Bears Rumors & News

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Antrel Rolle rips Bears after being released, plans to 'bust their ass'

    CBS Sports "Less than 24 hours after being released by the Bears, Antrel Rolle is already planning his revenge against the team. "Whatever team I go to, I hope that Chicago's on the table because I'm coming to bust their ass," Rolle told 670 the Score in Chicago on Monday. The 33-year-old was released..." May 02

  • Bears' draft takeaways: 1st-round moves show faith in Vic Fangio

    Chicago Tribune "Some thoughts about the Bears' draft, Ryan Pace's second as general manager: Whether you agree with Ryan Pace's trade up to select outside linebacker Leonard Floyd in the first round, or you think a boom-or-bust prospect isn't worth trading a fourth-round pick for, there should be no problem..." May 02

  • Report: Bears to sign QB Brian Hoyer

    Chicago Sun-Times "After not drafting a quarterback, the Bears instead landed their backup late Saturday. According to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora and multiple reports, they signed former Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer to a 1-year contract." May 01

  • Bears round out running back committee with Jordan Howard

    The Score "The Chicago Bears have selected running back Jordan Howard out of Indiana in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Howard is a power runner who will compete with Ka'Deem Carey to be the bell-cow back in Chicago with Jeremy Langford filling the role of speed back." April 30

  • Bears don’t rule out moving Kyle Long to left tackle

    Pro Football Talk "After the Bears signed right tackle Bobby Massie in free agency, many (including Kyle Long) thought that Kyle Long would be moving back to right guard. That move may be temporary. Addressing the media after the second day of the 2016 draft, Bears G.M. Ryan Pace didn’t rule out flipping Long to..." April 30

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    Bears traded up to select Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd at No. 9... Jets would have grabbed Floyd in a heartbeat. Turned out to be pipe dream

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    Mike Sando, @SandoESPN

    Wonder if this is the Leonard Floyd pick for Bears.

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    Rick Stroud @NFLSTROUD

    #Bucs receive the Bears 4th round pick to fall back two spots, No. 106 overall. #NFLdraft

  • Bears trade up, draft Georgia LB Leonard Floyd

    Daily Herald "With the ninth overall draft pick in Thursday night's first round, the Bears selected Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd, who possesses the pass-rush skills that could translate to double-digit sacks in the NFL. The 6-foot-6, 244-pound Floyd played outside linebacker in Georgia's 3-4 defense, and..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Bears wish Alshon Jeffery was at workouts, still talking contract "The Bears have been hard at work with voluntary workouts at Halas Hall, but there’s one notable absence. Top receiver Alshon Jeffery is training individually in Florida, rather than joining the Bears at their facility in Lake Forest. General manager Ryan Pace addressed this issue one day before..." April 27

  • Matt Forte would be ‘disappointed’ if Ryan Fitzpatrick is not back with Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Forte, the Jets' new running back, offered some thoughts Tuesday about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract standoff with the organization. Forte, appearing on CBS Sports Radio's "Tiki and Tierney," said he'd be "disappointed" if Fitzparick isn't back with the Jets in 2016. Here's..." April 27

  • Ezekiel Elliott says the Bears have fallen in love with him

    CBS Sports "In a time that's seen the value of a running back decrease, Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott is looking to become the second running back to be selected within the top 10 in a second consecutive draft. The Rams took Todd Gurley a year ago with the 10th pick, and two of our four mock drafters see..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Alshon Jeffery hasn’t been at Bears voluntary workouts

    Chicago Sun-Times "Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has not been participating in the Bears’ voluntary team activities, which began last week. ESPN, which first reported the absence, said the receiver told the team in advance that he planned to train in Florida instead." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Brandon Marshall says he hasn't seen Jay Cutler; Bromance is over

    TMZ "Add Jay Cutler & Brandon Marshall to the rash of shocking celebrity break-ups lately ... 'cause Marshall says he hasn't seen ... or heard so much as a peep from his old running mate since he left Chicago. Marshall & Cutler played together on the Bears from '12-14 during which time the two guys..." April 25

  • Goodell: NFL Draft likely to leave Chicago, Denver, Atlanta want to host

    Chicago Sun-Times "Though commissioner Roger Goodell was thrilled with Chicago’s staging of the NFL draft last year — and is bracing for a bigger event downtown next week — he expects it to be held elsewhere in 2017. During an informal meeting with Associated Press Sports Editors, Goodell said Thursday it’s “very..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Bears draft preview: Arkansas QB Brandon Allen one to watch

    Chicago Sun-Times "Representatives from every NFL team watched Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen at his college’s pro day last month. But the Bears sent someone significant — to them and to Allen. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, a former Razorbacks quarterback and holder, has known Allen, the son of a..." April 20

  • Still holding out hope the Bears will choose a QB of the future

    Chicago Sun-Times "One week from Thursday, the NFL draft will begin. You know what that means: There is absolutely nothing left to say about the NFL draft. We have talked about it to within an inch of its life over the past few months. We’ve written every word that could possibly be written about all the draft..." April 19

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Bears draft preview: Don’t overlook Notre Dame WR Chris Brown

    Chicago Sun-Times "To wide receiver Chris Brown, Notre Dame had everything: big games in big venues, media attention and the chance to play for college football’s most storied program. “I feel like it’s prepared me for anything that can come my way,” Brown said. “It’s prepared me not only on the field but off the..." April 18

  • Kevin White expected to be full-go for Bears workouts

    Chicago Tribune "Kevin White crouched at the starting line and sharpened his focus. Mental hurdles blocked the 50 yards of artificial grass in front of him. At stake in the footrace against best friend Devon Blake was so much more than bragging rights. White hadn't brought his cleats. It was still too soon, and..." April 16

  • Bears pick up Kyle Long’s option

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears announced Friday that they will exercise Kyle Long’s fifth-year option, keeping him under team control through the end of the 2017 season. Because Long was a first-round draft pick, the Bears had the option to extend his four-year contract by one. Last year, they refused to do the..." April 15

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Ryan Pace: I expect Bears to compete in 2016

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have been fairly busy in free agency this offseason, starting with the decision to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and continuing through the acquisitions of players like linebacker Danny Trevathan, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, safety Omar Bolden, linebacker..." April 11

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Bears draft preview: Chris Jones among most talented DL pool ever

    Chicago Sun-Times "Whether they get to do it again depends on how GM Ryan Pace navigates the deepest position group in this year’s draft. The 6-6, 310-pounder — who had a formal meeting with the Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine — can play in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme. His height, though, makes him perfect for the..." April 11

  • Kyle Long: Bears will have to ‘fight me’ to move from right guard

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kyle Long is back at the position he loves — and not going anywhere soon. “They will have to literally fight me to move me from right guard,” he told the Sun-Times on Friday night, after participating in a downtown event for Brandon Marshall’s Project 375. “I don’t think John Fox wants to do..." April 09

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • Bears to meet with Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche, SIU QB Mark Iannotti

    CSN Chicago "As part of their quest for a backup to develop in the pipeline behind Jay Cutler, the Bears reportedly hope to meet within the next couple of weeks with Southern Illinois quarterback Mark Iannotti, in addition to scheduling a visit with Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche as part of the..." April 04

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Daniel Thomas returns to the Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "After swinging and missing at the running back position this offseason, the Dolphins are bringing back a blast from the past. Daniel Thomas, the Dolphins’ 2011 second-round draft pick, has agreed to re-sign with the team. Thomas didn’t play at all in the NFL last regular season after signing..." March 31

  • Bears to sign safety, special-teamer Omar Bolden: report

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bears will sign another former John Fox player, former Broncos safety Omar Bolden, to a one-year deal, according to a Denver Post report." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • Bears Sign OL Manny Ramirez

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bears have further fortified their offensive line, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, who tweets that the club has signed veteran offensive lineman Manny Ramirez to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal aren’t yet known. Ramirez, who entered the NFL as a fourth-round..." March 30

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • Bears re-sign outside linebacker Sam Acho

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears have re-signed outside linebacker and special teamer Sam Acho according to his agent. Acho played in 15 games last season with 7 starts. According to the NFL, Acho had 32 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 quarterback hits, 1 pass defense, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery on..." March 29

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

  • Bears interested in extra help on offensive line

    ESPN "Coach John Fox recently intimated that the Chicago Bears have further work to do on the offensive line, a unit that already underwent a mini-overhaul with the arrival of right tackle Bobby Massie and corresponding placement of Kyle Long back at right guard. “We need depth,” Fox said at the NFL..." March 29

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    I'm told Sam Acho has agreed to terms with the #Bears.