Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears are a National Football League franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. They are part of the National Football Conference (NFC) and play in the NFC North Division. The team is coached by Marc Trestman.


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History

The Chicago Bears were founded in 1919. They were origanally the Decatur Staleys, named after their founder, A. E. Staley. In 1921, the team moved and became the Chicago Staleys and in 1922, after George Halas (the coach at the time) bought the team from Staley, they became they Chicago Bears. Halas coached the Bears from 1920-1929, from 1933-1942, from 1946-1955 and then from 1958-1967, winning 6 National Championships, 318 regular season games and going undefeated in the regular season twice.

The Bears currently have 27 NFL Hall of Fame players. Some of their greatest former players include Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Mike Ditka, Brian Urlacher, Gale Sayers, Mike Singletary, Richard Dent and Sid Luckman. Legendary former coaches include Ditka and George Halas, who was also the team's long-time owner.

Current Roster (Before 2013 Training Camp)

Quarterbacks

  • 6 - Jay Cutler
  • 4 - Matt Blanchard
  • 12 - Josh McCown

Running Backs

  • 25 - Armando Allen
  • 22 - Matt Forte
  • 29 - Michael Bush
  • 32 - Michael Ford
  • 25 - Harvey Unga

Fullbacks

  • 43 - Tony Fiametta

Wide Receivers

  • 19 - Joe Anderson
  • 13 - Devin Aromashodu
  • 80 - Earl Bennett
  • 86 - Marty Booker
  • 81 - Rashied Davis
  • 80 - Brandon Lloyd
  • 84 - Brandon Rideau
  • 82 - Brittan Golden
  • 16 - Jerrell Jackson
  • 17 - Alshon Jeffery
  • 11 - Josh Lenz
  • 15 - Brandon Marshall
  • 18 - Marcus Rucker
  • 81 - Terrence Toliver
  • 14 - Eric Weems
  • 10 - Marquess Wilson

Tight Ends

  • 86 - Kyle Adams
  • 83 - Martellus Bennett
  • 88 - Brody Eldridge
  • 87 - Steve Maneri
  • 85 - Gabe Miller
  • 84 - Fendi Onobun

Offensive Tackles

  • 76 - Cory Brandon
  • 78 - James Brown
  • 74 - Jermon Bushrod
  • 67 - Jordan Mills
  • 79 - Jonathan Scott
  • 73 - J'Marcus Webb

Guards

  • 62 - Eben Britton
  • 75 - Kyle Long
  • 68 - Matt Slauson

Centers

  • 60 - Taylor Boggs
  • 53 - P.J. Lonergan

Center/Guard

  • 63 - Roberto Garza

Defensive Ends

  • 94 - Turk McBride
  • 99 - Shea McClellin
  • 67 - Kyle Moore
  • 95 - Cheta Ozougwu
  • 90 - Julius Peppers
  • 71 - Aston Whiteside
  • 98 - Corey Wootton

Defensive Tackles

  • 93 - Nate Collins
  • 79 - Corvey Irvin
  • 69 - Henry Melton
  • 76 - Zach Minter
  • 92 - Stephen Paea
  • 70 - Brent Russell
  • 64 - Christian Tupou

Linebackers

  • 55 - Lance Briggs
  • 50 - James Anderson
  • 57 - Jon Bostic
  • 52 - Blake Costanzo
  • 53 - Jerry Franklin
  • 60 - Khaseem Greene
  • 97 - J.T. Thomas
  • 59 - Patrick Trahan
  • 58 - D.J. Williams
  • 49 - Lawrence Wilson

Cornerbacks

  • 33 - Charles Tillman
  • 38 - Zack Bowman
  • 31 - Isaiah Frey
  • 24 - Kelvin Hayden
  • 30 - Demontre Hurst
  • 26 - Tim Jennings
  • 27 - Sherrick McManis
  • 39 - C.J. Wilson

Safeties

  • 20 - Craig Steltz
  • 47 - Chris Conte
  • 35 - Brandon Hardin
  • 46 - Tom Nelson
  • 44 - Cyhl Quarles
  • 37 - Anthony Walters
  • 21 - Major Wright
  • 36 - Tom Zbikowski

Kickers

  • 2 - Austin Signor
  • 9 - Robbie Gould

Punters

  • 8 - Adam Podlesh
  • 1 - Tress Way

Kick Returner/Punt Returner

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