Chicago Bears: Best and worst draft picks
Key draft picks helped the Chicago Bears build a championship team in the 80s. Bad picks kept them from contending for the next 20 years. Find out who made the best and worst Bears picks.
NFC North draft needs: Manti Te'o could solve Bears' LB issues
Elliot Harrison says the equation is simple: The Chicago Bears need linebacker help, and Manti Te'o is a good linebacker. Check out every NFC North team's draft outlook in this divisional primer.
Are Chicago Bears open to Brian Urlacher returning?
The Chicago Bears made a calculated football decision to move on from Brian Urlacher. The linebacker's departure still has team chairman George McCaskey feeling "heartbroken."
Aaron Rodgers: Chicago Bears will miss Brian Urlacher
Despite being a longtime NFC North foe, Aaron Rodgers has nothing but respect for Brian Urlacher. The Packers QB says No. 54's absence leaves a gaping hole in the Chicago Bears' defense.
NFC free agency winners and losers
The Seattle Seahawks, with Percy Harvin, are loaded. The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions seem primed for comeback seasons. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down how free agency has impacted the NFC.
James Anderson, Chicago Bears agree to contract
The Chicago Bears continue to rebuild their depleted linebacker corps, bringing in former Carolina Panthers veteran James Anderson to help fill the void.
Brian Urlacher: 'No idea' if I could return to Bears
Still disappointed about his divorce from the Chicago Bears, Brian Urlacher said Friday that he would have appreciated a phone call from the team's ownership group. Is their separation final?
D.J. Williams signs 1-year contract with Chicago Bears
It appears the Chicago Bears have found their Brian Urlacher replacement. Former Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams has signed a one-year contract with the team, Ian Rapoport reports.
Brian Urlacher: Maybe NFL teams no longer want me
Brian Urlacher wants to continue playing football, but the former Chicago Bears linebacker is staying honest about the fact that it's possible no one wants to pay him to do so.
Donald Driver understands Brian Urlacher's situation
The Green Bay Packers decided they no longer wanted Donald Driver, and he retired. Brian Urlacher has a similar decision to make after parting ways with the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears made tough (and wise) decision on Brian Urlacher
Brian Urlacher had a spectacular run with the Chicago Bears, but the linebacker clearly is past his prime. Adam Schein applauds franchise brass for making a tough decision on a Windy City legend.
Why Brian Urlacher, Ed Reed no longer were needed
The Chicago Bears didn't want to keep Brian Urlacher. The Baltimore Ravens saw Ed Reed as a below-average starter. At least that's what their longtime teams said with their contract offers.
Brian Urlacher: Chicago Bears' offer about 'saving face'
Brian Urlacher wanted to end his career with the Chicago Bears, but the linebacker believes the team wasn't serious in negotiations. "I just wish they would have said, 'We don't want you back.'"
Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears part after 13 years
Brian Urlacher played 13 seasons for the Chicago Bears. There won't be a 14th. The team announced Wednesday it couldn't reach a contract agreement with the eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker.
Top 85 free agents: Andre Smith available
This year's free-agent crop is a lot like this year's draft class: What it lacks in star power, it makes up for in depth. Gregg Rosenthal ranks the best players on the market this year.
Report: Nick Roach, Oakland Raiders agree to contract
The Chicago Bears are down a linebacker after the versatile Nick Roach reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Will the Bears now try harder to sign Brian Urlacher?
What we learned on Day 2 of NFL free agency
Gregg Rosenthal breaks down Day 2 of NFL free agency, from high-profile departures to great bargains to the emotional New England Patriots. Also, what's next on Day 3?
Brian Urlacher reportedly draws interest from Vikings
With talks at a standstill in Chicago, Brian Urlacher's agents are shopping the linebacker around the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys are among the teams reportedly interested.
Report: Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears talking contract
Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears reportedly have continued contract talks that kicked off last month in Indianapolis. If the linebacker reached free agency, would he command interest?
Free agency primer: Ranking the linebackers
Around The League's Gregg Rosenthal ranks this year's free-agent linebacker crop, from the Baltimore Ravens' Dannell Ellerbe to the Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher.
Gosder Cherilus reportedly had Regenokine procedure
A German doctor says 30 to 40 NFL players have undergone the blood manipulation treatment known as Regenokine. One report says Detroit Lions offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus is among them.
Aditi Kinkhabwala: Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gives rave reviews on Carolina Panthers linebackers
NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports on how Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin compares Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly and LB Thomas Davis to Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher and LB Lance Briggs.