In poker, chess and certain other endeavors, you don’t so much play the cards or the board, as play the man. In the NFL coaching fraternity, maybe it’s a little bit of both.


Looking to upgrade a defensive line struggling with injuries as well as performance issues, the Bears signed Mitch Unrein, a 6-foot-4, 306-pound defensive tackle who played five seasons with the D


It rarely serves to spend excessive energy or time looking at the past (“cowards and losers” notwithstanding). But sometimes the past indeed holds foreshadowings of what’s to come.


Veteran outside linebacker Sam Acho hadn't practiced with the Bears all week and was already ruled out for Sunday's NFC North showdown with the Green Bay Packers.