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Chicago Bears

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The '''Chicago Bears''' are a [[National Football League]] [[franchise team ]] 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===
*23 - [[Devin Hester]]
==See also==
*[[Minnesota Vikings]]
*[[National Football Conference]]
*[[American Football Conference]]
== External links ==
*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/bears/index.html Team site]
*[http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?teamId=3 Chicago Bears]
 
 
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[[Category:Illinois]]
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