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Andrew Luck retirement: Bears must remember lesson Colts learned too late

It’s one thing to invest in a quarterback but another to protect him. The Colts didn’t do the latter until last season. The damage, though, had been done.

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Andrew Luck retires: Bears remember QB’s humility, toughness

Matt Nagy, Danny Trevathan and Prince Amukamara share their memories, including a new story from Nagy, on the newly retired Colts QB.

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Bears celebrate ‘swaggiest kicker’ Eddy Pineiro, who shows he can keep job

Pineiro has the guts and leg strength required for all the intense moments that await him this season. He’s ready.

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Long shot keeps coming in: Vaughters’ strip-sack sparks Bears

Deon Bush and Joel Iyiegbuniwe score defensive touchdowns as big plays abound in the Bears’ preseason victory.

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Colts QB Andrew Luck retires, shocks NFL: Injuries took ‘joy of this game away’

"For the last four years or so, I’ve been in the cycle of injury, pain, rehab, injury, pain, rehab," Luck said. "It’s been unceasing and unrelenting."

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Deon Bush’s 91-yard interception return helps restore Bears’ dangerous defense

It was Deon Bush’s second interception of the preseason — and it provided reassurance that the Bears have plenty of depth at safety.

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Three key takeaways from Bears’ third preseason game against Colts

Two players who needed a boost came through with big games, and one who’d been rolling hit a skid.

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Bears’ Eddy Pineiro makes 58-yard field goal

In his first game as the Bears’ sole kicker — the team cut Elliott Fry six days earlier — Eddy Pineiro drove the long kick through the uprights with a few yards to spare.

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Bears sit 28 players against Colts

Coach Matt Nagy was true to his word Saturday: He sat out most of his important players, including every starter on both sides of the ball, against the Colts.

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This You Gotta See: Bears-Titans, a Giolito-Twins rematch and here comes Christian Yelich

Any chance the AL Central leaders will simply forget what Lucas Giolito did to them last time out? Otherwise, the revenge factor will be high six days after the 14-6 right-hander’s three-hit, 12-strikeout, zero-walk gem in Minneapolis.

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How cancer changed Chuck Pagano: ‘You set your jaw and your spine’

The Bears’ defensive coordinator has been cancer-free for more than six years. But to understand his mindset — his caffeinated, relentless mandate to make the most of every day — is to know his fight against blood cancer.

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Former Bears Matt Forte, Alex Brown help 200 Chicago high school players kick off 2019 season

One week ahead of the high school football season, players from Lane Tech, Harper, Hubbard and Hyde Park came to the Bears’ facilities in Lake Forest for Nike’s Sport Changes Everything event.

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‘I’ve definitely got some inquiries’ after booting 55-yard field goal, soccer champ Carli Lloyd says

But no word if any of those inquiries came from Bears general manager Ryan Pace.

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Five things to watch when Bears face Colts in third preseason game

Coach Matt Nagy is still eyeing several position battles as the Bears wind down the preseason. Here are five to track Saturday night.

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Tarik Cohen remains the most dangerous part of the Bears’ offense

Bears coach Matt Nagy laughs at how smart the speedster makes him look.

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Idle Mitch Trubisky has Packers in his sights

The Bears quarterback is eager but not anxious for real football: ‘‘Thursday night will come around soon enough. We’re going to be ready for it."

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Bears coach Matt Nagy excited to see what rookie WR Riley Ridley can do

Ridley played 47 percent of the Bears’ offensive plays last week against the Giants, catching three passes for 19 yards.

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Aaron Rodgers pranks Bears coach Matt Nagy at celebrity golf tournament

Nagy has a funny story about running into the Packers quarterback this summer.

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Facing 30, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan slims down, speeds up for contract year

He’ll turn 30 in March. That age is a scary number in the NFL, particularly when you play on a team that will give out contracts to its young, dynamic players in the next year.

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Bears Pro Bowl LT Charles Leno lays it all on the line

‘‘We want to be the best O-line in the league — period,’’ Charles Leno said.

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Bears won’t play starters vs. Colts — and vice versa

Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters Wednesday that he had decided to bench most of his starters for the preseason game Saturday against the Bears.

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Bears need to move past feeling of life-or-death field goals

The first step for coach Matt Nagy is getting over the trauma of the double-doink and re-establishing normalcy.

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Pro Football Hall of Famer: Bears should give Carli Lloyd a tryout at kicker

Hours after U.S. women’s soccer team star Carli Lloyd made a 55-yard field goal following an NFL practice, one of the newest Pro Football Hall of Famers had a suggestion for her next job.

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Bears D-coordinator Chuck Pagano will return to Indy after ‘six great years’ and ‘a lot of fond memories’

Chuck Pagano was the Colts’ head coach from 2012-17, and he was diagnosed with leukemia in his first season there. He has been cancer-free for more than six years.

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Of course, Bears’ Mitch Trubisky shouldn’t play in the preseason! So why won’t the idea leave me alone?

I can’t shake a powerful need to see him throw a pass in a game. To know that he has improved. To wipe away all the reports of his middling training camp. To make sure that what the Bears are saying about their quarterback is in the general vicinity of the truth.

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Bears LT Charles Leno restructures contract to create salary-cap space

The Bears continue to adjust their cap space with some big extensions likely coming soon.

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Bears guard Kyle Long offers lesson in how to apologize

What he did, he said, ‘‘was absolutely unacceptable.’’ It was ‘‘uncalled for and so far over the line’’ that it not only was embarrassing for him, but it ‘‘reflected poorly on the organization, the city, the offensive line room.’’

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Bears All-Pro S Eddie Jackson chasing Hall of Famer Ed Reed

In Jackson’s mind, Reed is the standard for greatness at safety. He’s out to match Reed’s 2004 All-Pro year.

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Contrite Long apologizes for practice-rage incident

"It reflected poorly on the organization, the city, the offensive line room. ... Moving forward I intend to make amends."

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Did the Bears lean on Tarik Cohen’s versatility too much late last year?

It was a good reminder as the Bears prepare for their regular-season opener Sept. 5: Nagy can have all the gadgets he wants in his offense, but there’s an art to finding the proper balance in deploying them.

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What Matt Nagy is looking for from Bears QB Mitch Trubisky: ‘Just anticipation now’

It’s not enough for Mitch Trubisky to make the right throw. It was to be for the right reasons.

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First-and-10: A look at Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro’s ‘competition’

Veterans Graham Gano, Stephen Hauschka and Chris Boswell could be available if upstarts Joey Slye, Chase McLaughlin and Matthew Wright beat them out.