Bears Rumors & News

  • Brandon Marshall: Pain pills mask my memory of 3-TD game

    Pro Football Talk "In 2014, Brandon Marshall had a three-touchdown game against the 49ers. As Marshall and the Jets prepare to play the 49ers on Sunday, he was asked what he remembers about that game. The answer? Not much. That’s because, Marshall says, he was using so many painkillers to play through an ankle..." December 10

  • Report: Rashaan Salaam Died By Suicide

    Deadspin "Police have yet to give an official cause of death for Rashaan Salaam, the former Heisman winner who was found dead in a park in Boulder, Colo. yesterday, but Salaam’s mother has told USA Today that police suspect that suicide was the cause of death. From USA Today: His mother, Khalada, told..." December 07

  • John Fox will reportedly be back with Bears in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears have not been a good team since they brought in John Fox as head coach prior to the 2015 season, but it sounds like the organization is willing to give him one more shot. Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Tribune reports that Fox is expected to remain with the Bears in 2017,..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Vic Fangio rumored to be leaving Bears after season

    Chicago Tribune "There is nothing like losing to stir gossip in NFL circles. It's not unusual to hear one whopper after another. And when dubious stories are repeated often enough, they can be mistaken as truth. With that warning comes a surprisingly widespread belief in NFL circles that Bears coach John Fox..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Former Bears running back Rashaan Salaam dead at 42

    Pro Football Talk "Tuesday brings some sad news about former Heisman Trophy winner and Bears first-round pick Rashaan Salaam. A spokesman for Salaam’s family has announced, via Adam Schefter of ESPN, that Salaam is dead at the age of 42. No further details about the cause of death have been announced at this..." December 06

  • Bears Place QB Jay Cutler On I.R. Claim CB Johnthan Banks Off Waivers From Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "Brad Biggs reports that the Bears have claimed CB Johnthan Banks off of waivers from the Lions on Monday and placed QB Jay Cutler on injured reserve. Cutler, 33, is in the third year of his seven-year, $126.7 million contract that included $54 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Howard runs for 3 TDs as Bears upend 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jordan Howard had never played in snow before Sunday, which made each yard he covered an adventure. With a steady snow falling throughout the afternoon and field conditions less than ideal, Howard kept his feet moving and attempted to make the most of each slippery step. But each..." December 04

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Jay Cutler Officially Ruled Out For Remainder Of Season

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears hoped for better news. Jay Cutler hoped for better news. Ultimately, however, the quarterback has learned that he will have to undergo shoulder surgery, the team announced. Cutler will be placed on IR and shut down for the remainder of the season. Today’s news might mean that Cutler..." December 01

  • Ex-NFL player charged with running teen prison fight club

    New York Post "A former NFL player is being accused of forcing teenage prisoners into an apparent fight club, authorities said. One-time Chicago Bears offensive lineman Johan O. Asiata is among four corrections officers at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, Ill., who were indicted on multiple counts by..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Bears' Trevathan ruptured patellar tendon, will be placed on IR

    NBC Chicago "Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan was expected to be the crown jewel of the team's offseason acquisitions, but all of those hopes have been dashed after the injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. Trevathan, who left the game late in the fourth quarter after..." November 28

  • Bears lose linebacker Danny Trevathan to “serious” knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "A bad season just got worse for the Bears. Not only did Chicago lose a heartbreaker of a game today against Tennessee, but the Bears lost one of their top defensive players, linebacker Danny Trevathan, to a knee injury. Trevathan had to be helped off the field late in the fourth quarter of..." November 27

  • Titans build lead, hold off Bears 27-21

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- With the game on the line, Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard spotted a pass heading toward the end zone and knew he had to make a play. Byard closed in on Chicago Bears wide receiver Deonte Thompson as the ball approached. But he never heard the ball hit the ground, so he waited..." November 27

  • Jay Cutler might remain with Chicago Bears after this season "After a battery of tests and multiple medical opinions, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is dealing with a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, according to several sources informed of his condition. In addition to the injury, he's also dealing with significant wear-and-tear on this..." November 27

  • Lewis, Bradley, Fox among the coaches on 'hot seat' "We're almost a month away from the end of the 2016 regular season, which for some coaches means an unfortunate end to their current employment situation. Who should be especially worried? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on GameDay First, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, Jaguars..." November 27

  • Jay Cutler doubtful, Leonard Floyd out for Bears

    Pro Football Talk "Bears coach John Fox insisted that quarterback Jay Cutler’s shoulder injury wasn’t necessarily season ending. But he almost certainly isn’t playing this week. The Bears listed Cutler as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Titans." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Bears Don't View Cutler's Shoulder Injury as Season Ending

    CSN Chicago "Jay Cutler may not have thrown his last pass as a Bear, after all. The embattled quarterback was believed to have a season-ending shoulder injury, but Bears head coach John Fox announced Wednesday Cutler is not guaranteed to be out for the remainder of 2016. In fact, Fox didn't even rule out..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Joe Theismann: Kirk Cousins better than Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford

    Sportsnaut "Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is a huge fan of current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been on fire of late. “I think he’s been playing fantastic football,” Theismann said, via TMZ Sports. “The thing about Kirk, and about the position, really, is how..." November 22

  • Jay Cutler believed to have torn labrum

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is reportedly believed to have suffered a torn labrum during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. If a second opinion determines that Cutler does have a torn labrum, then reports he’ll miss the rest of the season with the shoulder injury will prove..." November 22

  • Bears Bringing in Familiar Face to Improve QB Depth

    CSN Chicago "With the possibility of losing Jay Cutler for the season, the Bears are bringing back a familiar face to help provide some quarterback depth. According to's Mike Garafolo, the Bears are signing David Fales away from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. Cutler is dealing with a..." November 22

  • Embarrassment continues for Bears on and off field

    Chicago Tribune "And you thought this Bears season couldn't become any more embarrassing? Forget all the losses — eight of them now in 10 games. And set aside the injuries too, with tight end Zach Miller likely to soon become the 14th Bear placed on injured reserve. Those are frustrating bumps in the road to be..." November 22

  • Kyle Long to have multiple surgeries, which all Bears seem to

    Pro Football Talk "When you have as many injuries as the Bears do this year, you might as well take advantage of the bulk rates at the orthopedists. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears guard Kyle Long will have surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle in addition to a procedure to..." November 21

  • Leonard Floyd has sore neck and is in concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "There was a scary scene at MetLife Stadium late in Sunday’s game between the Bears and Giants when linebacker Leonard Floyd needed to be immobilized after injuring his neck while trying to make a tackle. Floyd was taken to the hospital for tests and cleared to travel home with the team on..." November 21

  • Season could be done for Jay Cutler

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears will have a major decision to make in regards to Jay Cutler at the end of this year -- but now the quarterback’s 2016 season could be ended prematurely. Multiple sources told the Tribune that Cutler suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 22-16 loss to the New York Giants at..." November 21

  • Jerrell Freeman Suspended for Four Games by NFL

    NBC Chicago "Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman has been suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs, the league announced Monday. Freeman, who signed a free agent contract with the Bears during the 2016 offseason, is one of the team's top..." November 21

  • Bears' Floyd released from hospital after suffering neck injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee did his best to contain his emotions, but it was there as tears welled in his eyes. “One of my brothers went down,” McPhee said. “You know what that mean?” That brother was rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. He was taken to a New Jersey hospital..." November 21

  • Bears rule out Zach Miller due to foot injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears opened Sunday’s game with the Giants without wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. They’ll end it without tight end Zach Miller as well. Miller has been ruled out for the remainder of the game after leaving the field just before halftime with a left foot injury. Giants defensive end Jason..." November 20

  • Giants rally to knock off Bears

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants overcame a 10-point deficit Sunday to top the Chicago Bears, 22-16 at MetLife Stadium. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter to rally New York (7-3) to the victory. New York took the lead on Manning's..." November 20

  • Bears’ Zach Miller likely done for season with broken foot

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Bears’ tight end Zach Miller suffered a broken bone in his foot during Sunday’s loss against the New York Giants, which will likely end his 2016 season, according to head coach John Fox. Prior to exiting the game on Sunday, he hauled in three catches for 61 yards and one touchdown. With..." November 20

  • Bears LB Leonard Floyd leaves game on backboard after head/neck injury

    Fox Sports "Rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd, one of the bright spots in another rocky season for the Chicago Bears, left Sunday’s game against the New York Giants on a backboard after slamming his helmet into a teammate while trying for a sack. Early reports from the Bears, however, are..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Jason Pierre-Paul says the Giants 'are not too worried' about Jay Cutler

    CBS Sports "The New York Giants, who started the season 2-3, have vaulted themselves back into control of a playoff spot in the NFC by winning each of their last four games. During that time, the Giants have not allowed an opponent to score more than 23 points. They've not exactly faced the greatest..." November 19

  • John Fox puts Alshon Jeffery on blast over PED suspension

    Sportsnaut "Thanks to a positive PED test, Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will be suspended for the next four games. Jeffery has issued a statement taking responsibility, saying that the test positive test came from a substance made to combat inflammation (read more here). If Jeffery is hoping for..." November 17

  • Jay Cutler denies he has lost support of Bears teammates after Bucs loss

    ESPN "Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler pushed back on the notion he lost the team after last Sunday's disappointing performance. On Monday, Bleacher Report reported that two unnamed Bears players said, via text message, that most of the locker room has given up on Cutler. One of those players..." November 17

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Bears Placing G Kyle Long On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears announced that they are placing G Kyle Long on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. It was previously reported that Long was expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season after sustaining the injury, so this move doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Long was carted..." November 16

  • Bears’ Jordan Howard good to go after scare on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Bears running back Jordan Howard left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury that the team feared could be serious. As it turned out, there was no reason for concern. Howard is so healthy that he practiced fully today and the team didn’t even list him on its injury report." November 16

  • Cardinals, Bears, Jets & Broncos Teams To Watch For Tony Romo Next Year

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN writes that the Cardinals, Bears, Jets and possibly the Broncos could be potential landing spots for QB Tony Romo if the Cowboys elect to move on from him next year. This is, of course, assuming that the Cowboys decide to move forward with Dak Prescott as their starting..." November 16

  • Virginia McCaskey says Bears will stay in the family

    Pro Football Talk "The father of Virginia McCaskey founded the Bears. After she passes, she believes the descendants of George Halas will continue to own the team. In an interview with Dan Pompei of, the reclusive NFL owner said that the team will stay in the family “until the second coming.”..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15