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Chicago Sun-Times

Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly undecided on return

If Patrick Mannelly returns, it will be for a franchise-record 17th season with the Bears. “It would be tough to put on another helmet for another team,” he said Tuesday. The Bears want the long snapper back, too. Mannelly said he and general manager Phil Emery have been in contact while Mannelly rehabs after having hip surgery  Jan. 23. It typically takes four to six months to recover. After receiving the team’s Ed Block Courage Award at Maryville Academy in...

Chicago Tribune

Bears add CFL veteran long snapper Rempel

The plan is for Pat Mannelly to return for a club record 17th season as the long snapper of the Chicago Bears this season but he’s yet to complete rehabilitation following offseason hip surgery.

Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago

Bears protect themselves with de la Puente

The addition of free agent center Brian de la Puente fills two important needs for the Chicago Bears. In the short term, de la Puente provides the Bears with a proven and experienced center behind team captain Roberto Garza, who turned 35 years old at the end of March. Garza has been incredibly durable throughout his career, missing just two games in nine seasons with the Bears. But in the event he suffers an injury, de la Puente can step in and fill the void.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chris Conte out 4-5 months after shoulder surgery

Even as the Bears added three safeties to their roster this offseason, management maintained that its goal was for Chris Conte to compete to keep his starting job in training camp. That just got more complicated. Conte had surgery on his right shoulder late last month, sidelining him for four to five months — ostensibly, until the start of training camp. His shoulder was dislocated in 2012 and grew worse over the last two seasons. Conte tried to rehabilitate it...

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Conte out 4-5 months after shoulder surgery

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte had shoulder surgery in late March, and his recovery could affect his availability for the start of training camp, the team said Thursday.    

Chicago Sun-Times

Jared Allen’s prowess, personality give Bears a huge boost

Jared Allen won the news conference — normally a hollow victory at Halas Hall, but not this time. ‘‘Just watch me play this year,’’ Allen said Monday when asked how much he has left in the tank. ‘‘I mean, I’m in great shape. I’m a full year off of surgery on my shoulder. Workouts are going phenomenal. I’m excited. I want to believe in what I’m playing for and who I’m playing for. That’s why I’m here. . . . I feel like I’m still the...

Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports

Bears' goal for Cutler: Keep him safe

ORLANDO, Fla. — Quarterback Jay Cutler compiled a career-high passer rating last season in Marc Trestman's first as Chicago Bears head coach, but groin and ankle injuries sidelined him for five games.    

Cowboys Corner | Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Jerry Jones, Cowboys have filed a complaint against former DT Jay Ratliff, hope to get money back

Owner Jerry Jones confirmed on Monday that the team has filed a complaint against Jay Ratliff for not playing with the Cowboys last year because of injury and then finishing the season as a member of the Chicago Bears. According...

Chicago Tribune

Wootton lands with Vikings in free agency

Defensive end Corey Wootton has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to his agent. Wootton, who entered the league in 2010 as a fourth-round pick, played 45 games over his four seasons with the Bears and made 22 starts. He delivered a 7-sack season in 2012, emerging as a legitimate pass rush threat off the edge. But last season, with the Bears’ defense decimated by injuries, Wootton slid inside frequently to play defensive tackle and his statistical production was ordinary at best. In 15 starts, according to team stats, Wootton recorded 31 tackles with 3 ½ sacks and...

Dallas Cowboys Blog | ESPN Dallas

Melton says his knee will be fine

Newly signed Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton said he's on target to be ready for training camp as he recovers from surgery on his left knee. While playing for the Chicago Bears last season, Melton suffered a torn ACL in a Week 3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Melton visited several NFL teams during the free-agency period and doctors said his health looks fine. "Everywhere we went, and all the doctors who seen it, said it looks great," Melton said in a conference call with Dallas-area reporters on Wednesday.