gould.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Tweetbag: What’s Up With The Bears’ Special Teams?

Adam Hoge tackles your questions in his weekly Tweetbag.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears tries to escape the fourth quarter tackle of Willie Young #79 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 40-32. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ugly Loss Tough To Digest

That sour taste is back. The Bears just refluxed.

670 The Score–09/29/2013

Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears catches the ball for a touchdown over George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Bengals 24-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears 24, Bengals 21

Despite a new regime and refreshed philosophy, the Bears season opener had several elements of years past. Here’s my rapid reaction to a gutsy performance by the Bears to get to 1-0 and win the first game of the Marc Trestman-era.

670 The Score–09/08/2013

Robbie Gould.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Is There A Legitimate Kicker Competition Going On?

There appears to be competition at both kicker and punter.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2013

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bears Try Out Punters At Halas Hall

As punter Adam Podlesh continues to struggle in the punting game, the Bears will try out punters today at Halas Hall.

670 The Score–11/14/2012

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bears-Colts Inactives: Podlesh, Conte Will Play

Bears’ inactives include wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, defensive tackle Amobi Okoye, safety Jeremy Jones, guard Edwin Williams and defensive end Cheta Ozougwu.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2012

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

No Word Yet On If Podlesh Will Play Sunday

Though he practiced fully on Friday, there is still no determination on punter Adam Podlesh’s playing status for Sunday’s season opener against the Colts.

670 The Score–09/08/2012

Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Podlesh Resumes Punting; Urlacher Practices Again

Brian Urlacher was again on the practice field Wednesday, but the more important development may have been the sighting of Adam Podlesh who was punting.


Dane Sanzenbacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Breaking Down The Bears’ 53-Man Roster

The Bears made their final cuts Friday to reduce the roster to 53 players. They can sign eight players to the practice squad Saturday.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2012

Detailed view of a Super Bowl winners ring prior to the NFL International Series match between Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Game Ball

Check out who won this week’s game ball from The McNeil and Spiegel Show.

670 The Score–12/12/2011

Louis Murphy of the Oakland Raiders is pushed out of bounds by Tim Jennings and Chris Conte. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Bears-Raiders

Here are the good, bad and ugly from this week’s Bears-Raiders game.

670 The Score–11/28/2011

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: How Much Stock Should We Put Into Preseason?

Laurence Holmes takes your Bears questions every week in his mailbag.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Soldier Field. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears vs Bills

Saturday provides the first opportunity to see what the Bears look like in game-situations. Here are some of the things that I’m interested in seeing Saturday.

670 The Score–08/12/2011