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The Bourbonnais water tower. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Training Camp Notebook: Rookie Class Playing Meaningful Reps

Three rookies are getting meaningful first-team reps on defense.

CBS Chicago–19 hours ago

Michael Bush. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Analyzing The Bears’ Current Depth Chart

What needs to the Bears have right now? Adam Hoge looks at the holes on the Bears’ depth chart.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

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

Jordan Mills and Kyle Long. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Week 14 Rewind: Offensive Line Has Best Game Of Season

It may have happened against the worst defense in the NFL, but not surprisingly, the Bears graded out very well in their 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys Monday night.

12/11/2013

Major Wright. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Major Wright Ruled Out, But Paea, Ratliff Will Play

The Bears will be without starting strong safety Major Wright Sunday against the Vikings as he was officially ruled inactive with a hamstring injury.

12/01/2013

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

Jay Cutler and DeAngelo Hall. (Credit: Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Cutler Says DeAngelo Hall Is ‘Another Player’

No one can blame Jay Cutler for not wanting to talk about DeAngelo Hall, the Redskins cornerback who picked him off four times in one game back in 2010.

670 The Score–10/17/2013

Charles Tillman.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman Expects Tillman, Paea To Return Against Redskins

With a few extra days to rest and recuperate, Charles Tillman and Stephen Paea both should be ready to return to the lineup for the Bears’ next game against the Redskins on Sunday.

10/14/2013

Charles Tillman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tillman, Paea Will Not Play Against Giants

Despite playing through injuries the last four games, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will not play against the Giants Thursday night

10/10/2013

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

Hoge’s Notes: Paea, Briggs, Tillman, Bennett All Game-Time Decisions

A short week could leave the Bears shorthanded Thursday night against the Giants.

670 The Score–10/09/2013

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bears Cramming In Short Week

The Bears had to fit three days of work into a nine-hour work day Tuesday as they prepare for Thursday night’s game against the Giants at Soldier Field.

10/08/2013

Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears DT Stephen Paea Will Not Play Against Saints

The Bears depth at defensive tackle took another hit Sunday morning when Stephen Paea was declared inactive against the Saints.

10/06/2013

Julius Peppers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears Need Better Pass Rush To Beat Saints

How do you prevent Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles and Marques Colston from beating you?

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Martellus Bennett . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bennett Not Concerned With Graham’s Success

Martellus Bennett isn’t really concerned about the success Jimmy Graham is having in New Orleans.

670 The Score–10/03/2013

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Marshall, Tillman Held Out Of Practice

A number of key players were held out of practice Wednesday, but Bears head coach Marc Trestman expects all of them to be fine for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field.

670 The Score–10/02/2013

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates his second-quarter touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Lions 40, Bears 32

After three efficient performances, quarterback Jay Cutler took a step back in the Bears first loss of the 2013 season.

670 The Score–09/29/2013

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

Jordan Mills. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Week 1 Rewind: Mills, Paea Shine In Opening Win

Adam Hoge reviews the film and provides his observations from the Bears’ win.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2013

Jermon Bushrod.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Bushrod Returns, Still Questionable To Play Friday

Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod returned to practice Monday on a limited basis, exactly one week after suffering a calf injury in the second padded practice of training camp.

08/05/2013

Stephen Paea tries to make a tackle against Cedric Benson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Paea Impacting More Than What Stat Sheet Shows

The stat line Bears second-year defensive tackle Stephen Paea put up against the Rams – 1 solo, .5 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hit – doesn’t accurately convey just how dominant he was. Paea was powerful, tenacious, relentless, showed tremendous hustle, and owned his gap all game.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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