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Dolphins’ Tannehill looks for turnaround against Bears

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The home crowd still loves Ryan Tannehill, even if lately he hasn’t given Miami Dolphins fans much to cheer about.Tannehill’s wife recently gave birth to the couple’s first daughter, Stella. They also have a 2-year-old son, Steel.”We’re settling in nicely to a family of four,” Tannehill said after practice Wednesday. “I […]

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Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky aims for repeat after breakout game

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will wear a protective sleeve on his throwing arm again Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.Why change up anything when you’re hot?Coming off his biggest game in the NFL with six touchdown passes, Trubisky wants to begin achieving the consistency needed to keep the Bears (3-1) […]

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George Taliaferro, 1st black player drafted by NFL team, dies at 91

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91.The university spoke with Taliaferro’s family about his death in Mason, Ohio, senior associate athletic […]

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Nagy insists Howard still has big role in Bears’ offense

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy insisted Jordan Howard remains a big part of Chicago’s offense and the star running back was adamant he wasn’t frustrated despite a limited role in the most recent victory.”This is not going to be an offense where it’s just one person and it goes through one person,” […]

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Bears place backup linebacker Acho on IR, sign OL Witzmann

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed backup linebacker Sam Acho on injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle and signed offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann.Coach Matt Nagy said last week that Acho will miss the remainder of the season. He was injured against Tampa Bay on Sept. 30.Witzmann started 13 games […]

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Mack off to good start, Bears try to rebound against Seattle

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Khalil Mack sat out offseason workouts and the preseason, had just one week to learn a new system following a blockbuster trade, and still managed to dominate in his debut for the Chicago Bears.The two-time All-Pro performed exactly as envisioned in a prime-time opener.The Bears hope for more of that […]

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Miller, Mack are 1-2 in AP edge rusher rankings

DENVER (AP) — With his league-rattling trade from the Oakland Raiders to the Chicago Bears, Khalil Mack cashed in with a new six-year, $141 million extension that makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.He’s still second fiddle to Von Miller, though.Miller was voted the league’s best edge rusher in the latest Associated Press […]

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Bears try to shake off gut punch, rebound against Seattle

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears came into the season believing they were ready to start returning the favor after taking their lumps in recent years.The gut punch they absorbed in last week’s primetime opener? That’s one they didn’t envision.The Bears will be back under the lights again, looking to pick themselves up […]

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Bears look for positives after collapse in opening loss

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy refuses to dwell on the second-half collapse by his team in Sunday’s 24-23 loss at Green Bay in the season opener.It’s not easy, considering the Bears blew a 20-point lead in Nagy’s head coaching debut. They’ll take it as a lesson learned.”It stings, but we […]

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Bears’ Trubisky vows to move on from shaky opener

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A shaky performance in a season-opening loss at Green Bay on Sunday night wasn’t the way Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wanted to start his second season.He vowed not to let it define him, though he understands the rush to judge.”That’s how it is on the outside, but for me […]

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