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6-10, 4th in NFC North

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears OLB Willie Young is all-smiles after signing a two-year extension late Friday night. Young said he was never consumed with the idea of an extension, but thanked the Bears organization for believing in him following a ruptured Achilles' tendon injury at the end of 2014. Young finished second on the team with 6.5 sacks last season.

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Outlook on Kyle Long's calf strain is positive

Bears GM Ryan Pace said Kyle Long is coming along, and the Pro Bowl lineman wasn't in the walking boot on Saturday that he sported the past two days.

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3hVaughn McClure

Hester, looking for team, wants one more season

Devin Hester, who was released by the Falcons on Tuesday, said he feels about 75 percent healthy while recovering from January surgery to repair a broken bone in his right big toe.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Injured Bears RG Kyle Long (calf) is watching practice without the walking boot he's sported the last two days. GM Ryan Pace just told reporters the news is "positive" regarding Long's left calf strain. The injury is not serious.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears general manager Ryan Pace confirms that Willie Young has signed a two-year extension. Pace says the two sides worked late into the night to get the deal done.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie Leonard Floyd - the ninth overall pick in '16 NFL draft - is back on the practice field after missing two days due to illness. RG Kyle Long remains sidelined with a left calf strain.

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Bears LB Young agrees to two-year extension

Outside linebacker Willie Young, who has said he wants to retire with Chicago, has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Bears that runs through 2018.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears signed OL Dan Buchholz and waived P Ben LeCompte.

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What Chicago's red-zone struggles mean

Jay Cutler & Co. were much worse in the red zone last year than the rest of the field. While that should even out, it might mean the Bears' offense will decline as a whole, per Bill Barnwell. Red zone analysis

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox declined to put a timetable on the return of Pro Bowl RG Kyle Long, who suffered a left calf strain on Thursday. Fox called Long, "day-to-day." Veteran Ted Larsen replaced Long at RG on Friday, according to Fox.

Cutler thinks Kevin White can be a special player (0:51)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears kicked off their second day of practice without RG Kyle Long (calf) or OLB Leonard Floyd (illness). Both are absent after failing to finish yesterday's workout.

Bears offensive line is in flux

The interior of the Bears' O-line has some question marks. The expectation is Chicago will not have its starting five finalized until around the third exhibition game against Kansas City, writes Jeff Dickerson. Under-the-radar storylines

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery deflected questions about his failure to secure a long term deal, saying on Thursday that he's, "blessed and does have a contract" in the form of the one-year guaranteed franchise tag amount of $14.599 million. Jeffery did not want to speculate about next year when he could leave the Bears via free agency.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie Leonard Floyd, who left practice on a cart because of an illness, tells us he just has a stomach bug and expects to practice on Friday. Floyd said the trainers told him not to push it today, but he wanted to practice because he knew fans were excited to see the first round pick play.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox said first-round pick Leonard Floyd left the field today because of an illness. Fox says Floyd has been sick for several days and should be okay.

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Gase's move to Miami sends ripple effects

Adam Gase taking over in Miami will loom large in 2016, and not just for the Dolphins. Jay Cutler and the Bears' offense might not be the same without him, Dan Graziano writes. Moves with immediate impact

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears top pick Leonard Floyd taken back to the locker room on a cart. Team expected to update after practice.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.923rd
Rushing Yards115.711th
Points For20.923rd
Points Against24.820th

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