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1985 Bears Coverage: Singletary sticks to his guns

<p>PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The talk is brave. Hardly a day goes by that<br />coach Mike Ditka doesn’t say the Bears can get along fine without Mike<br />Singletary and the other defensive holdouts, Todd Bell and Al Harris. </p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Icemen cometh into vogue in NFL

<p>"We don’t have any appliances on our team," said Tampa Bay Buccaneers spokesman John Gerdes apologetically. But others have been plugging in ever since the Bears’ massive William "The Refrigerator" Perry gained the public’s affections at 330 pounds. </p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Ditka urges 46th spot for 3rd QB

<p>PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Bear coach Mike Ditka has pretty much made up his mind to carry three quarterbacks, but he wishes the NFL owners would encourage that piece of common sense.</p>

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Bears’ John Fox has fifth most wins among active NFL head coaches

<p>Coming into his first season with the Chicago Bears, head coach John Fox has the fifth most regular season wins among active head coaches.</p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Holdout situation hurting

<p>PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The Bears’ holdouts are liable to be stay-outs. Their teammates have heard that for the last week. "Hopefully, they’ll start accepting it next week," general manager Jerry Vainisi said yesterday. </p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Ditka pegs Tom Sanders as strong candidate for Walter Payton’s backup

<p>Rookie Tom Sanders, whom coach Mike Ditka has called a strong candidate for the No. 2 halfback job, is doubtful for the next two exhibition games because of a pulled hamstring.</p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: McCaskey seeking to hold down price hikes

<p>PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – One reason Bears president Michael McCaskey insists on not renegotiating contracts is to keep the team’s credibility with its fans. </p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Bears loss offensive to Ditka

<p>The fans behind Mike Ditka didn’t like much of anything they saw in the Indianapolis Colts’ 24-13 pre-season victory over the Bears last night at Soldier Field. </p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Hampton to resume practicing

<p>Defensive tackle Dan Hampton plans to begin practicing next week for the first time since his off-season knee arthroscopy.</p>

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1985 Bears Coverage: Receivers earn ‘a closer look’

<p>Pre-season games. To most people, they’re yawners. They’re mostly opportunities for coaches to see who is going to be around for the real games. </p>