Bears suspend DT Johnson for one game

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears Tuesday suspended defensive tackle Tank Johnson for Sunday's game at Detroit. Johnson, 25, was charged last Thursday with six misdemeanor counts of possession of a firearm without a firearm owner's ID card. He was then deactivated by Coa

Bears DT Tank Johnson to sit on sidelines

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears Friday decided not to play defensive tackle Tank Johnson in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Bears' Mike Brown has foot surgery

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears safety Mike Brown Wednesday underwent surgery on a torn ligament in his right foot.

Manning hopes to avoid suspension

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. has said he does not believe he deserves a suspension after he pleaded no contest to an April assault.

Black NFL coaches having big year

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Black coaches in the NFL, where three blacks are in the running for coach of the year, have had a big year not long after being virtually barred from coaching.

Bears' Jones could miss Sunday's game

CHICAGO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears running back Thomas Jones underwent an MRI on his right knee Tuesday and the results revealed a stretched lateral collateral ligament.

Bears add Jeff Blake

BOURBONNAIS, Ill., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears Sunday signed veteran quarterback Jeff Blake, who will join his sixth NFL team. Blake appeared in three games last season with Philadelphia, completing 18 of 37 passes for 126 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Azumah undergoes hip surgery

BOURBONNAIS, Ill., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Veteran cornerback Jerry Azumah of the Chicago Bears likely will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery.

Bears running back has MRI

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears running back Thomas Jones had an MRI Monday to determine damage done to his foot which he injured Sunday.

Bears' Mike Brown to have surgery

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears safety Mike Brown, lost for the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, is expected to undergo surgery this week.

Azumah to have neck surgery

MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears defensive back Jerry Azumah was diagnosed Thursday with a herniated disc in his neck and will be sidelined three to four months.

Bears' Urlacher out 4-6 weeks with injury

BOURBONNAIS, Ill., July 30 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher will be sidelined four to six weeks with a leg injury, Coach Lovie Smith announced Friday.

Rivera named Bears defensive coordinator

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Bears linebacker Ron Rivera was named the team's defensive coordinator Friday.

Shea named Bears offensive coordinator

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith began filling out his staff Wednesday, naming Terry Shea offensive coordinator.

Bears name Shea offensive coordinator

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears have named Terry Shea their new offensive coordinator.

Rams reported picking Marmie

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- St. Louis Rams Coach Mike Martz has tapped Larry Marmie to replace defensive coordinator Lovie Smith, it was reported Monday.

Bears hire Lovie Smith as coach

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears named St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith their new coach Wednesday and announced he has agreed to a four-year contract.

Rams ink Jason Sehorn

ST. LOUIS, May 19 (UPI) -- Trying to rebuild their secondary, the St. Louis Rams Monday signed cornerback Jason Sehorn to a one-year contract.

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Lewis reportedly has talked with Bengals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis interviewed Tuesday with the Cincinnati Bengals for their head coaching job, a Redskins source confirmed

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Martz signs five-year contract with Rams

ST. LOUIS, July 19 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Rams on Friday signed coach Mike Martz to a five-year contract running through the 2006 season, replacing his deal which had two years left to run

NFC Championship: Rams vs. Eagles

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles staged a classic NFL game in the season opener at Veterans Stadium and more than four months later, a trip to Super B
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