Colleen Kane, chicagotribune.com

Colleen Kane

chicagotribune.com

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • chicagotribune.com
Past:
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Hartford Courant
  • The Baltimore Sun

Recent articles by Colleen:

Go inside the Chicago Bears’ emotional team meeting on the Bear Download podcast

Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs are joined by Colleen Kane to discuss and process the emotional and personal talks with Bears players Danny Trevathan, Allen Robinson and Akiem Hicks and coach Matt Nagy this week. → Read More

Akiem Hicks says NFL players were afraid to kneel with Colin Kaepernick in 2016. How will they use their voices now?

When Colin Kaepernick began to kneel during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice, Akiem Hicks believed he understood his choice. Make the NFL and its viewers comfortable by continuing to stand for the anthem or suffer the consequences. → Read More

Matt Nagy’s plan for the Chicago Bears quarterback competition. Players’ fears of the coronavirus. And the benefits of informal group workouts. 3 things we learned in Wednesday’s interviews.

While most of the talk Wednesday centered around the George Floyd fallout, Bears coach Matt Nagy and three players also addressed a handful of other topics, including what Nagy will be looking for when the quarterback battle finally can move to the practice field. → Read More

‘There was a vulnerability to people’s stories.’ ‘I feel like I’ve been censored my whole life.’ What we heard from Chicago Bears players and coach Matt Nagy.

Allen Robinson, Akiem Hicks, Danny Trevathan and Matt Nagy spoke with the Chicago media on Zoom calls as the Bears opened their virtual OTAs this week. Here’s what they had to say. → Read More

Roosevelt ‘Rosey’ Taylor, an All-Pro safety and member of the Chicago Bears’ 1963 NFL championship team, dies at 82

Former Bears All-Pro safety Roosevelt “Rosey” Taylor died Friday at 82, the team announced. → Read More

Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles can’t compete to be the Chicago Bears starting quarterback — yet. Instead, they’re focusing on mental hurdles they need to clear.

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy acknowledged on a video call with reporters that it’s pretty difficult to hold the quarterback competition between Nick Foles and Mitch Trubisky virtually. → Read More

Chicago Bears’ preseason schedule released. Will Matt Nagy play his starters more in those games this year?

Should NFL teams be allowed to resume normal activities by August, the Chicago Bears are scheduled to open the preseason by hosting the Browns at Soldier Field. → Read More

Anthony Miller has physical and mental hurdles to clear, but the always-confident Bears wide receiver is looking for his ‘best year yet’

Never one to lack confidence, Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller believes there is more to come in 2020, even as he rehabs from another shoulder surgery. → Read More

Chicago Bears linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe has a special gratitude for 1 person during National Nurses Week — his mom, who inspires his ideas of a post-NFL career in medicine

Abiola Iyiegbuniwe supported the football career of her son Joel by taking him to practices and out-of-state football camps when he was young, and she inspires his ideas for a post-NFL career in medicine even now. → Read More

The Chicago Bears’ 2020 schedule is out. Tribune writers make their game-by-game predictions.

Here’s the complete Chicago Bears 2020 schedule with a breakdown — and prediction — of each game from Tribune reporters. → Read More

The Chicago Bears’ 2020 schedule is out. Tribune writers make their game-by-game predictions.

Here’s the complete Chicago Bears 2020 schedule with a breakdown — and prediction — of each game from Tribune reporters. → Read More

Chicago Bears and 2020 NFL schedule leaks have started — including when Tom Brady might visit Soldier Field

The annual tradition of Chicago Bears and NFL schedule leaks coming out before the official announcement has continued. → Read More

Ted Ginn Jr. on playing wide receiver for the Chicago Bears at 35: ‘I can still run. ... Don’t let the age and the years fool you.’

The Bears signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. for his experience and speed. The experience is undeniable. The speed, he said, is also still there, even at age 35. → Read More

Tashuan Gipson already has a close friend on the Chicago Bears in Buster Skrine, and he looks forward to ‘jelling’ with Eddie Jackson in the secondary

The Bears talked to safety Tashaun Gipson during the 2019 offseason, but they went separate ways. When the Texans released Gipson last week, this time the fit was right. → Read More

Former Chicago Bears tight end Ryan Wetnight dies of cancer at 49

Former Bears tight end Ryan Wetnight died from complications of cancer Friday. He was 49. → Read More

How the Bears are conducting their virtual offseason program: ‘We’ll stay positive through it all,’ coach Matt Nagy says

Bears coach Matt Nagy and his staff must figure out how to prepare an NFL team without being able to share a field or a workout facility due to restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Better or worse? A position-by-position review of the Bears roster after free agency and the NFL draft.

As the old NFL saying goes, you're either getting better or you're getting worse. Unless you're staying the same. After free agency and the draft, we assess the improvement to the Bears roster — or lack thereof — at every position. → Read More

Brian Kelly coached Pro Bowl tight ends Travis Kelce, Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Eifert in college and says, ‘Cole Kmet will be in line with all of those guys’

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says new Bears tight end Cole Kmet 'will be in line' with the likes of Travis Kelce, Tyler Eifert and Kyle Rudolph. → Read More

Why didn’t the Bears take a shot on Georgia’s Jake Fromm or another developmental QB? ‘The board fell a certain way,’ Ryan Pace says.

Georgia's Jake Fromm clearly wasn’t the Bears' choice for a developmental quarterback selection in the fifth round, but why didn't they take a shot at another? → Read More

New Bears receiver Darnell Mooney, a 5th-round pick out of Tulane, brings ‘big-time speed’ to the offense

Darnell Mooney ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the NFL combine. But the Tulane prospect, whom the Chicago Bears selected with the No. 173 pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, said he thinks of himself more as a route runner. → Read More