Chicago Bears

Stadium: Soldier Field | Coach: John Fox
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st90.1 (27th)237.0 (15th)
Defense30th112.7 (17th)264.4 (30th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
17Kevin WhiteWRWVU
239Eddie GoldmanDTFSU
371Hroniss GrasuCOREG
4106Jeremy LangfordRBMICHST
5142Adrian AmosFSPSU
6183Tayo Fabuluje Jr.OGTCU

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Green Bay12-4-05-1-0
Detroit11-5-05-1-0
Minnesota7-9-01-5-0
Chicago5-11-01-5-0
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Bears claim tight end Chris Pantale off waivers
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Bears have claimed tight end Chris Pantale off waivers from the Jets, the team announced on Tuesday.

Pantale was waived by New York in the offseason after one season. He appeared in five games, mostly on special teams. He had one kickoff return for 24 yards.

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Bears running back Matt Forte may see restricted workload in 2015
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Bears running back Matt Forte has been a workhorse for Chicago for years. But with new coach John Fox taking over the reins, Forte could see some restrictions in an attempt to keep him fresh throughout the season, according to ESPN.com. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase typically utilizes multiple running backs in his offense.

"Well this is an unusual situation just because Matt has been in such great shape and has been so dynamic as far as staying on the field," Gase said at rookie minicamp. "We've just got to see how it plays out. In Denver, C.J. would hate me for saying this, but he got tired and was a little chubby sometimes. I mean, he got worn down quick and then we had to rotate backs in last year. Matt's an unusual situation in that position because he's able to play every play, or has."

Fox also likes to keep the approach of keeping players fresh.

"It's a positive that he's had a number of carries and the production he's had, both catching the ball and running the ball," Fox said. "We've always been believers in kind of a one-two punch and rolling guys through there whether it's the defensive line; a wave of those guys to stay fresh. I've always had the approach the same thing with running backs. But as I tell guys they pick the team -- how they perform -- and it will be no different at running back, who that guy is and how dependable he is and if he earns that number of reps to get in. We're early in the process and hopefully somebody kind of sets themselves out."

Forte had 266 carries for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns with 102 receptions for 808 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.

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LB Shea McClellin about to move inside for Bears
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Shea McClellin might move twice over the next year. The Bears have already stated they will decline his fifth-year option, which means McClellin could wind up elsewhere in 2016. But before that, he will be moving on the field.

McClellin has been switched from outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense to inside in a 3-4. And defensive coordinator Vic Fangio believes it should work out.

"When he came out of college, he was a versatile guy and played a lot of different positions," Fangio told ESPN. "Maybe now it's time to lock him down to an inside linebacker spot. ... I want to see him (there) for a while."

McClellin has also played defensive end and has yet to find a permanent home. The 19th overall selection in the 2012 draft did set a career-high last with 84 tackles and 4.5 tackles for losses.

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OLB spot can give Bears' Jared Allen a career rebirth
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Bears defensive end Jared Allen is learning a new position at age 33.

With the Bears switching to a 3-4 defense, Allen will spend much of his time at outside linebacker. 

"He did well in the minicamp we had here, and I think he was excited about it," defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said, per ESPN. "Like I told him, I think he can have a rebirth to his career here playing a little bit of a new position. But in the NFL today, you play more nickel than you actually play base. For some teams they play nickel 65 to 75 percent of the time. He’ll be playing his normal position then. So it’s not as drastic of a change as you might think."

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