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Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout helped him stay fresh and healthy, according to Maurice Jones-Drew
Ex-UNLV guard Reggie Smith has transferred to Eastern Illinois.
Week 1 isn't looking likely for Brian Urlacher, or so the Bears reportedly are saying.
Chris Sale's dominance of the New York Yankees Wednesday night made people take notice.
Liliya Shobukhova will look for her fourth straight Chicago Marathon title.
Linebacker Henry Dickinson will miss the 2012 season for Illinois with fractures in his leg and ankle.
Matt Forte is the sixth best running back in Madden '13.
Bears DT Stephen Paea looks to return to practice later this week and play in the preseason finale.
Former fifth-round pick Mark LeGree was signed by Chicago on Monday to help flush out a thinning secondary corps.
Brandon Hardin says he feels well enough to play, but the Bears will wait until MRI results are in before deciding what to do with rookie safety.