It’s quickly coming into focus. In 20 days, the National Football League will begin its 2013 regular season. Fans and fantasy owners dismiss the first two weeks of the preseason schedule, citing the lack of playing time for regulars and embracing the lazy talk show fodder of preseason ticket prices. The first jaw-dropping hit of [...]

As the countdown clock ran down on the Chicago Bears, my social media timelines were replete with derisive and dismissive comments regarding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. And, I would be lying if I didn’t expect to see the discussions of his off-field episode come to the surface. I had hoped that it would be [...]

“I’m not going to play for that … not for the Bears, at least.” Brian Urlacher discussed the path to being released on Wednesday with Jim Miller and Alex Marvez on SiriusXM Sports. Urlacher’s separation from the Bears makes him the latest decorated veteran defensive player to seek new options. He joins Dwight Freeney, Ed [...]

The Chicago Bears have launched what can be generously called an “inclusive” or “exhaustive” search to find a replacement for Lovie Smith. The number of potential candidates has soared into double-digits, and it seems that each new day adds another name. This much is clear. The Bears are looking for someone to bring the offense [...]

On Monday, football fans constantly refreshed their Twitter feeds to read the latest accounts from NFL insiders and local scribes. It was the morning after the final games of the 2012 regular season, and we all knew what was coming. I talked about it with my FOXSports.com colleagues as we prepped content for Sunday’s Week [...]

The first day of the NFL calendar brought with it the expected flurry of activity. Visions of giant zeroes dances through our heads and the number of high-”two-comma” players expanded quickly. Twitter feeds couldn’t reload fast enough to keep up with the unending string of rumors, conjecture and speculation. If only for a little while, [...]