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37 min ago | Writing Illini

Former Illini Graham Pocic Signs With Chicago Bears

Oct 6, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini offensive lineman Graham Pocic against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium.


Related Topix: Sports, Illinois Fighting Illini NCAA Football, NCAA Sports, NCAA Football, Graham Pocic, University of Illinois NCAA, NFC, NFL Football, NFL Players, Chicago Bears

2 hrs ago | Chicago Bears

Briggs intends to retire as a Bear

Perennial Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs said Thursday at training camp that when the time comes he intends to retire as a member of the Bears.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, NFL Players, NFC

6 hrs ago |

Lions Tickets Have Highest Secondary Market Average In Last 5 Years

In the first three seasons under head coach Jim Schwartz, the Detroit Lions increased their win total each season.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, Detroit Lions

7 hrs ago | The Big Lead

General Public Gambling Heavy on the Chicago Bears This Season, Here's Why You Shouldn't

With a new coach last season, an emerging star at wide receiver, and a journeyman backup QB for five and a half games, the Chicago Bears finished 8-8 last season, and missed the playoffs in the final minute of the final quarter of the final game of the season, when Aaron Rodgers did this on 4th down .


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, NFC, Ryan Mundy, D.J. Williams, Will Sutton, NFL Players, Lamarr Houston

12 hrs ago | Windy City Gridiron

The Bears Den: July 31, 2014 - Chicago Bears training camp news and notes

Kyle Long practicing a long time coming - Dan Wiederer: Return to practice should provide a needed catalyst to Long's development, though fellow guard Matt Slauson says it's clearly now mentally clicked for the second-year player.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, NFC, Jay Cutler, NFL Players, David Fales, Danny McCray, Taylor Boggs

17 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Cardinals corner gets top deal

Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract - five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed - he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals' news conference announcing the new deal Wednesday - twice before he was ever asked a question.


Related Topix: Sports, Stanford University NCAA, NCAA Sports, Stanford Cardinal NCAA Football, Jonathan Martin, NCAA Football, Miami Dolphins, NFL Football, Richie Incognito, NFL Players, NFC, Soccer Players, Jackson

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Packers sign GM Thompson to new contract extension

The deal was announced after practice Wednesday. The team did not release terms, and Thompson declined to say the length of the new deal.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Michael Strahan

The Phinsider

2014 NFL Season Over/Under standings

The NFL season is finally approaching. With the NFL season returning, so do bettings odds for just about everything NFL.


Related Topix: Sports, AFC East, NFL Football, NFC, NFC South, NFC East, AFC, AFC West


Green Bay Packers extend contract for Ted Thompson

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy should be a happy man today not because his team is looking sharp in the early goings of training camp, not because it's his birthday and not because he won the lottery no, he should be happy because the Packers announced they have signed general manager Ted Thompson to a new contract.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC


NFL Crystal Balls: Bears & Lions freeze in Green Bay

Both our NFL Crystal Balls see victory for Green Bay, but only one of us thinks it will come easy.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Jay Ratliff, Jared Allen, NFL Players, Lamarr Houston

2014 NFC North odds & prediction: Lions ready to roar? Packers, Bears favored

With just a little over a month until the NFL kicks-off the 2014 season, Las Vegas sports books are bracing for another busy year as gamblers get set to risk millions of dollars weekly on the NFL.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Golden Tate, Calvin Johnson, Green Bay Packers, NFL Players


5 Players Turning Heads at Detroit Lions Training Camp

The first two days of Detroit Lions training camp haven't answered many questions, but they have presented some first impressions for the 2014 season.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFC, Golden Tate, NFL Players, Theo Riddick, Ryan Broyles, Calvin Johnson

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Will this be the year (again)?

Then-rookie offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga had just won a home run derby against his fellow Green Bay Packers.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC, John Kuhn, Eddie Lacy, Ahman Green, Jarrett Bush, NFL Players

New York Jets

Geno Smith, Dee Milliner Won't Back Down

Milliner, who told the Daily News that he believes he's the best cornerback in the league, did not shy away from his statements after today's training camp practice at SUNY Cortland, especially when asked if he added more to his plate with his statements, considering the receivers he'll face in the beginning of the season.


Related Topix: Sports, New York Jets, NFL Football, Dee Milliner, NFL Players, Geno Smith, NFC

Windy City Gridiron

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and Beyond

In case you were under a rock, you'll recall that video came out of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee, now wife, out of an Atlantic City hotel elevator after apparently punching her to be asleep.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Chicago Bears, Kyle Long, Adrian Peterson (Chicago Bears), NFL Players, Shea McClellin

USA Today

Five reasons to believe in the Packers

Green Bay won the NFC North to make the playoffs in 2013. Sounds good, right? Except they just squeaked by the Bears with a record of 8-7-1, and lost to the 49ers in first weekend.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC, Aaron Rodgers, NFL Players, James Starks, Julius Peppers, Eddie Lacy

Detroit Lions

Barry Sanders to Lions: Face adversity and thrive

But there are intangible qualities that have to be demonstrated, and one of them is being prepared and willing to face adversity and thrive in it.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, NFL Players

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Reggie McKenzie compares Khalil Mack to Clay Matthews

Jun 17, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack at minicamp at Raiders Practice Facility.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Oakland Raiders, Khalil Mack, NFL Players, Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers, NFC

Detroit News

Video: Lions QB Matthew Stafford's latest commercials are ... just see for yourself

That's the gist of Stafford's latest ads for satellite provider Dish. In the first ad , Stafford plays a bumbling surgeon who has to be stopped from cutting open a patient with an electric saw.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Players, Matthew Stafford, NFC, NFL Football

Acme Packing Company

NFC North Updates: Early Training Camp News from Around the Division for July 28th

How much would you pay to be one of these guys who gets to hit Jay Cutler with a blunt object? - David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Jay Cutler started camp off in a Jay Cutler way, Jerrick McKinnon is really fast, and Detroit has two punters - in week's Best of the Rest.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, Jordy Nelson, NFL Players, Randall Cobb, Datone Jones