Bears Position Preview: Goldman, Hicks Must Lead Defensive Line DisruptionThe Bears built their defensive identity with hopes from disruption up front.
Emma: Bears' Secondary A Primary ConcernThe Bears forced just 17 turnovers last season.
Emma: Bears' Bolstered Defense Will Make The DifferenceThe Bears won't be stuck playing complementary ball this season.
Emma: Goldman, Hicks Want To Be Bears' Wrecking Balls"We can do big things," Eddie Goldman says.
Emma: Danny Trevathan Has New Swagger Spreading Through Bears DefenseFresh off a championship with the Broncos, Trevathan looks to instill a winning culture with the Bears too.
Emma: Akiem Hicks Brings Bears A Physical, Versatile PresenceHicks can play inside and outside on the Bears defensive line.
Emma: Bears' Rebuilding Culture Revealing Itself As A WinnerThe opportunity to win is what's bringing free agents to the Bears.
New Bears DL Akiem Hicks: 'I'm A Believer'Hicks picked the Bears because he feels the team can win now.
Akiem Hicks Signs 2-Year Deal With BearsHicks was drafted in 2012 by a Saints front office that included Ryan Pace.
Source: Akiem Hicks, Jerrell Freeman To Visit Bears On FridayThe Bears could add two more playmakers to their defense.
Source: Bears Express Interest In DE Akiem HicksHicks was drafted by a Saints front office that then included Ryan Pace.
Patriots Looking Ahead Despite Poor Finish To Regular SeasonNew England isn't dwelling on its current two-game losing streak.