5:10 AM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014

Briggs excused, Conte limited in practice

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears veteran linebacker Lance Briggs was excused from the first regular season practice by coach Marc Trestman, who said Briggs cleared the absence with him. Trestman declined to elaborate on Briggs’ whereabouts, but the linebacker is scheduled to open up a new restaurant Monday in his hometown of Elk Grove, California. “I had communication with him three weeks ago about it,” Trestman said. “We talked about it.

Bears hold out six from practice

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears kicked off a simulated regular-season game week Monday in preparation for Friday’s exhibition matchup against the Seattle Seahawks with a few players sitting out of practice due to injuries. The Bears held out guards Brian de la Puente (MCL sprain) and Eben Britton (hamstring), cornerbacks Isaiah Frey (hamstring) and Kyle Fuller (ankle), right tackle Jordan Mills (foot) and linebacker Lance Briggs (knee bruise).
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Chicago Bears Training Camp 2014: August 4 recap

Chicago Bears Training Camp 2014: August 4 recap

The Chicago Bears moved their training camp practice up to 11am today to avoid some potentially bad weather in Bourbonnais. Here's the rundown on today's event... The Chicago Bears received some bad news today about wide out Marquess Wilson. LM: Marquess Wilson suffered fractured clavicle.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 4, 2014 For more on his injury and possible recovery time, head over here. In other injury news, Lance Briggs limped off the field after knocking knees with a teammate, with what they are calling a knee bruise. Tim Jennings is still resting his quad and Eben...
Windy City Gridiron Aug 3, 2014

Chicago Bears First 2014 Training Camp Depth Chart Released

The Bears released their first depth chart of the year, and it lists a couple of surprising starters. The Bears released their first unofficial training camp depth chart in advance of Friday's preseason game against the Eagles. The full depth chart can be found right over here at the Bears' official web site. But let's go over a few of the highlights of the depth chart really quick. D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic are listed as co-starters at middle linebacker. Shea McClellin's listed as the starter on the strong-side. Lance Briggs of course retains rightful ownership of the weak-side....
Windy City Gridiron Aug 2, 2014
Who will end up starting alongside Lance Briggs at linebacker?

Who will end up starting alongside Lance Briggs at linebacker?

As it stands right now the Chicago Bears only have one of their starting linebacker spots filled. The middle and the strong side are up for grabs. Whom do you think ends up starting at those spots? Last season the Chicago Bears had two rookie linebackers gain valuable experience. Neither played very well, but they were thrown into the fire nonetheless. This year the Bears elected to stay away from the position in the draft, but they still ended up getting a new 1st rounder at the position when Shea McClellin moved from his defensive end spot. Roster Locks With McClellin under contract for...

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