When former Pro Bowl wide receiver Alshon Jeffery signed with the Eagles on March 9, the Bears lost their most productive pass catcher of the previous four seasons. And last month's release of injury-prone veteran Eddie Royal left undrafted Cam Meredith as the Bears' only returning wide receiver with more than 20 catches in an NFL season. Meredith's breakout 2016 season included 66 receptions for 888 yards.
Coach John Fox characterized the competition in the Bears' just-completed off-season program as the best in his three years at the helm, and he anticipates that trend continuing when players report for training camp on July 26. "I think our players see it and a lot of times they don't get enough credit (for realizing it)," Fox said. "They see a lot more, sometimes even more than coaches do. They feel (the competition).
Defensive end Akiem Hicks was arguably the Chicago Bears' defensive MVP last year and maybe even the team MVP. The 6-foot-5, 336-pound sixth-year veteran played 86.6 of the defensive snaps, tied for second on the team with 7 sacks, was first with 18 quarterback pressures and fourth with 71 tackles. As a team leader, his voice on the field makes a big impression. "There are a lot of bigger things about him," coach John Fox said. "His size; his strength. He's a guy that's (still) learning.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".