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2017 Schedule
5-11, 4th in NFC North
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Freeman 'faces very long odds' to return to NFL (1:40)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is what Jerrell Freeman posted last year on his official twitter account: "I hate to say I'm sorry again, but I'm sorry. I've been on IR all year and you try and stay out of sight, but sorry for the distraction.I had been lying to friends, family and loved ones when it came to the question of, 'Are you OK?' Knowing my career may be over due to everything that came with the head injury (that's been purposely downplayed by me), memory loss and all, has actually been a bit of a struggle. That being said there's no excuse to cope with any problems by taking any kind of pills. I don't know my future but a big thanks to the Bears and the NFL, if I would have used their programs and services earlier than I did I wouldn't be in this situation. Sorry again for the distraction."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran ILB Jerrell Freeman, who the Bears released on Tuesday, expressed doubt that he would continue playing football after the NFL suspended him again for violating the league's PED policy policy last year. Freeman, who tore a pectoral muscle in Week 1 that landed him on injured reserve, said he was dealing with the after effects of a nasty concussion he also sustained in the regular season opener.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears clear $3 million worth of salary cap space by releasing veteran ILB Jerrell Freeman.

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Source: Bears release twice-banned Freeman

The Bears have released linebacker Jerrell Freeman, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and declined to pick up the option on offensive lineman Josh Sitton, according to multiple reports.

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Bears' schedule could prove daunting (again)

The Bears have the eighth-hardest schedule in 2018 based on opponents' 2017 records, including home dates with the Patriots and Rams.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago is not among the five cities being considered to host the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft (Nashville, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas and Cleveland/Canton). Although all five finalists are excellent cities, Chicago did an outstanding job hosting the draft in 2015-16. Hopefully the NFL will schedule more league-wide events in Chicago in the near future.

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9dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Offseason moves to improve every NFC team

Seattle has big decisions to make on the Legion of Boom. The Saints need to lock up Drew Brees. The Vikings need to sign a quarterback. Here are five offseason moves to improve all 16 NFC teams.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Chicago Bears are hiring Washington State's Jason Loscalzo as head strength and conditioning coach. Football Scoop first reported the move. Loscalzo spent the past six seasons as WSU's head strength and conditioning coach. He held the same role at Boston College after serving as an assistant strength coach at Auburn.

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For Urlacher, Hall of Fame is 'exclamation point' on career (0:45)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Urlacher, one of three first-ballot Hall of Fame selections in the 2018 class.

Team Stats

Passing Yards175.732nd
Rushing Yards111.816th
Points For16.529th
Points Against20.09th