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Mack eager to take his game to another level

His goal? ‘To be the best that ever played the position,’ OLB coach Ted Monachino said.

Bears trying James Daniels at center, Cody Whitehair at guard

James Daniels, who started 10 games at left guard last year as a rookie, is getting snaps at center, coach Matt Nagy confirmed.

Chuck Pagano ‘like a kid again’ with Bears’ ‘D’

Vic Fangio’s successor is making a good first impression with the players: ‘He’s super in-touch.’

‘It’s just like Bama’ — the 4-word pitch that lured Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Bears

As one of only two new defensive starters — nickel cornerback Buster Skrine is the other — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is working on fitting into the Bears’ brotherhood.

The top-100 Bears list that ranks Jay Cutler 85th tells the sad story of the franchise’s QB record

Rather than blame the people who rated Cutler so low or call out Cutler for his erratic career, let’s lay the condemnation at the wingtips of the people who couldn’t draft or acquire more than the handful of quarterbacks good enough to end up on a top-100 list: Bears ownership and management.

Trubisky, Bears take first step toward giant leap

Kicking derby again in the spotlight as Bears hit the practice field for OTAs.

This You Gotta See: old, new Cubs Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish in Wrigley clash

Remember, fellas — it’s not a race to get to 100 pitches first. Also: Bears OTAs, White Sox-Twins, Sky opener.

Kickernomics: Answers don’t come easy in plotting Bears’ best course

Finding an answer is complicated, even for economists who study sports.

Bears listed as NFC North favorites in early 2019 NFL division odds

The Packers and Vikings aren’t far behind, however.

Bears sign WR Riley Ridley, RB Kerrith Whyte, CB Stephen Denmark to rookie deals

The Bears signed three of their five draft picks Monday: wide receiver Riley Ridley, running back Kerrith Whyte and cornerback Stephen Denmark.

Bears add to TE depth, sign Princeton’s Jesper Horsted

Before becoming an undrafted free agent, Horsted set Princeton records with 196 career catches and 28 touchdowns.

Bears RB Mike Davis surprises mom with new house on Mother’s Day

Davis said when he was drafted in 2015 that he would take care of his mother. On Sunday, he surprised her with a new house.

Bears notebook: RB David Montgomery makes a good first impression

Montgomery has a lot to learn, but he can see how coach Matt Nagy’s playbook can take advantage of his versatility.

Bears’ minicamp kicking derby leaves only an unsettled cloud of dust

At this point, it remains to be seen if the Bears’ kicker against the Packers in Week 1 is even on the roster.

From Martellus Bennett to David Montgomery — Bears-Patriots connection pays off

"The more that I’m reflecting back on this draft, there’s a ton of satisfaction with it," Bears general manager Ryan Pace said.

Bears sign LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

The Bears added special-teams depth Wednesday, signing inside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one-year deal.

Four undrafted free agents with a chance to impact Bears

The first six months of Dax Raymond’s Mormon mission were spent learning Russian. Mercifully, Matt Nagy’s plays aren’t in Cyrillic.

Just Sayin’: Is Cubs’ Kris Bryant so bad at baseball, he’s actually (very) good?

Why are Cubs fans treating Bryant like he’s a fly in their batting-helmet nachos? Also: Is Bears' David Montgomery better than Walter Payton yet?

Bears trade for Raiders kicker Eddy Piñeiro

The Bears have traded for a Bay Area kicker — but not Robbie Gould.

Mitch Trubisky: Bears’ kicker derby ‘a fascinating spectacle’

The quarterback said that "if you want to be here, you’ll make the kick."

Wait, the Bears needed 8 kickers to try to find a replacement for Cody Parkey?

Over the weekend, a flash mob of kickers descended on Halas Hall for a rookie minicamp. Or, eight kickers walked into a crossbar, and it was a joke.

First-and-10: Bears could hit the jackpot with motivated WR Emanuel Hall

Hall’s speed (4.39 40) and big-play ability made him an intriguing prospect. He averaged 23.5 yards per catch in his final two years at Missouri.

Bears cut two kickers after dramatic final day of eight-man derby

"The kickers are the ones out there right now that are getting all the heat," coach Matt Nagy said at the end of the Bears’ eight-man kicker derby.

Bears kicker derby shrinks: Team cuts Redford Jones, John Baron II

The Bears’ eight-man kicker derby is down to two rostered players.

The full list of Bears undrafted free agents, tryout players for minicamp

The Bears added 22 players to their roster in advance of Friday’s rookie minicamp.

Derby weekend: All eyes on 8 kickers during Bears’ rookie minicamp

Field goals have vexed the Bears since they cut Robbie Gould on the eve of the 2016 season.

Elliott Fry puts his best foot forward in Bears’ kicking derby, but it’s early

At the end of rookie mini-camp practice behind the Walter Payton Center on Friday, Bears coach Matt Nagy had his

Bears rookie RB David Montgomery through his coaches’ eyes

Recruiting after a 3-9 debut season, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell came back from dinner on a Friday night in January 2017.

Bears undrafted free agent tracker

Monitoring the Bears' undrafted free agent signings:

Bears make it official: Leonard Floyd gets 5th-year option, Brad Childress back

Leonard Floyd has shown flashes during his Bears career, recording 15 ½ sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Bears bring in veteran CB Kayvon Webster for a visit

A six-year pro, Webster has appeared in 67 games and starting 15 in stints with the Broncos, Rams and Texans.

Bears lead NFC North teams in NFL postseason odds after draft

No team in the NFC North is given a better chance of reaching the playoffs.