After playing at Glenbard West High School and the University of Iowa, Matt Bowen spent seven seasons in the NFL as a strong safety with the ...

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Give Clausen early edge in Bears' backup QB battle

Give Clausen early edge in Bears' backup QB battle

July 28, 2014

BOURBONNAIS — With the Bears back on the field Monday morning for another practice session in full gear, here are three observations with a focus on the backup quarterback competition, the immediate impact of defensive end Lamarr Houston and the development of second-year wide receiver Marquess Wilson.

  • 3 observations as Bears put pads on

    July 27, 2014

    BOURBONNAIS — With Marc Trestman's Bears putting on the pads for the first time this season Sunday, competitive one-on-one drills took the stage as the marquee event.

  • Many defensive positives on display in minicamp

    June 21, 2014

    Minicamps in the NFL are an extension of spring organized team activities with similar practice scripts, tempo and competitive periods that are tough to evaluate without the players finishing through in pads.

  • OTAs offer glimpse into Bears' defensive future

    May 28, 2014

    The Bears' first organized team activity of the spring had the look and feel of an offseason practice, with technique, fundamentals and core schemes taking the stage as the main focus of the afternoon.

  • Bears 3rd-round pick could prove a steal

    May 10, 2014

    During the third round of the NFL draft, the Bears went back to the defensive front once again to pick up Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton.

  • Bears' second-round pick has room to grow

    May 10, 2014

    The Bears and general manager Phil Emery addressed the interior of the defensive line during the second round of the NFL draft Friday night with the selection of LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson.