Bears Rumors & News

  • Rodgers sets Pack completion record in win over Bears

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With the Green Bay's top two running backs injured, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took matters into his own hands Thursday. With the Chicago's top two quarterbacks injured, the Bears had no chance. Rodgers fired a barrage of short passes, finishing 39 of 56 for..." October 21

  • Kyle Long says his arm injury is serious

    Pro Football Talk "Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long said after Thursday night’s loss to the Packers that he suffered a serious arm injury. “My arm’s f—ed up,” Long said. “Tough spot to be in.” Long was already playing through an injury to his left shoulder." October 21

  • Agent's Take: Here's 11 QBs who could be starting elsewhere in 2017, like Tony Romo

    CBS Sports "Everything starts with the quarterback in today's NFL. Sustained NFL success is difficult without good quarterback play, although the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 because of a suffocating defense. The search for the ever-elusive franchise quarterback drives some of the NFL's most important..." October 21

  • Bears CEO never counted out Cutler staying starter "Brian Hoyer's time as Chicago's starting quarterback certainly impressed the Bears' coaching staff, but his status as the team's permanent starter was still undetermined even before he suffered a broken left arm against the Packers on Thursday. Prior to Thursday's game against the Packers,..." October 21

  • Brian Hoyer breaks left arm, so the Bears are down to Matt Barkley at QB

    Chicago Tribune "Brian Hoyer screamed out in obvious pain as he lay at the Bears' 42-yard line clutching his left forearm. Kyle Long rushed over to clear two Packers off his quarterback. He extended his right arm to lift Hoyer up, but Hoyer fell back to the turf in pain. His left arm was broken. His night was..." October 21

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Alshon Jeffery is really upset about Bears’ red-zone woes

    Sportsnaut "It has most definitely been a frustrating past couple seasons for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and the Chicago Bears. Sitting at 1-5 on the season and tied for the worst record in the NFC, Chicago has now lost 15 of its past 22 dating back to the start of the 2015 campaign. While Jeffery looks..." October 18

  • Bears' Kevin White: Targeting Week 13 return from IR

    CBS Sports "Bears GM Ryan Pace hopes White (broken fibula) can return from injured reserve in Week 13, WGN's Adam Hoge reports. White last played in Week 4 and will have to spend a minimum of eight weeks on injured reserve before he's eligible to play. The Bears hope he'll be the one player to return from..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Bears' Jeffery: 'We've got to score f----n TDs' "The Bears' best offensive weapon offered a brutally honest assessment of the team following Sunday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. "We've got to score (expletive) touchdowns. That's it. Period. Touchdowns win games," wide receiver Alshon Jeffery said after the game, via the Chicago Tribune..." October 17

  • Benn, Bortles help Jaguars jolt Bears

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As Arrelious Benn made his break toward the ball, he saw Chicago Bears cornerback Tracy Porter slip, which only opened up the possibilities. So after Benn slid to cradle a Blake Bortles pass, his instincts told him to get up and start running, knowing Porter hadn't touched..." October 16

  • Bears could target receiver Alshon Jeffery more often

    Chicago Tribune "Consider the Bears matchup of one-win teams with the Jaguars on Sunday at Soldier Field the appetizer for Chicago's main event Sunday night on the North Side. The Jaguars quieted calls for coach Gus Bradley's job, at least temporarily, when they beat the Colts in London two Sundays ago. But..." October 15

  • Injuries slowing Leonard Floyd’s integration into Bears defense

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears didn’t get anything out of their 2015 first-round pick in his rookie season as wide receiver Kevin White missed the entire year with a shin injury. Linebacker Leonard Floyd hasn’t suffered an injury that’s as severe as the one that knocked White out of the lineup, but the Bears..." October 14

  • Bears' White recovering from complicated foot surgery

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears receiver Kevin White is “recovering nicely,” coach John Fox said Thursday, after having surgery Tuesday to repair the spiral fracture in his left fibula. Fox didn’t go into detail, but said the surgery was more complicated than inserting a pin into the bone, which was broken in Week 4..." October 14

  • Alshon Jeffery on Martellus Bennett's b---h move: 'Why didn’t he say that when he was here?'

    CSN Chicago "If Martellus Bennett had a problem with teammates while he was a member of the Bears, he should have said so at the time, according to at least one of those teammates. Speaking as part of a recent ESPN E:60 “Brofile,” Bennett denigrated the leadership of quarterback Jay Cutler. “Some people..." October 14

  • Jay Cutler open to moving on from Bears

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler appears to be in serious danger of losing his starting job for the remainder of the season, and that may end up being just fine with the Chicago Bears quarterback. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher report, Cutler is “not terribly worried” about Brian Hoyer taking his job for good...." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Martellus Bennett trashes Jay Cutler, entire Bears roster

    ESPN "Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett questioned Jay Cutler's leadership, and blamed ex-teammates for not winning more games in an ESPN E:60 profile of Bennett and his brother Michael. The Bears failed to reach the playoffs in any of Martellus Bennett's three years on the team, finishing..." October 12

  • Bears' Fox: 'We don't have a plan' for QB position

    Fox Sports "The Chicago Bears were still without their franchise quarterback during their 29-23 loss to the Colts on Sunday. Jay Cutler has missed the past three games with a thumb injury, but the 1-4 Bears haven't missed much at quarterback with Brian Hoyer under center. Hoyer completed 33 of 43 attempts..." October 10

  • Vinatieri, Colts leg out 29-23 victory over Bears

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Statistically, the Chicago Bears were good enough to win Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium. Statistics, however, don't always tell the complete story in the National Football League, as was the case when the struggling Indianapolis Colts rallied in the final 3:43 for a 29-23..." October 09

  • Brian Hoyer has the chance to permanently supplant Jay Cutler as Bears starter

    CBS Sports "Brian Hoyer could maintain his hold on the Bears starting job beyond this week, according to team sources, should he continue to play solid football, even with Jay Cutler nearing a return from his thumb injury. Cutler has fallen out of favor with some on the coaching staff, and coach John Fox..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • After gruesome thumb injury, Danny Trevathan itching to return

    Chicago Tribune "John Fox read off 15 names on the Bears injury report Thursday afternoon. Five starters didn't practice and 10 other players were limited as the Bears continue preparing to face the Colts. But as Fox often repeats, no one is coming to rescue his short-handed team. The show must go on and the Bears..." October 07

  • Bears’ Cutler Doubtful For Sunday’s Game; Jeffery, Royal Questionable "The Bears’ lengthy injury report has offered uncertainty for Sunday’s contest with the Colts. Top targets Alshon Jeffery (knee) and Eddie Royal (calf) are both listed as questionable, while quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb) has again been listed as doubtful. Barring a surprise, it will be Brian..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Bears receiver Kevin White headed for injured reserve with fractured fibula

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears receiver Kevin White is headed for the injured reserve with a fractured left fibula and a severe high ankle sprain, injuries suffered late in the third quarter of Sunday’s 17-14 win. It’s yet another significant injury setback for the 24-year-old receiver, who missed his entire..." October 05

  • Bears WR Kevin White To Miss "Extended Period Of Time"

    Pro Football Rumors "Bad news for the Bears. Wide receiver Kevin White will be out for an extended period of time with his ankle injury, Ian Rapoport of tweets. After missing his entire rookie season with a shin injury, losing White for multiple games would sting extra hard. This was supposed to be White’s..." October 05

  • John Fox hints Brian Hoyer could remain Bears' starter "For the first time all season, Bears fans have something to smile about Monday, and much of that is thanks to Brian Hoyer. No, you didn't read that wrong. Hoyer, who was last notable for his playoff meltdown with the Houston Texans in a shutout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last season, balled..." October 03

  • Bears fans chant for Robbie Gould after Connor Barth miss

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears cut longtime kicker Robbie Gould before the season and replaced him with the younger and cheaper Connor Barth. That plan hasn’t worked out well. After missing a 50-yard attempt late in the first half today against the Lions, Barth is now just 1-for-3 on field goals for the season. He..." October 02

  • Howard, Hoyer help Bears end home hex vs. Lions

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard insisted that he had no trouble falling asleep the night before his first NFL start. "No, it wasn't tough," said Howard, a rookie fifth-round draft pick out of Indiana. "I didn't feel any added pressure. As a running back, you always..." October 02

  • NFL fines Willie Young for roughing Dak Prescott

    Pro Football Talk "Bears defensive end Willie Young has been hit by the league office for his hit on Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott on Sunday. Young, who was flagged for roughing the passer, was fined $18,231." October 01

  • Cutler out of practice again, listed as doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "Bears quarterback Jay Cutler did not practice again Friday and will be listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Lions. Brian Hoyer is in line for his second straight start. Cutler didn’t play last week in Dallas after suffering a thumb injury in the second half in Week 2 against the Eagles." September 30

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Bears CB Kyle Fuller goes on IR, eligible to return in 8 weeks

    Today's Pigskin "The Chicago Bears got some very bad news regarding cornerback Kyle Fuller on Tuesday. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bears are going to place the former first-round pick on the Injured Reserve List. He’ll now be eligible to return to the team in eight weeks. For the Bears, it..." September 27

  • Bears signed RB Joique Bell.

    Rotoworld "Bell hasn't been an effective player since 2012, averaging 3.8 yards per carry over the past three seasons, but the Bears needed to add a back with Jeremy Langford (ankle) and Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) down. Bell will probably have an immediate Week 4 role behind Jordan Howard, but won't be a..." September 27

  • Rookies Prescott, Elliott carry Cowboys past Bears

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dak Prescott takes another step with each start, and Sunday was no different. The rookie threw his first touchdown pass and the Dallas Cowboys pounded the Bears 31-17 at AT&T Stadium. Dallas improved to 2-1, remaining tied with the New York Giants and one game..." September 26

  • Fox calls Cutler “day-to-day,” says there are “no givens” when he returns

    Pro Football Talk "Bears Coach John Fox told reporters Monday that quarterback Jay Cutler is “day-to-day” with the thumb injury that kept him out of Sunday’s loss at Dallas. Fox also gave an interesting answer when he was asked if Cutler will return as the starter when he’s healthy. " September 26

  • Jeremy Langford avoids big injury scare but will miss time for fantasy owners

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears running back Jeremy Langford has a sprained right ankle, coach John Fox said Monday, one day after the Bears’ 31-17 loss to the Cowboys. Langford’s injury might be of the more serious high ankle variety, given that he was carted off the Bears sideline in the third quarter." September 26

  • Bears RB Jordan Howard: I’ll be ready if Jeremy Langford’s out

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jordan Howard went from rookie to featured back in less than three quarters Sunday. Depending on Jeremy Langford’s ankle, it could stay that way for a while. Howard was the Bears’ leading rusher against the Cowboys, totaling 45 yards on nine carries, including a 36-yard gallop. “It felt..." September 26

  • Alshon Jeffery good to go tonight

    Pro Football Talk "Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery is officially listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Cowboys, but he’s good to go. Multiple reports say Jeffery will play despite a knee injury." September 25

  • Jay Cutler pushing to play despite missing practice with thumb injury

    CBS Sports "With tensions growing between players and coaches in Chicago following a poor start to the season, punctuated by more turnover-prone play from Jay Cutler, the quarterback is once again under fire. Some on the team debated the severity of Cutler's thumb injury suffered Monday night, sources said,..." September 25

  • Bears list Jay Cutler as doubtful for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Brian Hoyer is set to make his first start as a Bear. The Bears’ injury report for Sunday’s game lists Jay Cutler as doubtful, meaning Hoyer is a near-lock to be the starting quarterback against the Cowboys on Sunday night. Matt Barkley will back Hoyer up." September 23

  • Bears QB Jay Cutler Reportedly “Pushing To Play” In Week 3, Still Unlikely

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, Bears QB Jay Cutler is “pushing to play” in Week 3’s game, despite his thumb injury. La Canfora mentions that Cutler is currently under some duress in Chicago is “politicking” coaches to allow him to play through the injury. However, La Canfora still considers it..." September 22

  • Bears point to QB Brian Hoyer as starter as Matt Barkley promoted from practice squad

    Sporting News "While hardly a surprise, the clearest sign yet that backup Bears quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Sunday night against the Cowboys came Thursday in the form of a practice-squad move. Jay Cutler (sprained thumb) is listed as day-to-day on the team's injury report, but the Bears on Thursday..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Bears Promote RB/KR Raheem Mostert To Active Roster

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chicago Bears have promoted RB/KR Raheem Mostert to their active roster on Wednesday, according to his agent Brett Tessler. Mostert, 24, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in May. However, he was unfortunately among the Eagles’ final roster..." September 21

  • Jay Cutler to miss 2-to-3 weeks with sprained thumb "The Bears might have to prepare for life without quarterback Jay Cutler -- for up to a couple weeks. Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain during Monday's loss to the Eagles and currently is considered day to day, head coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21