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Shea McClellin. (Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Defense Shows Energy On Day 1

Shea McClellin says hes getting the feel of playing Mike linebacker.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. (Getty Images)

Emma: Bears’ D Motivated, Embarrassed By 2013

“We weren’t tough at all,” Tim Jennings said of Chicago’s defense in 2013.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2014

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

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 13: Figuring Out The Defense

Adam Hoge answers your questions in his last offseason notebook.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Cheta Ozougwu, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Waive DE Cheta Ozougwu

Ozougwu played in nine games in the past two seasons for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Durkin: Breaking Down Where Mel Tucker’s Blitz Schemes Have Gone Wrong

The Bears will soon discover if the poor pass rush outputs of Mel Tucker’s defenses are a result or minimal talent or poor scheme.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Which NFL Teams Have Added Most New Players?

The Bears have added 11 new players who were on other rosters a year ago, which ranks fifth in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge: Jared Allen The Key To Bears Being Versatile On Defense

With Jared Allen on the right side, Lamarr Houston can be used in any number of ways.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Lamarr Houston. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Offseason Notebook No. 8: Impressive Upgrade Of Pass Rushers

Members of the Bears’ new D-line had 122 disruptions last year, topping the 71 Chicago’s old core recorded.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Better Problems For Bears’ Defense

The Bears’ defensive problems are more about fitting puzzle pieces together than personnel now.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Phil Emery Has Blown Bears Fans Away

By signing Jared Allen, the Bears have options all over the defensive line.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Jared Allen. (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Bears Sign Former Vikings DE Jared Allen To 4-Year Deal

The Bears continued to bolster their defensive line on Wednesday, signing five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen to a four-year deal.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Israel Idonije. (Getty Images)

Bears Sign Israel Idonije To 1-Year Deal

Idonije is returning to Chicago, where he played his first 10 seasons.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

Israel Idonije. (Getty Images)

Report: Idonije Set To Visit Bears

Israel Idonije played his first 10 seasons for the Bears and may be interested in returning.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Willie Young. (Getty Images)

Free Agent Breakdown: Bears Sign DE Willie Young

The Bears found the other bookend on their defensive line.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

Willie Young. (Getty Images)

Bears Sign DE Willie Young To 3-Year Deal

The Bears have now signed two defensive ends in free agency.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014