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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.
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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]].
==Roster==
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== History ==
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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.
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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.
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==Current Roster (Before 2013 Training Camp)==
 
===Quarterbacks===
 
===Quarterbacks===
*18 - Kyle Orton
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*6 - Jay Cutler
*8 - Rex Grossman
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*4 - Matt Blanchard
*12 - Caleb Hanie
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*12 - Josh McCown
  
 
===Running Backs===
 
===Running Backs===
*43 - Jason Davis
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*25 - Armando Allen
 
*22 - [[Matt Forte]]
 
*22 - [[Matt Forte]]
*27 - Kevin Jones
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*29 - Michael Bush
*29 - Adrian Peterson
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*32 - Michael Ford
*25 - Garrett Wolfe
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*25 - Harvey Unga
  
 
===Fullbacks===
 
===Fullbacks===
*37 - Jason McKie
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*43 - Tony Fiametta
  
 
===Wide Receivers===
 
===Wide Receivers===
*19 - Devin Aromashodu
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*19 - Joe Anderson
*85 - Earl Bennett
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*13 - Devin Aromashodu
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*80 - Earl Bennett
 
*86 - Marty Booker
 
*86 - Marty Booker
 
*81 - Rashied Davis
 
*81 - Rashied Davis
*23 - [[Devin Hester]]
 
 
*80 - Brandon Lloyd
 
*80 - Brandon Lloyd
 
*84 - Brandon Rideau
 
*84 - Brandon Rideau
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*82 - Brittan Golden
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*16 - Jerrell Jackson 
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*17 - Alshon Jeffery 
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*11 - Josh Lenz
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*15 - Brandon Marshall
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*18 - Marcus Rucker
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*81 - Terrence Toliver
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*14 - Eric Weems
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*10 - Marquess Wilson
  
 
===Tight Ends===
 
===Tight Ends===
*88 - Desmond Clark
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*86 - Kyle Adams
*87 - Kellen Davis
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*83 - Martellus Bennett
*82 - Greg Olsen
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*88 - Brody Eldridge
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*87 - Steve Maneri
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*85 - Gabe Miller
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*84 - Fendi Onobun
  
 
===Offensive Tackles===
 
===Offensive Tackles===
*78 - John St. Clair
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*76 - Cory Brandon
* - Frank Omiyale
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*78 - James Brown
*74 - Chris Williams
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*74 - Jermon Bushrod
*69 - Fred Miller
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*67 - Jordan Mills
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*79 - Jonathan Scott
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*73 - J'Marcus Webb
  
 
===Guards===
 
===Guards===
*67 - Josh Beekman
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*62 - Eben Britton
*72 - Dan Buenning
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*75 - Kyle Long
*63 - Roberto Garza
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*68 - Matt Slauson
  
 
===Centers===
 
===Centers===
*65 - Patrick Mannelly
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*60 - Taylor Boggs
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*53 - P.J. Lonergan
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===Center/Guard===
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*63 - Roberto Garza
  
 
===Defensive Ends===
 
===Defensive Ends===
*97 - Mark Anderson
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*94 - Turk McBride
*99 - Ervin Baldwin
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*99 - Shea McClellin
*96 - Alex Brown
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*67 - Kyle Moore
*93 - Adewale Ogunleye
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*95 - Cheta Ozougwu
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*90 - Julius Peppers
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*71 - Aston Whiteside
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*98 - Corey Wootton
  
 
===Defensive Tackles===
 
===Defensive Tackles===
*95 - Anthony Adams
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*93 - Nate Collins
*91 - Tommie Harris
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*79 - Corvey Irvin
*94 - Marcus Harrison
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*69 - Henry Melton
*71 - Israel Idonije
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*76 - Zach Minter
*75 - Matt Toeaina
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*92 - Stephen Paea
*98 - Dusty Dvoracek
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*70 - Brent Russell
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*64 - Christian Tupou
  
 
===Linebackers===
 
===Linebackers===
 
*55 - [[Lance Briggs]]
 
*55 - [[Lance Briggs]]
*59 - Gilbert Gardner
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*50 - James Anderson
*92 - Hunter Hillenmeyer
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*57 - Jon Bostic
*90 - Joey LaRocque
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*52 - Blake Costanzo
*53 - Nick Roach
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*53 - Jerry Franklin
*54 - [[Brian Urlacher]]
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*60 - Khaseem Greene
*52 - Jamar Williams
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*97 - J.T. Thomas
*58 - Darrell McClover
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*59 - Patrick Trahan
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*58 - D.J. Williams
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*49 - Lawrence Wilson
  
 
===Cornerbacks===
 
===Cornerbacks===
*21 - Corey Graham
 
*24 - Marcus Hamilton
 
*26 - Trumaine McBride
 
 
*33 - Charles Tillman
 
*33 - Charles Tillman
*35 - Zackary Bowman
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*38 - Zack Bowman
*31 - Nathan Vasher
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*31 - Isaiah Frey
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*24 - Kelvin Hayden
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*30 - Demontre Hurst
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*26 - Tim Jennings
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*27 - Sherrick McManis
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*39 - C.J. Wilson
  
 
===Safeties===
 
===Safeties===
*36 - Brandon McGowan
 
*30 - Mike Brown
 
* - Josh Bullocks
 
*38 - Danieal Manning
 
*44 - Kevin Payne
 
 
*20 - Craig Steltz
 
*20 - Craig Steltz
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*47 - Chris Conte
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*35 - Brandon Hardin
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*46 - Tom Nelson
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*44 - Cyhl Quarles
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*37 - Anthony Walters
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*21 - Major Wright
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*36 - Tom Zbikowski
  
 
===Kickers===
 
===Kickers===
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*2 - Austin Signor
 
*9 - Robbie Gould
 
*9 - Robbie Gould
  
 
===Punters===
 
===Punters===
*4 - Brad Maynard
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*8 - Adam Podlesh
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*1 - Tress Way
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===Kick Returner/Punt Returner===
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*23 - [[Devin Hester]]
  
 
==See also==
 
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*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/bears/index.html Team site]
 
*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/bears/index.html Team site]
 
*[http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?teamId=3 Chicago Bears]
 
*[http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?teamId=3 Chicago Bears]
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[[Category:National Football League]]
 
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[[Category:Illinois]]
 
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Latest revision as of 06:37, 10 September 2013

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.


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

See also

External links


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