Bears Rumors & News

  • Brandon Marshall expects big things from Marquess Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "The release of Earl Bennett in Chicago opens up a clear path for Marquess Wilson to be the Bears’ third receiver next season. Coach Marc Trestman would only say that Wilson will have “a chance to compete” for that job, but one of the two receivers definitely ahead of Marshall on the depth chart..." April 20

  • Cornerback Pierre Desir on Bears' radar "The Chicago Bears' search to find a tall cornerback to eventually replace veteran Charles Tillman led the team’s Director of College Scouting Marty Barrett to attend the private Pro Day last month of Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, according to a source present at the workout. In his latest mock..." April 19

  • Henry Melton settles lawsuit regarding alleged bite of bar owner

    Pro Football Talk "Just before defensive tackle Henry Melton signed with the Cowboys, he was sued by a Texas bar owner for more than $1 million for allegedly biting the man in the back during an incident December of last year. Melton, who countersued with a claim that he was attacked by employees of the bar,..." April 19

  • Charles Tillman now has a street that crosses RG3′s

    Pro Football Talk "If you’re looking for the intersection of NFL greatness on both sides of the ball, you can always go to Copperas Cove, Texas. There, you can roll down the newly named Charles Tillman Way, which intersects with Robert Griffin III Boulevard. According to KWTX, Tillman had his street named..." April 18

  • NIU’s Jordan Lynch excited about Bears’ workout

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s either fitting or a statement about the Bears’ passing game the last decade: As a boy, Jordan Lynch cheered for bruising running back Anthony Thomas. “He was fun to watch,” he said. While some in the NFL view Lynch as more “A-Train” than quarterback, the former Mount Carmel High School..." April 18

  • Bears to workout with Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees

    Fansided "The Chicago Bears already have a franchise quarterback in Jay Cutler but they may dig a little deeper to make sure that they have themselves covered in case he goes down with an injury again. Unlike last year, Josh McCown will not be around to pick up the pieces and that has the Bears looking at..." April 17

  • Nix could fortify Bears' revamped defensive line

    Chicago Tribune "A busy offseason overhauling the defense isn’t yet complete, with the Chicago Bears needing to find additional pieces via the NFL draft. The question is where those pieces will fit in the puzzle. General manager Phil Emery has signed or re-signed 32 players since last season ended. Twenty have..." April 16

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    #Bears have waived DE Cheta Ozougwu.

  • Former Bears punter Adam Podlesh signs with Steelers

    Chicago Sun-Times "Adam Podlesh and his right leg landed on his feet Tuesday, signing a one-year deal with the Steelers. Podlesh punted for the Bears from 2011-2013 before being terminated in March. With the Bears, he punted 238 times for a 42.3-yard average, landing 82 punts inside the 20-yard line." April 15

  • Could Chris Williams be a more versatile version of Devin Hester?

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Tribune's Bears beat reporter Brad Biggs wrote an interesting piece in yesterday's edition about wide receiver and kick returner Chris Williams, who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins out of New Mexico State (4.28 pro day 40-yard dash) in 2009. If,..." April 14

  • Eric Weems takes pay cut to stay with Bears

    Chicago Tribune "Ultimately, Eric Weems made the decision that accepting a pay cut from the Chicago Bears was better than the uncertainty of the open market. Weems renegotiated the final year of his contract on Thursday, according to NFLPA records, agreeing to reduce his base salary from $1 million to the..." April 11

  • Mannelly's return to Bears hinges on hip rehab

    Chicago Tribune "Pat Mannelly wants to continue as the Chicago Bears' long snapper, but he needs his body's permission. After hip surgery this offseason and surgery in 2011 to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, he’s letting his body instead of his mind determine whether he’ll play a..." April 09

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16 "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

  • Brandon Marshall accepted into Harvard Business School

    Fansided "When he was a member of the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Brandon Marshall seemed to find trouble wherever he went. However, once he took his career to the Windy City and joined the Chicago Bears, Marshall has been working hard to rehabilitate his image. Now, fresh off a year that earned him a..." April 09

  • Would Josh Freeman be a good fit on the Bears?

    CSN Chicago "With the Bears possibly searching for a backup quarterback, would Josh Freeman be a good option? Freeman worked out for the Bears over the weekend and with Josh McCown having departed to Tampa Bay, the only backup behind Jay Cutler right now is Jordan Palmer, who hasn't had much experience the..." April 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Bears announced: Agreed to terms with TE Matthew Mulligan on a one-year deal.

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    Brian McIntyre @brian_mcintyre

    The Bears were awarded WR Josh Bellamy off waivers from the Redskins

  • De'Anthony Thomas to pay Bears a pre-draft visit

    CSN Chicago "According to a report, Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas will be paying the Bears a pre-draft visit. The Bears could use a backup to Matt Forte following the departure of Michael Bush, and Thomas could fit that bill. A projected second/third-round pick by, Thomas has many..." April 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    QB Josh Freeman visited the Bears today.

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    #Bears have signed LS Chad Rempel to a 3-year contract. He played in CFL including two stints with Alouettes under Marc Trestman.

  • Bears add veteran center de la Puente

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bears have found a potential long-term replacement for Roberto Garza by adding a player with plenty of starting experience. Brian de la Puente, who started the past three seasons for the New Orleans Saints, agreed to a one-year contract. De la Puente, who turns 29 next month, is..." April 07

  • Bears Visit With Deone Bucannon A Second Time

    Fansided "Could the Bears be showing their hand? They met with safety Deone Bucannon on Monday. The Bears are looking into solidifying the safety position. Even with the signings of Ryan Mundy and MD Jennings, there is still a need for a solid, longtime starter. The visit with Bucannon was the second..." April 05

  • Bears re-sign Eben Britton

    Fansided "The Chicago Bears have had a busy offseason. They may have released defensive end Julius Peppers and lost him to the rival Green Bay Packers and let another former Pro Bowl defensive lineman, Henry Melton, sign with the Dallas Cowboys, but they’ve replaced their production with former Minnesota..." April 03

  • Conte out 4-5 months after surgery "Bears safety Chris Conte underwent shoulder surgery in late March and faces a recovery period of 4-5 months, meaning that he will be sidelined until training camp. Selected by the Bears in the third round of the 2011 draft out of California, Conte has appeared in 45 games with 40 starts in..." April 03

  • Bears' Jared Allen expects to be booed by Vikings fans "Jared Allen has no illusions about how he will be welcomed when he returns to Minnesota next season. The 32-year-old told NBC Sports Network that he knew staying within the NFC North meant he'd be booed when the Chicago Bears travel to meet the Vikings. "Minnesota has great fans so they're..." April 03

  • Urlacher applauds Bears for Allen deal

    Chicago Tribune "Defensive end Jared Allen made his presence felt Monday at Halas Hall, exuding charisma and optimism as he was formally announced by the Chicago Bears less than a week after agreeing to terms on a four-year deal with the organization. Allen said he found a great fit within the Bears' defense..." April 02

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Veteran CB Zack Bowman has agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants, source said. Visiting with the team today.

  • Taking a peek at Peppers’ Packers deal

    Pro Football Talk "As we break down more deals that were advertised to be something more than they really are, more and more league insiders are pointing out other deals that have had puffed values. The most common deal mentioned is the contract signed by Packers defensive lineman Julius Peppers. But there..." March 30

  • Jared Allen’s contract loads up in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "Jared Allen will make $15.5 million in the first two years of his contract with the Bears. But only $3 million of that will come this year. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Allen receives a $3 million fully guaranteed base salary in 2014. For 2015, he gets a fully guaranteed base..." March 30

  • Brandon Marshall not worried about Bears extension "Brandon Marshall isn't sweating his long-term future with the Chicago Bears. Heading into the final year of his contract, the veteran wide receiver hasn't heard a peep from a front office that just handed a four-year deal to Jared Allen packed with $15.5 million in guarantees. "If it..." March 28

  • After Allen, NFL Draft still begins with 'D' for the Bears

    CSN Chicago "The Bears defense has seemingly gotten better with Phil Emery's free agency moves, but it hasn't necessarily gotten younger. Wednesday morning's wakeup call involving the signing of 32-year-old Jared Allen makes him the sixth projected defensive starter 30 or older. Lance Briggs is 33 (34 in..." March 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears didn’t represent the biggest $ offer for Jared Allen: #Raiders did. They were willing to pay him $9M. He believed Bears were best fit

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Bears sign Jared Allen

    Pro Football Talk "In one of the most surprising signings in free agency to date, the Bears have acquired Jared Allen. Allen, the former Vikings star, was widely believed to be nearing a deal with the defending champion Seahawks. Instead, he’ll stay in the NFC North but head south to Chicago. “We are extremely..." March 26

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Marquess Wilson this year’s Alshon Jeffery

    Fansided "The Chicago Bears received a breakout season from second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery last season and could have another breakout star on the roster in last year’s seventh round pick Marquess Wilson who will be relied upon heavily to replace the departed Earl Bennett. “I think he..." March 23

  • Will the Chicago Bears land Mark Sanchez?

    Fansided "The Chicago Bears lost veteran back up quarterback Josh McCown to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCown stepped up in a huge way for Chicago after starting quarterback Jay Cutler fell to two different injuries on two separate occasions. McCown finished the year with the Bears with 1,829 passing..." March 23

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    DL Corey Wootton has agreed to a one-year deal w/#Vikings, per Wootton's agent @MikeMcCartney7.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester agreed to terms on a 3-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN source.

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • How Earl Bennett became a victim with the Bears

    CSN Chicago "The next time a player under contract holds out from training camp, preseason or whatever, take a moment before denouncing the malcontent with, “But he’s got a contract!” And think of Earl Bennett. Brian Urlacher raised a point a few offseasons ago when he was back-and-forth’ing with the..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Report: Devin Hester wants $4 million a year

    Pro Football Talk "Devin Hester is the best return man in NFL history. And he wants to get paid like it. An NFL personnel evaluator whose team has discussed a deal for Hester tells Rob Demovsky of that Hester is seeking a contract that pays about $4 million a year. If that’s true, it’s ridiculous. The..." March 19

  • Bears re-sign safety Craig Steltz and sign safety Danny McCray

    Windy City Gridiron "After missing out on the top free agent safeties on the market, the Chicago Bears must think they can find some magic by adding a plethora of average players to the position. Two more were added to the mix today, one familiar face and one new fella. The Chicago Bears have added two more players..." March 18

  • Bears terminate contract of WR Earl Bennett "Earl Bennett, who's averaged 28.3 catches in the past three years and who reportedly declined the Bears request for a paycut, was released by Chicago on Tuesday, the team announced. Bennett, a third-round pick who's been with the Bears for his entire six-year career, was an effective receiver..." March 18

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Filed to #Bears WR Earl Bennett declines pay cut and is expected to be released, per sources.

  • Former Bears DT Henry Melton agrees to terms with Cowboys "If you like solving riddles on Twitter, former Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton has a doozy for you. OK, it's not a riddle that's real hard to figure out, especially when the Cowboys official reporter announced Tuesday night that the team had agreed to terms with Melton, a contract..." March 18

  • Henry Melton being sued for biting bar owner in kidney

    Pro Football Talk "Texas-native Henry Melton is continuing his visit with Cowboys officials, a process which generally includes dinner with team officials. But it was a previous quick bite outside Dallas that has Melton in the middle of another bit of business that could deal with large sums of..." March 18

  • Bears bring back Israel Idonije

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears are signing yet another defensive end, one they know well. Israel Idonije, who played in Chicago from 2004 to 2012, has agreed to return to the Bears. A league source tells PFT that the sides agreed to terms today. Idonije played last season with the Lions but was used sparingly in..." March 18