Stephen Paea

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.


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.


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. (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.


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

Stephen Paea and Shea McClellin converge on Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Future Of Bears Defense Might Not Be As Bleak As It Seems

Through three games of the 2012 season, the Bears defense is proving that it’s still good enough to win this year and, maybe more importantly, the future might not be as dire as it seems.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford as defensive tackle Stephen Paea closes in at Soldier Field on September 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears’ Defense Smothers Rams For 23-6 Victory

Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Chicago Bears beat the St. Louis Rams 23-6 on Sunday.


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.


J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Webb Listed As Starting LT In Bears’ First Depth Chart

It appeared the battle was over last week, but the Bears’ first depth chart confirmed Monday that J’Marcus Webb is the starting left tackle.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

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

Bernstein: Placid Bears Camp Ripe For Nonsense

Good luck, now, to that ravenous swarm that descended on Bourbonnais yesterday.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Nick Roach

Roach, Paea Honored With Piccolo Award

Bears linebacker Nick Roach won the team’s Brian Piccolo Award Tuesday, given annually to the player who best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of former Bears player Brain Piccolo.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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

Donovan McNabb is sacked by Israel Idonije. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Coaches Buy Some Trust…For Now

Lovie Smith does appear to have his own supply of paper towels, though, that he’s been able to pull out of the supply closet, to unroll as needed to mop up the pessimism (and who would engage in that, dare I ask?) and keep his team from slipping into the abyss.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2011

Matt Toeaina #75 of the Chicago Bears receives treatment on the sidelines during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bears 24-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Toeaina Down With Knee Injury

Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina will likely miss the next two games after he sprained his posterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss to the Lions.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: When Will Cutler Get Some Help?

Questions have been pouring in since the Bears lost to New Orleans Sunday. Let’s see what’s on tap in this week’s mailbag.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2011