Bears Rumors & News

  • Jay Cutler not resting on 2013 success

    ESPN.com "He’s taken part in just four practices at training camp, but in that short sliver of time, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler shows evidence he’s poised to take a major step in Year 2 of Marc Trestman’s offense. “It’s obvious in practice that Jay is taking more and more control by the day,”..." July 29

  • Matt Forte wants to disprove notions about aging running backs

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many walks of life when someone who is 28 is considered aging, but that’s the case for running backs in the NFL. The much-feared 30th birthday isn’t too far away and any potential sign of slippage becomes a reason to worry that a back has hit the wall that separates the productive..." July 28

  • DE Jared Allen already having positive impact for Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jared Allen isn’t trying to be a leader. The Bears already have linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman for that. So Allen prefers to sell himself as a new guy just trying to contribute, not as the Pro Bowl defensive end with the extroverted personality. Still, Allen’s..." July 26

  • Jordan Palmer is backup QB, but Jimmy Clausen is hoping for a shot

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Palmer will get “first shot” at the No. 2 quarterback job behind Jay Cutler with rookie David Fales in the running too. But everybody has their eye on Jimmy Clausen. The former Notre Dame All-American, fully recovered from surgery last season after a dreadful stint with the Carolina..." July 24

  • Jordan Palmer is backup QB, but Jimmy Clausen is hoping for a shot

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Palmer will get “first shot” at the No. 2 quarterback job behind Jay Cutler with rookie David Fales in the running too. But everybody has their eye on Jimmy Clausen. The former Notre Dame All-American, fully recovered from surgery last season after a dreadful stint with the Carolina..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Trestman: Jordan Palmer will get first run at top backup QB job

    Pro Football Talk "The eldest of the Bears’ backup quarterback options will get the initial shot at being the top reserve behind Jay Cutler. Coach Mark Trestman indicated Wednesday that Jordan Palmer will have the first opportunity at the club’s second-team reps, the Bears’ official Twitter feed reported." July 23

  • Bears LB Khaseem Greene describes the inspiration he draws from former teammate Eric LeGrand

    Newark Star-Ledger "We told you in March that Chicago Bears linebacker Khaseem Greene switched to No. 52 for his second NFL season in tribute to former Rutgers teammate Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down during a 2010 game. Greene and LeGrand remain close from their days as roommates at Rutgers...." July 19

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    Sam Farmer @LATimesfarmer

    Roger Goodell: NFL has narrowed field of 2015 Draft host cities to Los Angeles and Chicago. Story up shortly on http://t.co/ceFdUDXeGG.

  • Urlacher: Replacing Kiffin with Marinelli made Cowboys better

    Pro Football Talk "Monte Kiffin is the father of the Tampa-2 defense, but demoting Kiffin may be the path for the Cowboys’ defense to get better running the Tampa-2. That’s the word from Brian Urlacher, the former Bears linebacker who says that the Cowboys made the right call by promoting Rod Marinelli ahead of..." July 17

  • Brock Vereen already a Bears draft gem from 4th round

    CSN Chicago "The hardest thing for rookie safety Brock Vereen to overcome when he stepped into the huddle with the Bears’ No. 1 defense wasn’t the awe of being in a huddle with Jared Allen, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and others. It wasn't even mastering the assignments. It was telling people about..." July 12

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Former 'Skin Joshua Morgan Agrees to Community Service for Assault Charge

    CSN Washington "Former Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan, who was accused of assaulting a valet driver in April, has agreed to do community service to have the charge against him vacated. Morgan, 29, who now plays for the Chicago Bears, has agreed to 32 hours of community service. They must be completed..." July 09

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Bears have wide-open competition to replace Devin Hester

    Pro Football Talk "After losing the best kick returner in NFL history in free agency, the Bears are planning for a significant competition in training camp to find his replacement. Devin Hester is now in Atlanta, which means Chicago is looking to fill both the punt return job and the kickoff return job. Among the..." July 01

  • Why Bears invested in rookie quarterback David Fales

    CSN Chicago "Before eventually signing the more experienced Jimmy Clausen to compete with Jordan Palmer and the even-less-experienced (and now-departed) Jerrod Johnson, there was a legitimate case for General Manager Phil Emery to use a late-round draft pick to add to the quarterback mix. Eleven..." June 29

  • Matt Cavanaugh on Jay Cutler: 'I've seen incredible progress'

    CSN Chicago "In his first season in Marc Trestman's system, Jay Cutler threw for 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, with a career-best 89.2 passer rating, in 10-1/2 games. Those numbers were 19 and 14, and 81.3 in 14-1/2 games, respectively, in 2012. While a certain degree of the offensive jump came from..." June 28

  • Ex-Cowboy Terrell Owens' list of top NFL wide receivers doesn't include Dez Bryant

    Dallas Morning News "Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens joined the NFL Network crew on Total Access and was asked to pick the top wide receivers in the league. Here's T.O.'s top four: Detroit's Calvin Johnson - no brainer. Chicago's Brandon Marshall - OK. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown - on the..." June 28

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Bears add ex-Cardinal Wilson to safety mix

    ESPN Chicago "The Bears signed five-time Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson to a one-year deal, the team announced on Monday. Wilson spent 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals where he started 162 games and recorded 885 tackles, 27 interceptions, 25½ sacks, 99 pass breakups and 15 forced fumbles. Wilson is..." June 24

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • Bears’ long snapper Patrick Mannelly retires after 16 seasons

    Chicago Sun-Times "Long snapper Patrick Mannelly always did listen well. For 16 years and 245 games — the longest tenure of any Bears player in history — Mannelly, 39, was a bastion of stability as he watched more than 750 players come and go. He took the same calm approach after having hip surgery Jan. 23,..." June 21

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed

    Covers.com "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Bears cut Israel Idonije

    Pro Football Talk "Israel Idonije’s second stint with the Bears didn’t last long. Idonije, a veteran defensive lineman who played in Chicago from 2004 to 2012 and then returned this year after one year in Detroit, was released today just two months after he signed. Although Idonije is a well-liked and..." June 19

  • Jimmy Clausen expected to stick with Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman revealed Thursday that the club was looking to trim its roster of five quarterbacks as mandatory minicamp concluded, and he expects recent addition Jimmy Clausen to be one of the signal callers to stick. “We’re going through the process today of trying to work..." June 19

  • Decision day looming for Bears quarterback group

    CSN Chicago "The Bears’ three-day mandatory minicamp opened on Tuesday with five quarterbacks still in uniforms: Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, David Fales, Jerrod Johnson and Jordan Palmer. Of those, one is expected to be gone perhaps as early as the end of this week. The Bears are not required to cut anyone..." June 18

  • Bears looking to narrow field at minicamp with 4 backup QBs

    Chicago Sun-Times "The old saying is that teams with two starting quarterbacks really have none. But what happens when a team has four backups? The Bears have their starter locked in and locked up — Jay Cutler signed a seven-year extension in January — but are looking to replace Josh McCown as Cutler’s..." June 17

  • For Bears CB Kelvin Hayden, a long road back from the abyss

    CSN Chicago "Bears cornerback and Chicago native Kelvin Hayden has stood at the edge of the abyss, stared into it, and fought back from it. Early in training camp 2013, Hayden tore a hamstring and was done for the season. He was coming off being the No. 1 nickel back, who played in all 16 games for 2012 and..." June 14

  • Tillman 'relieved' Bears not on 'Hard Knocks'

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears officials have long made clear their preference not to be showcased on HBO's training camp documentary "Hard Knocks." Veteran cornerback Charles Tillman shares that sentiment, and he was happy to learn Thursday that the Atlanta Falcons will be featured this summer. "I’m pretty..." June 14

  • Matt Forte brimming with optimism

    Chicago Tribune "Standing as close as he'll get to Soldier Field sod until August, Chicago running back Matt Forte glanced out onto the stadium grass and envisioned what the Bears offense could do in Year Two under coach Marc Trestman. "If we keep working hard we're going to take this offense, hopefully, to the..." June 08

  • LB Jon Bostic in comfort-zone defense

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was a minor dispute between two linebackers on a hot day during organized team activities. But it also signaled linebacker Jon Bostic’s newfound comfort level in his second season. Playing on the weak side with Lance Briggs absent, an animated Bostic pointed at one hole and shouted..." June 07

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Bears sign former Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen

    Chicago Football "The Bears in a surprising move on Thursday signed former Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen, the Chicago Tribune first reported. A second-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2010, Clausen will compete with Jordan Palmer, Jerrod Johnson and rookie David Fales for the backup job behind Jay..." June 05

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Urlacher to Cowboys? 'There’s nothing there,' per source

    CSN Chicago "He may be able to do it athletically, and he may want to just-because with a team on the Bears’ 2014 schedule. And the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for help at middle linebacker after Sean Lee suffered a torn ACL during a recent OTA. But while Brian Urlacher is on the rolodex for the..." June 04

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Cowboys evaluating all options for replacing LB Sean Lee, including vets like Brian Urlacher and Jon Vilma. Will likely be 2-player platoon

  • Alshon Jeffery: Brandon Marshall and I are the NFL’s Top 2 receivers

    Sport News "After his breakout season for the Bears in 2013, it feels like Jeffery should have an autonomous nickname and on the spot, he makes one up — “The Show.” “I feel like every time I try to catch the ball and make a play, I try to put on a show, so that’s what I would call myself,” he told..." June 02

  • Brandon Marshall launches mental health awareness ride

    Chicago Tribune "Brandon Marshall has had his share of Soldier Field touchdown sprints in his two seasons with the Bears. On Saturday, the All-Pro wide receiver presided over a different run, joining more than 200 motorcyclists to launch the Brandon Marshall Mental Health Awareness ride from Naperville to..." June 01

  • Forte looking to build off '13

    ESPN.com "First they signed Chester Taylor to a $12.5 million deal; then they brought on Marion Barber to the tune of $5 million before adding Michael Bush the next year for $14 million. Three years in a row, the Chicago Bears invested heavily in No. 2 running backs to play behind starter Matt..." May 31

  • Bears waive tackle Gaines

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears waived tackle Rogers Gaines on Thursday. The undrafted free agent out of Tennessee State joined the Bears practice squad as a rookie last Sep. 24. Gaines' departure leaves the Bears with one vacant roster spot. And as of early Thursday afternoon, they still had not made a transaction..." May 30

  • Bears claim tackle Ola off waivers

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears claimed Michael Ola off waivers Wednesday, a move that reunites the offensive tackle with coach Marc Trestman. Ola played the last two seasons for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, and Trestman coached the Alouettes in 2012. Ola, who played collegiately at Hampton, signed..." May 29

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears S Derrick Martin was not at OTA Tuesday. He recently suffered a broken collarbone in a car accident per @Rich_Campbell report.

  • Bears lose Domenik Hixon to torn ACL, career likely over

    NFL.com "Domenik Hixon's debut season with the Chicago Bears is over before it began. The veteran wide receiver announced Tuesday on Facebook that he has torn his ACL for the third time. Hixon, who previously tore his right ACL in 2010 and 2011, appeared to indicate the latest injury will bring an end..." May 28

  • NFL players treated like 'livestock,' former Bear Dent says

    Chicago Tribune "Bears Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent referred to the plight of NFL players as “livestock” when it comes to the league’s treatment of its players. Dent and former Super Bowl XX champion teammates Jim McMahon and Keith Van Horne are among the more than 500 players in a class-action..." May 25

  • Brandon Marshall thankful he's Bear

    ESPN.com "Brandon Marshall believes the transformation of his personal life kicked off just before the Chicago Bears traded for him in March 2012, but on Thursday he called the transaction "life-saving and career-saving" when discussing a recently signed three-year contract extension worth $23 million..." May 23

  • Brandon Marshall calls getting traded to Bears a ‘career-saving’ move

    Chicago Sun-Times "Brandon Marshall came cheap. The Bears just needed to part ways with two third-round picks to acquire the receiver from the Miami Dolphins two years ago. The Dolphins turned those picks into tight end Michael Egnew, receiver BJ Cunningham, tight end Dion Sims and cornerback Will Davis. Time..." May 22

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet

    Covers.com "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

  • Jay Cutler gives rookie David Fales enthusiastic welcome

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jay Cutler’s congratulatory, welcome-to-the-team phone call would have been good enough for rookie quarterback David Fales. Instead, Cutler made his line available to Fales for anything. “I text him here and there about practice and stuff,” Fales said. Cutler’s support of Fales speaks to his..." May 21

  • Pass protection next thing on Jordan Lynch’s to-learn list

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch’s three-day run at rookie minicamp featured plenty of praise from coaches but also a direct message from one. ‘‘The area that he and I spoke about [where] he’s going to have to improve on and show that he’s capable of doing at this level is the..." May 19

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