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Lance Briggs

Mike Singletary. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport)

Lindholm: Is Defense Dead In The NFL?

It’s a new day in the NFL, one that seriously brings into question the importance of defense.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Briggs Still On Track To Play Sunday

Lance Briggs has not been medically cleared yet, but that is expected to happen before Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2013

LeSean McCoy.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hoge: McCoy Drooling Over Chance To Face Bears’ Run Defense

You don’t have to dig too deep into the matchup to understand why LeSean McCoy can’t wait until Sunday night.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

Jay Cutler throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Bears Have New Life

The month of December pumped new life into several teams including the Bears, setting up important games in the final two weeks of the regular season.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Trestman ‘Optimistic’ Briggs Will Return Next Week

Lance Briggs was officially ruled out against the Browns Friday, but all signs point to the Bears linebacker returning against the Eagles next week.

670 The Score–12/13/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lindholm: A Look At The Bears’ Salary Cap Space In 2014

Can a defense be overhauled in one year? Is Jay Cutler the answer at quarterback in the short term? These are questions Phil Emery is paid to answer, and it’s far easier to develop those answers with cap space room.

670 The Score–12/13/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Practices, Will Start Sunday Against Browns

Jay Cutler will be the Bears’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Browns.

12/12/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Simply Don’t Have Nasty Defensive Approach Without Briggs

A couple of years ago, it looked like the only thing that mattered in the NFL was having a dynamic passing game.

670 The Score–12/07/2013

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cutler Returns To Practice But Won’t Play Monday

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was back at practice Thursday, but head coach Marc Trestman ruled the quarterback out for Monday night’s game against the Cowboys.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

Lance Briggs and Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman ‘Totally Confident’ Cutler Will Play Again This Season

The Bears’ quarterback will not play against the Vikings, however.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2013

Corey Wootton holds up the ball after recovering a fumble. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Schedule Points To Improvement For Bears’ Defense

Somewhat lost in the Jay Cutler controversy Sunday was that the Bears’ defense held the NFL’s third-ranked offense to just 21 points and 364 total yards.

11/13/2013

Charles Tillman

Tillman A Go For Bears; James Jones Active For Packers

As expected, cornerback Charles Tillman is active and will play for the Bears Monday night at Lambeau Field.

11/04/2013

Khaseem Greene. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel)

Rookie LB Greene To Get Start In Place Of Injured Briggs

Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs have officially been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

11/02/2013

Lance Briggs and Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emery: No New Timetable For Briggs, Cutler

Though both players have made public comments expressing their desire to return from injuries earlier than their initial timetables, don’t expect to see either Jay Cutler or Lance Briggs any time soon.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Briggs Hoping For Quicker Return From Shoulder Injury

Optimism abounds for the injured Bears.

670 The Score–10/30/2013

Major Wright and Chris Conte attempt to tackle Alfred Morris. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: No Changes Coming At Safety

There’s never a good time for a bad game, but the timing of Chris Conte’s subpar performance against the Redskins couldn’t have been worse.

670 The Score–10/28/2013

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Don’t Rule Out Early Return For Cutler

One week down. Less than three to go?

CBS Chicago–10/28/2013

Josh McCown. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Trestman: Don’t Expect Big Changes To Offense With McCown At QB

The Chicago Bears might have to play without starting quarterback Jay Cutler for a few weeks, but don’t expect to see a different strategy on offense with backup Josh McCown taking snaps until Cutler is healthy.

10/28/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Defense Needs To Find New Anchor

No matter what scheme the Bears are playing, there’s one thing they can’t overcome.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Everything You Need To Know From Phil Emery’s Bye Week Press Conference

General manager Phil Emery isn’t giving up on his team just yet.

670 The Score–10/21/2013

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