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Devin Hester. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Putting Hester’s Accomplishments In Historical Perspective

Devin Hester returned punts for touchdowns at a higher rate than all but one returner in NFL history.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

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

Bears kicker Robbie Gould. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: The NFL’s War On Kickers

Kickers have created unforeseen imbalance, and now the NFL has created a double standard.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: It’s Pointless To Be Deaf To Loud Analytics

Sports analytic supporters aren’t sapping fun from our games. They’re bringing more passion.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL Considering 42-Yard Extra Points

Kickers made 99.6 percent of extra points last season.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

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Keidel: The NFL, ‘N’ Word, And Censorship

The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.

02/28/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Report: Support Growing In NFL To Add Two Playoff Teams In 2015

If there’s seven playoff teams in each conference, only the top seed would receive a bye.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (left), NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (center) and New Jersey governor Chris Christie attend a ceremony on February 1, 2014  at Times Square in New York where the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee leaders joined with city and state dignitaries to ceremoniously handoff hosting duties to the Arizona Host Committee, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Hoge: Good For NFL, MLB In Handling Of Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

Pressure from the NFL and Major League Baseball may have helped prevent a bill legalizing some forms of discrimination from becoming law.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Baffoe: NFL’s ‘Progressive’ Race Stance Is About The Color Green

With money on the NFL’s mind, there’s a double standard with the proposed N-word rule.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

Running back Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

Tyrann Mathieu at the 2013 NFL Combine. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFL Combine Drills Often Overrated When Drafting A Player

The NFL Combine can be fool’s gold when GMs evaluate players as athletes instead of football players.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

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Bears Sign Cornerback Derricus Purdy

The Bears bolstered their depth in the secondary with the addition of

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Richie Incognito. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Please, Don’t Forget Last Week

Don’t let what’s uncomfortable simply be a disposable thought. Think about what’s important.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell Made $44.2 Million In 2012

The league’s revenues have approached $10 billion, and the commissioner is reaping the benefits.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Darren Sharper. (Getty Images)

Former Pro Bowler Darren Sharper Charged With Rape

If convicted, Sharper could face more than 30 years in state prison.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Charles Tillman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tillman Needs To Return If Bears Want To Secure Their Defense

Charles Tillman still has enough left in the tank to justify his re-signing in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Jordan Mills, left, and Kyle Long. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Hire Martial Arts Coach To Work On Hand Technique

Joe Kim will work with all positions on skill development.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2014

Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ten Months Have Mattered

Michael Sam hasn’t faced the same venom Jason Collins did, and that’s a beautiful development.

670 The Score–02/11/2014

Gabe Carimi. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears 1st-Round Draft Pick Carimi Released By Bucs

The will be no reunion of Carimi and Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

Local Football Coach Predicts Wide Acceptance Of Openly Gay NFL Prospect

University of Missouri defensive end/linebacker Michael Sam came out over the weekend. If he is drafted, as expected, he would be the first openly gay NFL player.

02/10/2014

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